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Forum: Africa 01-11-2015
Replies: 203
Views: 22,183
Posted By ganulv
I have no idea how editors judge something to be...

I have no idea how editors judge something to be newsworthy, but this one is a real puzzler and disappointment. And in the age when every venue jumps on any possible story to get something online as...
Forum: Law Enforcement 01-03-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,931
Posted By ganulv
Rolling Stone piece on NYPD slowdown

The Post will dislike whomever necessary on the day in question in order to sell more copies. :D

I really enjoyed Matt Taibiís Rolling Stone piece on the slowdown, with my favorite bit quoted...
Forum: Middle East 12-23-2014
Replies: 923
Views: 99,247
Posted By ganulv
What's left of Aleppo's old city

Via https://twitter.com/green_lemonnn/status/547358544115531776.

November 2010

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B5ibsTtCIAA4u0J.png

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October 2014
Forum: Trigger Puller 11-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 4,836
Posted By ganulv
Pardon my language, but no ####?!? Is there a...

Pardon my language, but no ####?!? Is there a brand name?
Forum: Middle East 11-18-2014
Replies: 1,133
Views: 60,719
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 11-18-2014
Replies: 1,133
Views: 60,719
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 11-18-2014
Replies: 1,133
Views: 60,719
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 11-18-2014
Replies: 1,133
Views: 60,719
Posted By ganulv
I know youíre trolling, but I canít resist. Do...

I know youíre trolling, but I canít 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 11-09-2014
Replies: 1,133
Views: 60,719
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 11-09-2014
Replies: 1,133
Views: 60,719
Posted By ganulv
I understood him to suggest Turkey as...

I understood him to suggest Turkey as contributing substantially to the ďweapons and forceĒ part of the equation.
Forum: Middle East 11-08-2014
Replies: 1,133
Views: 60,719
Posted By ganulv
Thatís interesting in light of some of what...

Thatís interesting in light of some of what Joshua Landis was saying in a CNN interview yesterday: http://cnn.it/1Ef74tT
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-05-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 27,033
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 youíre interested, I started a thread around it after it went up:...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 10-28-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 27,033
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 10-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 4,836
Posted By ganulv
Not to put words in Daveís mouth, but I assumed...

Not to put words in Daveís mouth, but I assumed it was an indirect reference to the following on p. 38 of the report:
Forum: Trigger Puller 10-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 4,836
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 10-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 4,836
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 10-19-2014
Replies: 923
Views: 99,247
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 10-17-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 27,033
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
Replies: 1,133
Views: 60,719
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
Replies: 923
Views: 99,247
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
Replies: 923
Views: 99,247
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
Replies: 923
Views: 99,247
Posted By ganulv
It shouldnít shock anyone who knows there is a...

It shouldnít 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: 22,922
Posted By ganulv
From what Iíve seen (https://flic.kr/p/9oyhps) I...

From what Iíve seen (https://flic.kr/p/9oyhps) I would agree. :)
Forum: Middle East 08-30-2014
Replies: 1,133
Views: 60,719
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 youíre 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: 113
Views: 16,203
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...
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