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Warning of an imminent strike at Iran by Israel

Summary:  Another war warning about a strike by Israel at Iran.  Unlike the many others reported on this website, this one comes from people whose words deserve attention.  Let’s hope they over-estimate the odds. Here is a warning of an imminent strike by Israel at Iran, given by Pat Lang and other intel professionals in an …

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Hot news about a possible strike at Iran!

Summary:  New news indicates that an Israeli strike against Iran has just become more likely.  Again. From The Times: Earlier this year Meir Dagan, Mossad’s director since 2002, held secret talks with Saudi officials to discuss the possibility.  The Israeli press has already carried unconfirmed reports that high-ranking officials, including Ehud Olmert, the former prime …

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Who are the experts advising our generals? We know what they’ll say.

Summary:  The experts at its major think-tanks and NGO’s act as the sheepdogs guiding the American public.  In general they are reliable servants of our ruling elites and protectors of the status quo, their opinions (like Opera) represent money in motion.  But some causes are too extreme, too bizarre, for real experts to advocate — like the Afghanistan …

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Powerful insights about our war in Afghanistan, part 3

Part 3 in this series … Unlike Iraq, we have had wise and eloquent warnings about our folly in Afghanistan.  Such as this article, which I strongly recommend reading in full. COIN’s siren song, Pat Lang (Colonel, Special Forces, retired), Sic Semper Tyrannis, 11 July 2009 Excerpt “Counterinsurgency” as a developed modern doctrine of warfare was …

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A joust between two schools of American military theory

One aspect of the Afghanistan War is an improvement over the Iraq War:  while in its early states in terms of the build-up (although not by time, since we’re in the 9th year of fighting there) there is debate about the nature and goals of the war.  This shows that America is not totally brain-dead. Here three …

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