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I am Nicolas Raoul, IT consultant in Tokyo.


Dec
9
comment Historical examples of energy wars
I can't think of a particular conflict, but I guess than in ancient times watermills (and places where watermills can be build) might have been locally considered as strategic.
Dec
9
comment Historical examples of energy wars
+1 for Chaco War. Wikipedia: The origin of the war is commonly attributed to a conflict between the oil companies Royal Dutch Shell backing Paraguay and Standard Oil supporting Bolivia. Scholar Rafael Archondo disputes claims that the war would have been caused by interests of these companies and emphasizes the aims of Argentina to import oil from the Chaco.
Sep
12
comment Strange jeep-hold cable used during Operation Horev
Great analysis! Indeed it can't be an antenna itself, and your guy wire theory is most probably true. But zero chance that the guy wire is attached to the left-back of the jeep, behind the soldier? It seems to be a special jeep, that does not move often: They even wrote city distances on the front of the vehicle.
May
23
comment What form of home address did Romans use?
I would appreciate authoritative info on this
May
23
comment Epoch of an item marked with anchor symbol with the letters N and D
Your question's title asks for the epoch, but the body asks "Is this logo/mark something special or known? Is it a maker-sign?"... Title should be more representative of the real question
Apr
30
comment Israel's Official Gazette online?
It sounds more on-topic here: libraries.stackexchange.com/questions/1497/…
Apr
30
comment History of terrorist organizations designations/undesignations by Israel
@ihtkwot: Thanks for the feedback, done!
Apr
27
comment History of terrorist organizations designations/undesignations by Israel
@RickyDemer: Thanks! I had forgotten a word indeed.
Apr
26
comment Israel's Official Gazette online?
@Drux: Thanks for the feedback! I added why it is a publication of historical significance.
Mar
15
comment What was the contemporary German public opinion on the Herero Genocide?
Could you please link to the BBC article? Thanks!
Dec
17
comment Has the UK ever used the Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act 1987 to enter an embassy without approval?
cant remove my comment because smartphone
Oct
9
comment How did diplomats of the Axis powers travel and communicate among themselves in World War II
@Luke: Do you have any reference that there has ever been an Axis-controlled underwater cable route between Germany and Japan?
Oct
5
comment Why did Civil War officers tell their men to “aim low”?
@JonEricson: See Guy F-W's recoil theory.
Aug
23
comment What options India had other than getting its independence from Britain?
-1 for condescending tone. It can be a good question if you make it more neutral.
Aug
17
comment Does Amnesty International maintain a list of prisoners of conscience?
Thank you for the Cuba list, it is actually the kind of list I am looking for. But The first page you mentioned is just a definition, it does not link to individuals, right?
Jul
17
comment Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
@heltonbiker, dotancohen: english.stackexchange.com/questions/74384/…
Jul
13
comment When was the African National Congress added to the US terror list?
You're right, the best would be to obtain what was the first publicly available official list. It might be relatively recent, I don't know. Right now the list apparently comes in the form of a press release from the "Bureau of Counterterrorism", but that could have changed over time. Some countries' list come in the form of a decree, in which case it is sure to be archived somewhere.
Jul
12
comment When was the African National Congress added to the US terror list?
@T.E.D. OK I will mention History.SE :-)
Jul
12
comment When was the African National Congress added to the US terror list?
@Russell: The following files are thought to be the reference for the current list, but does not say anything about the past, as far as I know: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Jun
15
comment What are the origins of the “totalitarian genes” theory?
Google only has 269 results for "totalitarian genes", and most results are puns or verbal attacks. Maybe the expression is more widespread in another language? Where did you hear about this theory?