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by Alexis
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Pandemic
Replies: 186
Views: 16063

Re: Pandemic

And on the other hand, we have Singapore to show the world how to do it right . . . https://technologyreview.com/s/615353/singapore-is-the-model-for-how-to-handle-the-coronavirus/ "The key features: quick action, extensive testing, and relentless tracking." Yes. But it's already too late for such q...
by Alexis
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Attack on the Ain al-Asad Base in Iraq
Replies: 19
Views: 1285

Re: Reinforcing the Iranian deterrent

neverfail wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:28 pm
Merci pour la traduction, Alexis mon ami. :D
You're welcome :)

But you should actually thank DeepL. I merely changed a couple things, this was essentially an automated online translation.
by Alexis
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Attack on the Ain al-Asad Base in Iraq
Replies: 19
Views: 1285

Re: Scorecard of Suleimani + Al Asad episode = 5-2 for Iran

I would say the situation is rapidly evolving. This is all yesterday's news. It seem a large portion of the Iranian population is sick and tired of endless war against the West and others. This was all structural news :) Not all that is fresh and new is important, no matter how spectacular. Regardi...
by Alexis
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Attack on the Ain al-Asad Base in Iraq
Replies: 19
Views: 1285

Scorecard of Suleimani + Al Asad episode = 5-2 for Iran

USA - President Trump demonstrated that he was willing to answer with open, direct and forceful military retaliation on Iran's asset - killing of a top general - either killing of even one American citizen (contractor on K-1 Air base ) or attack of an US embassy without any human loss, even without...
by Alexis
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Attack on the Ain al-Asad Base in Iraq
Replies: 19
Views: 1285

Reinforcing the Iranian deterrent

Actually, it's far less the size of the blasts than their precision which comes as a reality check regarding Iranian strike capabilities. Photo analysis of the damages at Al Asad yielded the following data: - Missiles over Al Asad base were striking precise target points, with CEP in the vicinity of...
by Alexis
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: Trump takes a calculated risk
Replies: 71
Views: 6387

Re: No "calculated risk", but "going all-in"

The only - small - limitation of risk is that the answer is announced to be "wise, well considered and in time , with decisive deterrent effect ." Meaning that the reprisal shouldn't be for the very near future . Possibly, by that time, Trump will have calmed down a tad bit? Well, I was wrong about...
by Alexis
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: Trump takes a calculated risk
Replies: 71
Views: 6387

Re: No "calculated risk", but "going all-in"

If Tehran does not retaliate on the US for this unpardonable outrage, it will lose the respect of all of its proxies abroad not to mention the respect of its own public. Were I the man with the authority to make the decision I would act sooner (while the country is still unified in grief and outrag...
by Alexis
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: American Troops out of Iraq(?)
Replies: 41
Views: 2787

Re: American Troops out of Iraq(?)

Stupid as Trump is, even he must know that US troops CANNOT stay in Iraq against the will of Iraqis. Better said, they could, but the consequences would be a complete disaster. Five thousand American troops, even with the help of the US air force, could not resist continuous attacks by the Iraqi mi...
by Alexis
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: Trump takes a calculated risk
Replies: 71
Views: 6387

Re: No "calculated risk", but "going all-in"

The leadership of the Iranian regime is desperate. They are now supported by a majority of their people, while a few weeks ago many demonstrations and tensions were organized against them. They don't look so desperate to me. The same people that hated Suleimani I didn't see very many Suleimani-hate...
by Alexis
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: American Troops out of Iraq(?)
Replies: 41
Views: 2787

Re: American Troops out of Iraq(?)

Wrong. The Iraqi government is not FORCED to expell the US troops, but it certainly MAY do it... The resolution only strengthens the government's resolve to do it. Actually, the Iraqi government CANNOT expel US troops . What it can do is cancel the Iraq-US political agreement allowing US troops to ...