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WORLD at WAR, Official 2012 Thread (TO BE CONTINUED) Israel, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, PA, Egypt, Libya, Pakistan, North Korea, Russia, China, U.S.

 
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Gerry I must confess I have taken your avatar pic and used it as a security sign at work in the event of SHTF.
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My attorneys will be contacting you Monday morning because I stole it from somewhere fair and square. I'm sure we can work out something equitable for all concerned.
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Gerry, as long as I get diplomatic immunity, a clear line of site, an exit that works, and I get to keep the toys we are good. tounge
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I can agree to everything but the toys...
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not asking you to let me keep nukes...just the rifles with scopes buddy.
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and then there is this...

Zombie Apocalypse Training: HALO Corp. To Train Military, Law Enforcement On Virus Outbreak
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is ready for a zombie apocalypse. Gun owners got prepared for a zombie apocalypse. Now, the military and law enforcement are getting ready.

And next month, they'll begin training.

Security firm HALO Corp. announced yesterday that about 1,000 military personnel, police officials, medical experts and federal workers will learn the ins and outs of a zombie apocalypse, as part of an annual counter-terrorism summit , according to the Military Times.

[link to www.huffingtonpost.com]
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I would consider that a best case scenario right now
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True...they are slow and not very bright...
I know the voices aren't real, but man do they come up with some great ideas!
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My attorneys will be contacting you Monday morning because I stole it from somewhere fair and square. I'm sure we can work out something equitable for all concerned.
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Gerry, as long as I get diplomatic immunity, a clear line of site, an exit that works, and I get to keep the toys we are good. tounge
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I can agree to everything but the toys...
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not asking you to let me keep nukes...just the rifles with scopes buddy.
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You can keep any munitions under 1Kt...deal?
I know the voices aren't real, but man do they come up with some great ideas!
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Picture this crap as rockets over some american or israeli city...not as aliens.

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Gerry, as long as I get diplomatic immunity, a clear line of site, an exit that works, and I get to keep the toys we are good. tounge
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I can agree to everything but the toys...
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not asking you to let me keep nukes...just the rifles with scopes buddy.
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You can keep any munitions under 1Kt...deal?
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sounds good to me, I'm easy Gerry, as you can see not about money with me.
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Picture this crap as rockets over some american or israeli city...not as aliens.


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Looks like Los Angeles any fri or sat night
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Picture this crap as rockets over some american or israeli city...not as aliens.


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Looks like Los Angeles any fri or sat night
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LOL!! that was nothing like the time I visited Disney Land, then again IHOP is a bit crazy in the morning
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I can agree to everything but the toys...
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not asking you to let me keep nukes...just the rifles with scopes buddy.
 Quoting: godzilla85


You can keep any munitions under 1Kt...deal?
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sounds good to me, I'm easy Gerry, as you can see not about money with me.
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OK...I'll call off the dogs...
I know the voices aren't real, but man do they come up with some great ideas!
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not asking you to let me keep nukes...just the rifles with scopes buddy.
 Quoting: godzilla85


You can keep any munitions under 1Kt...deal?
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sounds good to me, I'm easy Gerry, as you can see not about money with me.
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OK...I'll call off the dogs...
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cool, (movie russian) it's very good we can come to an understanding comrade tounge
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You can keep any munitions under 1Kt...deal?
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sounds good to me, I'm easy Gerry, as you can see not about money with me.
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OK...I'll call off the dogs...
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cool, (movie russian) it's very good we can come to an understanding comrade tounge
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Da...Ne-za-chto
I know the voices aren't real, but man do they come up with some great ideas!
Semper Fi USMC
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sounds good to me, I'm easy Gerry, as you can see not about money with me.
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OK...I'll call off the dogs...
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cool, (movie russian) it's very good we can come to an understanding comrade tounge
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Da...Ne-za-chto
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I did say "movie russian" so that means I haven't the faintest idea what you are saying right now, try spanish and I'll probably get it then. Gringo loco ( meant in jest ) tounge
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Looks like the Moslem Brotherhood is making nice with Iran....

Egypt's Mursi says Iran is vital to ending Syria's crisis -

[link to thestar.com.my]

Here's a blurb -

Egypt's Islamist President said on Saturday that having a strong relationship with Iran is important for Egypt at this time to be able to work out a way to end the bloodshed in Syria.

. . . President Mohamed Mursi described Iran as "a main player in the region that could have an active and supportive role in solving the Syrian problem."
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OK...I'll call off the dogs...
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cool, (movie russian) it's very good we can come to an understanding comrade tounge
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Da...Ne-za-chto
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I did say "movie russian" so that means I haven't the faintest idea what you are saying right now, try spanish and I'll probably get it then. Gringo loco ( meant in jest ) tounge
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but Russian is so much more exotic...yes, don't mention it.
I know the voices aren't real, but man do they come up with some great ideas!
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Looks like the Moslem Brotherhood is making nice with Iran....

