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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    What did you hear about it?
    Nothing, never heard of it until a few minutes ago when I saw your post. Title doesn't look like something I would find in the SF section or Computer/science sections of the book store, so I am not interested. After over 20 years taking trips to the region and also dealing with some of them here for training, I understand enough. Heck, Dune, by Frank Hurburt (the book, not the movies) can give you great insight into their culture.


    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Then why are you even talking about it?
    Because coming to this board and talking/arguing politics is entertaining and gives me something to do when I am unable to do other things. Most of politics no longer affect me personally, although some will affect my family and people I care about.


    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    No, that's pretty wrong.
    Really? A dead enemy is still a threat? Peace is rather simple, you become the best at kicking everyone else's ass, do not hesitate to do it when justified and then no one in their right mind screws with you. If they are not in their right minds, apply ass whooping, move on.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    I have to disagree here,IED's in the right hands are very dangerous weapons that had the US military scrambling to find counter measures until proper vehicles like the Buffalo and Cougar were introduced.When troops were getting deployed to Iraq and still getting deployed to Afghanistan,IED training is the most important part of the pre-deployment training they give you because of all the problems we have had with them.
    It doesn't take away from the fact that IED's accounted for less than a thousand casualties in Iraq.

    The introduction of new armored vehicles was in response to enemy small arms fire and the media blowing the IED situation completely out of proportion more than the actual IED threat.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Nothing, never heard of it until a few minutes ago when I saw your post. Title doesn't look like something I would find in the SF section or Computer/science sections of the book store, so I am not interested. After over 20 years taking trips to the region and also dealing with some of them here for training, I understand enough. Heck, Dune, by Frank Hurburt (the book, not the movies) can give you great insight into their culture.
    Well, first, you spelled Herbert wrong. Second, apparently you didn't hear anything about the book, so why would you say it doesn't sound good? Third, I too have spent a lot of time in the Middle East, but that really doesn't have anything to do with the topic.

    Because coming to this board and talking/arguing politics is entertaining and gives me something to do when I am unable to do other things. Most of politics no longer affect me personally, although some will affect my family and people I care about.
    So you have nothing invested in it. That's interesting.

    Really? A dead enemy is still a threat? Peace is rather simple, you become the best at kicking everyone else's ass, do not hesitate to do it when justified and then no one in their right mind screws with you. If they are not in their right minds, apply ass whooping, move on.
    No, that doesn't really work. It's a cute idea, though.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It doesn't take away from the fact that IED's accounted for less than a thousand casualties in Iraq.

    The introduction of new armored vehicles was in response to enemy small arms fire and the media blowing the IED situation completely out of proportion more than the actual IED threat.
    Lets face it, the greatest threat to US Forces over the last almost four years has been Obama and his stupidity. Bad policy and piss poor leadership kill far more troops than enemy actions.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    The L.A. Times and MSNBC us your historical documentation? Really??

    That's a bigger hoot than the time you used Yahoo Answers as primary source documentation.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The L.A. Times and MSNBC us your historical documentation? Really??

    That's a bigger hoot than the time you used Yahoo Answers as primary source documentation.
    YOu seem to have problems with sources rather than what is said by the sources. Why is that?

    You do realize that even if the most vile pedophile said two plus two is four that it would be a true fact beyond dispute don't you?

    A mature person of intelligence would look beyond their own biased prejudices and look at the information provided and judge the validity of it by its content and not merely where it came from.

    And it is obvious you learned NOTHING from the sources.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The L.A. Times and MSNBC us your historical documentation? Really??

    That's a bigger hoot than the time you used Yahoo Answers as primary source documentation.
    Never did that. When you used the ravings of a convicted white racist murderer serving a life sentence in and Indiana prison as your only source for your - what shall we call it - your unique perspective on history - I gave you a raft of sources - and yahoo was but one of many. And they ALL agreed on the same facts - namely that you were wrong.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Never did that. When you used the ravings of a convicted white racist murderer serving a life sentence in and Indiana prison as your only source for your - what shall we call it - your unique perspective on history - I gave you a raft of sources - and yahoo was but one of many. And they ALL agreed on the same facts - namely that you were wrong.
    Tell us you're not really a history teacher...please?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Well, first, you spelled Herbert wrong. Second, apparently you didn't hear anything about the book, so why would you say it doesn't sound good? Third, I too have spent a lot of time in the Middle East, but that really doesn't have anything to do with the topic.
    My apologies to Mr. Herbert. Great or not, just not the type of reading I am interested in.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    So you have nothing invested in it. That's interesting.
    I have a pension, from the government and disability, also from the government, my healthcare is again, covered by the government. So as long as there is a government, I am financially set for the rest of my life. There are only two ways for me to lose my benefits, get convicted of a felony that resulted in the death of a human being or the government decides to quit funding pensions and veteran benefits, in which case, if they spend even a single penny on welfare, medicaid or other social programs providing to those who have not earned it, then I start killing libbos until I am killed.


    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    No, that doesn't really work. It's a cute idea, though.
    Actually, it works quite well if done properly. Take a look at terrorist events following Reagan's handling of Libya. Unfortunately, Clinton really screwed the pooch on the whole thing and we are dealing with the mess he left.
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    Re: Anit-American violence sweeps across 23 world nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    Do you think the worlds 1.5 billion Muslims would stand by after Mecca was bombed?
    I am quite certain they would mill about.

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