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On Combat | Coach is Right

Posted: January 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

Gunny G: BLOGGIN' BAD!~MAKE AMERICA "AMERICAN"! AGAIN!!!!! (FUBO!) BRING BACK AMERICA's HAT! (THAT BAD ASS DEPLORABLE FEDORA!) ~ $H!T-CAN THE STAIN, STIGMA, STENCH AND SHAME OF "THE PRINCE OF FOOLS"~ AND: "FINALLY," ~ BRING THE "POF" TO JUSTICE!, EXPOSE! AINOs (AMERICANS IN NAME ONLY), AND FLUSH THE SWAMP~POWER-FLUSH! "TWICE!"-("FLOATERS" Y'KNOW!) -POTUS .45 TRUMP COCKED and LOCKED!.....-ONE RIGHTEOUS MAN--IF WE CAN KEEP HIM! ~ Illegitimi non carborundum..!

The movies represent a sincere attempt by filmmakers to get away from the usual morbid voyeurism of combat and the self-debasing, anti-American propaganda and try to reach what is true, as much as possible.

Thankfully they are at least not two ridiculous cartoons about war like Apocalypse Now and Platoon.

The reality will probably never be something that could be presented in a movie because it is too personal, too individual and in reality too horrible for any normal person to watch. Warfare is about death; in general terms, it’s about killing more of them than they kill of us.

Nothing has changed about that ugly piece of math since the beginning of time yet we seem to think that war can be reduced to antiseptic little encounters where just about anybody at all can just push a button and all the nasty stuff is all over.

Good Lord, we’re…

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Gunny G: BLOGGIN' BAD!~MAKE AMERICA "AMERICAN"! AGAIN!!!!! (FUBO!) BRING BACK AMERICA's HAT! (THAT BAD ASS DEPLORABLE FEDORA!) ~ $H!T-CAN THE STAIN, STIGMA, STENCH AND SHAME OF "THE PRINCE OF FOOLS"~ AND: "FINALLY," ~ BRING THE "POF" TO JUSTICE!, EXPOSE! AINOs (AMERICANS IN NAME ONLY), AND FLUSH THE SWAMP~POWER-FLUSH! "TWICE!"-("FLOATERS" Y'KNOW!) -POTUS .45 TRUMP COCKED and LOCKED!.....-ONE RIGHTEOUS MAN--IF WE CAN KEEP HIM! ~ Illegitimi non carborundum..!

Far from ‘outsiders,’ Europe and Islam have long been intertwined

The Globe and Mail (UK) ^ | January 25, 2015 | by H.A. Hellyer

Posted on 1/25/2015, 8:47:07 AM by Oldeconomybuyer

In the wake of the most recent attacks in Paris, the airwaves have been full of myths about Muslim communities in Europe.

However, history tells a rather different tale: Muslims are far from alien from European culture; in fact, they are central to it. The links between Europe and Islam date back to the very first generation of Muslims.

We know of the famed rule of Muslim Iberia (now known as Spain and Portugal), which created a thriving multi-religious society, something that was then a novelty in Europe.

Several hundred years earlier, after Muslim Spain had begun, you might have encountered Roger of Sicily, who ruled an island where Muslims lived as subjects of a Christian king…

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