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Forum: Middle East 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 806
Views: 74,465
Posted By Bill Moore
I hear you, and this is understandable. You need...

I hear you, and this is understandable. You need to understand that America rode in on their white horse with their white hats on with the best intentions for Iraq and Afghanistan, and have little to...
Forum: Middle East 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 806
Views: 74,465
Posted By Bill Moore
Crowbat Only the blind would argue that...

Crowbat

Only the blind would argue that resistance elements are not fighting bravely against Assad, whigh is all the videos demonstrate. They don't prove who is doing the fighting. As for using...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 3,409
Posted By Bill Moore
The Indians have been competing for influence and...

The Indians have been competing for influence and access to Africa with China for some time now. Not to many places in West Africa where I couldn't find a Vietnamese restaurant, but I didn't see a...
Forum: Middle East 1 Day Ago
Replies: 806
Views: 74,465
Posted By Bill Moore
Crowbat Why do you believe this...

Crowbat



Why do you believe this Marxist propaganda site is authoritative? This looks like little more than propaganda directed against English speaking nations to gain support for different...
Forum: Law Enforcement 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By Bill Moore
Made headline news in the U.S. today, along with:...

Made headline news in the U.S. today, along with: the three teenage girls who attempted to join ISIS (youngest was 15 I believe): and talking heads (supposed experts on terrorism) on numerous main...
Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
Replies: 806
Views: 74,465
Posted By Bill Moore
Think twice or more about UW

To clarify my position, I am an advocate of UW when it is part of an effective strategy; however, too many, especially UW fans outside of the military, over estimate the efficacy of UW to achieve...
Forum: Americas 3 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By Bill Moore
Evo Morales: A Bolivian idol

This is a short and interesting story that demonstrates developing nations can still push back against U.S. hegemonic behavior. We insist on fighting the misnamed war on drugs beyond our shores...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 1,230
Posted By Bill Moore
Only skimmed it, but it looks like the Ole stuff...

Only skimmed it, but it looks like the Ole stuff repackaged with some buzz words. It seems certain elements of SOF remain resistant to adapting to the 21st century. Gives credence to the argument...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 962
Views: 39,111
Posted By Bill Moore
How is the Iraqi army adjusting to these high and...

How is the Iraqi army adjusting to these high and sustained casualty rattes? Are they expanding their recruiting pipeline and training base? Are they relying on militias? Can they control the...
Forum: Middle East 1 Week Ago
Replies: 962
Views: 39,111
Posted By Bill Moore
I apologize for the bad taste in quoting my...

I apologize for the bad taste in quoting my previous comment, and may open a new thread on how terrorists/militias/insurgents use and intend to use WMD. I suspect we're at the beginning a trend that...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Bill Moore
Moderator's Note Bill Moore suggested a new...

Moderator's Note

Bill Moore suggested a new thread on how terrorists/militias/insurgents use and intend to use WMD. Oddly SWC has not debated this (see 1st post for historical links). He...
Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 962
Views: 39,111
Posted By Bill Moore
I think these reports are interesting since they...

I think these reports are interesting since they convey intent, and if the report on the use of Chlorine gas to kill up to 300 Iraqi soldiers is correct (though I remain suspect, since AQI used...
Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 962
Views: 39,111
Posted By Bill Moore
If the Shia purge the remaining Sunnis in Baghdad...

If the Shia purge the remaining Sunnis in Baghdad it seems that would serve as a recruiting tool for the IS (even beyond Iraq)? Also, aren't we ultimately talking about a potential hybrid assault on...
Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 962
Views: 39,111
Posted By Bill Moore
No clue on how this play out, but I suspect the...

No clue on how this play out, but I suspect the U.S. will be more careful about drawing another redline it has no intention of enforcing. I also doubt that any country in Europe will do much beyond...
Forum: Middle East 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 3,782
Posted By Bill Moore
I don't think Warden's Five Rings is applicable...

I don't think Warden's Five Rings is applicable to IS, but do agree with this comment.



Not so sure about this one.



I agree with this, and as Carl has mentioned on more than one...
Forum: Middle East 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 806
Views: 74,465
Posted By Bill Moore
Also of interest today in the news is that...

Also of interest today in the news is that moderate sunnis in Aleppo said that ISIL made some mistakes, but that they were still brothers. I'm sticking with my belief we shouldn't be involved. We...
Forum: Middle East 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 806
Views: 74,465
Posted By Bill Moore
Not really an explanation, but a couple of days...

Not really an explanation, but a couple of days on the news (NPR) the Pentagon spokesman was getting grilled my the press on this issue and his explanation was stunning. He said they didn't have an...
Forum: Middle East 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 3,782
Posted By Bill Moore
First off Slap I read Warden's book, and reread...

First off Slap I read Warden's book, and reread sections from it rather recently and find it to be even more inaccurate and misleading in the way he represents war, and prioritizes targets using the...
Forum: Middle East 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 3,782
Posted By Bill Moore
Enjoy your interpretation of history, I'm not...

Enjoy your interpretation of history, I'm not wasting anymore time with Warden's theory, which has been proven not to work. Fortunately your arguments aren't gaining traction with anyone, but I'm...
Forum: Middle East 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 3,782
Posted By Bill Moore
Air power failed even quicker than I anticipated....

Air power failed even quicker than I anticipated. IS is laughing us, reportedly al Nusra made overtures to IS, the Syrian populace is furious with the US for not attacking Assad, and a key Kurdish...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 3,670
Posted By Bill Moore
David, All good points, and I think I can...

David,

All good points, and I think I can argue we already failed strategically when we failed to find WMD, and changed the balance of power in the region in a way that favored both Iran and sunni...
Forum: Middle East 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 3,782
Posted By Bill Moore
Our targeting process has allowed IS to maintain...

Our targeting process has allowed IS to maintain the initiative. This appears to be little more than theater to demonstrate to our voters before the midterm that we're tough on terror. Just get a...
Forum: Law Enforcement 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,735
Posted By Bill Moore
Copy Cat Syndrome

Bottom line for me at this point is I'm not comfortable ascertaining underlying causes, and since every actor is different I think the utility of attempting to do so beyond academic study is limited...
Forum: Law Enforcement 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,735
Posted By Bill Moore
Agree, and it is seldom one thing that leads to a...

Agree, and it is seldom one thing that leads to a behavioral change. This is my concern with what I'm calling deterministic models. They attempt to isolate a specific variable, and then context is...
Forum: Law Enforcement 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,735
Posted By Bill Moore
AP your an economic determinist and Bob is a...

AP

your an economic determinist and Bob is a political determinist, and you both blindly cling to your models as simplistic views to explain the world. Just because you reject idealism as motive...
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