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Forum: International Politics 1 Day Ago
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Posted By Bill Moore
If the politicians on both sides of the Pacific...

If the politicians on both sides of the Pacific agree in concept to ultimately develop a SOF to SOF relationship, then I would recommend identifying a specific terrorist problem that is a shared...
Forum: International Politics 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By Bill Moore
It would seem logical that China would share many...

It would seem logical that China would share many of our security concerns related to terrorism, since they certainly experience their share of terrorism events in their country and against their...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 3 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 743
Posted By Bill Moore
Kingjaja, Your point is taken, and I can't...

Kingjaja,

Your point is taken, and I can't provide a response that would mean anything other than state that our intentions are often good, but our execution to achieve those intended ends are...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 4 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 743
Posted By Bill Moore
U.S. has biases? Of course we do. Most Africans...

U.S. has biases? Of course we do. Most Africans seem to have perceptions of the U.S. that are tainted with considerable bias also. Unfortunately bias is part of the human condition and it takes...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 5 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 743
Posted By Bill Moore
David, I'll throw this back at you to start....

David,

I'll throw this back at you to start. Many European nations had hubristic policies that justified their colonization of much of the developing world, and then they withdrew for a...
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 782
Views: 23,197
Posted By Bill Moore
Of course it is, but we fail to pursue killing IS...

Of course it is, but we fail to pursue killing IS with an adequate level of aggression due to the points KingJaja brings up. Maybe more appropriately borrowing a phrase from a friend of mine, it is...
Forum: Middle East 6 Days Ago
Replies: 782
Views: 23,197
Posted By Bill Moore
From the enclose article David kindly posted ...

From the enclose article David kindly posted



This underscores much of the debate in SWJ circles. We have those who believe the reason is failed government, economics, etc. Root causes that we...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 782
Views: 23,197
Posted By Bill Moore
I think it is worth adding that no one is turning...

I think it is worth adding that no one is turning towards China, Russia, or any country to provide global leadership, so while our relative power may be decreasing using the conventional measures of...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 782
Views: 23,197
Posted By Bill Moore
Part of President Obama's platform when running...

Part of President Obama's platform when running for office was his anti-Iraq war stance, but what he seems to fail to recognize at this time is we're looking at an entirely new threat that has...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 5,828
Posted By Bill Moore
Light infantry and special operators will be very...

Light infantry and special operators will be very familiar with these battle drills. You can critique their tactics at the margins, but overall they appear to be well trained, some of the...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 222
Views: 5,226
Posted By Bill Moore
There is a major difference between perspective...

There is a major difference between perspective and ability. We don't prohibit people from posting their perspectives or opinions based on their experience. You are encouraged to challenge their...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 222
Views: 5,226
Posted By Bill Moore
JMA Out of respect for allowing discourse...

JMA

Out of respect for allowing discourse where commenters could and should criticize or support other's ideas the mods (myself included) have been reluctant to crackdown on individuals. However,...
Forum: US Policy, Interest, and Endgame 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By Bill Moore
I don't disagree with the basic premises in the...

I don't disagree with the basic premises in the article, but I also don't think it as simple as identifying his overall foreign policy as based on realism. A few points from West Point speech point...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 782
Views: 23,197
Posted By Bill Moore
I don't think you have a good appreciation for...

I don't think you have a good appreciation for how our country works. Obama's plans for Iraq were bitterly attacked, and his failure to follow through with his redline comment was bitterly attacked,...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 782
Views: 23,197
Posted By Bill Moore
1. Spiritual fills a void (most humans are...

1. Spiritual fills a void (most humans are spiritual, intellectual, and physical), and also provides a narrative that explains what is happening in the world. I think AQ and Islamist narrative...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 782
Views: 23,197
Posted By Bill Moore
AP I don't understand why Westerners at this...

AP I don't understand why Westerners at this point in time deny that much of this conflict is certainly about religion. The Sunni and Shia divide was certainly over interpretation of religion, as...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 782
Views: 23,197
Posted By Bill Moore
Posted by JMA As for Syria leading to...

Posted by JMA



As for Syria leading to the situation in Iraq, it certainly didn't help it (nor could we have changed that dynamic), but it would have happened anyway. Read about AQ's strategy...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 782
Views: 23,197
Posted By Bill Moore
Yes, ISIS is waging a religious war, but what...

Yes, ISIS is waging a religious war, but what percent of the global Muslim population does ISIS represent? Worse case would be 10% (that is certainly high). You want to blow up religious symbols...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 782
Views: 23,197
Posted By Bill Moore
novelist, The IS has former members of...

novelist,

The IS has former members of Saddam's army, but probably more relevant they have former members of the Syrian Army. Additionally the different terrorist groups have members from various...
Forum: Africa 1 Week Ago
Replies: 166
Views: 10,902
Posted By Bill Moore
Thanks for the info, I did a little digging and...

Thanks for the info, I did a little digging and learned that both English and French are official languages, and according the CIA fact book 20% of the population is Muslim. Couldn't find much on...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 782
Views: 23,197
Posted By Bill Moore
Carl, I have written similar comments and...

Carl,

I have written similar comments and still agree with myself :D, but that still doesn't mean the best way to fight them is to get in the middle of them fighting each other. In my opinion...
Forum: Africa 1 Week Ago
Replies: 166
Views: 10,902
Posted By Bill Moore
If it is a Francophone country is it so unusual...

If it is a Francophone country is it so unusual that the UK wouldn't get involved? I think the appropriate question is are the French helping? The next question is are they coordinated efforts...
Forum: Africa 1 Week Ago
Replies: 166
Views: 10,902
Posted By Bill Moore
After thinking about this awhile I do agree we...

After thinking about this awhile I do agree we (the U.S.) generally do a very poor job at training foreign troops, despite all our hoopla to the contrary. I won't bore everyone with why that is, it...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 782
Views: 23,197
Posted By Bill Moore
I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone...

I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone that said it wouldn't spread throughout the region, it is part of the larger Shia-Sunni conflict that at least rages from Pakistan to Lebanon. What...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 782
Views: 23,197
Posted By Bill Moore
I think domestic politics will enable to install...

I think domestic politics will enable to install a benign dictator if we have credible civilian leaders that can make a case that is the best of all the bad options, and tie it to humanitarian...
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