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Babbler # 1064

posted 05 November 2001 07:59 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
That's the metaphor Sir Michael Howard, distinguished military historian, is using for the war against Afghanistan.

I hope he gets a hearing. I somehow doubt it, though.

From: that enchanted place on the top of the Forest | Registered: Jul 2001  |  IP: Logged
David Kyle
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posted 06 November 2001 04:37 PM      Profile for David Kyle     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The qualities needed in a serious campaign against terrorists—secrecy, intelligence, political sagacity, quiet ruthlessness, covert actions that remain covert....

Who's to say that this isn't happening?

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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 06 November 2001 05:22 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
I think that covert operations only seem politically correct in hindsight, and then, only if they're successful. If assasins were sent in to Afghanistan instead of B-52 bombers, and it became public knowledge, I think just as many people would be calling for Dubya's head as there are now. He'd be in deep deep deep shit if those assassins ended up dead.
From: A thread has merit only if I post to it. So sayeth VVMB! | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged

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