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Re: Idaho Republican gets a biology lesson (reply)
Let's not forget the congresswoman who asked if the Mars rover could visit and take pictures of the flag planted by Apollo 11.
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24-Feb-2015 19:59:24
What ISIS Really Wants (topic)
A good, but very long article:"The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But...
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17-Feb-2015 20:18:17
Re: Books we're reading  (reply)
About halfway through "Shattered Trident" by Larry Bond.You might also enjoy Dangerous Ground, Cold Choices and Exit Plan which feature the same main character.
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8-Feb-2015 18:45:31
Re: Scott Walker is new GOP favourite for 2016 nomination (reply)
Rebcop wrote:Was Reagan too extreme. We lose when we moderate our principles to much. Romney McCain Anybody named BushW. won two terms.No Republican was going to win in 2008 because of Iraq and the financial crisis.Romney lost to an...
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4-Feb-2015 23:24:04
Re: American Civil War (reply)
Rebcop wrote:If the hot heads had not fired then the Supreme Court could have decided the issue. Or another incident would have started it. The animosity on both sides was quite high.The problem is that no other issue carried the same...
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25-Jan-2015 18:42:27
Re: American Civil War (reply)
sergeante wrote:Now, WRT to the Constitution, my observations have nothing to do with who won or lost, but everything to do with the legal mechanics of attempted secession under that Constitution. Simply put, if the Constitution requires...
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25-Jan-2015 18:40:18
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
In the context of you Powell quote, they were the field commander. They were the first stop for resource allocation, just like a military field commander. That's an inescapable fact. Except that it isn't.  Lots of people in Washington...
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2-Dec-2014 18:08:12
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
I have been hard on Republicans, too, at least in other places if not here.I've said that Reagan had some responsibility for the barracks bombing in Beirut because he authorized a battleship fire mission, which changed the status of the...
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2-Dec-2014 06:33:30
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
The people in Libya didn't know everything either.To use an example from history, the commanders (Kimmel & Short) in Hawaii in 1941 did not know everything because Washington kept specific pieces of information from them (example:...
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1-Dec-2014 23:47:44
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
"The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.  In my experience, the people closest to the problems are often in the best position to see the solutions.  The key here is to empower...
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1-Dec-2014 06:03:26
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
sergeante wrote:Flattop wrote:So, the response is dismissive (once again . . . sigh) from the self important.Actually, I would argue that I'm the one demonstrating the humility here. I don't think I know anywhere near as much as the man...
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1-Dec-2014 05:55:22
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
ickysdad wrote:Flattop wrote:sergeante wrote:Flattop wrote:Benghazi clearly made the top 5.Btw, I am not laying this at the president's feet, necessarily.  I'm not saying this decision went all the way to the White House.  All I am...
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30-Nov-2014 19:27:47
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
sergeante wrote:Flattop wrote:The consulate had been fired on on at least two prior occasions.There was an assassination attempt on the British ambassador.  The Brits pulled all diplomatic personnel out.The U.S. embassy was asking for...
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30-Nov-2014 19:23:30
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
sergeante wrote:Flattop wrote:Benghazi clearly made the top 5.Btw, I am not laying this at the president's feet, necessarily.  I'm not saying this decision went all the way to the White House.  All I am saying is that someone dropped the...
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29-Nov-2014 00:37:16
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
ickysdad wrote:Flattop wrote:ickysdad wrote:Flattop wrote:The report did find, however, that the State Department facility where Stevens and Smith were killed was not well-protected, and that State Department security agents knew they...
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27-Nov-2014 02:10:29
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
ickysdad wrote:Flattop wrote:The report did find, however, that the State Department facility where Stevens and Smith were killed was not well-protected, and that State Department security agents knew they could not defend it from a...
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27-Nov-2014 01:36:32
Re: Chuck Hagel resigns (reply)
Limemobber wrote:Flattop wrote:OSCSSW wrote:NoOneFamous wrote:Could be worse, he could be RumsfeldIMO, Rummy was not that bad a SecDef, either time.  I guess based on your vast experience in military matters (ZERO) I should defer to your...
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25-Nov-2014 21:35:05
Re: Chuck Hagel resigns (reply)
OSCSSW wrote:NoOneFamous wrote:Could be worse, he could be RumsfeldIMO, Rummy was not that bad a SecDef, either time.  I guess based on your vast experience in military matters (ZERO) I should defer to your insights but I don't.  But...
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25-Nov-2014 18:07:01
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
The report did find, however, that the State Department facility where Stevens and Smith were killed was not well-protected, and that State Department security agents knew they could not defend it from a well-armed attack. Previous...
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25-Nov-2014 18:02:35
Re: Books we're reading  (reply)
Battle Surface!: Lawson P. "Red" Ramage and the War Patrols of the USS Parche by Stephen L. MooreOn the night of July 31, 1944, "Red" Ramage found himself inside a Japanese merchant convoy, and maneuvered his submarine USS Parche to...
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5-Oct-2014 21:40:15