Comments for Stop The Spirit Of Zossen http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker The Imperial City And The World Mon, 29 Aug 2016 06:00:15 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on GOP Debate In Florida, Fly Me To The Moon by Tyler Lubben http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/gop-debate-in-florida-fly-me-to-the-moon/comment-page-1/#comment-104008 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 06:00:15 +0000 http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/?p=6109#comment-104008 “The fix is in for Romney, which just means when he is smashed by Barack Obama a ton of Republicans will have a considerable measure of disclosing to do. Newt will be unable to win. In any case, Romney beyond any doubt as damnation can’t beat Obama either if Newt can’t win. The issue remains — Gingrich supporters naturally know this to be so and are upbeat to kick the bucket battling. Romney’s supporters are as yet beguiling themselves.”

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Comment on Oligarchical Public Option by Kate Stewart http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/oligarchical-public-option/comment-page-1/#comment-103895 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:14:22 +0000 http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/?p=2943#comment-103895 On the hypothetical foundation:

Sort of wishing one would make the inside/outside refinement more exact. Then again recommend further perusing. Was going to get on the “full scale” clue, yet when I consider sociology (as it could and ought to be as opposed to its present sign of disarray) we get both the smaller scale and macro–case in point the field of financial matters with its large scale versus miniaturized scale segment. So supposing you utilizing the terms in an unexpected way?

More to the point, what is to you the establishments of law, moral determinations and so on? … speculating whatever it is constitutes the thumping heart of whatever this “inner” order is.

Whatever is left of it appears glaringly evident. Divided settle in, inertial mass model force.

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Comment on Our Common Peril (revised) by Sam_Lowry_USA http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/our-common-peril/comment-page-1/#comment-103802 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:12:15 +0000 http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/?p=1113#comment-103802 Just saw on Twitter your reference to this post. I re-read this one (along with your follow up comment on 07.01.2009) from time to time as it is one of my favorites from The Bunker. What you wrote here was so far ahead of its time.

Over the last 7+ years, there have been a few glimmers of people “getting it”, of awareness that the GOP is merely a name brand of a political party that has been co-opted by a counter-Enlightenment white nationalist “christianist” cult. From my limited consumption of US media and thought leaders, it seems like that idea is still far from mainstream. This despite all of the things the Trump campaign has done to put it out there in front of everyone’s faces. Maybe because his whole campaign has been so surreal, the actual realization that the GOP is not a political party interested in governance doesn’t register for most people? While media types want to keep pretending so as not to lose out on their access and click-bait friendly “it’s a horse race” type stories?

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Comment on Shareef: ‘What r U wearing now?’ Cambone: ‘Hey ! Get off my drone. I’m telling Rummy!’ by TimHandley http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/shareef-what-r-u-wearing-now-cambone-hey-get-off-my-drone-im-telling-rummy/comment-page-1/#comment-103455 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:31:01 +0000 http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/?p=2697#comment-103455 Great Share! 🙂

Everybody seems to be in love with drones these days. These flying robots controlled by a remote controller are used for fun and entertainment all over the world. Designed like a quad copter, with or without a camera, these machines look amazing and offer powerful functionality to the user.
The things you covered through the post are interesting. I have enjoyed reading all of it

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post 🙂

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Comment on Thoughts On Boston’s Crisis, The New Tribalism And Participatory Meaning by Dr Leo Strauss http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/thoughts-on-bostons-crisis-the-new-tribalism-and-participatory-meaning/comment-page-1/#comment-103179 Sat, 09 Jul 2016 13:10:43 +0000 http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/?p=7604#comment-103179 Dallas, Orlando, Paris prove this post’s point.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/death-on-live-stream-how-social-media-changed-the-way-we-mourn-20160708 et al. now catching on.

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Comment on A Day In The Life Of Covert Technical Support by Logan Wilson http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/a-day-in-the-life-of-covert-technical-support/comment-page-1/#comment-102730 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 07:51:44 +0000 http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/?p=3666#comment-102730 In the top ten of my favourite content pieces, thanks!

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Comment on A Glimpse Of Future Now by Dr Leo Strauss http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/a-glimpse-of-future-now/comment-page-1/#comment-101981 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:05:53 +0000 http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/?p=5444#comment-101981 With the recent fires and explosions it’s adding new vibrancy, no doubt. Definitely bonne chance to Montreal.

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Comment on A Glimpse Of Future Now by Sam Lowry http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/a-glimpse-of-future-now/comment-page-1/#comment-101978 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:30:04 +0000 http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/?p=5444#comment-101978 Sounds like things have gotten worse for DC Metro since 2011- Metro sank into crisis despite decades of warnings. Kind of fascinating history and how it has been a multi-decade debacle in the making. I had good luck last summer on the rides I took (the escalators even worked!) but I suppose that was an anomaly.

I did read that Montreal has an ambitious plan to expand their public transportation train system by about 67km. By 2020 no less. Bonne chance, Montreal! If they get a line to the airport and across the river into Brossard, that would be a huge improvement.

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Comment on A Question Asked Everywhere From Moscow To Tehran by Dr Leo Strauss http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/a-question-asked-everywhere-from-moscow-to-tehran/comment-page-1/#comment-100724 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 00:51:46 +0000 http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/?p=9385#comment-100724 Putin, Patrushev and Ivanov decided to pull out the strike package and troops without achieving their broader goals. Russia did solidify Assad but lacked the resources (and strategic desire) to do more; hence the surprise to Tehran and leaving Assad abruptly. Putin decided not to get drawn into a wider quagmire outside his control.

We both agree Russian assets in place are sufficient to deter a NFZ without Putin’s approval. The West and Turkey eschewed a NFZ for over 4 years, making it more precautionary.

Putin could always re-introduce forces but the regime’s domestic political costs would be non-trivial.

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Comment on A Question Asked Everywhere From Moscow To Tehran by Alex http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/a-question-asked-everywhere-from-moscow-to-tehran/comment-page-1/#comment-100720 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 22:38:11 +0000 http://www.stiftungleostrauss.com/bunker/?p=9385#comment-100720 Tactically, while their air and their SAMs are present, there can’t be a NFZ unless either they consent to it, or we’re willing to risk war with Russia. Similarly, Western (or any other) air operations are constrained by a) the counterair threat but more importantly by b) the necessity of deconfliction. If you have to deconflict the daily ATO (not the Ukrainian kind, the other kind, but the other kind is an anti-terrorist operation…so confusing:-))with someone, that someone has a veto over your operations (and of course full insight into targeting).

Operationally, this meant a rapid power projection into Syria which they exploited to improve Assad’s position on the ground.

Strategically, this means they have a veto over most kinds of coercive action against Assad (or conceivably any other actor in Syria they find it expedient to protect), and scenarios in which he falls without an international intervention have been pushed back by joint land-air action. In that sense, establishing some IADS coverage there essentially lets them provide extended-deterrence. As far as anyone knows (and Bellingcat will surely tell us as soon as the next lot of commercial satellite imagery shows up), the TELARs are still there, and of course the aircraft could deploy back at any time.

That they’ve done their thing, declared victory, and got out will tend to validate them in this strategic raiding mode (kind of Gwyn Prins or UK SDRs passim, also reminiscent of the French down to Mali). It’s a dear do, though, power projection…

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