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Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. Quid enim est aetas hominis, nisi ea memoria rerum veterum cum superiorum aetate contexitur? -- Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106-43BC)


Nov
21
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
@Canageek: ^_~ No worries. I had my share of rage history discussions and know that feeling well.
Nov
20
comment Is the Cold War still going on?
-1 This is a redefinition of the term "The Cold War" which referred to the conflict between the USA and the USSR and allies.
Nov
19
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
As a side note, @Canageek comments reads to me a little patronising. I do apologies if my reply reads as acerbic. It is not meant to offend or inflame or annoy or anything negative whatsoever. If it reads that way, I can only apologies as I did not mean it to sound bad.
Nov
19
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
@Canageek: Please do not make assumption about what I know and where I get my information from. I am familiar with Al Qaeda's history, operations, and philosophical background. The BBC can be as biased as the US media. The best source on Al Qaeda is Al Qaeda itself. Plenty of its manuals and discourse are translated into English and available on line (or in print). For sure, Al Qaeda had no love for the Iraqi regime nor for the shiite. Whatever its reasons, it did not care about the battle of Baghdad which was the only point I was making.
Nov
18
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
@Canageek: This is kinda my point. They were (or wanted to be) in Iraq to fight the USA but Baghdad was not a strategic place for them at that time. I could have said "Was it seen as a strategic goal by the Taliban? No" and would have been just as right. My point was about overall strategies not specific factions -- although Al Qaeda is more relevant than the Taliban.
Nov
18
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
@WladimirPalant: For sure ^_~
Nov
18
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
The Warsaw uprising battle was successful to the Nazi (they defeated it, killed lots of Poles and razed the city to the ground) and the Soviets (they could take control of Poland unopposed by that government in exile and make it a satellite state). However, the Poles can claim a feat of endurance to resist for as long as they did with no support, no logistics, and few men.
Nov
18
comment How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
Does the edit help?
Nov
18
revised How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
make post clearer?
Nov
17
answered How Did Modern Weapons Change the Dynamics of City Fighting?
Nov
16
comment What Are the Dynamics of A “Forced March?”
The strategic advantages may rule the day here coupled with good or available supply at the end of the march. If the forced march gives one side an major advantage in either then it is worth doing. Otherwise, not so much. Ultimately, it is all about winning the war not a battle.
Nov
15
revised Are there ancient historical sources which have been permanently lost?
Better link given.
Nov
15
comment What cultures have had a lasting effect on Sicilian culture?
Parts of Sicily were Greek and Carthaginian before they were Roman...
Nov
12
comment Did the Egyptians understand the importance of the brain?
I cannot give you a source but I believe that they thought the brain was there to cool the body down. So fevers were the result of the brain not working properly thus adding cold compressed would kick start it again.
Nov
11
comment Why did Meiji consider switching from Japanese to English?
Welcome to the site BTW!
Nov
11
accepted Why did Meiji consider switching from Japanese to English?
Nov
9
answered Are there ancient historical sources which have been permanently lost?
Nov
7
comment What were the rights of various classes of people in the Roman Republic?
Could you edit your question to make this clear?
Nov
1
awarded  Beta
Oct
31
comment Why did Meiji consider switching from Japanese to English?
@AnschelSchaffer-Cohen: See my edits.