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    Poll: Korea...

    A friend who knows I am interested in the region told me to watch the Korean area as there were signs something was cooking that is not being reported in the press.

    Does anyone have a feeling that...
  2. Thread: WWI and the AEF

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    Indeed, but there were two phases in the action I...

    Indeed, but there were two phases in the action I mention.... Pershings way... then the enlightened way...

    http://www.kaiserscross.com/257543/284222.html

    best
    Chris
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    I am missing something here...... If AMERICANS...

    I am missing something here...... If AMERICANS cannot afford to buy US products and buy from China.... who is buying the US products?

    From what I see, other countires only buy what they cannot...
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    Sure it is... tax imports... and make imports...

    Sure it is... tax imports... and make imports cost the same as locally made... then let the buyer choose.

    My mother in law uses paint brushes once, its cheaper and easier to buy new ones from...
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    .... so.... what did they want to bring? :-) ...

    .... so.... what did they want to bring? :-)

    US tanks?
    US Artillery?
    US machine guns?
    US Airplanes?

    It seems to me... IMHO... that the allies would have been rather happy NOT to have to...
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    Pershing was an arrogant man whose one acievement...

    Pershing was an arrogant man whose one acievement was keeping the AEF together.

    He believed that the American male was superior to his European counterpart because a sense of adventure running...
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    James.... are you trolling? Firing Generals...

    James.... are you trolling?

    Firing Generals who mouth off is nothing new.... Gen. George Casey and Gen. Eric Shinseki come to mind....

    I hope the next step is not comparing the Govts action to...
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    oh Puleese.... I dont have the issue but I will...

    oh Puleese.... I dont have the issue but I will bet that the article before it was Lady gaga's anorexia and the article after it was the 10 best Underground albums of 2009.... we are talking rolling...
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    I admire his service, but think he was a moral...

    I admire his service, but think he was a moral coward.

    He would have cursed de Bollardiere for condeming torture during the war, and then cursed Paul Aussaresses for admitting to it....

    Hero...
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    Here is a thought from the peanut gallery.... ...

    Here is a thought from the peanut gallery....

    Did France "loose" or just come to the conclusion that in the modern world there is no place for Colonies. especially ones you have to fight for.
    ...
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    Do you make a difference between a landmine and a...

    Do you make a difference between a landmine and a drone strike that kills civilians?

    Best
    Chris
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    Hi, that still leaves a gap in my...

    Hi,

    that still leaves a gap in my understanding. Lawful to who?

    What happens if country A and country B are at war.

    Country A announces it is blockading country B.

    I assume there is no...
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    Do you mean at a Govt or population? I would...

    Do you mean at a Govt or population?

    I would suggest that many knee jerk things implimented post 9/11 could be seen as fear on a govt level. a huge increase in road deaths as fear on a population...
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    indeed... the lesson in Zimbabwe... "One man,...

    indeed... the lesson in Zimbabwe...

    "One man, one vote!"

    became

    "One man, one vote, once!"

    Democracy is only interesting where a nation can make it work for a longer period of time.
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    The following 2 in sequence show interviews with...

    The following 2 in sequence show interviews with Gen A. and a man he tortured....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhuzNL5jWDw&feature=related...
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    I think that is unfair to Aussaresses, inspite of...

    I think that is unfair to Aussaresses, inspite of the fact that he is a bit of a monster.

    His "work" was accepted and condoned by all that served with him.

    His "crime" (to the French) is not...
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    Its difficult.... I can discuss it rationally...

    Its difficult.... I can discuss it rationally now.... but make me 19 again, give me a gun, grenades and an attitude... and a section of other young guys all trying to prove they are harder than the...
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    IMHO it would take a brave man to wear such a...

    IMHO it would take a brave man to wear such a medal.

    Lets be honest, there is a macho thing that would make someone like that an outcast.

    2 short anecdotes come to mind.

    1) The week before...
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    Well, I dont count myself as one of "those"......

    Well, I dont count myself as one of "those"... BUT...

    There is more to the argument than supporting the Israeli right to a homeland or supporting the "Arabs"..

    having given a bit of thought to...
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    Just for my understanding, who can decide who...

    Just for my understanding, who can decide who gets blockaded?

    i.e. Can Cuba "Blockade" the USA and then claim that they have the right to search any ship entering US coastal waters?

    Surely...
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    Just my 2 cents worth...

    Just my 2 cents worth...
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    Indeed, I remember in Desert Storm, we had 4 5th...

    Indeed, I remember in Desert Storm, we had 4 5th SFG NCOs attached to us. 2 were Vietnam vets, the other two also over 30.
  23. I may be totally wrong here, but not so long ago...

    I may be totally wrong here, but not so long ago I read that CIA workers were allowed to freelance on their own time.

    Now, i assume you are not a CIA guy or girl in the day and freelancing by...
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    Just so the Yanks dont feel everyone is out to...

    Just so the Yanks dont feel everyone is out to get them... Wikileaks had the secret German report of this affair as well ;-)

    best
    Chris
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    I like to think I have a bit of both, but there...

    I like to think I have a bit of both, but there is a thing that bothers me with most of the arguments here...

    This was not ONE action, this was a series of actions. It may be fairer for the men...
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