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    Apparently,

    I am just a few rules away from a position as a community organizer.;)

    Next step, Oval Office.

    In all fairness to Mr. Boone, no one cares what I say either. I wonder. If the President publicly...
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    I can't see why anyone would care what he thinks,...

    I can't see why anyone would care what he thinks, unless they just liked him, or his views, or thought he was dreamy back in the day.

    As to the original question, I bet he has some Marxist...
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    I respectfully disagree with that. That's not how...

    I respectfully disagree with that. That's not how anyone dies. Combat or otherwise.

    TDB:

    Your response to the Prince of Wales thing was the best. I laughed for an hour over that. If you are...
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    What part is the fail?

    What part is the fail?
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    RAY:I wasn't offended. It just seemed like you...

    RAY:I wasn't offended. It just seemed like you were saying we should leave, and then I thought you got mad. But I am a "face to face" person, without body language and voice clues, I get things wrong...
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    ok so

    Davidfpo is for England (is it ok to call it that, or is it always Britain?) leaving on schedule, and he thinks bad things will happen when they do.

    Ray, I was just curious about peoples thoughts...
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    If we are fighting a war, then there should be...

    If we are fighting a war, then there should be dead enemy soldiers (insurgents, whatever) to be counted and compared to the total number of enemy believed to exist. Then at some point, you can say,...
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    So... leave when the Afghanistan Military and...

    So... leave when the Afghanistan Military and police can take over. Or the cynical view, they can't, and we pull out anyway (and if that is the case, why not start loading c130's this very instant??)...
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    Leave or Stay

    Gentlemen (and Ladies? Where are you?)

    After reading the various threads here (at least skimming) there is a lot of information, and opinion. Many links. I have come to believe (my opinion) that...
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    Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees. This...

    Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees.

    This was not a good book. I was hoping for a manual, but what I got was "cannot be a true bee keeper without being a philosopher and an artist". Not a true...
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    On a map, it looks like Afghanistan, a slice of...

    On a map, it looks like Afghanistan, a slice of Pakistan, and then a whole lot of nothin on the west of china. How big is that area of nothing? Wouldn't the other 'Stans above have more interest? As...
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    Not very. Also not very easy to weaponize (as I...

    Not very. Also not very easy to weaponize (as I understand it). I tend to think more along the lines of the OKC bombing as the next attack. Smaller, but more frequent attacks. Also much easier to...
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    Well then

    we are adapting by using drones. I hear words like "changing face of war" and "non state violent actors" and see here and elsewhere alot of talk about how conventional war is a thing of the past...
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    I honestly hadn't considered the UN charter or...

    I honestly hadn't considered the UN charter or the North Atlantic Treaty. I do not know what they say. I will TRY to read them, I hope they are not too dry. I was only thinking from the perspective...
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    It is difficult for me to avoid being vague,...

    It is difficult for me to avoid being vague, without a lot more knowledge. I consistently think I should avoid posting here, I am sure I have no "chair at the table", my qualifications being 4 years...
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    clausewitz

    I have always liked this guy. I always took the summation of what he was saying to mean "total war" as a war without mercy until it was won.



    So if THIS "war" means we have to target people...
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    Unless this thread is over with, could I ask you...

    Unless this thread is over with, could I ask you why you are against that? I think perhaps "battlefield" is a poor choice of language. Maybe "geographically unlimited area of special operations"...
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    Relieve tensions...

    Maybe the leadership of Iran looks out over the Gulf, and thinks "Wow. Look at all those American ships. That must be ALL of them. They have left their coasts undefended."

    I don't know what the...
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    The Accidental Guerilla by Kilcullen. Hoping to...

    The Accidental Guerilla by Kilcullen. Hoping to pick up a free or super cheap copy of "Kill Bin Ladin" by "Thomas Greer".
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    Next

    Here's what I have thought for a while.

    1. The U.S. withdraws, whenever and however. Makes no difference IMO if it is announced or not.

    2. Whoever is the largest and best supplied...
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    Sine Die

    Ok. I dug around. I am not sure what it means to me, today. That I don't have to obey the laws of a government that was dissolved in the prelude to the civil war? I think my local police will come...
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    lol Understood and will comply.

    lol

    Understood and will comply.
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    1861?

    Educate me. What happened in 1861 that made the Government (like, all three branches?) unlawful?
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    I have to wonder who, if anyone, would be...

    I have to wonder who, if anyone, would be "violent"? Would it be like a riot? Where there are just some people who are taking advantage of a situation? Or would it be joe citizen, out of work for too...
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    Defeated by what? Key phrase here being...

    Defeated by what?



    Key phrase here being "real world".



    I am sorry he doesn't like hamburgers. I love them. So my take away here is that I, as an american, don't understand my enemies are...
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