Category Archives: warfare

It’s the two-facedness that’s really pissing me off

EU officials have “warned” the Russian government w.r.t. the air strikes their forces are flying: EU foreign ministers meeting on October 12 warned Moscow to focus its military actions in Syria on Islamic State extremists and not target moderate opposition … Continue reading

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Collective punishment in Eastern Ukraine

Ok, now we see the purpose of the “Russian invasion under humanitarian disguise claims”: the Ukrainian army has already declared that dead civilians in Donezk due to Ukrainian shelling are the responsibility of the rebels for placing rocket launchers in … Continue reading

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Welcome to Gaza

Imagine you have a flatmate and he’s an asshole: on a regular basis he goes out and commits crimes – he even kills people. And once he’s done that, he comes back and hides in the flat – in a … Continue reading

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Not all deaths are equal

A few weeks ago, when it still looked as if the US might fly air strikes against Syrian government facilities, Stratfor had one of their typical insightful analyses. As part of this they point out the cognitive dissonance characterizing the … Continue reading

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Targeting non-combatants is unethical – always!

Targeting non-combatants is unethical – always! There’s no excuse for it! Taking hostages in a mall and executing them is despicable! But let’s not gloss over some inconvenient facts.

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Stratfor: Global Arms Markets as seen throught the Syrian Lens

Stratfor has a very interesting piece out, discussing how weapons’ durability, interchangeability and stable value means that they will flow from one conflict area to another, and from one actor to another, meaning that any “we’re arming the good guys” … Continue reading

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When the Nazis took the Communists…

A friend set me off when he linked to a post discussing the inane opinion of Lindsey Graham, Republican from South Carolina, who’s “glad” about the PRISM program. Here’s what I wrote: On to the question: I’ve just watched a … Continue reading

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