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Comments by miguel cervantes

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Well the problem is you assume the Deep State, is monolithic, we know at the lower ranks, it is strongly Ikwan influenced, at the middle ranks, we end up with the likes of Seif al Adel, and the top ranks have been purged of proAmerican influence,

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There are some interesting parallels, the Alawites lord over the Sunni, as the Sunni Majority is by the Shia in Iraq, also there are WMD's which haven't been used much,

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Well I've always maintained, that drones are a tool, more effective then most,

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Under Nasser, it is arguable that the ummah's practices were restricted, but that was about 40 years ago,

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And contrary evidence to that fact, the liberal bloc don't have the forces to really challenge a Salafi coalition,

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The future is deeply irrideemably SNAFued, so the past seems more interestingl

http://www.amazon.com/Botticelli-Secret-Reading-Group-Gold/dp/0312606362

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Of course Aparism' 'Bobby' Ghosh, friend to every insurgent from Baghad to Bajaur, Hamas and Mehdi army apologist
Karl Vick, and Rick Stengel, it's like the peanut gallery. no real question about his facilitation of the Fajr 5 offensive,

On “Précis: Mecca v Athens (cc @hhassan140)

Well looking at things, through the long lense of history, Mohammed Ali's dynasty last a mere 150 years, displacing the Mamelikes, the Brits dominated Egypt for a third of that period, their abouts, we aren't really talking a return to the Fatimids,
although Erdogan' neo Ottomanism may be the common element,

On “Open Thread

I'm reminded of the actor who played the gorilla general, he was a mainstay of the 50s and 60s

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So, who was Dr. Zaius, what are you talking about?

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Squiggers, why did have to be squiggers?

On “Ignatius for a fantastical and self-destructive Egypt policy

So, we come to the point that you agree Sharia, not self determination, was the real issue, that was also at stake in the GZ Mosque, so what is the limiting principle, execution ala Chop Chop square, the total exclusion except for shaheed purposes of women from public life, furthermore how does that square with the fact that Christianity broadly understood is the predominant
sectarian trend in this country, yet any attempt to assert that point, gets called 'theocracy'

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Yes, they suggest it's Gary Mitchell, although it seems more like a Skyfall scenario for the Federationl

http://news.yahoo.com/nobody-really-likes-star-trek-teaser-152041991.html

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That's setting enough strawmen ablaze to become a fire hazard;

http://merip.org/why-anti-mursi-protesters-are-right

btw have you seen the trailer for the Trek sequel?

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they insisted on a republic, they knew democracy degenerates into the mob, which in turn, became the Council of 30, the triumvirate, the parliament's attack on Charles 1, became Cromwell's dictatorship,

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No, you just make apologies for them, like I say nothing about surprises me, because I take Morsy at his word, Now Niccolo whitewashed the Borgia's atrocities, and slandered the ones like Caterina Sforza, who didn't take his counsel, this is true from sources from Strathern, but specially Lew.

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What will convince you that Morsy is not a democrat, when there are firings squads outside the Citadel, when Tahrir becomes chop chop Square's double.

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I loved that show as well, Chaykin was perhaps not the best Nero Wolfe, but Hutton and Kari Matchett were very good 'but that's not important right now'

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I thought the Goodwin line, had been crossed with an old IF Stone essay about TR as American Mussolini, it would take a Stalinist, to say that.

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That is a remarkable category error on Robin's part, seriously, one would trace fascism, to a thermidorean reaction, which rises out of Rousseau, not Locke,

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A recent novel by former?? MI-6 officer Matthew Dunn, Sentinel, suggested a more modern scenario, a former Russian spetznaz officer, plans a scenario, where a false flag attack, provokes a Russian response, with him counting on leading the forces, to victory in such an exchange, that was also the theme of the previous Call of Duty series, we discussed earlier

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This was always the scenario, in the Day After, Countdown to looking Glass among others, a conflict in Western Europe, or the Persian Gulf would lead to a nuclear exchange,

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Ah, no remember what happened when lasguns intersected with Shield generators, also there is the thorny issue of decapititation, that neo-cyberpunk author David Williams tried to tackle that notion with limited success, some years ago,

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My condolences, Colin, I know it can't be easy

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