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Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
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Posted By Dayuhan
Your disinclination to reply is of course...

Your disinclination to reply is of course understandable. If I'd made a comment like this...



...and somebody asked me who exactly the US is "supposed to be protecting" (somebody would ask;...
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 607
Views: 49,783
Posted By Dayuhan
So now you're jumping from "so we've been taught...

So now you're jumping from "so we've been taught in the last 60 years" to a few comments heard by the miniscule handful of people that have contemplated traveling to Syria? People say all kinds of...
Forum: Europe 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,274
Views: 44,376
Posted By Dayuhan
There's a difference between turning your back on...

There's a difference between turning your back on people and sexpecting them to do their share... especially when their cooperation is a necessary part of whatever is to be done.

Poles, Czechs,...
Forum: Middle East 4 Days Ago
Replies: 607
Views: 49,783
Posted By Dayuhan
I haven't seen anyone teach such a thing. Syria...

I haven't seen anyone teach such a thing. Syria is not "a nation of crazy terrorists", but a Syrian civil war with active Western intervention would be an irresistible and accessible magnet for...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 5 Days Ago
Replies: 731
Views: 88,431
Posted By Dayuhan
Another one: ...

Another one:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonchang/2014/03/16/china-cant-afford-its-military-thats-why-we-should-really-worry/
Forum: Europe 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,274
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Posted By Dayuhan
Bollocks. The Europeans aren't children, and the...

Bollocks. The Europeans aren't children, and the US didn't make them what they are. Whatever they are or have become is the consequence of their choices, and it is their own responsibility. They...
Forum: Europe 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,274
Views: 44,376
Posted By Dayuhan
This isn't a boxing match... more like a...

This isn't a boxing match... more like a potential bar brawl. It's also a bar brawl where the protagonists have pistols in their waistbands, only in this case the pistols fire nukes, which makes...
Forum: Europe 6 Days Ago
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Views: 44,376
Posted By Dayuhan
Maybe the message from the US to Erope could be...

Maybe the message from the US to Erope could be something like "either you get serious about your own defense - say for starters commit to raising defense spending to a minimum of 2.5% of GPD and to...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 4,682
Posted By Dayuhan
The post above is a good example of the...

The post above is a good example of the perception issues. This is how that particular incident is perceived in some quarters...


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Forum: Asia-Pacific 1 Week Ago
Replies: 731
Views: 88,431
Posted By Dayuhan
Meanwhile, all's well on the domestic front... ...

Meanwhile, all's well on the domestic front...
...
Forum: Miscellaneous Goings On 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Dayuhan
Accusing anyone of "getting it wrong" doesn't...

Accusing anyone of "getting it wrong" doesn't hold much water unless you can say what you think "getting it right" would have been.

The US has, like most nations, never been overly fond of taking...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 607
Views: 49,783
Posted By Dayuhan
I think Western involvement in Syria's civil war,...

I think Western involvement in Syria's civil war, directly or by proxy, would be seen as another self-interested attempt by the Western infidel to influence or control Muslim lands. I think that...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 607
Views: 49,783
Posted By Dayuhan
Is there any reason to think that British...

Is there any reason to think that British intervention in Syria would have avoided or reduced that threat?
Forum: Miscellaneous Goings On 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Dayuhan
Who said that, and where? Feel free to cite...

Who said that, and where? Feel free to cite specific posts.

I re-read much of the old Syria thread the other day. It's at times entertaining and at times excruciating, but I didn't see anybody...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 4,682
Posted By Dayuhan
This I think is one of the core truths that's so...

This I think is one of the core truths that's so often lost in polarized political discourse. The guy who disagrees with you is not necessarily a shill for "the 1%", "the commies", "the immigrants",...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 4,682
Posted By Dayuhan
Slightly random comments...

Protection of the rights of minorities, whether or not you describe those minorities in hyphenated terms, has to be a priority in any system based on majority rule. First thing a majority does when...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 4,682
Posted By Dayuhan
I'd go a little higher on domestic tranquility...

I'd go a little higher on domestic tranquility and general welfare. Maybe C+ on tranquility... sure, there are crime issues, primarily in major urban areas, but nothing resembling insurgency or...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 4,682
Posted By Dayuhan
I'd give it a C average across the board, better...

I'd give it a C average across the board, better in some areas, worse in others. Passing, but could and should do better. Maybe that's because I've lived long enough in the other world to know what...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 4,682
Posted By Dayuhan
What you actually said was: So it...

What you actually said was:



So it sounds like you are saying that this hypothetical right to revolution is an extension of the right to self defense. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's what...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 4,682
Posted By Dayuhan
Do you suggest that each individual has the right...

Do you suggest that each individual has the right to take up arms against "the government" at any time the individual chooses and in response to whatever provocation that the individual sees as...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 4,682
Posted By Dayuhan
That would be the simplistic version, yes. The...

That would be the simplistic version, yes. The US system is set up on the premise that certain rights may not be intruded upon even if the majority desires it. Defining the nature and extent of...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 4,682
Posted By Dayuhan
I realize that; it's why I referred to a...

I realize that; it's why I referred to a hypothetical effort to claim such a right. Those engaged in such efforts need to clarify what they want, because it sounds like they propose a system in...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 4,682
Posted By Dayuhan
As Tom Lehrer once sang... Once all the...

As Tom Lehrer once sang...

Once all the Germans were warlike and mean
But that couldn't happen again
We taught them a lesson in 1918
And they've hardly bothered us since then...

Guess it...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 4,682
Posted By Dayuhan
I've often noted that Americans who identify as...

I've often noted that Americans who identify as "conservative" face a struggle to reconcile opposite views on freedom. On the one hand you have a strong libertarian streak, built around the idea...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,274
Views: 44,376
Posted By Dayuhan
Opposing views in Forbes... sort of a litmus...

Opposing views in Forbes... sort of a litmus check on the discourse among the financially concerned, just as Foreign Affairs is a good point to look in on the debates among the foreign policy elite....
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