War. War never changes. (Except when it does)

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Postby Mongrel » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:59 pm

Of course they're currently allies and even CNN is only claiming it's a legitimate failure/accident with a new weapons system being used for the first time, so even Iran is denying it. Ha.
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Re: War. War never changes. (Except when it does)

Postby Mothra » Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:56 pm

Fuckin' Russians, man.

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Re: War. War never changes. (Except when it does)

Postby Mongrel » Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:49 pm

IS personals try to attract brides for their, uh, wonderful young men

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See, this is why crazy jihad is so attractive; in any sane country, that guy would be banging on the inside door of a locker, yelling for someone to let him out.
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Re: War. War never changes. (Except when it does)

Postby Newbie » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:24 am

ars technica: The NSA’s SKYNET program may be killing thousands of innocent people

We built robot guns and now we've put robot brains in charge of deciding to pull the trigger. It's not so much that the Day of the Machine has arrived: it's now just a whole lot harder for us to justify our objections when foreign drones accidentally shoot up innocent Americans. That genie is out and the lamp is broken.
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Postby Mongrel » Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:12 pm

Newbie wrote:ars technica: The NSA’s SKYNET program may be killing thousands of innocent people

We built robot guns and now we've put robot brains in charge of deciding to pull the trigger. It's not so much that the Day of the Machine has arrived: it's now just a whole lot harder for us to justify our objections when foreign drones accidentally shoot up innocent Americans. That genie is out and the lamp is broken.


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Re: War. War never changes. (Except when it does)

Postby beatbandito » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:15 pm

Oh my god, Skynet is already self aware. It knows how to draw dicks.

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Postby Thad » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:13 am

Oh fuck.

Skynet is Korrok.

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Postby Mongrel » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:33 pm

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Postby Sharkey » Sun May 29, 2016 3:34 pm

I think they might be a tad optimistic when it comes to guided artillery shells. I think the army already pissed away a lot of money on that without getting it to work, but hey, we'll see.

Also, I have an intense desire to arm a Zumwalt with these things and take it back in time Final Countdown style. Except we could bring it back to 1980 just to fuck with the Charlie Sheen when the Nimitz gets back and he's all "I really should have seen this shit coming."
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Postby Mongrel » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:23 pm

Massive NYT longform piece on ISIS and the overall state of the middle east: Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart

Might post some thoughts once I actually read the whole thing (might, might not... dunno), but just leaving the link here for now since it looks really damn good.
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Re: War. War never changes. (Except when it does)

Postby Mongrel » Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:30 pm

Oh boy!



The two most important words in that headline are "international waters".

(note that I do not think this is actually going to lead to a war. But I do think this is the most appropriate thread for military incidents and tension between the US and China)
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Re: War. War never changes. (Except when it does)

Postby Hardly Ideal » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:58 pm

Not sure if this is the right thread, but we can move it.

Hey, Hardly Jr, did you turn on the TV all by yourse-

"And we've received word that the Russian ambassador for Turkey has been assassinated on live TV by a Turkish gunman."

...man, kiddo. I really wish you'd stick to Signing Time or Mythbusters.
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Re: War. War never changes. (Except when it does)

Postby Thad » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:22 pm

Fresh evidence that Nixon intentionally derailed Vietnam peace talks in '68.

It's tempting, given recent and upcoming presidencies, to look back on Nixon as not so bad after all.

But he really, really was.

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Re: War. War never changes. (Except when it does)

Postby Mongrel » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:06 am

So the latest news out of the Balkans is that the Dayton Accords are under some rather serious strain, the worst in 19 years. Trump's election has the Serbs looking like they might grab bits and pieces back here or there (and they have a Presidential election coming up) and other players are also hoping to make moves. True or not, basically everyone involved over there figures that the election of Trump means the US won't be as interested in enforcing the post-Dayton peace.

Because an unstable Balkans always leads to great things, right?
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Re: War. War never changes. (Except when it does)

Postby Mongrel » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:39 pm

NPR: Russia is supporting anti-US insurgents in Afghanistan

Russia is supporting anti-U.S. insurgents in Afghanistan — and through them, terrorists, top U.S. national security leaders say.


I guess we've come a long way since I was 5!
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Postby Mongrel » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:42 pm

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Re: War. War never changes. (Except when it does)

Postby Mongrel » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:41 pm

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Re: War. War never changes. (Except when it does)

Postby Mongrel » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:42 pm

Oh fuck, already.

US forces fire 60 Tomahawk missiles at Syrian Airbase

Ohhhh fuckity fuck fuck here we go.

I wonder how Putin feels now.

EDIT: NYT says the Russians were warned.

That's uh, something, I guess.
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