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Forum: South Asia 09-02-2009
Replies: 139
Views: 99,006
Your post is interesting. Here are a few...

Your post is interesting.

Here are a few curb stone observations as an old Pakistan/Afghan hand from long, long ago, the President /Field Marshal Ayub Khan era in country:

1. The PPP...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 09-02-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 7,585
Petraeus, phonetically spelled Pea tray us

Name is Petraeus, I think?
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 09-02-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,511
Seasonal slanted news/worst kind of yellow journalism

David:

Your analysis, my two cents, is dead on right and correct.

Once our Congress is back in session so called public opinion will shift heavily, again.

The terrorists in Pakistan are...
Forum: South Asia 09-01-2009
Replies: 139
Views: 99,006
3 excellent insider knowledge Pak military stastus posts

David:

Good reading in all three paper's cases.

Thanks for these excellent posts.
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 08-29-2009
Replies: 129
Views: 58,707
Suspicious

And the odds are the Taliban killed the 12 year old girl and then lied to create the mutiny and desertion.
Forum: South Asia 08-27-2009
Replies: 505
Views: 274,507
August 10 2009 ASIAN INSTITUTE IN LAHORE article on civil law vs. religious "law"

http://asinstitute.org/node/275 (http://asinstitute.org/node/275)

This excellent recent article (Aug. 10, 2009) from the Lahore based ASIAN INSTITUTE on the supremacy of civil law over religious...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 08-25-2009
Replies: 1,119
Views: 189,437
I concur, and it is a damn shame!

The British experience in Malayia did not happen in a few years.

We are up against essentially a non-existant society in Afghanistan, weaker even than the original US Articles of Confederation...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 08-25-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 9,225
Good to know as my SC and VA family fm Pvt. to Lt. Col. were on the US side there

Many facets of family tree, both my Mothers and Fathers sides, were in the Continental Armies of SC and Virginia opposing the British during the Revolutionary War.

Not to bore you with names and...
Forum: South Asia 08-20-2009
Replies: 700
Views: 202,350
We certainly hope so

We certainly hope so!
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 08-20-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 14,416
Random language comments

Folks in Pakistan and India who speak Urdu as a rule also speak English. My experinece when stationed in Pakistan, while ancient, 1963-1965, was then, and I suspect based on friendship still in...
Forum: South Asia 08-20-2009
Replies: 700
Views: 202,350
Having served long ago in Pakistan (then West...

Having served long ago in Pakistan (then West Pakistan) with side trips to the old US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, mixing in events since 911 I do not favor walking away from Afghanistan when a new...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 08-17-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 13,610
Graduate credits for SWJ dialogue

This dialogue has gone on so long today that this poor UK recently graduate can get 3 graduate semester hours credit for just eliciting and reading and replying to all of us!
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 08-17-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 13,610
More thoughts, too

If you guys want to keep piling on advice to this young man in UK, I have a friend who concurrently did both his JD at Duke Law while doing in PhD in History/International Relations at Duke Graduate...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 08-17-2009
Replies: 550
Views: 229,374
Hyuandi reopens plant talk in/with N. Korea

Has anyone noticed in today's world news that South Korea's Hyuandai has reopened talks for plant/production inside N. Korea?

I was formerly unaware that Hyuandai already had a foothold inside N....
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 08-17-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 13,610
Brainy despite deceptive blog name!

Schmedlap, you are indeed a "closet brain!"
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 08-17-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 13,610
Ideas, you have youth and a lifetime ahead on your side

David's advice makes the most pragmatic sense, having read over everyone's inputs back to your original questions.

There are examples of one to any combination of programs anyone can bring up.
...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 08-17-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 13,610
Go for the law degree (JD) by all means. Over a...

Go for the law degree (JD) by all means. Over a lifetime top lawyers sail their own courses and many have ended up start to finish in careers in the US Dept. of State; US Treasury Dept.; US Dept. of...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 08-16-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 14,416
Languages, focus on Arabic

In my opinion as an old Pakistani hand, Urdu is a waste of time. Almost everyone in Pakistan speaks English, whether they can read or write it is another matter.

Arabic makes a lot of sense as...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 08-16-2009
Replies: 72
Views: 29,112
How about infrasture for consumer needs or wants...

How about infrasture for consumer needs or wants inside Afghanistan?

Coke and Pepsi plants?

Canned food plants?

Consumer electronics, TVs, radios, plants to make such?

Bicycle...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 08-16-2009
Replies: 550
Views: 229,374
N. Korea can be led by consortium free enterprise offers

Your summery overview thoughts and observations are of course darn good.

I worked the "Korea Scenario" as a chief of J4 computerized wargamming (as a reservist doing only IDTs and ADTs, some...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 08-15-2009
Replies: 550
Views: 229,374
I have decied now as age 70 approaches in a few...

I have decied now as age 70 approaches in a few weeks that almost anything is possible if we work at it hard enough, long enough. History and world events were unimaginable which have come to be,...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 08-14-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 45,766
A-10

The A-10 is a very old subsonic tank killer.

It sounds like we have nitwits making battle plans if any of these quotes and suppositions are true.

Might as well bang bots together to drive the...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 08-14-2009
Replies: 550
Views: 229,374
Dayuhan: 1. North Korea can't be left to...

Dayuhan:

1. North Korea can't be left to make it's foreign exchange by sales of atomic bomb technology and missles to dangerous third world nations in this time of our war on terrorism.

2. ...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 08-14-2009
Replies: 550
Views: 229,374
N. Korea has to look to the Mainland China model

I worked in the Japan Section of the Asia Dept., old Manufactuers Hanover Trust Co. in NYC, while doing my night school MBA at NYU at bank expense, while doing 2 lunch seminars on both domestic and...
Forum: South Asia 08-13-2009
Replies: 505
Views: 274,507
KHYBERWATCH/GLOBAL HUJRA focused & useful anti-Taliban remarks

http://www.khyberwatch.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7417

08-11-2009, 08:18 AM
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