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@flagg @Jaycel Adkins @CL0VR  mental resilience and reactions to high stress are biological mechanisms. By definition, if you can manipulate the underlying biology, you can improve mental resilience or reactions to high stress. 

You are giving guys a bigger capacity. 

You can argue that we will never be sufficiently sophisticated in our understanding of the underlying processes to make those enhancements, but to say that these enchantments are ipso facto preluded is faulty logic. 

3 days, 1 hour ago on Gene-Doping and the Birth of the Super-Operator

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@HonestBroker247 @majrod  Anyone who 'Praises Odin' without being at least a slightly ironic, belongs on a few lists. 

3 days, 1 hour ago on The Kathleen Belew Veteran Stereotype

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@CL0VR  Dudes who are stronger, faster, and have more endurance, tend to also have more Willpower. To be all those things, usually means you worked on your Willpower, as well. 

3 days, 1 hour ago on Gene-Doping and the Birth of the Super-Operator

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@CarpeNoctem  Guess that would make you a sh*tty Muslim, be thankful. There is enough bullshit being communicated in English to worry about. 

3 days, 1 hour ago on A Look Behind the Al Qaeda Curtain – An Interview with Abu Sulayman Al Muhajir

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 It was only when I lay there on the rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the fIrst stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states nor be- tween social classes nor between political parties,but right through every human heart, through all human hearts. And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me,bless you,prison,for having been apart of my life.

- Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Gulag Archipelago (via Stockdale)

 

 

1 week, 5 days ago on War Perspective: The American Road To Safety or Ruin

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@SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @Jaycel Adkins  Personally, I think he was guilty of the crime he pleaded guilty to, voluntary manslaughter. As to the punishment, I don't know honestly. I think what happened on that day is going to be with that gentleman for the rest of his life, the balance between what he did and what happened to his comrade on his psyche,  I can't say. 

If you think it was 'lawful and justified' under the Geneva Convention, why not make part of the rules of engagement or standard operating procedure? 

1 week, 5 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: A Case Study of Don Ayala

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@SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @Jaycel Adkins  Still waiting for how Article Four gets translated into executions of 'captured persons' by military contractors as a standard operating procedure, or as you say: 

I don't know why there was even a trial.



1 week, 6 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: A Case Study of Don Ayala

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@ArcticWarrior @Jaycel Adkins @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA)  Thank you for that link. The leap from that classification or lack thereof, to military contractors cleared to perform executions in the field, is troubling to me. 


1 week, 6 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: A Case Study of Don Ayala

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@SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA)  Can't find the part about summary executions of 'any persons' in the field being kosher. :/

1 week, 6 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: A Case Study of Don Ayala

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@SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) Do you mean Geneva Conventions, rather than Geneva Accords? What is your source that states that 'unlawful combatants' have no protections?  

1 week, 6 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: A Case Study of Don Ayala

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@LawyerHandle  Different in that he never would have been charged or that he would have faced a bigger punishment? 

1 week, 6 days ago on Philosophy of War Series: A Case Study of Don Ayala

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@Recon6 @Jaycel Adkins  And those who think the world would be substantially different than what we got now, particularly in the foreign policy front, might as well be living in a cartoon. 


;)

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Swimming With Sharks

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If your political point of view can be summed up by a cartoon, well…..

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Swimming With Sharks

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Kudos to you @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) for the work and thought that went into this article. 

4 weeks ago on “Alright, Goodnight” – Does Malaysia Want To Know What Happened To Flight MH-370?

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@gazooks  Amber Lyon is launching a site in the next month on psychedelics: 

https://twitter.com/ResetME_

http://www.reset.me

1 month ago on The Sense of Ultimate Betrayal Among Our Warriors

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@TastyBeverage  It's baffling how you guys get collared with ROE like that, while JSOC/CIA can use 'metadata' to launch drone strikes. 

1 month ago on The Sense of Ultimate Betrayal Among Our Warriors

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Great interview Jack. This line seems pretty telling, considering the previous posts on SOFREP about the Arctic being a new Area of Operations in the future: 

Recently, MJK got a CT responsibility in the north of Norway. I think more focus will be on the high north in the future

Good stuff. 


1 month ago on Inside The FSK – Norwegian Special Forces Command: Interview with Tom Bakkeli

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To quote Stockdale, in regards to Vietnam (though I think one can take his words, as a general principle): 

To take a nation to war on the basis of any provocation that bears the smell of fraud is to risk losing national leadership's commitment when the going gets tough. When soldiers' bodies start coming home in high numbers, and reverses in the field are discouraging, a guilty conscience in a top leader can become the Achilles heel of a whole country. Men of shame who know our road to war was not cricket, are seldom those we can count on to hold fast, stay the course….

Moral corners were cut in Washington in our top leaders' interpretation of the events of August 4th at sea in order to get the Tonkin Gulf Resolution through Congress in a hurry…I know for sure that our moral forces were squandered for short range goals… 


Respectfully, the 'preventive maintenance' starts there. 

1 month ago on The Sense of Ultimate Betrayal Among Our Warriors

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Amici vitia si feras, facias tua. 

(If you put up with the crimes of a friend, you make them your own.)

- Roman Proverb.  

1 month ago on Why The White House Hasn’t Released Photos Of Osama bin Laden’s Corpse

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@Virginstateofmind  @YankeePapa @Kiyabear  This is America, it's ALWAYS your place to ask, and nearly always know (I would argue). 

There are countries in this world, where the Order is handed down, and the one giving the order doesn't care about the how. I wouldn't want to be a citizen of one of those countries. They tend to suck and have a high level of creepiness. 

1 month ago on Why The White House Hasn’t Released Photos Of Osama bin Laden’s Corpse

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A majority Shiite state drifting closer to another majority Shiite state in a region that overwhelming Sunni, makes sense. It's a hell of a thing to watch level of hate between co-religionists, familiarity breeding contempt on steroids. 



1 month ago on Iraq Update

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