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Forum: Europe 03-21-2014
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Posted By jmm99
Daisy Ad Comparison

The original on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDTBnsqxZ3k) (60 sec. video).
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Forum: Europe 03-20-2014
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Posted By jmm99
If we consider 10 yr old Americans ...

then we should be considering the risk to them of directly confronting Russia.

We did that, of course, during the Cold War. The last Cold War study on that was in 1990.


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Forum: Europe 03-20-2014
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Posted By jmm99
Quid pro Quo, Carl;

just quid pro quo.

Up front, I'm not objecting to my and your sending US troops to bad places, where they will see worse situations, etc. In any event, they (not 10 yr old Ukrainian school...
Forum: Europe 03-19-2014
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Posted By jmm99
Carl:

Point 3 ties in with Point 2 - they both have to do with EU-NATO capabilities and will to use those capabilities. Assuming (without any evidence I can present right now) that there is a coalition of...
Forum: Europe 03-19-2014
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Posted By jmm99
A couple of human interest stories ...

from Helsingin Sanomat, Putin knows the Finns well enough, but do any of us really know him? (http://www2.hs.fi/english/archive/thisweek/02022000.html) (by Anu Nousiainen; first published in print...
Forum: Europe 03-19-2014
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Posted By jmm99
Outlaw: Please link your story

I won't; because without a link I don't know if it is anything at all.

Regards

Mike
Forum: Europe 03-19-2014
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Posted By jmm99
Carl:

1. Any or all of the acts you suggest would be better than lofty rhetoric - if no acts are really intended, then our Beltway should STFU.

2. Your suggestions beg the question of which EU-NATO...
Forum: Europe 03-19-2014
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Posted By jmm99
VP Biden, Our Ironclad Monitor

I read VP Biden's lofty rhetoric as carried on the AP wire yesterday; e.g., Pushing back on Russia, Biden vows more sanctions...
Forum: Europe 03-19-2014
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Posted By jmm99
The Agreement(s) to Consult

should have been laughed off when it was (they were) made.

But, that is not the Athenian Way, is it ?

Regards

Mike
Forum: Europe 03-19-2014
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Posted By jmm99
The strong rule; the weak drool ...

Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War (any Crawley trans. edition).

Words (the lofty rhetoric of politicians), whether written or oral, have no real meaning unless linked to acts. "By...
Forum: Europe 03-18-2014
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Posted By jmm99
What Agreement ??

The bottom line is Art. 6:



Those parties have consulted (last Friday) - commitment met.

Another "Agreement" - Art. 4 and Art. 5 of NATO:
Forum: Europe 03-18-2014
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Posted By jmm99
A Mixed Grill ...

... citing a few links that caught my eye last nite and today ...

First, two articles (from yesterday) taking initial looks at "sanctions" (whatever they might end up to be) and Germany; from...
Forum: Europe 03-18-2014
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Posted By jmm99
Carl:

One of my neighbors (way back then and more recently) graduated from Tech a year or two after I did, and went on to fly F-4s in the later stages of Rolling Thunder (which by then was a total shooting...
Forum: Europe 03-18-2014
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Posted By jmm99
Operation Rolling Thunder 0.001

USAToday, Obama imposes sanctions on 7 Russians after Crimea vote (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/03/17/white-house-sanctions-russia-officials-ukraine/6518417/) (17 Mar 2014):


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Forum: The Whole News 03-18-2014
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Posted By jmm99
And calling all ships at sea ...

Answer in first paragraph of Airplane Hijacking - Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_hijacking):



Legalisms are in footnote 3.

Regards

Mike
Forum: Europe 03-17-2014
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Posted By jmm99
No Daisy Day in Moscow

Once upon a time in the West ...

http://www.famouspictures.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/flowerpower.jpg

Admittedly, we suck at the Art of Coercion...
Forum: Europe 03-16-2014
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Posted By jmm99
Of course;

if you're a good girl, I give you this:

http://polizeros.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/potemkinvil.jpg

If you're a bad girl, I give you Detroit. :eek:

Regards

Mike
Forum: Europe 03-16-2014
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Posted By jmm99
Carl: Take care ...

They're going to multiply on you:

http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2013/040/6/5/mirhond_batch_1_by_pandonation-d5ucmx4.png

Regards

Mike
Forum: Africa 03-15-2014
Replies: 365
Views: 77,072
Posted By jmm99
Africom's Strategy

Here you go - from the horse's mouth (http://www.africom.mil/about-the-command/Cornerstones):



and its political bosses...
Forum: Africa 03-15-2014
Replies: 365
Views: 77,072
Posted By jmm99
Nick Turse

I've briefly mentioned Turse - without going into his veracity. Here's Nick -
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Forum: Historians 03-15-2014
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Posted By jmm99
Occupations, Military Governments, Etc.

IMO: The nature of the occupied society is paramount. The occupier who recognizes that nature for what it is (as opposed to what the occupier wants it to be) might see "success" and the "light at the...
Forum: Africa 03-14-2014
Replies: 173
Views: 17,084
Posted By jmm99
Pretext or Punitive

Sure; we had a lot of both.

Here's my favorite cow story (which has both), Into the West - Part 3 (Dreams and Schemes) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q750oxTaBJQ); starts at 56:00; ends at...
Forum: Europe 03-14-2014
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Views: 118,614
Posted By jmm99
All the *ucks Lined Up, or Wishful Thinking

Here's a headline from the Washington Examiner, John Kerry: Russia has until Monday to reverse course in Ukraine...
Forum: Africa 03-14-2014
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Views: 17,084
Posted By jmm99
Mark:

I'll post something re: Giustozzi's book in the thread, Second-party Counterinsurgency (http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?t=19610), when I get around to it.

Regards

Mike

PS:...
Forum: Europe 03-11-2014
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Views: 118,614
Posted By jmm99
Nuclear Escalatory Ladders and Limited War - Part 2

All that (in Part 1) recalls the differing viewpoints of Herman Kahn and Hugh Everett (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Everett_III). Kahn popularized his "escalation ladder" and other thermonuclear...
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