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Bud id be careful going around saying "i love war" it comes out sounding really bad.

But i know what you mean, im very well read in most wars that have happened in the past 100 years, i've even been to 2 myself (Iraq & Afghan) and its interesting to learn about. Its also a big adrenaline rush but so many disgusting things happen its not very easy to "enjoy".

 

I'd recommened watching the "world war 2 in color" series on youtube if you havent already. Watch the one called "the soviet steamroller" if you wanna see what a war machine looks like. (i'd link the vids but i cant get on youtube at work)

Dude, his nick is "warmachine". Of course he loves war! ;P

 

In all seriousness, though, there just are some people who really get off on mass conflict. Well beyond mere hawkishness, there actually are a few folks who "love the smell of napalm in the morning".

 

Personally, I can live quite happily with none at all in my life.

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In all seriousness, though, there just are some people who really get off on mass conflict. Well beyond mere hawkishness, there actually are a few folks who "love the smell of napalm in the morning".

Yep.

 

I've met a few, as I'm sure people like Xnatex and Chrisg have as well.

 

One in particular was actually the C.O. of my old unit. He served in the militaries of at least 3 different countries (including Australia). He left the Australian Army for lack of "action" but I think his character and "colourful past" probably limited his career opportunities in the ARA beyond Colonel. He then went on to do work for one or another dodgy African mercenary agency doing "security" work for various companies and governments after having served in Iraq, Afghanistan and the former Yugoslavia. He also served in Norther Ireland, Cyprus and other more "hush-hush"operations in the Middle East in his career as a regular.

 

I personally saw many of his "trophy" photos, the type of which were pretty common and accepted until fairly recently. In his own words he'd killed "more cunts than cholera". I believe him.

 

He has since established his own security consulting agency, getting a little long in the tooth for on the ground fighting which he did well into his 50s. He's pretty well known in Army circles and the defence community more generally.

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JERUSALEM: Israeli officials are maintaining a stony silence about their air strike in Syrian territory on Wednesday, a tactic experts say is part of a longstanding strategy to give targeted countries face-saving opportunities to avoid conflict escalation.

 

But Syria's own confirmation of the attack, followed by condemnation not only by Iran and Hezbollah but also by Russia, may have undercut that effort, analysts say, increasing the likelihood of retaliation, which could prompt further Israeli attacks.

 

''From the moment they chose to say Israel did something, it means someone has to do something after that,'' Giora Eiland, a former head of Israel's National Security Council and a longtime military leader, said. ''Contrary to what I could hope and believe yesterday, that this round of events would end soon, now I am much less confident.''

 

The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister warned on Thursday that Israel's strike would lead to ''grave consequences for Tel Aviv'', while the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying the strike ''blatantly violates the United Nations charter and is unacceptable and unjustified, whatever its motives''.

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Israel has not acknowledged the attack, which US officials say hit a convoy before dawn on Wednesday that was ferrying sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles called SA-17s to Lebanon.

 

The Syrians and their allies said the target was actually a scientific research facility in the Damascus suburbs. It remains unclear whether there was in fact one strike or two, and what involvement the research outpost might have had in weapons production or storage for Syria or Hezbollah, the militant Lebanese Shiite party that has long fought against Israel.

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I was unaware that the third world war had started.

It seems like its escalating to that though doesn't it?

Small conflicts everywhere, slowly getting wider spread, even if they're low scale?

 

might just be a case of a 5 year build up to 'world war' as opposed to overnight like the other wars (comparatively)

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I was unaware that the third world war had started.

It seems like its escalating to that though doesn't it?

Small conflicts everywhere, slowly getting wider spread, even if they're low scale?

 

might just be a case of a 5 year build up to 'world war' as opposed to overnight like the other wars (comparatively)

 

I think i read somewhere that nostrodamas (sp?) predicted world war 3 would start around the sep 11 terror attacks started. Considering the Militant Islamist movement is still pretty strong in Iran, Syria and Mali we are very far away from peace and still very involved with a "war on terror" which may aswell be world war 3.

 

Also, some fresh threats from our friends in N. Korea

 

NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong-un has chaired a high-level meeting that discussed a looming "great turn" in military capability, state media say, fuelling expectations of an imminent nuclear test.

