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  1. Thread: The Village

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    Wonderful book. I read it some years ago and...

    Wonderful book. I read it some years ago and found it very interesting.

    On another note, with ref to Vietnam war and its loal level in a general context, I would suggest you another, and totally...
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    Pissing contest? No thanks. :) I've my...

    Pissing contest? No thanks. :)

    I've my experiences and my knowledge and I've tried to share them with the limits given by the use of a language that is not my native one. That's all.
    Too...
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    Sorry Fuchs but it seems that we are talking...

    Sorry Fuchs but it seems that we are talking about different issues.

    I was only trying to communicate my personal experiences to a forum member curious about Libya and wondering about traveling...
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    Been there a number of times (everytime in...

    Been there a number of times (everytime in gheddafian era) and I know a good number of old hands that have lived there before 1970.

    Before Gheddafy Libya was something very similar to a little...
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    That's not correct Fuchs. Especially in the...

    That's not correct Fuchs. Especially in the italian trading experience.

    You have to understand that Italy has a very long history of commercial trade with Libya and this history has witnessed...
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    Sorry Rex if I ak you again the same question...

    Sorry Rex if I ak you again the same question that maybe you have not seen (or maybe you chose to not to reply... ;) ) but since you have been on the terrain (I was in a delegation organizing a...
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    The situation is quite different. Palestinians...

    The situation is quite different. Palestinians have no oil, and there is no Israel with its own power and policy.
    In Libya (and Tunisia) the only international player with great opportunities and...
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    IMHO the construction of a "solid" libyan future...

    IMHO the construction of a "solid" libyan future will depend very much from western and arab approach to what we call "support".

    For Europe it could be a very good test if we europeans are able to...
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    David, I don't know if I'm the "italian" involved...

    David, I don't know if I'm the "italian" involved but I'll try to do my best ;)

    AFAIK the tunisian government is very, very, weak. It's trying to prepare some kind of political evolution to...
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    IMHO Italian strategic ends could be as follows:...

    IMHO Italian strategic ends could be as follows:

    - a united Libya
    - a libyan government able to manage a transition (legitimated by a political solution and not by a direct intervention)
    - a...
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    Absolutely. This is the problem to solve an this...

    Absolutely. This is the problem to solve an this problem really needs time and political maneuver not more bombs. European countries can't bomb a solution out. This is the cornerstone of the italian...
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    This is only a partial truth. Italy has specific...

    This is only a partial truth. Italy has specific interests in Libya too. Libya is a neighbour so for Itly to have some kind of a deal is NOT an option. One could argue about the specific personal...
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    Absolutely David. The signing of the Bengasi...

    Absolutely David. The signing of the Bengasi (history is always joking!) agreement between Italy and Libya in 2008 has been followed by some kind of a flow of historical pubblications in MSM to back...
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    In my opinion the future course of actio must...

    In my opinion the future course of actio must will be the direct consequence of a political and strategic definitive agreement (or lack of) of the regional actors involved.

    The options could be...
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    I'm Italian and I'm happy to see my fellow...

    I'm Italian and I'm happy to see my fellow european small warriors in this Thread :)

    One of the major problem that President Sarkozy has to eveluate is that of euorpean coesion. Italy is rapidly...
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    Sorry Mike I'm italian and I haven't read...

    Sorry Mike I'm italian and I haven't read anything written in english. For us it's something that you get to know by experience :(

    I agree that not every problem is a nail. But I thought that in...
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    When you think about the Mafia as ae example of a...

    When you think about the Mafia as ae example of a "resolved" criminal insurgency you'd better specify that it has abandoned in 1993 the terrorist line of operation. But at huge cost for the...
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    The more I think about Tunisia and the more I'm...

    The more I think about Tunisia and the more I'm convinced that the real role could be for the EU.

    How about this slogan: Let's make Tunisia for EU what Israel is for the USA!

    If you think that...
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    Strongly concur. But with very low expectations....

    Strongly concur. But with very low expectations.

    These opportunities could be very real especially for Europe. Europe could demonstrate that an intermediate way between american style in ecporting...
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    This time I'm with Wilf in the eternal, and ever...

    This time I'm with Wilf in the eternal, and ever interesting, Bob-Wilf debate.

    I'm italian and I'm viewing Mexico like an example of what could have happened in Italy some years ago when our mafia...
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    Poll: Just like the Russian concept of bronegruppa? I...

    Just like the Russian concept of bronegruppa? I refer to the soviet tactical use of their mechanised items like reported in Lester Grau books.

    Cheers
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    Not only a succesfull interstate wars but a peace...

    Not only a succesfull interstate wars but a peace able to cast a strong legitimacy over the "winner" government.

    In Italy the succesfull WWI was followed by the fascist insurrrection and coup. One...
  23. I don't want to derail this thread and my...

    I don't want to derail this thread and my intention was only to stimulate a reflection about COIN strategies in the western world.

    I think the BW vision of COIN could be appllied in the context fo...
  24. I'm italian and I think that what make Fuchs...

    I'm italian and I think that what make Fuchs react so strongly is worth a deep thought.

    Anyway I'd like to submit to your attention some kind of different problem with COIN and domestic policy:...
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    Thank you JMA!

    Downloaded right now.

    Everything works fine.
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