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Offline pjohns

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Assad is moving his weapons underground
« on: September 05, 2013, 12:32:54 AM »

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Re: Assad is moving his weapons underground
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 12:35:48 AM »
Why bother?  Just put them in schools and fill them with kids...or put them in hospitals full of women, children and the elderly.  Much cheaper and way more effective.
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Re: Assad is moving his weapons underground
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 08:05:33 PM »
Why bother?  Just put them in schools and fill them with kids...or put them in hospitals full of women, children and the elderly.  Much cheaper and way more effective.

Fair point.

Very Machiavellian--but, as you (correctly) noted, quite effective...

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Re: Assad is moving his weapons underground
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 09:08:25 PM »
Why bother?  Just put them in schools and fill them with kids...or put them in hospitals full of women, children and the elderly.  Much cheaper and way more effective.

That's another reality of asymmetric warfare, as it's called.  When you face an overwhelmingly superior force you take creative measures to protect yourself from that force.

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Re: Assad is moving his weapons underground
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2013, 12:15:22 AM »
That's another reality of asymmetric warfare, as it's called.  When you face an overwhelmingly superior force you take creative measures to protect yourself from that force.

What you describe as "creative," I would describe as cowardly...


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