Egypt's Mursi says Iran is vital to ending Syria's crisis -

[link to thestar.com.my]
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good God it's looking better and better to just nuke the whole damn place and then look the other way.
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cool, (movie russian) it's very good we can come to an understanding comrade tounge
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Da...Ne-za-chto
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I did say "movie russian" so that means I haven't the faintest idea what you are saying right now, try spanish and I'll probably get it then. Gringo loco ( meant in jest ) tounge
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but Russian is so much more exotic...yes, don't mention it.
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that's true, I'm looking foward to learning it someday sooner rather than later hopefully, along with arabic or farsi, it is wise to know the language of one's advesaries.
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Looks like the Moslem Brotherhood is making nice with Iran....

Egypt's Mursi says Iran is vital to ending Syria's crisis -

[link to thestar.com.my]
 Quoting: DarbyDoom


Iran is vital to ending lots of things...
I know the voices aren't real, but man do they come up with some great ideas!
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Looks like the Moslem Brotherhood is making nice with Iran....

Egypt's Mursi says Iran is vital to ending Syria's crisis -

[link to thestar.com.my]
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Iran is vital to ending lots of things...
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just want to end their leadership....country if absolutely necessary.
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Looks like the Moslem Brotherhood is making nice with Iran....

Egypt's Mursi says Iran is vital to ending Syria's crisis -

[link to thestar.com.my]
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Iran is vital to ending lots of things...
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Is that - Iran is vital to ending lots of things OR
Ending Iran is vital to lots of things?
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ummm...yes
I know the voices aren't real, but man do they come up with some great ideas!
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Still moving things all day and all night; you guys have fun and keep up on the news!
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Still moving things all day and all night; you guys have fun and keep up on the news!
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SLACKER!!! tounge
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Still moving things all day and all night; you guys have fun and keep up on the news!
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SLACKER!!! tounge
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The moving part is ok, it's the packing/unpacking and figuring out where the stuff is going to go, I don't like. Feel for you, MM!
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Hey guys, check out the article in the thread. Looks like Syria on the move again.

Thread: Breaking: Fierce Battle Erupts As Syria Fires Into Jordan
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Hey guys, check out the article in the thread. Looks like Syria on the move again.

Thread: Breaking: Fierce Battle Erupts As Syria Fires Into Jordan
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Related - there was also a Syrian military incursion into Lebanon yesterday....The Syrians were trying to cut off smuggling routes...

More worrying, there have been several recent attempts to assassinate Lebanese politicians. This afternoon someone tried to take out a Christian politician...

Here's a link:

Aoun says was target of assassination attempt [link to www.dailystar.com.lb]
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Hey Darby. I'm curious why Syria would move units off the Golan to go to Jordan, though. I know they've been after rebels, and THEY'VE gone into Jordan, but taking troops off of the Golan Heights doesn't make sense to me. How thin are they spread out?
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Hey guys, check out the article in the thread. Looks like Syria on the move again.

Thread: Breaking: Fierce Battle Erupts As Syria Fires Into Jordan
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Related - there was also a Syrian military incursion into Lebanon yesterday....The Syrians were trying to cut off smuggling routes...

More worrying, there have been several recent attempts to assassinate Lebanese politicians. This afternoon someone tried to take out a Christian politician...

Here's a link:

Aoun says was target of assassination attempt [link to www.dailystar.com.lb]
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Hey Darby. I'm curious why Syria would move units off the Golan to go to Jordan, though. I know they've been after rebels, and THEY'VE gone into Jordan, but taking troops off of the Golan Heights doesn't make sense to me. How thin are they spread out?
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In an attempt to stay in power, Assad has been giving de facto autonomy to ethnic minorities. He basically surrendered the Kurdish areas....(Syrian Army left w/o a fight and Kurds just took over). My guess is that he is doing the same with the Druze in the Golan...

He's not worried about an Israeli invasion/Russians are blocking overt foreign intervention (sort of - looks like Turkey keeps ignoring that memo)...

He's not worried about Islamists taking control of Druze areas - Is the 'secret' religion of the Druze even comsidered to be a branch of Islam?. I doubt the Islamists (who consider Sufis to be heretics) view it that way....

So he gets to redirect his troops to places he needs them...and he doesn't have to worry about his enemies (internal & external) moving in to fill the void...

It actually makes more sense to abandon the Druze in Golan than to abandon the Kurdish areas....

