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On “Tales from the Geopolitical Crypt: Seven Deadly Scenarios by Andrew Krepinevich

@ Sully:
I know who's war it was, Sully. You don't need to stress the utter depravity of the Japanese conduct.
The civilians in Tokyo weren't contributing much to the war effort, we knew that, and we knew exactly what to expect when we chose to use incendiaries. The fire and the number of civilian deaths were very close to our expectations.
This one is a bit harder to defend than Hiroshima.

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@ narciso:
A lunatic theory, you madcapped mooncalf.

I like it!

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@ Sully:

The firebombing of Tokyo was pretty much over the line as it was. It wasn't silliness to exempt the Palace grounds.

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@ Sully:
Marshall was the name on the plan and giving it to him wasn't due to a lack of understanding that he wasn't the fount and origin of the thing.

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@ Sully:
I kinda thought that I did understand what you were saying and was just sort of going off.
Really only the first paragraph was for you and simply to point up that the Nobel was for the rebuilding plan.

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@ JEM:
We spent our bullets on the wrong target. Iraq was a huge fark-up.

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I've always bit a bit cosmetically thick with a tendency toward misapplication.

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That Marshall guy, he was like a warmonger.
And to think that Mr. Nobel gave him a prize just for some plan or something to rebuild all them countries that got all knocked down because Allah willed it.
Make no mistake, that WWII was a mistake. Those good Christians from Germany were out to save us all ('cept for a few million folks that came from the ME originally) from Islamist terror before it picked up any steam.
We fought the WRONG enemy. The Germans, once established in Rooshia, woulda swoopt right down on them oil barrens and got holt of them super-sheikhs by their scruffy necks and twisted and twisted and twisted

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@ CK MacLeod:
Until something changes, this administration is doing pretty well in projecting calm and deadly serious.
For the last year, we've been pushing Pakistan pretty hard and they've moved a fair bit. We're pushing still and it's going to be of interest to see if we can get something serious mounted against the Haqqani bunch.
We've been in Yemen awhile and might be well-positioned to spear some of the AQ fish swimming out of Pakistan.

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@ CK MacLeod:
$40 new at Logos.com, but not much cheaper.

Probably find it in the reference section of a good library.

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@ CK MacLeod:
I've also heard the story of how Hezbollah solved their CIA problem in Lebanon.

It don't work. There's always someone willing to get less human.

Sure we could cut and run like Reagan did, but, you're right, it didn't help.
Didn't help when Clinton did it.
The Cheney option of semi-random violence didn't work either.

On “Portrait of a Failed Presidency: "What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?" by Kevin Mattson

@ Mike:
Bah. People today have no standards.
When was the last time you heard Pat Boone on the radio singing "Long Tall Sally" or "Ain't That a Shame"?

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@ CK MacLeod:
were he to be again on the outside

is favored in Brooklyn

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CK MacLeod wrote:
If only we could declare such an approach totally out of character…

yes, if only we could.

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Very well-considered and expressed.
Pretty much based on denying that Obama is sending all these troops because he meant what he's often said and instead declaring this all a political ploy.

Totally reasonable, I guess.

On “Just read: THE CAVALIER IN THE YELLOW DOUBLET

@CK MacLeod: Zolton declares that he's ready to pony up for dust-gatherers. Try him.

But if you would like, I'll send you a FOR-BID.

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@CK MacLeod: Wow! Thanks again!! That Poop Freeze spray looks like a perfect gift!!

(Maybe I'll send one to Howard to augment his hair care if he doesn't quit his troll-calling.)

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OK, CK. I've ordering the first book and, as well, I've ordered The Thirty Years' War,(but that was because I've always wanted to read a book written by someone named Cecily).

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@Quill #5 I think that you should start by noting that 17th century England was not the same as mid-18th century England.
Certainly 17th century England was different from 17th century Spain.

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@CK MacLeod: Thanks. If my mommy doesn't have to pay out my allowance money to you for Due North....

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Is the first book titled Captain Altariste ?

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@Quill: You might want to do a little more thinking before you decide to say that England stole all of its wealth while the US created all of its own.

On “A Unique Take on Obama's Dual Crisis

It doesn't matter if there are or aren't as long as we can get the Sec of State to swear there are.
Let's roll on 'em.

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@CK MacLeod - You really don't take seriously the possibility that Iran will bluster but accept actually caving on the nukes?

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