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    I'm not really certain what his point is. Do we...

    I'm not really certain what his point is. Do we need to do some more thinking about lessons learned? Sure.

    But he also seems to be saying nobody can ever beat an insurgency. OK, so abject...
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    As a follow on to the posts from Bob's World and...

    As a follow on to the posts from Bob's World and The Curmudgeon ...

    Whenever "State" and "Nation" aren't perfectly congruent and homogeneous, you have the seeds for violence. That is as true...
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    I have to disagree, David. Above, you quoted...

    I have to disagree, David.

    Above, you quoted another article: "What they fail to realize is that the surveillance systems are best suited for gathering information on law-abiding citizens."
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    After what you and wm wrote, I reread the article...

    After what you and wm wrote, I reread the article in (ahem) a less reactionary mode. You are both correct. :o

    That said, in response to both of you, I'd suggest that the most we should or ...
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    I suspect Mr. Luttwak fancies himself a 21st...

    I suspect Mr. Luttwak fancies himself a 21st century Herman Kahn.

    He's wrong.

    The article did make some good points, but failed dismally by not even raising the central question: Why should we...
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    Possibly. But my bull#### detector went off when...

    Possibly. But my bull#### detector went off when this story broke. Do we know anything about this guy from any third party source? Is there any confirmation he was even in the Army?

    1. On the...
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    I saw one article on the Fox News website -...

    I saw one article on the Fox News website - nothing on TV (Fox or CNN).

    Also, if your news source is U.S. television news, everything in Turkey and Sweden is happy sappy, hunky dorry, multi-culti...
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    Some years back I worked on a couple of programs...

    Some years back I worked on a couple of programs that were looking into ways to harden high value targets. Bombs were an obvious avenue of attack, so we looked into the records from various...
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    So far, the published speculation of the form...

    So far, the published speculation of the form "home grown group or individual who wanted to "start a revolution" in the US against the government" has come from a variety of hard Left types in...
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    It's mostly bunk, but normal in the aftermath of...

    It's mostly bunk, but normal in the aftermath of this kind of incident. People are imagining additional threats.
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    That comparison was a nasty and uncalled for...

    That comparison was a nasty and uncalled for insult to crack whores.
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    Poll: True. But what really scares me is that there...

    True.

    But what really scares me is that there don't seem to be many "educated American politician(s)." What we have instead is a surplus of highly indoctrinated, over aged, self serving...
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    After several decades, most people have wised up...

    After several decades, most people have wised up to the DUI scam. That's left a large hole in the operating budget for a lot of municipalities. Civil Asset Forfeiture does a nice job of closing...
  14. I'd like to think the interview was real, but I...

    I'd like to think the interview was real, but I suspect it's a hoax. Some of the word choices seem odd for anyone not U.S. or Canadian.

    However, here's to hoping the hoaxer actually caught the...
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    I agree whole heartedly with both, and get quite...

    I agree whole heartedly with both, and get quite depressed about the second. (Incidentally, your latter point is what I was pointing out when I wrote that "crony capitalism" is an oxymoron.
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    I'll agree with a little bit ...

    I didn't intend to imply that nothing Marx ever did was accurate or useful. But I would say that before you can get anything out of, say, the Labor Theory of Value, you have to do a lot of...
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    It is projection on your part. Not very well...

    It is projection on your part. Not very well informed projection, either.
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    The problem is that his socio-economic model...

    The problem is that his socio-economic model doesn't do a very good job of describing reality. (Some, such as myself, would go so far as to refer to it as "economic illiteracy.") As evidence, I...
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    The post would have been more accurately titled:...

    The post would have been more accurately titled: "Stalinist Defends Stalin."
  20. I would add Chatham House as one of the...

    I would add Chatham House as one of the institutions on that list. I've only skimmed it so far, and owe you a better response after I read it again and think a bit about it, but ...

    The author's...
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    Good advice.

    Another source of information to help decide which charities are legitimate is the Better Business Bureau (in the U.S. and Canada).
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    Nice find!

    Nice find!
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    Since you asked ... It's a Carl Rove, Dick...

    Since you asked ...

    It's a Carl Rove, Dick Chaney, CIA, Halliburton, time machine sort of thing. I'd tell you guys more, but then I'd have to use it to go back and shoot your great grandparents. ...
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    I've started using the term "feral human." The...

    I've started using the term "feral human." The point is not to obtain any sort of psychological distance by playing semantic games. I'm simply at a loss for any more descriptive term.
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    I'd use the Griffith copy and handouts.

    I'd use the Griffith copy and handouts.
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