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    [–] French PM Emmanuel Macron about to use his executive powers to END "macho culture" in France. Dis_mah_mobile_one 2 points ago in KotakuInAction

    Russia is 15% Muslim already and Poland would Kurwa literally to the death if Russia tried. I think some shenanigans against Turkey would see Russia teaming up to help but I think you're overthinking this. Any conflict in the Eurozone would end the global financial system and with it the way states operate.

    I do happen to agree with you that if/when conflict happens in Europe and to a lesser degree South Africa then thousands of Americans will volunteer but I don't think they'll come wearing the US uniform, though they'll likely be semi-organized.

    [–] French PM Emmanuel Macron about to use his executive powers to END "macho culture" in France. Dis_mah_mobile_one 2 points ago in KotakuInAction

    The United States doesn't have the ability to drop 300-500,000 troops anywhere without a massive shakeup. The US military's prime goal since 1992 is the creation of defense contracts, and killing that cash cow in the name of strategic necessity will be a campaign in its own right.

    [–] [Censorship] Spain is probably going to aprove an insane law that gives lgbt groups power to censor and revert burden of proof Dis_mah_mobile_one 1 points ago in KotakuInAction

    Financial shock is most likely. The Welfare state throughout the West is lubricating an enormous number of sharp edges. Take that away and those edges create friction that ignites everything else.

    [–] About that female Viking warrior that IGN and other outlets claimed existed Dis_mah_mobile_one 46 points ago in KotakuInAction

    Mazos is the Greek word for breast. The prefix a means without, as in atypical, amoral, etc.

    Amazon literally means "one tit".

    [–] Is the Syrian Civil War revolutionizing modern warfare? Dis_mah_mobile_one 1 points ago in WarCollege

    Is Canadian artillery organically tied to a regimental/battalion combat team? I ask because upping the fires component means having to rework the sea/air lift requirements for getting said Canadian unit to Eastern Europe provided you don't base people there, which I view as unlikely.

    Brave Lion at the end of the Cold War showed serious issues with rapid deployability and to my knowledge Canada hasn't solved those except for light infantry.

    Russia's knowledge that it will fight near its own borders means it will fight heavy and immediately so. Very difficult to beat in the short term.

    [–] Is the Syrian Civil War revolutionizing modern warfare? Dis_mah_mobile_one 1 points ago in WarCollege

    I actually posted my thoughts on Russian fires here. It's interesting in a terrifying sort of way

    [–] Is the Syrian Civil War revolutionizing modern warfare? Dis_mah_mobile_one 1 points ago in WarCollege

    I completely agree. However, I'd add that your example is relegated only to a conventional(ish) war against a near-peer opponent, something that needs to be prepared for sure but something that I think is unlikely.

    Nonstate use of drones in active combat, for everything from reconnaissance to propaganda to active weapons delivery (or being the weapon) is a big development, and in my opinion has the potential to adapt much faster than any state force does.

    [–] Is the Syrian Civil War revolutionizing modern warfare? Dis_mah_mobile_one 1 points ago in WarCollege

    Like six months ago, about Russian defense strategy and the nation state haha

    [–] Is the Syrian Civil War revolutionizing modern warfare? Dis_mah_mobile_one 1 points ago in WarCollege

    Sorry, I'm following you around here cause I like our conversations:

    I think both Ukraine and Syria will have a huge effect on UAVs, but what distinguishes Ukraine is that more professional literature is written about it because the war is more regularized.

    What ISIS, the SDF, Hezbollah and the IRGC and even the FSA when they still meaningfully existed have done for irregular warfare has been to act as a laboratory for nonstate actors. The writing and ideas they've produced (it isn't doctrine haha) has been coherent with the theory of an open source insurgency, and will continue to percolate in conflict and even civilian life.

    Fundamentally, I think neither Syria nor Ukraine has revolutionized warfare. However, that are affected by the manifest decentralized trends that have already revolutionized conflict, which UAVs are frequently part of, and in that respect Syria actually interests me more because I think nonstate groups have several structural advantages versus states in the 21st century.

    [–] Do paratroopers have any advantage over airborne troops in modern warfare anymore? Dis_mah_mobile_one 2 points ago in WarCollege

    Define "large". I know the Ranger Regiment has practiced bulk HALO ops of around company sized, where their planes disguise as civilian airliners before dropping spec ops on someone. This also includes HAHO so the aircraft can precisely follow airline routes and still deliver troops.

    But the 82nd is never going to do that, risks and costs are just too high.

    [–] Do paratroopers have any advantage over airborne troops in modern warfare anymore? Dis_mah_mobile_one 9 points ago in WarCollege

    The US also had the ability to mass troops on Iraq's borders and the security to take the time to do so.

    The utility airborne troops have is the ability to place a brigade anywhere very quickly. A hypothetical would be a Baltic war with Russia, in which the 173rd and 82nd airborne would be the quickest responders as a blocking force, followed by the heavier but slower forces following on.

    [–] David Vs. Goliath Tech Battle: Gab Inc. Sues Google Over Alleged Hate Speech App Removal Dis_mah_mobile_one 20 points ago in KotakuInAction

    Small businesses seek to grow their businesses.

    Large businesses seek to grow moats around their businesses.

    International corporations seek to grow thrones.

    Besides, Google's wish for censoring and controlling the internet has the enthusiastic backing of the US Deep State

    [–] AlterNet: "The Alt-Right Isn't Going Anywhere." Proceeds to gamedrop. Dis_mah_mobile_one 1 points ago in KotakuInAction

    Sure, that's the 'circus coalition' of groups I mentioned yesterday. But don't discount the Alt-Right for that. They have an outsized role because they're on the more radical fringe and speak truths few others can or want to.

    [–] AlterNet: "The Alt-Right Isn't Going Anywhere." Proceeds to gamedrop. Dis_mah_mobile_one 2 points ago in KotakuInAction

    And aggressive. PaleoCons wanted to avoid the perils of Neo-Con/Lib insanity. The Alt-Right has learned that it will have to be combatted.

    [–] The struggle Dis_mah_mobile_one 1 points ago in EDC

    Gotcha, thanks

    [–] [censorship] Less than a day after Lauren Southern's Facebook suspension ends, they suspend her YET AGAIN for saying illegal immigrants should be deported Dis_mah_mobile_one 2 points ago in KotakuInAction

    Well, the British were the rearguard at Quatre Bras and they went on to win Waterloo. But I see you're point, it is a risk. However my opinion is that staying inside the status quo means a sure loss, however slowly. It needs to break.

    [–] The struggle Dis_mah_mobile_one 9 points ago in EDC

    What are knife laws like in Sweden? And no, this isn't a 'hurr durr they allow you to have knives?' joke.