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Forum: Middle East 10-04-2014
Replies: 902
Views: 213,631
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Fair enough pal. I've long since given up on the...

Fair enough pal. I've long since given up on the SWC. The toxicity levels are too high for my liking. Its obvious this thread is your little fiefdom and I wish you all the best with your...
Forum: Middle East 10-04-2014
Replies: 902
Views: 213,631
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Holy Moly Batman! Did I step into the Pentagon...

Holy Moly Batman! Did I step into the Pentagon War room by accident? I do not recall, at any point, saying that I have the answers (unlike you apparently). What I did was proffer an opinion. If I...
Forum: Trigger Puller 10-04-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 137,588
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Belay that KG

Or at least until you have heard the podcast (http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/combat-soldier-infantry-tactics-and-cohesion-twentieth-and-twenty-first-centuries)by the same author. Personally I would think...
Forum: Middle East 10-04-2014
Replies: 902
Views: 213,631
Posted By Tukhachevskii
It's a clusterf**k to be sure ...

I believe the point of the article is that Assad should be supported in regaining control of Syrian territory. As for the various forces fighting with the SAA they are only doing that because the...
Forum: Middle East 10-04-2014
Replies: 902
Views: 213,631
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Here, Here...

... the political realist in me heartily agrees; I couldn't have said it better.

Embracing Assad Is a Better Strategy for the U.S. Than Supporting the Least Bad Jihadis...
Forum: Middle East 10-04-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 85,709
Posted By Tukhachevskii
People need to ask as to why hasnít ISIS blown up any Ottoman tombs ...

Good question (http://shoebat.com/2014/09/30/isis-advancing-tomb-grandfather-founder-ottoman-empire/?utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=Walid&utm_source=twitterfeed)... (regardless of who asked it;...
Forum: Middle East 10-04-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 85,709
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Oh yeah, let's help the Turks because...

CHP lawmakers accuse Turkish government of 'protecting ISIL and al-Nusra militants' ...
Forum: Middle East 10-02-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 85,709
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Anyone remember the Blank Check...

The last time anyone issued a blank check the Austrian Empire decided to pick a fight with Serbia...and we all know what happened next. Has Jens Stoltenberg just given the Turks the green light to...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 09-25-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 22,065
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Ah yes, to the uninitiated this looks all peace...

Ah yes, to the uninitiated this looks all peace and flowers and happy, happy, joy, joy. To those familiar with Islamic theology and law the key passages/sections (and the most telling) are nos. 3...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 08-09-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 78,981
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Oh yes, the wonderful Yasmin Alibhai-"Brown" who...

Oh yes, the wonderful Yasmin Alibhai-"Brown" who once said there weren't enough "brown faces" (whatever that means) in her doctors surgery and was lauded by the liberal maggot heads as a luminary. If...
Forum: Europe 04-19-2014
Replies: 1,934
Views: 424,024
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Sometimes.....

..... its good to see the world whilst wearing the other chap's moccasins.
Forum: Middle East 04-18-2014
Replies: 902
Views: 213,631
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Of course there might be othdr reasons. After...

Of course there might be othdr reasons. After the fiasco of Afghanistan where thd CIAIA left things largely under the ISIs remit during the Soviet occupation if you were going to keep tabs and...
Forum: South Asia 04-14-2014
Replies: 139
Views: 98,595
Posted By Tukhachevskii
If I can borrow a phrase fom Mirbeau....

Pakistan is not a state with an army but an army with a state. Any analysis of Pakistan should begin there IMO. Pakistan ends wherever the army's ability to exert influence ends regardless of the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Goings On 04-11-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 23,616
Posted By Tukhachevskii
I dont suppose youve ever heard of Victor Meldrue...

I dont suppose youve ever heard of Victor Meldrue have you?:rolleyes:
Forum: Miscellaneous Goings On 04-11-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 23,616
Posted By Tukhachevskii
If I were you I would switch to decaff ... or...

If I were you I would switch to decaff ... or camomile tea.
Forum: Miscellaneous Goings On 04-10-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 23,616
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Quite possibly an Indiana Jones sequel in here somewhere...

#
Tomb of Doom: how a tiny enclave could draw turkey into Syria's war (http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/649-tomb-of-doom-could-turkeys-tiny-exclave-drag-it-into-syrias-war)
by#FRANK JACOBS
Forum: Trigger Puller 04-10-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 73,990
Posted By Tukhachevskii
I wonder if "conventional" and "unconventional"...

I wonder if "conventional" and "unconventional" actually mean anything these days and what that means for "traditional" organisations. The commando approach seems to me to typify the kind of small...
Forum: Middle East 04-08-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 35,706
Posted By Tukhachevskii
i have no idea where to begin even replying...

...to this nonsense. Political preferences are non ideiological? Ever hear of the spanish civil war? So politics is purely proceducral? I take it these people travel abroad to risk their lives for...
Forum: Law Enforcement 04-08-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 37,574
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Contains much that might be of some interest...

Contains much that might be of some interest (apoogies if already referenced)

...
Forum: Training & Education 02-17-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 34,092
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Cant believe nobody has quoted Clausewitz'...

Cant believe nobody has quoted Clausewitz' observation on the importance of theory for critical thinking and as part of historical research into trends in warfare etc (don't have the quote handy...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 02-15-2014
Replies: 338
Views: 176,157
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Worth a read...

PhD thesis from the University of Arizona by Ian Shaw, "The Spatial Politics of Drone Warfare (http://arizona.openrepository.com/arizona/bitstream/10150/145131/1/azu_etd_11524_sip1_m.pdf)".
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 01-02-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 78,981
Posted By Tukhachevskii
For Christmas I received the following books (I...

For Christmas I received the following books (I recommend reading No. 1 before No. 2, No. 3 is optional, depends what you're into you kinky buggers)

1. Not Mentioned In Despatches...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 10-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 10,791
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Perhaps, minus the DIME. There is a great deal of...

Perhaps, minus the DIME. There is a great deal of similarity between the soviet experience and ours in Afghanistan. That is because war has a grammar all it's own regardless of the character or...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 10-16-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 10,791
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Violence is a form of communication. I would let...

Violence is a form of communication. I would let rip and unleash the hellfire of war. Why? Simple. Does it degrade the capability of the Taliban? No. But it sends a message to anyone who wants to...
Forum: Small Wars Council Book Club 09-30-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 26,311
Posted By Tukhachevskii
Addendum

It seems a little (a lot?!) redundant now but as I have just found my copy of Hegel (Philosophy of Right ( http://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Right-Dover-Philosophical-Classics/dp/0486445631)) (when I...
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