To answer your "how thin are they spread out"? The Syrian military is strained. There haven't been the widespread defections people expected - but conscripts are deserting...and some officers have changed sides. They've been fighting for 18 months and I think a majority (or at least a plurality) of deaths in Syria have been soldiers - so that makes 10 to 15k KIA...Also, there are reports that some of the Sunni troops aren't committed to the fight - e.g. that they are firing over the heads of the FSA. Before the war, Syria's best troops would have been in the Golan....While Assad may still have a large number of soldiers - he may not have a large number of elite troops at this point....
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Hey guys, check out the article in the thread. Looks like Syria on the move again.

Thread: Breaking: Fierce Battle Erupts As Syria Fires Into Jordan
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Related - there was also a Syrian military incursion into Lebanon yesterday....The Syrians were trying to cut off smuggling routes...

More worrying, there have been several recent attempts to assassinate Lebanese politicians. This afternoon someone tried to take out a Christian politician...

Here's a link:

Aoun says was target of assassination attempt [link to www.dailystar.com.lb]
 Quoting: DarbyDoom


Hey Darby. I'm curious why Syria would move units off the Golan to go to Jordan, though. I know they've been after rebels, and THEY'VE gone into Jordan, but taking troops off of the Golan Heights doesn't make sense to me. How thin are they spread out?
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


In an attempt to stay in power, Assad has been giving de facto autonomy to ethnic minorities. He basically surrendered the Kurdish areas....(Syrian Army left w/o a fight and Kurds just took over). My guess is that he is doing the same with the Druze in the Golan...

He's not worried about an Israeli invasion/Russians are blocking overt foreign intervention (sort of - looks like Turkey keeps ignoring tha memo)...

He's not worried about Islamists taking control of Druze areas - Is the 'secret' religion of the Druze even comsidered to be a branch of Islam?. I doubt the Islamists (who consider Sufis to be heretics) view it that way....

So he gets to redirect his troops to places he needs them...and he doesn't have to worry about his enemies (internal & external) moving in to fill the void...

It actually makes more sense to abandon the Druze in Golan than to abandon the Kurdish areas....
 Quoting: DarbyDoom


Thanks, Darby. I have to admit, I need a program most days. I hope I'm not driving you all nuts with noobie type questions. Do you know or am I remembering incorrectly, it seems like I remember the Druze being considered more Christian than muslim some years back. Or are they like the Palestinians, both?
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Your edit sounds like trying to train the Afghani's. They would dissapear and go home for a few weeks or so after payday. Most never came back.
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Related - there was also a Syrian military incursion into Lebanon yesterday....The Syrians were trying to cut off smuggling routes...

More worrying, there have been several recent attempts to assassinate Lebanese politicians. This afternoon someone tried to take out a Christian politician...

Here's a link:

Aoun says was target of assassination attempt [link to www.dailystar.com.lb]
 Quoting: DarbyDoom


Hey Darby. I'm curious why Syria would move units off the Golan to go to Jordan, though. I know they've been after rebels, and THEY'VE gone into Jordan, but taking troops off of the Golan Heights doesn't make sense to me. How thin are they spread out?
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


In an attempt to stay in power, Assad has been giving de facto autonomy to ethnic minorities. He basically surrendered the Kurdish areas....(Syrian Army left w/o a fight and Kurds just took over). My guess is that he is doing the same with the Druze in the Golan...

He's not worried about an Israeli invasion/Russians are blocking overt foreign intervention (sort of - looks like Turkey keeps ignoring tha memo)...

He's not worried about Islamists taking control of Druze areas - Is the 'secret' religion of the Druze even comsidered to be a branch of Islam?. I doubt the Islamists (who consider Sufis to be heretics) view it that way....

So he gets to redirect his troops to places he needs them...and he doesn't have to worry about his enemies (internal & external) moving in to fill the void...

It actually makes more sense to abandon the Druze in Golan than to abandon the Kurdish areas....
 Quoting: DarbyDoom


Thanks, Darby. I have to admit, I need a program most days. I hope I'm not driving you all nuts with noobie type questions. Do you know or am I remembering incorrectly, it seems like I remember the Druze being considered more Christian than muslim some years back. Or are they like the Palestinians, both?
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Your questions are not noobie - how many Americans have heard of the Druze? Druze are not Christians and they are not Palestinians - they are a unique ethnic group....I think Israeli Druze are Israeli citizens. I know they serve in the IDF - but Israel isn't really my bailiwick...

The Druze religion is a secret - really....Druze are not allowed to talk about it....I get the impression that their faith is similar to the Alawites - a syncretic faith that is basically mish-mash of near eastern beliefs. A big difference - women are supposedly excluded from the Alawite faith (Alawites think women don't have souls)...I think I remember that women play a big role in the Druze religious mysteries. The religion in that part of the world that I find most fascinating in Yazidism - It's practiced by some Kurds (and their neighbors) in Syria & northern Iraq... Yazidism basically seems like a form of satanism...They worship a Peacock Prince - a fallen angel who lives on earth. They need to keep him happy b/c if he is upset he will punish you....

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