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Everything posted by GrndPndr

  1. You might be right. But I assume Gen Milley has a good understanding of the nuclear enterprise, and if the reporting is correct, was genuinely concerned enough about Trump's behavior towards the end of his presidency to take drastic action. If Milley ends up resigning or being fired over it, I bet he keeps a clear conscious on the actions be took. If he remains, I wonder what criteria he will use for the current POTUS in order to establish (in his mind) the inability to wield nuclear decision-making? Rather not test that out.
  2. The level of Chinese meddling in other societies and even UN processes, all for bolstering their Nationalism, should frighten everyone. Imagine you applying for a grant to the UN for a music scholarship, and then be turned down because you said "Taiwan." But changing that to Taiwan Province of China is okay, and you're magically approved. China looks at every little thing which comes before the UN, they seek every avenue to further their influence and stature. Conversely, every bit of US nationalism is assailed by the woke crowd. So tiring.
  3. We could debate about whether Nixon was depressed over the end of Vietnam, I'm pretty sure he wasn't wired that way. Publicly, he felt that he was the good guy for drawing down the number of ground forces and ending things (such as it was).
  4. No, he shouldn't resign, come on now... He should be fired!
  5. "That said I know a good paint and body man." <<Hope that isn't him! This is the rumored ordnance used in the "Car-Full-O-Suicide-Vests" mission.
  6. It will be interesting to see how fast we recognize these twelfth-century sycophants as a legitimate state.
  7. One could also ask, why couldn't we have made Bagram our final departure place (instead of HK airport)? Bagram easier to defend? Fewer civilians? When/if things go sideways would you rather be at KBL or AIX? Did anyone consider this? Sorry, some of these questions will seem a bit...rhetorical.
  8. Geeze... Awful On a related note, a question: Does the Taliban making the first move here, free us to operate a little more aggressively?
  9. Not sure if this was posted before, but these are good folks helping the kind of people you're talking about: https://nooneleft.org/
  10. Kamala has almost landed over there...on a Saturday (Sunday there) evening. Lot's of people tuning in = doubtful. But it will be interesting to see what kind of drama (uh... spin) gets put on her visit).
  11. From the Read-the-Teleprompter-Contemporaneous speech: I'm not sure if that was really Larry, Moe - or curly who answered that...
  12. Apologies for a post on the heels of another, but wanted to say, I think your other weights are very accurate (and sadly entertaining).
  13. I think the probability-weighting for option D should be a heavier (maybe 75%) Once we are out, these knuckleheads are going to twelfth-century everyone they can get their filthy hands on.
  14. So agree. What's that even like, taking off with people hanging on to your UHF antennas, knowing they will not make it much past rotation? <<rhetorical question
  15. Only a metaphor right now, but here's your photo op...
  16. I'm trying to stay focused on the bigger picture. I keep adjusting the knobs to try and do that, but I think this thing is digital. Related story (to Pawnman's NPR thing): https://www.foxnews.com/us/washington-dc-murders-surpass-coronavirus-deaths-july
  17. GrndPndr

    F1 Thread

    Thoroughly enjoyed watching Lewis struggle, and whine. As for Bottas, well let's see if there is an announcement over the break.
  18. She's back! Yes folks, back in time for the Balance Beam. Hope she survives: https://www.wsj.com/articles/simone-biles-balance-beam-final-tokyo-olympics-11627893493?st=3jzlmp139o61upy&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink
  19. She just plain quit. https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/07/28/why-are-we-celebrating-simone-biles-for-quitting-the-olympics/ I think there may even be a bit of race baiting in the media on this - but it hasn't worked.
  20. Maybe so. But what does that look like two or three days in? US as the only additional player there?
  21. Close. They carry more dramatic weight, and therefore get the attention of the weak minded.
  22. GrndPndr

    F1 Thread

    I like it, but 5 laps does make it sounds like lots of crashes (which might be cool)
  23. I can't tell if you're Sarcasming (sts) or not.
  24. ISIS seems to be moving pretty fast - If they were a "regular" (i.e. traditional) army, we could wait for them to spread out their logistics lines and cut off the head of that snake!
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