Mr Kim made a "historic" speech at the ruling party's Central Military Commission meeting, attended by the heads of the army, the National Defence Commission and the strategic rocket force, the official Korean Central News Agency reported yesterday.

 

The meeting discussed "bringing about a great turn in bolstering military capability", said KCNA, which gave no date or details of Mr Kim's speech.

 

Experts and intelligence sources say the country has completed preparations for a third nuclear test which it threatened in response to tightened UN sanctions imposed for a long-range rocket launch in December. Over the past week Pyongyang has issued a series of daily warnings threatening action over the sanctions, including a promise on Saturday of the "toughest retaliation".

 

...Several observers in South Korea believe the nuclear test will come before Lunar New Year starts on Sunday.

 

In his "important" speech to the military commission, Mr Kim issued specific guidelines for "defending the security and sovereignty of the country", KCNA said. It did not elaborate but said participants vowed to "thoroughly implement the military tasks set forth".

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Lets just hope Operation Starwars (which the US never agreed to confirm or deny) actually went ahead then.

For those that didnt hear about it, its an orbiting satelite (possibly a network of, once again not confirmed) with both high powered laser, and micro rockets.

Designed to either detonate, or re-guide missiles launched at the western world.

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I think i read somewhere that nostrodamas (sp?) predicted world war 3 would start around the sep 11 terror attacks started.

Have you ever tried reading a Nostradamus quatrain? Seriously, man, you can make those 'say' anything - they're like newspaper astrology columns.

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Chinese warships have pointed missile radars at Japanese military targets and taken the two regional powers to the brink of "a dangerous situation", say Japanese officials.

 

The news overnight marks a dangerous escalation of a four-month diplomatic and military stand-off between Australia's two largest trading partners, involving disputed islets in the East China Sea.

 

Japan's defence minister, Itsunori Onodera, told reporters last night that a Chinese frigate pointed a missile control radar at the Japanese destroyer Yuudachi on January 30.

 

"Something like fire-control radar was directed at a Japan Self-Defense Maritime escort ship in the East China Sea," Mr Onodera told reporters in Tokyo.

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He also said a Chinese vessel had similarly targeted a Japanese ship-based helicopter two weeks earlier.

 

"This is extremely abnormal behaviour," Mr Onodera said.

 

"One step in the wrong direction could have pushed things into a dangerous situation," he said.

 

China last night sidestepped the specific Japanese allegations while urging calm.

 

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman urged Japan "to stop all provocative actions" including sending vessels and planes to the Diaoyu Islands, known as Senkaku in Japanese.

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Chinese warships have pointed missile radars at Japanese military targets and taken the two regional powers to the brink of "a dangerous situation", say Japanese officials.

 

The news overnight marks a dangerous escalation of a four-month diplomatic and military stand-off between Australia's two largest trading partners, involving disputed islets in the East China Sea.

 

Japan's defence minister, Itsunori Onodera, told reporters last night that a Chinese frigate pointed a missile control radar at the Japanese destroyer Yuudachi on January 30.

 

"Something like fire-control radar was directed at a Japan Self-Defense Maritime escort ship in the East China Sea," Mr Onodera told reporters in Tokyo.

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He also said a Chinese vessel had similarly targeted a Japanese ship-based helicopter two weeks earlier.

 

"This is extremely abnormal behaviour," Mr Onodera said.

 

"One step in the wrong direction could have pushed things into a dangerous situation," he said.

 

China last night sidestepped the specific Japanese allegations while urging calm.

 

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman urged Japan "to stop all provocative actions" including sending vessels and planes to the Diaoyu Islands, known as Senkaku in Japanese.

It's getting fairly crazy in China at the moment.

 

Anti-Japanese / nationalistic sentiments are being pushed pretty damn hard at the moment, I don't bother even talking about Diao Yu unless i want to be stuck listening to every single atrocity the Japanese have committed in the past 2000 years.

 

It's a bit of a tinderbox in China at the moment... You don't even want to walk down the street with anything made in Japan unless you want it smashed into little pieces.

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(URGENT) N. Korea confirms it conducted 3rd nuclear test

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea conducted a nuclear test on Tuesday, South Korea's defence ministry said, after seismic activity measuring 4.9 magnitude was registered by the U.S. Geological Survey.

 

The epicentre of the seismic activity, which was only one km below the Earth's surface, was close to the North's known nuclear test site.

