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Friday, November 18, 2005

Operation Roundup

Sometimes I get behind in posting links to interesting articles. Other times I end up with so many I need to dump them in one post. This is one of those times.

Victor Davis Hanson in City Journal discusses asymmetrical warfare and military history. The most important point to digest is terrorist attacks are designed to sway your opinion, not accomplish any traditional military objectives.

Our Special Universe
What's life all about? Science and religion both help us find answers.
(Opinion Journal)
Ironically, science proved not too long ago that part of our brain wants to have faith.

How to Mix Religion and Politics (TCS)
Personally, I do it in my blog title. Both are faith-based belief systems where certain people are elevated beyond mere human status.

Changing gears somewhat. Remember when scientists were more rational and less alarmist than the most end times of all religious leaders? Doesn't seem that long ago.

Two-thirds of world's resources 'used up'

Tim Radford, science editor
Wednesday March 30, 2005
The Guardian,

I guess it depends on how you define "resource." Or maybe they're just insane.

Just a reminder:

France Backs China on Taiwan
As far as I know the French still believe it's fine for Communist China to attack little democratic Taiwan.

There is no backing down in the Chinese missile threat to Taiwan. Since the French announcement, a Chinese general threatened to use nuclear weapons on the United States if we intervene in any China versus Taiwan conflict. The Chinese government was notably silent.

Of course the destabilizing and possibly genocidal French stance is based on their desire to break the European high-tech arms embargo on China. French foreign policy is always measured in currency.

If such conflict does occur, we should task one Trident submarine on France.

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