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Forum: Europe 15 Minutes Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
The current utility of NATO is to keep EU and USA...

The current utility of NATO is to keep EU and USA from becoming rivals.

It's a very cost-efficient way to keep this from happening.
Forum: Europe 6 Hours Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
Damn, it's late here and I got fooled by the...

Damn, it's late here and I got fooled by the different estimates about the time of origin of this treatise, sorry. I even read that overlength complaint about how the forefathers were so much more...
Forum: Europe 9 Hours Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
wm; the big problem with si vis pacem para bellum...

wm; the big problem with si vis pacem para bellum is that those who use the quote the most fail to see when enough is enough.

Recently I blogged about the power balance between the Russians and...
Forum: Africa 1 Day Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
I get their newsletter, automated my 'catching'...

I get their newsletter, automated my 'catching' here.

Language barriers are troublesome, so I make a conscious effort to penetrate them.
Forum: Europe 1 Day Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
I couldn't resist... ...

I couldn't resist...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fZhj_ikcrdE/Tg99qyIMheI/AAAAAAAADN4/vNgts2y1qfc/s1600/These%2BArent%2BThe%2BDroids%2BYoure%2BLooking%2BFor%2B006.jpg

and
...
Forum: Africa 1 Day Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
http://www.cdef.terre.defense.gouv.fr/periodiques/...

http://www.cdef.terre.defense.gouv.fr/periodiques/reflexions-tactiques-doctrine-tactique/numeros-speciaux/operation-serval
Forum: Europe 4 Days Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
Thanks, I looked at this thread a few hours ago...

Thanks, I looked at this thread a few hours ago and wondered whether anybody else would add some sense to this nonsense.



Hint: There's no such thing.
Read article 5. I mean really- read it....
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
My 2 cents (from the blog...

My 2 cents (from the blog (http://defense-and-freedom.blogspot.de/2014/04/when-all-you-have-is-hammer.html)) were



(Gates and his column were merely a pretext, of course. And I should have...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
About firearms, police and culture in general: ...

About firearms, police and culture in general:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waffengebrauch_der_Polizei_in_Deutschland
(German wikipedia article on firearms use by police in Germany)

The left...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
The events in the East are an opportunity for the...

The events in the East are an opportunity for the West to show how it's done right (as if we knew):

1. Call the OECD and UN for observers and support

2. Make sure residents are properly...
Forum: Europe 2 Weeks Ago
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Views: 338
Posted By Fuchs
Moderately. ...

Moderately.
http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-kingdom/balance-of-trade
http://www.tradingeconomics.com/charts/united-kingdom-balance-of-trade.png?s=uktbttba&d1=19550101&d2=20141231

Deficits...
Forum: Europe 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
Such costs are not truly fixed and difficult to...

Such costs are not truly fixed and difficult to compare.
Some look more like marginal costs than average costs anyway.
Forum: Europe 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
Regarding nationalism and Russians; which...

Regarding nationalism and Russians; which Russians?

http://images.nationmaster.com/images/motw/commonwealth/ussr_ethnic_1974.jpg
This USSR map shows of course a couple regions more than today's...
Forum: International Politics 2 Weeks Ago
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Views: 1,057
Posted By Fuchs
Crimea was no highlighted territorial dispute...

Crimea was no highlighted territorial dispute until recently either. In fact, it was officially no territorial dispute and IIRC not present on the Wikipedia list of territorial disputes until...
Forum: Europe 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
I ceased to pay attention when some anglophone...

I ceased to pay attention when some anglophone person mentions "appeasement". They almost never get it right, and the context is almost always utterly unsuitable.
Forum: International Politics 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
I wrote about it in 2009...

I wrote about it in 2009 (http://defense-and-freedom.blogspot.de/2009/11/territorial-disputes.html) (2 (http://defense-and-freedom.blogspot.de/2009/04/moldova-potential-hot-spot.html)), there are...
Forum: Europe 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
I largely agree, but I disagree that "Europe" is...

I largely agree, but I disagree that "Europe" is threatened. And the lack of a real threat is what limits the enthusiasm to wrestle with Russia. Unlike the United States, Europeans are just not that...
Forum: Europe 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
This only confirms what I already thought of you....

This only confirms what I already thought of you.


Seriously; the majority of the Crimeans appear to prefer Russia, though likely not anywhere close to 96%.
The referendum was a dumb one; too...
Forum: Europe 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
I may have missed some U.S. logistics troops in...

I may have missed some U.S. logistics troops in Romania as well.
Forum: Europe 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
I've been rather quiet on SWC for months...

I've been rather quiet on SWC for months actually.

There was a recent text on my blog equating the Western and Russian violations of IL and pointing out the recent hypocrisy. Legally the Russians...
Forum: Europe 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
Reality is much more complicated than that, and...

Reality is much more complicated than that, and "austerity" is a poor description of many reforms.
The IMF's admission about the multiplier of government spending is not relevant to the Ukrainian...
Forum: Europe 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
They don't have all that much in the Western...

They don't have all that much in the Western Military District....
Forum: Europe 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
30k is not an awful lot, even if it's...

30k is not an awful lot, even if it's reinforcements only.

The Russians remember the Chechnya insurrection and how much personnel it took to drown it.
A 400k troop concentration would be a decent...
Forum: Europe 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
Both makes sense. They can set up a welfare...

Both makes sense. They can set up a welfare program to help the poor if the heating costs go through the roof.
It's better to let the people feel the true price of energy than to shield them against...
Forum: Europe 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Fuchs
A couple promises were broken, but this is...

A couple promises were broken, but this is incorrect. An association treaty (which wasn't even ratified) isn't the same as integration and IIRC the promises were actually about NATO expansion and...
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