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by Jedburgh
July 3rd, 2006, 4:12 am
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: NATO: World Underestimated Resurgent Taliban
Replies: 10
Views: 1787

The Afghani people (or the tribes in the Pakistani-Afghan area) defeated the Soviets and the English. It takes more than military power to defeat them. They are backwardly, but tough people. sigh...... Talk to the Afghans and see how they feel about it. Do you know most of the Taliban is Paki and A...
by Jedburgh
June 26th, 2006, 7:27 pm
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: COINTELPRO: THE NAKED TRUTH
Replies: 7
Views: 2031

Take off the tin foil hat and stop standing so close to the microwave. COINTELPRO ended over 30 years ago. The Bureau and the rest of the intel community has drastically changed since that time, and Intel Oversight, despite the occasional oversteps of the current administration, still greatly restri...
by Jedburgh
June 10th, 2006, 9:20 pm
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: Al Qaeda Leader Killed In Iraq Air Raid (Zarqawi)
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

Good analysis of potential impact from CSIS: Zarqawi's Death: Temporary "Victory" or Lasting Setback There is no doubt that the Iraqi government and US forces in Iraq have scored a major political and propaganda victory by killing Abu Musab al Zarqawi. What is less clear that this victory will have ...
by Jedburgh
June 10th, 2006, 9:17 pm
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: Al-Zarqawi Was Found Alive
Replies: 15
Views: 2897

I feel better knowing he didn't die quickly. He deserved to suffer more. May he burn in Hell.
by Jedburgh
May 27th, 2006, 7:18 pm
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: Would You consider Joining The Military Pt. 3
Replies: 38
Views: 7333

What happens when youll lose a leg or a arm?Your only covered for 2 years for medical treatment.Thats bull man your going to have to live the rest of your life handicapped. Not true. A soldier who loses a limb goes through the full physical therapy process and is provided with a prosthetic limb by ...
by Jedburgh
May 14th, 2006, 4:14 pm
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: Israel prepares strikes on Iran
Replies: 19
Views: 4790

Iraq under Saddam was a secular dictatorship. So there was quite a bit of Sunni-Shi'a intermarriage among the educated classes in the cities of central Iraq. But the majority of the population outside the power centers and in the rural areas stayed within their sects, tribes and clans for marriage. ...
by Jedburgh
April 9th, 2006, 8:44 pm
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: Iran Attack Finalized(?)
Replies: 20
Views: 4227

Regarding Islam and world politics it is important to remember that Islam is not a monolithic entity; the Muslim world is fragmented along nationalist and ethnic lines, as well as sectarian - beyond the simple Sunni-Shi'a split. And, by the way, Iran is a Shi'a theocracy - the concept of the Khalifa...
by Jedburgh
January 22nd, 2006, 12:44 am
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: Iran Attack Finalized(?)
Replies: 20
Views: 4227

An older article (12 Aug 04) from CNS/MIIS, but still worth the read: A Preemptive Attack on Iran's Nuclear Facilities: Possible Consequences At a time when Iraq and the war on terrorism tend to dominate the debate on international affairs, the possibility of an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities h...
by Jedburgh
January 22nd, 2006, 12:38 am
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: Interesting bit of forgotten information
Replies: 1
Views: 844

The info is wrong. It's from yet another fraudulent e-mail that began making the rounds shortly after 9/11. Yes, it's a five year old fake. The terrorist Oliver North really mentioned in his testimony was Abu Nidal, not Osama bin Laden. The bit about Atta is also wrong. The Atta responsible for the ...
by Jedburgh
January 8th, 2006, 12:31 am
Forum: Mexico, Central America, South America & the Caribbean
Topic: Criminal gangs in the Americas
Replies: 0
Views: 980

Criminal gangs in the Americas

Out of the underworld In the back courtyard of a deserted wreck of a house on the outskirts of San Salvador, El Salvador's capital, a group of young men is gathered. One sleeps on a couch without cushions, under a bare light bulb, as his friends talk. Many are covered with tattoos from their forear...
by Jedburgh
December 10th, 2005, 11:44 pm
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: 3rd Generation Gangs and the Iraqi Insurgency
Replies: 0
Views: 739

3rd Generation Gangs and the Iraqi Insurgency

Interesting student thesis from NPS: Third Generation Gangs and the Iraqi Insurgency ABSTRACT The insurgency in Iraq has continued despite the determination of U.S. and Iraqi forces. U.S. counter-insurgent strategy has operated from the premise that the main thrust behind anti-U.S. activities is a c...
by Jedburgh
December 8th, 2005, 11:33 pm
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: A NEW APPROACH TO IRAQ WAR
Replies: 1
Views: 877

