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Forum: Middle East 1 Day Ago
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Posted By Bill Moore
The value of the State based international order

http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/filipino-troops-pull-greatest-escape-from-syria-1.300812

Filipino troops pull `greatest escape' from Syria
Forum: International Politics 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 7,281
Posted By Bill Moore
. I am highly suspect of statements like...

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I am highly suspect of statements like this. How could the author possibly know this? Sharia is rule of law, but it doesn't provide equal treatment under the law to non-believers. If moderates...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 8,971
Posted By Bill Moore
Perceptions of ISIS in the Philippines

http://www.eurasiareview.com/10072014-new-caliphate-middle-east-abu-sayyaf-isis-link-analysis/

A New ‘Caliphate’ In Middle East: Is There An Abu Sayyaf-ISIS Link? – Analysis


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Forum: The Whole News 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Bill Moore
Media pundits generating mass hysteria to...

Media pundits generating mass hysteria to generate viewership and promote their political propaganda. Fox News has degenerated to the level of MSNBC news. If I was in ISIS I would start thinking...
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 825
Views: 26,139
Posted By Bill Moore
If true, and it is always a big IF, then it...

If true, and it is always a big IF, then it appear that the U.S. and its partners are dealing with Iraq appropriately and the call for more U.S. intervention sooner will be seen as hyperbole. In my...
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
Replies: 442
Views: 10,195
Posted By Bill Moore
Not only that, there will be so many national...

Not only that, there will be so many national caveats that it will likely be politically impossible to deploy them rapidly if at all. I agree it appears to be smoke and mirrors and it will convince...
Forum: Middle East 4 Days Ago
Replies: 679
Views: 62,377
Posted By Bill Moore
I can' answer for the spook community. For the...

I can' answer for the spook community. For the military if it was considered important they would carefully select commanders, at least initially much like they do for certain elite SOF units. If...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 679
Views: 62,377
Posted By Bill Moore
My evidence to support my assumptions is that...

My evidence to support my assumptions is that there are over 100 different groups (probably way more than that) in Syria. No leader is able to consolidate power through his ideology and vision.
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Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 20,708
Posted By Bill Moore
As I said I thought what we did in Libya worked...

As I said I thought what we did in Libya worked also as far as removing a dictator and chasing his brutal mercenaries out of the country. I don't think we had a lot of time to think about the...
Forum: Middle East 5 Days Ago
Replies: 825
Views: 26,139
Posted By Bill Moore
I did post a video on what of the forums that...

I did post a video on what of the forums that reportedly showed Chechen trainers giving pretty decent light infantry training. Mostly demonstrated small unit battle drills. Again reported to be...
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 679
Views: 62,377
Posted By Bill Moore
Carl, A of lot truth in that argument and...

Carl,

A of lot truth in that argument and there is the rub. A lot of our covert and clandestine efforts are conducted by idiots who don't have a clue and their work is concealed from critics, so...
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 679
Views: 62,377
Posted By Bill Moore
Crowbat While I don't agree with many...

Crowbat



While I don't agree with many of our leaders' decisions, it is dead wrong to assume we don't recognize the threat from terrorists and we're not acting upon those threats. Just because...
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 20,708
Posted By Bill Moore
posted by Crowbat You are certainly in...

posted by Crowbat



You are certainly in that category, and the rest of your post was largely unintelligible and overly emotional. I'm responding to what I think you're saying, but to be frank...
Forum: Europe 6 Days Ago
Replies: 442
Views: 10,195
Posted By Bill Moore
What do you guys think about this? Yawn? Conflict...

What do you guys think about this? Yawn? Conflict is increasingly internationalized, thus harder to end?

http://www.trust.org/item/20140808164938-nxbq1/?source=jtInDepth

Spanish civil war...
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 20,708
Posted By Bill Moore
Updated a little ...

Updated a little

http://www.trust.org/item/20140826210618-f9vc1/?source=search

Libyan raids herald bolder Arab action as U.S. wavers



Emphasis is mine
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 20,708
Posted By Bill Moore
First this, hopefully you can access it without...

First this, hopefully you can access it without subscribing:

http://theweek.com/article/index/267003/how-hillary-clintons-smart-power-turned-libya-into-a-dumpster-fire

How Hillary Clinton's...
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 679
Views: 62,377
Posted By Bill Moore
There are two assumptions in your argument, one...

There are two assumptions in your argument, one is flat out wrong. First you're logic implies the U.S. not doing anything (wrong, we did things, so you obviously meant not enough) is why Syria ended...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 679
Views: 62,377
Posted By Bill Moore
Think there is more going on than you're giving...

Think there is more going on than you're giving our policy wonks credit for.

http://www.state.gov/p/nea/rls/rm/223971.htm



There are several talks going with numerous groups, but I suspect...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 1 Week Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 30,787
Posted By Bill Moore
Despite how intelligent this analysis appears on...

Despite how intelligent this analysis appears on the surface it is deeply flawed when it is applied to ISIS. Apply to the Kurds and it fits perfectly. ISIS is not popular, and they're not focused...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 679
Views: 62,377
Posted By Bill Moore
Obviously true, but it may also be true that...

Obviously true, but it may also be true that since there are several hundred different groups fighting Assad in Syria, that the most rational decision is to deal with the government?
Forum: Adversary / Threat 1 Week Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 30,787
Posted By Bill Moore
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/25/i...

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/25/isis-hip-hop-jihadists-and-the-man-who-killed-james-foley.html

ISIS, Hip-Hop Jihadists and the Man Who Killed James Foley


Not everything is...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 825
Views: 26,139
Posted By Bill Moore
In Jomini's book, "The Art of War" he addresses...

In Jomini's book, "The Art of War" he addresses this in the section in article VII of his book, titled "War of Opinion."

Jomini thinks along the line of Bob's World, when he states ,



He...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 786
Posted By Bill Moore
In Jomini's book, "The Art of War" he addresses...

In Jomini's book, "The Art of War" he addresses this in the section in article VII of his book, titled "War of Opinion."

Jomini thinks along the line of Bob's World, when he states ,



He...
Forum: International Politics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By Bill Moore
If the politicians on both sides of the Pacific...

If the politicians on both sides of the Pacific agree in concept to ultimately develop a SOF to SOF relationship, then I would recommend identifying a specific terrorist problem that is a shared...
Forum: International Politics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By Bill Moore
It would seem logical that China would share many...

It would seem logical that China would share many of our security concerns related to terrorism, since they certainly experience their share of terrorism events in their country and against their...
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