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Forum: Trigger Puller 11 Hours Ago
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Posted By ganulv
Not to put words in Daveís mouth, but I assumed...

Not to put words in Daveís mouth, but I assumed it was an indirect reference to the following on p. 38 of the report:
Forum: Trigger Puller 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By ganulv
Is troupe de marine a career path? Or do soldiers...

Is troupe de marine a career path? Or do soldiers cycle in and out of the TDM?
Forum: Trigger Puller 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By ganulv
Thanks for the heads-up on this one, Dave. I’ve...

Thanks for the heads-up on this one, Dave. I’ve scanned it and I’m looking forward to giving it a closer read.



Now you’re got me curious as to what model boots the French troops were issued....
Forum: Middle East 4 Days Ago
Replies: 802
Views: 74,071
Posted By ganulv
Photos of abandoned vehicles at Turkish border near Kobani.

Courtesy of Spiegel Online (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/bild-997874-765061.html).

http://cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-765054-galleryV9-iqvg.jpg
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 5 Days Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 19,820
Posted By ganulv
NYRB essay on "Broken Windows" philosophy in NYC

I can typically see the seams when writers whose subject matter expertise is the profession of writing tackle a topic, but Michael Greenberg’s essay “‘Broken Windows’ and the New York Police” in the...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 962
Views: 38,866
Posted By ganulv
In the video of the interview with Joshua Landis...

In the video of the interview with Joshua Landis that I posted on the Syria thread yesterday he touches on some of the previous relations between the FSA and the Daesh, particularly in the taking of...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 802
Views: 74,071
Posted By ganulv
Joshua Landis and "The Great Sorting Out"

A recent interview with University of Oklahoma professor Joshua Landis re: his comparison of the contemporary Levant to interwar Europe: http://youtu.be/_-roW5Y7vbw If you take nothing else away from...
Forum: Middle East 09-12-2014
Replies: 802
Views: 74,071
Posted By ganulv
Gaddafi and Mubarak are gone. Have the lives of...

Gaddafi and Mubarak are gone. Have the lives of ordinary Libyans and Egyptians improved for all that?
Forum: Middle East 09-12-2014
Replies: 802
Views: 74,071
Posted By ganulv
It shouldnít shock anyone who knows there is a...

It shouldnít shock anyone who knows there is a U.S. election coming up and that Democratic (Party) control of the Senate is at stake.
Forum: Military - Other 09-01-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 22,286
Posted By ganulv
From what Iíve seen (https://flic.kr/p/9oyhps) I...

From what Iíve seen (https://flic.kr/p/9oyhps) I would agree. :)
Forum: Middle East 08-30-2014
Replies: 962
Views: 38,866
Posted By ganulv
The U.S. was the sheriff back then, though. I...

The U.S. was the sheriff back then, though. I hear what youíre saying, but I would think the social and political dynamics are so different at this point that that would be an apples and oranges...
Forum: Middle East 08-29-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,662
Posted By ganulv
Link:http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-...

Link:http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-28/islamic-states-financing-a-vulnerability#p1[/QUOTE]

Duffel Blog scooped ’em...
Forum: Middle East 08-29-2014
Replies: 802
Views: 74,071
Posted By ganulv
The military is already involved in Title 50...

The military is already involved in Title 50 operations, though, isnít it?
Forum: Middle East 08-21-2014
Replies: 962
Views: 38,866
Posted By ganulv
Organizing conflict around religious identity...

Organizing conflict around religious identity doesnít sound ludicrous at all. And, yeah, there has been a growth over the past decade of those seeking to reestablish the caliphate. But do you...
Forum: Middle East 08-10-2014
Replies: 962
Views: 38,866
Posted By ganulv
With due respect, you are the one delineating a...

With due respect, you are the one delineating a neat category. I am the one saying that religion is one part of life tied into many others.
Forum: Middle East 08-10-2014
Replies: 962
Views: 38,866
Posted By ganulv
Theyíre not always so primarily spiritual as you...

Theyíre not always so primarily spiritual as you let on. In the 1980s the Guatemalan dictatorship was actively supportive of Pentecostalism, and association with evangelical communities provided a...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 08-10-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 19,820
Posted By ganulv
In looking over Thompsonís book yesterday...

In looking over Thompsonís book yesterday afternoon the thing that most jumped out at me was that 3x as many Italians died during WWI as during WWII. I had no idea.
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 08-09-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 19,820
Posted By ganulv
Thanks, Tequila. Just checked that one out from...

Thanks, Tequila. Just checked that one out from the local library.
Forum: Middle East 08-09-2014
Replies: 962
Views: 38,866
Posted By ganulv
Itís a face, and I have no trouble acknowledging...

Itís a face, and I have no trouble acknowledging that. But itís not the whole. People were waking to burning crosses in front of their yards within the living memory of the part of the U.S. where I...
Forum: Middle East 08-09-2014
Replies: 962
Views: 38,866
Posted By ganulv
Neither is sustainable. Nor completely safe, as...

Neither is sustainable. Nor completely safe, as de Gaulle discovered. :wry:
Forum: Middle East 08-09-2014
Replies: 962
Views: 38,866
Posted By ganulv
To say that interpretation is up to individuals...

To say that interpretation is up to individuals isn’t to say that a document doesn’t have a core meaning. Almost everyone in the United States has an opinion on and an interpretation of our...
Forum: Middle East 08-09-2014
Replies: 962
Views: 38,866
Posted By ganulv
You canít get around a layer of expenses, though....

You canít get around a layer of expenses, though. Payment is going to go towards the maintenance of a Colonial Office or to the House of Saud. Itís a trade-off.
Forum: Middle East 08-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,662
Posted By ganulv
There was a certain kind of Western support for...

There was a certain kind of Western support for the Soviet project in its earliest years. There was even an analogous emigration to the Soviet Union. There was a very different, at-a-distance support...
Forum: Middle East 08-09-2014
Replies: 962
Views: 38,866
Posted By ganulv
There was a certain kind of Western support for...

There was a certain kind of Western support for the Soviet project in its earliest years. There was even an analogous emigration to the Soviet Union. There was a very different, at-a-distance support...
Forum: Middle East 08-09-2014
Replies: 962
Views: 38,866
Posted By ganulv
The Bolsheviks were a mix of a lot of thugs, some...

The Bolsheviks were a mix of a lot of thugs, some thinkers, and some sadists. IS appears to be made up of some thugs and lots of sadists.

I get the impression that they’re as vicious as the Khmer...
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