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    An interesting question. I had a discussion via...

    An interesting question. I had a discussion via twitter the other day re: "war on terror" & various parts pertaining to it. First, I was asked if I was "googlin" the information and a second asked...
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    First of all, the attackers went right to the...

    First of all, the attackers went right to the local police station and attacked it. Clearly meant to reduce command and control of the counter. Whether by luck or by design, they were able to take...
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    Dirty...

    Well, I deem somethings as a virtue and not knowing what that was definitely counts among them.
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    Dirty...

    Please warn me next time that looking up such things might be not for public consumption...;)
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    Western Civlization

    That is where I was going. I was thinking about various wars in western history. Beginning somewhere back in the days when chivalry and honor were supposed to be born. For instance, Edward I...
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    Chivalry is not dead, it never lived [as you think] in the first place

    How much history and how much myth are codes of chivalry and honor? and, would you consider certain acts as practiced in the past, considered within honorable and chivalric codes, to be honorable...
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    Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Elizabeth I

    Peter because he was able to wrangle the boyers and push Russia towards its first modernization, created a real army and navy, looked towards real strategic survival by going south towards the Black...
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    We'd have to sell out Israel.
  9. I think our relationship with the world...

    has been up and down for decades. Add to that, no one loves Rome when it demands a price, they only love Rome when it is giving them something.

    And that is neither a belief in American...
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    Protectionism Increases Prices

    I find these tariffs interesting since the probably outcome of reducing food stuffs from the global market to retain internally is -ta-da- sky rocketing prices.

    But, just in case, I'm going to...
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    Poll: Thoughts du jour

    Actually, skip buying the poppy crop and start buying other crops at higher rates. They need competing markets for space and fertile land, not a re-enforcement of bad behavior that, if I read the...
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    Poll: Um...isn't this more about the navy not wanting...

    Um...isn't this more about the navy not wanting to commit too many resources in a restricted and restrictive battle space. Like putting them all in a bathtub. You could knock them out with a pea...
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    Choosing War

    I think my point was not about whether a decade of politics led to war or if containment was fine, but that a decade of politics, once we decided to go to war, effected our decisions on how we would...
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    The Way Back Machine

    Not to defend Rumsfeld or Wolfewitz, but I thought I'd mention a little political history of nearly a decade with Iraq.

    for instance, post Desert Storm, we had incited the Shi'ites to rise up...
  15. Kamikazes

    The true failing of the Japanese air force. There is a certain overt attrition in favor of your enemy when you blow your own guys up. Particularly when they see that it doesn't actually end with...
  16. Organization leadership

    To mirror a comment above, it's been my experience that people in an organization mirror the leadership. If, up and down the chain, there is no tolerance for ill discipline or harassment, the troops...
  17. More Laughter...

    Well, if there is ever two subjects that are likely to bring out the stereo types, homosexuality and pornography are they.



    You assume its some "right wing Christians" who had the porno pulled?...
  18. LMAO Military Not Social Engineering

    I was about to write something both agreeing and disagreeing with certain points made here, but, I saw the above statement so many times, I felt laughter bubbling out uncontrollably.

    Beyond the...
  19. Myspace, Social Networking

    It's in front of their faces the whole time and they no comprende. Network centric social warfare happens every day. We do it here and in any spaces where we share links, pictures, videos, write...
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    Valhalla

    Yes. The idea of banshees and other entities have origination in such concepts of those who are unable to "cross over" due to their own acts or the acts of those who killed them. In fact, Norse...
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    Extra Oil Ordered

    Well, I think it's interesting considering I just read that the navy had ordered up four fuel tankers for December as opposed to their usual two/mo. Which was presupposed by the writer to be in...
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    Desecration of the Body and Purification and Honor

    Well, historically, many religions or belief systems that focus on the "after life" have emphasized the wholeness of the body as being imperative to the functioning of the dead in the "after life" or...
  23. Leadership

    Karpinski...colonel now. And, yes, I think her excuse was pretty much lame as dried pile of dog doo. Regardless of checkered lines of reporting, you know the right and wrong, could have put...
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    LTG Caldwell Remarks at Dole Institute

    http://www.thedonovan.com/archives/2007/11/ltg_caldwells_s.html



    The one I found interesting:



    I found that interesting because, from what I'm reading, these agencies have a very...
  25. The Reason Why

    Frankly, I have to agree with a bunch of folks on here. He could have been giving this little anti-pep talk at the next Republican Convention and I'd still think he was playing dog in the manger.
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