 

"We've been informed by the South Koreans that there's been a (North Korean) nuclear test," a U.N. Security Council diplomat told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

 

An international nuclear test monitoring agency said the location of the seismic event was "roughly congruent with" 2006 and 2008 tests carried out by the reclusive state and had "clear explosion-like characteristics".

 

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UN chief condemns N.Korea nuclear test as 'grave' violation

 

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 12 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned North Korea's nuclear test, saying it was "deplorable" that Pyongyang had defied international appeals to refrain from such provocative acts.

 

"The Secretary-General condemns the underground nuclear weapon test conducted by (North Korea) today," Ban's spokesman Martin Nesirky said in a statement. "It is a clear and grave violation of the relevant Security Council resolutions."

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North Korean state media has confirmed the country has successfully conducted a nuclear test after weeks of threats.

 

The detonation caused a tremor with a magnitude of between 4.9 and 5.1, sending shockwaves through the Korean peninsula.

 

Analysts in Seoul estimate the yield of the blast at between 6 to 7 kilotons, or about the same or slightly larger than the North's last nuclear detonation in 2009.

 

North Korea says the test used a miniature nuclear device and was conducted in a "safe and perfect manner".

 

"A third nuclear test has been successfully staged," the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

 

"The nuclear test was conducted as part of measures to protect our national security and sovereignty against the reckless hostility of the United States that violated our republic's right for a peaceful satellite launch.

BigBADABoom!

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*bump*

 

Syria goes hot.

 

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Summary.

 

Those who were intently following the USDJPY pair formerly known as the stock market today missed the biggest news of the day: the proxy war in Syria just went hot, following a confluence of news, first that Russia insisted "it would deliver anti-aircraft missiles to Syria despite international criticism, as fears of spillover from the conflict grew" and in logical retaliation to yesterday's decision by Europe to lift an arms embargo to the Al Qaeda-supported, Qatari mercenaries operating in Syria, also known as "rebels.

 

This lead Israel's defense minister Moshe Yaalon to immediately signal that "its military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria."

 

Meanwhile back in the US "the White House has asked the Pentagon to draw up plans for a no-fly zone inside Syria that would be enforced by the U.S. and other countries such as France and Great Britain, two administration officials told The Daily Beast."

 

And just to make it very clear that Russia is not bluffing, it announced overnight that its four regiments of S-300 air defense systems have been deployed at the Ashuluk firing range in southern Russia as part of another snap combat readiness check of the Russian armed forces "The missions will be carried out in conditions of heavy electronic warfare to test the capabilities of the air defense units to the highest limit."

 

And to think: yet another threat of a global war over some natgas pipelines from Qatar to Europe, and a threat to Gazprom's monopoly.

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Absolutely WW3, it sure as shit isn't gonna be Ze-Germans again.

 

Things are sure heating up!

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Pulp fiction has a famous bible quote in it

No, no it does not. It has a fake Bible quote made up by Quentin Tarrentino to serve the film. At no time does it appear in the Bible.

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Pulp fiction has a famous bible quote in it

No, no it does not. It has a fake Bible quote made up by Quentin Tarrentino to serve the film. At no time does it appear in the Bible.

 

Did not know that. I even had to look it up to make sure

 

Ezekiel 25:17. "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the

tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through

the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike

down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you!

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Pulp fiction has a famous bible quote in it

No, no it does not. It has a fake Bible quote made up by Quentin Tarrentino to serve the film. At no time does it appear in the Bible.

 

Did not know that. I even had to look it up to make sure

 

Ezekiel 25:17. "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the

tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through

the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike

down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you!

 

A survey in America showed that the most widely known verse in the bible is:

 

"God helps those who help themselves".

 

Except it's not in the bible.

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Pulp fiction has a famous bible quote in it

No, no it does not. It has a fake Bible quote made up by Quentin Tarrentino to serve the film. At no time does it appear in the Bible.

 

Did not know that. I even had to look it up to make sure

 

Ezekiel 25:17. "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the

tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through

the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike

down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you!

 

A survey in America showed that the most widely known verse in the bible is:

 

"God helps those who help themselves".

 

Except it's not in the bible.

 

You mean to say there's Biblical ignorance out there? Well I'll be gosh-darned.

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