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On “Open Thread

Strachan's boss was making many of the same mistakes, re North Africa and the Levant, so I take it with a grain of salt, of course, the overall strategy was flawed.

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Yes, and you could get incorporated into San Angeles, just as likely,

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Rooting for the Lakers is an exercise that would challenge DesCartes.

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Interesting template, yes Sisi, is Bonapartism, in a new guise, unresolved since the Terror has not fully manifested, there is a tradition, as with Mohammed Ali, scourge of the Wahhabis.

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I saw the earlier episodes, haven't seen the ones since last year, they haven't tried a series like this, since NBC did that Cliff Hangers series in the late 70s, which had that show 'Underground Empire, I referred seemingly ages ago, a touch of steam punk blended with the Victorian milieu,

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the Zombies seem a nastier variant of the Reavers, albeit without the Texas Chainsaw Massacre getup , there are traces of that Dr. Who episode 'the waters of mars'

On “The United States of Melissa Harris-Perry

No, I read her C.V. and recent publications;

http://melissaharrisperry.com/research.html

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What exactly is Harris Perry's great contribution to public policy? hip hop and politics, Dyson has that niche,

On “Open Thread

Well Drury always struck me as crazy, I would say Haver's interpretation is incorrect, however it does actually try to understand Strauss.

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one has to keep in mind, that Maliki was opposed to the war, when he was in exile in Syria, hence he is more attitudinally attuned to the Alawites then to other tribes, Afghanistan after 1989, wasn't terribly stable either, however the false stability provided by the Taliban, was less helpful, now when you have the same mostly foreign factions, that were tied to Zarquawi's Tawhid, and other Salafi groups, raging on both ends of the Euphrates River valley, that is not good.

On “Know your enmity

One could see Al Queda as divided along the axis, represented by Azzam, and Bin Laden, the former was more internationalist, the Trotsky of the movement, the latter is more in the Stalin phase. Zawahiri represents the former current,

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In the same way, that the aspirations of the Allies and the Axis are not the same, in any way shape or form,
the Salafis have been less successful, in Tunisia, more successful on balance in Libya,

On “Open Thread

No, those were destructive, they gave the enemy hope we would be gone, and as it turns out they were right,

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Well if sanctions are so bad, then he's not serious about the downside,

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Does Kahl think Iran getting the bomb, will be the end of it, or the beginning of something more disturbing.

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If you're talking about the sanctions, that's considered a reproach, and possibly a vote of no confidence in the policy,

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Lakers seem the definition of quixotic exercise, I'm from Miami I understand these things, how about the Deng/Bynum trade,

On “The State of the Neo-Empire Is Strong

Of course, if Olbermann's (who was AQ's favorite broadcaster outside of Al Jazeera) network had any actual ratings, then one would take Harris Perry's postmodern babble as a sign of the failure of public intellectuals,

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Not just the left, but Al Gore 'he prayed on our fears', most of the entertainment industry, media et al, of course the Solon of Scranton, who opposed the Bin Laden raid, has been monumentally wrong, that goes without saying,

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Right as if 'Bush lied, soldiers died' is unknown to you, the ten years of vilification, 'screw um their merc, they deserve what they got, that gave Markos cache in the nutroots, like a blood oath.

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Just like the deal with the mullahs, if they get the bomb, no big deal.

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Afghanistan, was the good war, Iraq was the bad one, or so we were led to believe, more likely his statements in the first week, after September 11th, are operative.

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Well did Gates believe in anything, certainly Obama didn't at the time he committed to the surge then underfunded it,

On “Open Thread

Does Parsi, even have a pretense to being a stooge for the mullahs,

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The notion that Syria could have gone another way, not with the sponsors of the various groups, the regime militias, are much like the Badr or Sadr militias, and the other factions on the other side,

Reminds of the new iteration of Dredd, a hyperviolent tableau out of Hieronymous Bosch

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