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Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
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Posted By ganulv
OK, that was my general impression, but I haven’t...

OK, that was my general impression, but I haven’t ever known anyone falling into the category, so I wasn’t entirely sure.

[An aside, at the danger of going to too far off into the weeds. I do...
Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
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Posted By ganulv
I have no idea how things have changed over the...

I have no idea how things have changed over the decades, but the IDF seems to have been accepting recruits with U.S. citizenship as recently as this past summer....
Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
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Posted By ganulv
I assumed that was the reference he was making. I...

I assumed that was the reference he was making. I just wanted to bring up the fact that American citizenship is unlikely to be the why of that crime. It is much more likely that the victims were...
Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
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Posted By ganulv
I know you’re trolling, but I can’t resist. Do...

I know you’re trolling, but I can’t resist. Do you have any statistics on how many Palestinians have been killed by holders of American citizenship in the last year? Because I would be curious as to...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
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Posted By ganulv
From my on the fly transcription: First...

From my on the fly transcription:


First question: You got me. Almost none at the moment? The chances might go up with a few third party incentives and 5–10 more years of the current status quo....
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
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Posted By ganulv
I understood him to suggest Turkey as...

I understood him to suggest Turkey as contributing substantially to the “weapons and force” part of the equation.
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
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Posted By ganulv
That’s interesting in light of some of what...

That’s interesting in light of some of what Joshua Landis was saying in a CNN interview yesterday: http://cnn.it/1Ef74tT
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By ganulv
I wrote a short online piece...

I wrote a short online piece (http://wp.me/p1Uaot-jrS) about RR last winter. If you’re interested, I started a thread around it after it went up:...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By ganulv
Am I right to assume that some of the (indeed,...

Am I right to assume that some of the (indeed, deeply shocking) loss of life was of a piece with pre-War Stalinist political purging, economic reorganization, and social engineering?

Which is to...
Forum: Trigger Puller 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By ganulv
Not to put words in Dave’s mouth, but I assumed...

Not to put words in Dave’s mouth, but I assumed it was an indirect reference to the following on p. 38 of the report:
Forum: Trigger Puller 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By ganulv
Is troupe de marine a career path? Or do soldiers...

Is troupe de marine a career path? Or do soldiers cycle in and out of the TDM?
Forum: Trigger Puller 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By ganulv
Thanks for the heads-up on this one, Dave. I’ve...

Thanks for the heads-up on this one, Dave. I’ve scanned it and I’m looking forward to giving it a closer read.



Now you’re got me curious as to what model boots the French troops were issued....
Forum: Middle East 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By ganulv
Photos of abandoned vehicles at Turkish border near Kobani.

Courtesy of Spiegel Online (http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/bild-997874-765061.html).

http://cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-765054-galleryV9-iqvg.jpg
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By ganulv
NYRB essay on "Broken Windows" philosophy in NYC

I can typically see the seams when writers whose subject matter expertise is the profession of writing tackle a topic, but Michael Greenberg’s essay “‘Broken Windows’ and the New York Police” in the...
Forum: Middle East 10-14-2014
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Posted By ganulv
In the video of the interview with Joshua Landis...

In the video of the interview with Joshua Landis that I posted on the Syria thread yesterday he touches on some of the previous relations between the FSA and the Daesh, particularly in the taking of...
Forum: Middle East 10-14-2014
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Posted By ganulv
Joshua Landis and "The Great Sorting Out"

A recent interview with University of Oklahoma professor Joshua Landis re: his comparison of the contemporary Levant to interwar Europe: http://youtu.be/_-roW5Y7vbw If you take nothing else away from...
Forum: Middle East 09-12-2014
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Posted By ganulv
Gaddafi and Mubarak are gone. Have the lives of...

Gaddafi and Mubarak are gone. Have the lives of ordinary Libyans and Egyptians improved for all that?
Forum: Middle East 09-12-2014
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Posted By ganulv
It shouldn’t shock anyone who knows there is a...

It shouldn’t shock anyone who knows there is a U.S. election coming up and that Democratic (Party) control of the Senate is at stake.
Forum: Military - Other 09-01-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 22,442
Posted By ganulv
From what I’ve seen (https://flic.kr/p/9oyhps) I...

From what I’ve seen (https://flic.kr/p/9oyhps) I would agree. :)
Forum: Middle East 08-30-2014
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Views: 43,951
Posted By ganulv
The U.S. was the sheriff back then, though. I...

The U.S. was the sheriff back then, though. I hear what you’re saying, but I would think the social and political dynamics are so different at this point that that would be an apples and oranges...
Forum: Middle East 08-30-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 5,704
Posted By ganulv
Link:http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-...

Link:http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-28/islamic-states-financing-a-vulnerability#p1[/QUOTE]

Duffel Blog scooped ’em...
Forum: Middle East 08-29-2014
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Views: 77,389
Posted By ganulv
The military is already involved in Title 50...

The military is already involved in Title 50 operations, though, isn’t it?
Forum: Middle East 08-21-2014
Replies: 1,014
Views: 43,951
Posted By ganulv
Organizing conflict around religious identity...

Organizing conflict around religious identity doesn’t sound ludicrous at all. And, yeah, there has been a growth over the past decade of those seeking to reestablish the caliphate. But do you...
Forum: Middle East 08-11-2014
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Views: 43,951
Posted By ganulv
With due respect, you are the one delineating a...

With due respect, you are the one delineating a neat category. I am the one saying that religion is one part of life tied into many others.
Forum: Middle East 08-10-2014
Replies: 1,014
Views: 43,951
Posted By ganulv
They’re not always so primarily spiritual as you...

They’re not always so primarily spiritual as you let on. In the 1980s the Guatemalan dictatorship was actively supportive of Pentecostalism, and association with evangelical communities provided a...
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