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Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 08-07-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 4,325
Posted By IntelTrooper
این خبر را شنیده ام بدباختانه

این خبر را شنیده ام بدباختانه
Forum: Media, Information & Cyber Warriors 02-25-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 16,080
Posted By IntelTrooper
Not that anyone asked my opinion, but I'm going...

Not that anyone asked my opinion, but I'm going to give it anyway...


Agreed, this is the most disturbing aspect of the story to me, especially because it was done in this same command (different...
Forum: Intelligence 02-21-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 14,007
Posted By IntelTrooper
It's easy to identify shortcomings after the...

It's easy to identify shortcomings after the fact. Whether collection assets were focused on the "wrong" target or simply "the not as good" target should be considered. Using their limited judgment,...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 02-11-2011
Replies: 96
Views: 56,596
Posted By IntelTrooper
I don't know how relevant to the discussion this...

I don't know how relevant to the discussion this is, or whether it will change any opinions, but a couple weeks ago here on the Monterey Peninsula we had a captain (non-Navy type) who managed to...
Forum: Middle East 01-28-2011
Replies: 331
Views: 69,715
Posted By IntelTrooper
What's to reconsider? We exported those...

What's to reconsider? We exported those intentionally.
Forum: Middle East 01-28-2011
Replies: 331
Views: 69,715
Posted By IntelTrooper
Sir, How do you propose the US go about that...

Sir,

How do you propose the US go about that in this situation? It seems to me that any overtures on the part of the US towards a new government would be too little, too late.
Forum: Middle East 01-26-2011
Replies: 331
Views: 69,715
Posted By IntelTrooper
Egypt's Spring Revolution (2011-2013)

Via Eric Trager at The Atlantic:

Scenes From Egypt's Would-Be Revolution (http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/01/scenes-from-egypts-would-be-revolution/70191/#)
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 01-25-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 20,935
Posted By IntelTrooper
There are some brigade staffs that have deployed...

There are some brigade staffs that have deployed and have been pretty unanimously determined to be biased, ticket-punching, unresponsive, and out-of-the-loop. That's certainly not universal but when...
Forum: Americas 01-24-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 103,728
Posted By IntelTrooper
Let's say at the age of 16 I shoot someone, does...

Let's say at the age of 16 I shoot someone, does my minor status prevent the government from jailing and punishing me?


Ability to do something and likeliness to do it are two entirely different...
Forum: Americas 01-24-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 103,728
Posted By IntelTrooper
I specifically have in mind young females having...

I specifically have in mind young females having children at 15/16/17, etc., who refuse to give up children for adoption. We let people who we wouldn't allow into any other position of resposibility...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 01-24-2011
Replies: 87
Views: 50,322
Posted By IntelTrooper
Foust's Atlantic Article on Arghandab

Disclaimer: The assessment provided is the author's alone and does not necessarily reflect my opinion nor the views of the SWC.

How Short-Term Thinking is Causing Long-Term Failure in Afghanistan...
Forum: Doctrine & TTPs 01-23-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 20,935
Posted By IntelTrooper
1. Yes. 2. No.

1. Yes.
2. No.
Forum: Americas 01-23-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 103,728
Posted By IntelTrooper
We should definitely be dealing with these sorts...

We should definitely be dealing with these sorts of organizations supplying drugs with law enforcement and possibly even military means for those across the border. But if the real bad guys are...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 01-23-2011
Replies: 125
Views: 126,617
Posted By IntelTrooper
I am very much a fan of the OGs. I say bring them...

I am very much a fan of the OGs. I say bring them back -- it would solve all of this nonsense.
Forum: Americas 01-23-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 103,728
Posted By IntelTrooper
Government brainwashing won't do it. We have, in...

Government brainwashing won't do it. We have, in this country, a problem that is literally increasing exponentially from generation to generation. Part of the problem is genetic but the majority of...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 01-19-2011
Replies: 129
Views: 58,630
Posted By IntelTrooper
I pretty much agree with everything COL Jones...

I pretty much agree with everything COL Jones said and would go on to say that the American battlespace owners should only be supporting the ETTs/PMTs/ODAs/etc. who would be permanently embedded...
Forum: OEF - Afghanistan 01-18-2011
Replies: 129
Views: 58,630
Posted By IntelTrooper
If the wrong tool is being used, success won't...

If the wrong tool is being used, success won't come with another 100,000 or 1,000,000 of them. We need to revisit how and why we are using the ANSF before we continue churning out more.
Forum: Americas 01-12-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 26,334
Posted By IntelTrooper
Sorry, Ken. 91bravojoe -- ignore my post.

Sorry, Ken. 91bravojoe -- ignore my post.
Forum: Americas 01-12-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 26,334
Posted By IntelTrooper
You can proof text all day, but you still haven't...

You can proof text all day, but you still haven't addressed the widely-reported description of the shooter as a leftist and deeply disturbed -- beyond the reach of any particular political rhetoric....
Forum: Americas 01-09-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 26,334
Posted By IntelTrooper
Maybe one of the mods can amend the title of the...

Maybe one of the mods can amend the title of the thread:

Man linked to Giffords shooting called 'very disturbed'...
Forum: Americas 01-08-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 26,334
Posted By IntelTrooper
Arizona Rep. Giffords' shooter called very disturbed.

Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona congresswoman, shot in Tucson (http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-gabrielle-giffords-20110109,0,961233.story)





This is a horrible tragedy.
Forum: Historians 12-21-2010
Replies: 416
Views: 268,564
Posted By IntelTrooper
Don't know if this has been posted before or is...

Don't know if this has been posted before or is in the right thread -- just happened across this on YouTube. Might be of interest to some folks.

Rhodesia Unafraid (Part 1)...
Forum: Trigger Puller 12-20-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 30,916
Posted By IntelTrooper
Thanks -- my avatar is a Rhodie. You probably...

Thanks -- my avatar is a Rhodie. You probably have seen the picture before -- it's him sitting on top of a vehicle and a couple guys hanging out below.
...
Forum: Trigger Puller 12-20-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 30,916
Posted By IntelTrooper
I really like your last point, and your other...

I really like your last point, and your other points are so true as well.
To add on to your last point, I would say two things:

1. Don't get defensive when the participants invariably point out...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 12-13-2010
Replies: 1,056
Views: 367,740
Posted By IntelTrooper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSvik9WPigE "I...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSvik9WPigE
"I cannot fiddle, but I can make a great state from a little city."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qA_csGH9co&feature=related
"The English have a...
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