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turcopolier
Interests: History (all kinds), theology, literature, cowboy boots, the War Between the States, Norwich Terriers.
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"Near-complete surprise was achieved by a combination of Allied overconfidence, preoccupation with Allied offensive plans, and poor aerial reconnaissance. The Germans attacked a weakly defended section of the Allied line, taking advantage of heavily overcast weather conditions, which grounded the... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Babak "Hebrew written in Arabic letters." Interesting. Sulayman and Suleiman are equally valid transliterations of the Arabic for Solomon. pl
Toggle Commented 2 hours ago on Happy Chanukah! at Sic Semper Tyrannis
babak یواشیم موعدیم - I'll bite- Hebrew? Aramaic? pl
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Farooq Suleiman is Solomon in Arabic I think. pl
b BTW I respect anyone who can program in machine language. I first learned to do it in "Basic" which I thought was hard enough. I then moved on to "Cobol"\." I learned these languages at the Armed Forces Staff College on a big HP main frame that was very unforgiving. We were learning to program the logistics of a major amphibious operation so that the next time we invaded Normandy we would not have to do several thousand ship and railroad loadouts with stubby pencils. pl
b "BTW - who is the U.S. to complain about cyber attacks?" This has nothing to do with justice - whatever that is. The PDRK attacks our liberty and we should strike them in return as an example to others. pl
Babak The Mayaguez incident was at the end of a ten year war that we had lost politically in the US. pl
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- "The Missing," a series about an abducted British boy is riveting. (STARZ) pl Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Anonymous If the greys abducted Tyler they have more balls than most people. pl
babak I am sure that you can assure us that Iran is not waiting with bated breath to see if the DPRK gets away with this. We thank you for your wisdom. pl
Babak I thought you were a technologist! You can see the rate of change in technology. What are you really/ A faqih? pl
TTG IMO cyber-attacks on their banking should begin the program. If that is not punishing enough we have a lot of heavy bombers. First you take out their air defense C2, then you crater the runways, then you roam he country with the buffs sending them back even farther into obscurity than they are in now. I was asked by the IDF CoS after the first Gulf War how we would deal with them. When I told him the above he turned parchment white. we have engaged too many people on their terms rather than ours. Any adverse Security Council resolutions can be vetoed. Merry Christmas! pl
William No, a very efficient school, but the cliques did not let it function. Munford was particularly unacceptable to the Lees since he thought of them as jumped up middle class parvenus. pl
b A semi-reformed anarchist hacker. Yes, that would be you. the Bundeswehr made you an officer? Incredible. "Why bother about this at all?" Yes, you have no sense of human liberty as Americans understand it. Feel free to banish yourself. pl
Typepad HTML Email Babak Thanks for your gracious acknowledgement of my track record. Pl
Babak You make the argument of the weak against the strong. Israel is, in fact, a small, and inherently unimportant country. pl
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"On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, NASA scientists attending the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco announced the detection of organic compounds on Mars. The announcement represents the discovery of the missing “ingredient” that is necessary for the existence... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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All This has nothing to do with Sony and their virtue or the lack of it and everything to do with a foreign entity seeking to limit the freedom of speech and assembly of Americans. the Iraq War and Afghanistan post-surge were not worth doing. A destructive and punitive reaction to this is completely justified. pl
William Fitzgerald It was understandable that the Confederate Army, in which Lee was only one of several significant decision makers, should have begun with Freeman's criteria but as the war progressed, casualties mounted and incompetence was revealed there were many opportunities to develop and advance senior officers who were not part of the WP/RA/FFV crowd. In some cases that happened, John Gordon, Nathan Forrest, Wade Hampton and Billy Mahone were all examples of good personnel decisions, but on the other hand there is the example of Thomas Munford who was never promoted to BG although he several times commanded a brigade and a division with success. And then there is the matter of BG Raleigh Colston who was relieved of command after Chancellorsville because he disagreed with several foolish orders on the part of Stuart as acting 2nd Corps commander. Stonewall, on his death bed, objected mightily to this relief which seems to have been largely based on Colston's status as an outsider. Clausewitz is correct in saying that peace time service and staff colleges are poor substitutes for the learning experience of real war. The confederates seem to me to have had a a hard time rising above their cliquishness. Their insistence on promoting people like Rosser and Fitz Lee, when better men were available was absurd. pl
All IMO the NK aggression toward US civil liberties should be met by a cyber campaign that seeks to disrupt all traffic in and out of their country concentrating on wrecking their ability to move funds in and out of their wretched country. you don't like that? Well, wring your hands and whine about China. pl
LeAnder There were never anything but "greys," never in human history. pl
AEL Canadian spoilsport! OK. Let's bomb them! pl
MEP Some new Chinese made cock rings? pl
MEP Good idea to use the useless little p----s for guerrilla attacks. they can work off some student debts. for the main onslaught NSAs main frames will do the job! Heh! Heh! pl
MEP DARPA? Shh... pl