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I can not fathom Putin even being in power another 6 years.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Putin: Champion of Right and Freedom, or KGB Thug?
I think I figured out the real reason Obama went over his "Red Line". He is color blind?
And Putin wants people to see alot of him, literally.
I 2nd THAT.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on No Shit There I Was…True Stories of PTSD, Post-Deployment WTF (Part III)
It makes me sad that you would even consider yourself a poser. I do not have PTSD and have spent a limited amount of time in hot zones as a civilian. However, I can relate to everything written about PTSD. I can relate to feeling stretched thin. Anybody that deals with crime, a loved one who is a veteran, pathology, LEO and Intel fields are subjected to this feeling that each one describes in their own way. I am older than you, I've had decades of dealing with different projects. Some I smile at, some haunt me. I like isolation. Recently, there have been folks around me. One morning, one of them had a strange look on his face. Later, he told me the others and he were worried about my nightmares. My screams, sometimes sobs and that yes- they woke me from a distance because I would/do come out swinging when I am woken up. Even my dog knows to stare at me from the other side of the bed-she won't do it at close range. I've never hit her-she just knows. These feelings, are not what many people deal with. Those that have experienced trauma-they come close. But when you work around constant threats-I believe it catches up in some way. I used to be unflinchable,cold,almost frozen in so many ways. It feels like I am warming out of that freeze at times.
I agree. I would rather use a kubaton than a tazer. I zapped myself trying to use one. Its' not for me. I am talking personal safety, not LE.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Personal Security Solutions for You and Your Family
When we think "we've got it covered" or "know it all", that seems to be the time in my mind when an issue might arise. (When I get too comfortable). I am in. You can never stop learning. Looking forward to this! J
Excellent points. I myself, have reservations about that particular war in regards to "how" it was started. Now, the results are disturbing. They are as disturbing as those sons and their crimes and vulgar brutalities. Its' as if, we traded one monster for another. However that seems to be the global theme.
On the Board once, was a plan to assasinate the sons and leave Sadam in power. I often wonder if we didn't take Sadam out, if this gateway for terrorism would have not been opened.
He studied Law and he is innovative. I think the best example of this, is how he was able to circumvent Russia's 3 term law on Presidency. He manuevered from Presedent to Prime Minister after two terms; then came back after 4 years to go for President (largely uncontested). This is a man who will be in power for 7 more years. He has just begun his mission.
Remember when Bush said (not verbatum) "I looked in his eyes and could see his soul. I trust him". Was that Bush?
I have a meeting in the next few days Major. I'll ask the politicos if that is what is happening. get back to you-straight from the horses mouth.
Hi 6, this deserves more time, but am in a hurry. Basically- we have a Community Organizer who studied Law and was head of the Harvard Law Review (prestigous) matched with a KGB agent who also studied law. Our drone program has increased, by what, like over 400%? This shows O will act. We have a chess game, but not a stalemate nor checkmate. Never, ever underestimate the USA.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on End Game: Syria
There is a strong liklihood that Russia will side with Iran and together, their capabilities could strengthen a Nuclear program and other CW programs. The time to act strongly is now in Syria. I agreed with Majrod- take out the airpower-spank the funder of that airforce. If we want to do this diplomatically (which I believe may/may not go well) we could topple the Assad regime and swap airbases wirh Russia. We need control of theirs in Syria- we have another base they would want-that we are in a hostile environment-that I believe Russia would be interested in-which I will not mention. Yes 6, I am saying exactly what you think.
@Recon6 I am glad you noticed my strong words:-) I won't go over any red line here as you know how fond I am of Russia and my good friends there. A justifiable reason we backed off of Syria, was the potential of having a war with Russia.The end-game in Syria is far more complex and serious than what it looks like on the surface. VP technically, should not be President right now. I wonder if he did not study law, if he would have manuevered his way to keep control of Russia this long. He has jailed people of influence, he has sent people into exile that might overthrow him, people have dissapeared and he has shut down independent radio and TV. Russia is supposed to be a democracy, it is not.
@HonestBroker247 Here is a loose plan for the drawing board. If Assad does not comply with the US-Russia agreement within the allotted time frame: 1) Order Russia to remove her planes-or destroy them to remove Assads Air Power (see Wills article) 2) Strike and destroy all CW manufacturing plants 3) Search and Destroy all mobile Launch Pads 4) Search and Destroy all mobile CW mobile mix trucks 4) Take out all scientists involved in CW Weapons Program 5) Place HVT orders on Bashar, Maher and any other war criminals in Syria 6) implement a drone program in Syria out of Russia's base there 7) STFO and allow the country to either develop maturely or not so maturely on her own. Syrians must fight for their own plan of action for their homeland. We may have to assist in arming one side or another. I suggest arming the true rebels, not the Jihadi groups who have busted in on the party. Like I said, fast and loose-so much to be polished up on this plan.
@NicholasP The Doctor is alive and well. He is still HVT-#1. US has a kill order and a 25 million dollar tag on his head. Last month, he turned up in an intelligence transmission -hence the closing of 19 embassies. 3 days ago- this audio was posted. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tLR-8iLGmk
There is allot of mention of The Doctor, everywhere. He is being hunted. Any rumors as to his movements- can be pinpointed in open source videos he shows up in. As far as locale, if we know, it is classified.
He may not get the attention of UBL, but many believe he has always been #1 in AQ. One reason analysts give on open source that he does not get the same attention as UBL, is that he is not as charismatic nor is a "great messenger". I disagree. I look at the amount of strife being caused by Global Jihad in 60+ different Countries and I believe he is a highly effective leader. His call for "blood" 3 days ago- I believe will initiate cells to act on US soil. Some others, do not agree with me.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Getting to Know al-Qaeda – Part I: The Head Office
@Recon6 @JHR That may be a reason for the warmongering in Syria. Its a twofer. Cut the CW's and Putins Power.
@Old PH2 @Recon6 @JHR @dickftr Could be that 6 accidentally got Jacks FATWA. I wonder what the red line means?
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Ahrar al Sham Aid Worker Assassinated by ISIS
@derekg @JHR I can believe it. MBM and Wadoud have a riff. Zawahiri openly displays praise; meaning he sanctioned MBM's plays. Abdelhamid Abou Zeid was Wadouds' "man", so perhaps MBM said this out of spite. Or perhaps, Abdelhamid Abou Zeid did not have the full blessing of the top leader for his plays. I have noticed, that when asking permission for an objective; a type of reason is given to make the crime acceptable and/or justified under their law. If permission is not granted or asked for, the same type of action/crime becomes unacceptable.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Faces of the Maghreb: HVT “The One-Eyed” Mokhtar Belmokhtar