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  1. Thread: Al Qaeda in Iraq

    by Maphu
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    Malcomb Nance's article

    I think this is an excellent piece.

    Of the many resistance groups in Iraq how many are AQI - 5%? The purpose of morphing all of the resistance to "al-Qaeda" is political propaganda aimed at the...
  2. working and living with "the people"

    Your's is a very interesting post Maximus. I've been in those Marine's place, living among the people but it was several decades ago and I can only relate to that time and place, not Iraq.

    We...
  3. Thread: Randall Knives

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    Randall knives

    I don't know about today. Years ago, in 1967 I had purchased one, over the counter, at the Randall factory in Orlando which I was able to "sneak" with me to Viet Nam. I had it engraved with my name...
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    Tom, I'm new here and still trying to find my...

    Tom,

    I'm new here and still trying to find my way around your website. I'm not sure how to PM you and not even sure what that means. I lived among the Vietnamese in a rural setting for about 12...
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    Negotiating with Iran

    Another good piece from Asia Times Online: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/IB02Ak03.html



    Obviously negotiations are not in the plans.
  6. Seriously - nothing. I write to express only...

    Seriously - nothing.

    I write to express only my own views based on my own experiences, including those in counter-insurgency warfare, and on what I have read and discovered on the ground in the...
  7. Perhaps I'm wrong, but to me it looks like you're...

    Perhaps I'm wrong, but to me it looks like you're saying that those who sacrifice their lives for us are heroes but those who sacrifice their lives for the opposition are but fools.

    Is that meant...
  8. Excellent points RE Jones. On the other hand I...

    Excellent points RE Jones. On the other hand I believe that if the true reasons for invading Iraq were known that there is no way congress would have allowed this illegal pre-emptive war to proceed....
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    I think it cuts both ways Ironhorse. We have...

    I think it cuts both ways Ironhorse.

    We have contrived heroics such as those of Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch, based on information intentionally falsified by the Pentagon. We also have the U.S....
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