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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    At least you have accurately identified your position. Now go find MV and bite his ankles for a while.
    Bolton is a dangerous nut. No wonder you're defending him.
    Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Bolton is a dangerous nut. No wonder you're defending him.
    I defended him by saying he’s not a lunatic? Really?

    Try to demonstrate some intelligence for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Bolton is a dangerous nut. No wonder you're defending him.
    Do You believe that you would come out looking good if you had a chance to debate him on foreign policy issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Do You believe that you would come out looking good if you had a chance to debate him on foreign policy issues?
    @Ethereal, well.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    @Ethereal, well.....
    Ethereal comes out looking the buffoon when he tries to argue foreign policy on this forum. You're asking what he's do with the National Security Director?

    Wet his pants the answer looking even more the fool. Kinda of a silly query, T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ransom View Post
    Ethereal comes out looking the buffoon when he tries to argue foreign policy on this forum. You're asking what he's do with the National Security Director?

    Wet his pants the answer looking even more the fool. Kinda of a silly query, T.
    I’m just curious if he thinks he would look good in a debate with Bolton on foreign policy issues. There’s a reason he won’t respond to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    I’m just curious if he thinks he would look good in a debate with Bolton on foreign policy issues. There’s a reason he won’t respond to that.
    Ethereal...and John Bolton....in a foreign policy issue debate?

    I'm sorry....hold on a second.....no....its no use....I bust a gut even contemplating that.



    Yer f'n killin me, Smalls!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ransom View Post
    Ethereal...and John Bolton....in a foreign policy issue debate?

    I'm sorry....hold on a second.....no....its no use....I bust a gut even contemplating that.



    Yer f'n killin me, Smalls!
    I suspect @Ethereal is not going to answer my question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    During the first gulf war, I was a platoon sergeant. For years we had been training to fight the Soviets. Now we are going to deploy to fight an enemy I knew little about. So I bought some books which talked about the Iraqi’s doctrine and history in battle. All they really had to go on was their long standing war with Iran.

    Basically everything I read talked about how either Iraq or Iran would give up as soon as one side looked to be getting the upper hand. In one battle, they both gave up simultaneously.


    I gave the book book to my company commander. I told him that I think that the Iraqi’s will surrender from the very first time we make contact. He told me that he thought that if anything, the Iraqi’s knew how to fight on the ground. After our first contact, he came to me and said “ holy $#@!! You were right”. I don’t think we can handle another mass surrender like that.
    I was a team leader (and 21)- all I was reading was Army regs and manuals.
    Alea iacta est

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I was a team leader (and 21)- all I was reading was Army regs and manuals.
    Then I was more interested in determining the tendencies of those we wer likely are to fight. Army regs were secondary
    Last edited by Tahuyaman; 07-11-2018 at 09:22 PM.

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