Here's a couple of interesting papers published recently that give some insight on Iran's influence on Iraq: From CRS: Iran's Influence in Iraq From USIP: Iran and Iraq: The Shia Connection, Soft Power, and the Nuclear Factor ...then, a for another viewpoint, this one from the ICG published back in ...
by Jedburgh
August 4th, 2005, 9:03 am
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: MS-13 helping Al-Qaida?
Replies: 11
Views: 2740

This some funny stuff. Nukes aren't at all hard to buy. If you got a couple million, u can find a dirty bomb, if you got a couple hundred million, you got get a hydrogen bomb, damn, when the Soviet Union fell, the Russians had VERY large stockpiles, and they were vulnerable so the Red Mafiya took o...
by Jedburgh
July 26th, 2005, 4:11 pm
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: F**K America and F**K Bush Part 2
Replies: 29
Views: 5791

Not even Pakistan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia who were instrumental in organizing al-Qaeda. The Egyptian and Saudi Arabian states played absolutely no role in "organizing" Al-Qa'ida. However, many key figures in Al-Qa'ida were former members of the Egyptian Jamaat al-Islamiyya or the Egyptian Islamic J...
by Jedburgh
July 19th, 2005, 5:28 pm
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: Delta Force...
Replies: 26
Views: 5255

I'm no army man... Which means you have zero experience, knowledge or background upon which to base any real comparative assessment of the special operations capabilities of any unit of any country in the world. The Brit and Aussie SAS are outstanding spec op soldiers - as are US Army SF and Navy S...
by Jedburgh
July 16th, 2005, 4:07 pm
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: : Would you consider joining the military? Part.3
Replies: 32
Views: 6730

nah i ment if they're like drafting then you refuse Pointless question. There is not, nor will there be a draft. However, if someone enlists, and then decides he wants out, and rather than getting an approved administrative discharge, just leaves (deserts), then he becomes a federal fugitive. Upon ...
by Jedburgh
July 16th, 2005, 7:57 am
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: : Would you consider joining the military? Part.3
Replies: 32
Views: 6730

By the way what happens if you refuse military service for the U.S.?
The US military is an all-volunteer force. You are free to refuse to enlist.
by Jedburgh
July 15th, 2005, 11:22 pm
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: MS-13 helping Al-Qaida?
Replies: 11
Views: 2740

Another bogus report from an entirely unreliable news source. Al-Qa'ida has tried, but they ain't got nukes just yet. And old Russian nukes hidden in the US :roll: However, so-called "suitcase" nukes would damn sure pose a serious threat were they to fall into the hands of terrorist determined to in...
by Jedburgh
July 13th, 2005, 1:44 am
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: Israeli intel: Attack on U.S. within 90 days
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

World Net Daily is one of the single most unreliable sources out there. You may as well get it from The Enquirer.
by Jedburgh
June 24th, 2005, 11:07 pm
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: North Korea
Replies: 103
Views: 17712

...a republican going against Lynndon B. Johnson for president wanted to use nuclear stuff in war of Vietnam. Eisenhower considered using nukes in Indochina back in '54 in support of the French, when it became obvious that they were going to be destroyed at Dien Bien Phu by the Viet Minh. And once ...
by Jedburgh
June 24th, 2005, 3:21 pm
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: Delta Force...
Replies: 26
Views: 5255

As For me I Plan on Goin to college first, and getting my associates, transfer to a four year under the Marine ROTC program, get my bachelores and go into the service as an officer, 2nd Luit. And go in as a Foriegn Affairs Officer. Guard embassy's, but like they say, 'you gotta start from the botto...
by Jedburgh
June 24th, 2005, 2:59 pm
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: Delta Force...
Replies: 26
Views: 5255

There's a lot of uninformed and misinformed opinion flying around here regarding Delta and SOF in general. 1st SFOD-Delta is part of JSOC - Joint Special Operations Command - and works closely with counterterrorism units of the other services, but Delta is Army . They are organized into squadrons , ...
by Jedburgh
June 24th, 2005, 2:35 pm
Forum: Open Section for Other Random Topics & Controverisal issues
Topic: IRAQ vs VIETNAM
Replies: 13
Views: 3196

This subject was looked at in-depth by a couple of professors at the U.S. Army War College over a year ago: Iraq and Vietnam: Differences, Similarities, and Insights