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  1. Re: Trump will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This is what it means and why this is a bad move

    In Bosnia the UN mandate was severely restricted by diplomatical concerns. The general secretary at the time was Boutros Boutros-Ghali. A Coptic Christian who was also a very successful Egyptian...
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    Re: Brexit-time to scrap it and start again?

    That I loath someone is my position on the subject of what I think of that person. Why I loath him is a separate subject that is more suitable for another thread given that this thread is about...
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    Re: Brexit-time to scrap it and start again?

    I was arguing that invoking article 50 in the first place would be stupid even if it may have been necessary due to the national politics of Britain. From a legal perspective the referendum did not...
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    Re: Serb war criminal guilty of genocide

    Chief of Staff of the Croatian Defense Council.

    By the time Milosevic was caught, Tudman was already dead since several years.
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    Re: Serb war criminal guilty of genocide

    Its rather ironic that you are writing this considering what just happened:


    https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nintchdbpict000369877685.jpg?strip=all&w=960
    That is Bosnian...
  6. Re: Washington Post accuses conservative activists of pushing fake Moore allegations

    I asked because the posts are very close in time and I think your response indicate that you had not yet had the time to read the post I asked about. Given what I posted Condottiores comment is more...
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    Re: German elections 2017

    You've been running around posting the same map for almost a year without doing even a basic check on the claimed bases :thumbsup2.
  8. Re: Washington Post accuses conservative activists of pushing fake Moore allegations

    Was this post written before or after your read this post supporting everything he just said even including an example of pro Russian narrative posted in perfect English using a purchased IP used by...
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    Re: Catalonia Independence Referendum

    Assange has always been more about drama and self interest rather which tore the original WikiLeaks team apart. Nowadays he is mainly a B-list celebrity lending his name to whatever disruptive cause...
  10. Re: Washington Post accuses conservative activists of pushing fake Moore allegations

    What this story tells us is that the Washington Post is a quality newspaper with a journalistic integrity far beyond what the alt-right movement claims :whistling.
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    Re: Serb war criminal guilty of genocide

    I really hate the title of this thread as it shifts focus from a very simple question to a cesspit of accusations and hatred.

    I am happy for every war criminal sentenced after the Yugoslav wars....
  12. Re: Robert Mugabe Under House Arrest In Apparent Zimbabwe Military Coup

    No the differences are bigger than that and I am a bit surprised by Copperknickers response. There are numerous transgressions committed by Western nations, companies and aid organisations in Africa....
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    Re: World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Draw

    The pots are kind of skewed due to the spread of European teams. This mainly hurts Argentina and Brazil as no group will contain more than 2 teams from Europe and 1 team from each other qualification...
  14. Re: Robert Mugabe Under House Arrest In Apparent Zimbabwe Military Coup

    There is currently an ongoing insurgency in Mocambique so extremely stable is by African standards only. But having China starting to mess with African dictators is actually kind of awesome news....
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    Re: World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Draw

    Nightmare from a Swedish perspective: Brazil, Spain, Sweden and Nigeria.
    Dream group: Russia, Peru, Sweden and Saudi Arabia.
    Nostalgia: Argentina, England, Sweden and Nigeria.
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    Re: World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Draw

    Without Albin Ekdal the Swedish passing game falls apart completely. I think Ekdal and Victor Nilsson Lindelööf are the only guys in the team who got an average pass completion rate above 85 % in the...
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    Re: World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Draw

    It was not a pretty victory but it was a victory that really underlines the value of "character players" as we had to rely on players like Gustav Svensson and Marcus Rohden.

    Something that...
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    Re: World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Draw

    Arrgh, Jakob Johansson is down and we now turn to Gustav Svensson in midfield. A 30 year old with 9 caps for the national team and currently playing for the Seattle Sounders in the MLS. Apparently he...
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    Re: World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Draw

    I've been thinking a bit about what makes a great international team.

    For countries like Germany and Spain I think that they have benefited a lot from having more than half the starting XI coming...
  20. Re: Is homosexuality mainly the outcome of a physical/mental abuse?

    Given the context I think this research is a good example of how bisexuality or even homosexuality can work from an evolutionary perspective.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNqQ-O4W4AUgqj9.jpg:large...
  21. Re: Is homosexuality mainly the outcome of a physical/mental abuse?

    I think we struggle to understand homosexuality as we look at it from a modern Judeo-christian perspective. Historically homosexuality may be a social inconvenience for individuals but social norms...
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    Re: Catalonia Independence Referendum

    Blaming the current British government for a lack of progress in the EU negotiations is like blaming the German generals for failing to take Moscow. Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage fled the scene as...
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    Re: Swedish statisticss over sexual assaults revealed

    PJ Jonasson is the guy who made the survey so the Wordpress link should be the main source and the data also looks reasonable according to a brief evaluation. It checks out with all "sanity checks" I...
  24. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    Anyone who wish to guess what the string is for?
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMMI4zkX4AEwxVQ.jpg:large

    Sweden is doing weapons testing for its new Self-Propelled Mortar-System named Mjolnir...
  25. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    Another Eurofighter have crashed, this time a Spanish Eurofighter returning from a display

    The accident record for the Eurofighter is getting quite bad. It is however telling that none of the...
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    Re: Catalonia Independence Referendum

    The referendum is nothing more than a protest by separatists. Low voter turnout and only actively engaged in by people who want separation. The only thing that makes it anything else than a failure...
  27. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    Fighter jets are definitely going to be operating at more than Mach 0.5 which is almost WW2 speed. The question is rather if supercruise will be routinely used by modern fighter jets or if it is...
  28. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    And todays WTF moment goes to the Chechen soldiers exercising and praying in Swedish camouflage patterned uniforms.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJNlUwdWAAAHJn3.jpg:large
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  29. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    The backstory of that issue is rather interesting and a classic example of why the inclusion of women so often cause issues in the military. For males military equipment is issued and if it does not...
  30. Re: TWCenter Fantasy Premier league 2017/18 is now open for business!

    Yeah, the number of players is disappointing and to be honest FPL is my major reason for coming here. So I am a bit worried about my future FPL career as TWCenter league is my only private league.
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    Re: Angolan Election 2017

    So Angola might get a new ruling party and if so, is that good? I know the current government is quite bad but going from bad to worse is not exactly uncommon.
  32. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    Sweden started its participation in the Afghan war in 2002 and took responsibility for the provincial reconstruction team in Mazar-i-Sharif in 2006. By 2008 it had become standard for soldiers to buy...
  33. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    Military leadership seem to be hellbent on preparing for the war they would like to fight. A few year ago we had a small rebellion in the military as the Swedish as the military refused to provide...
  34. Re: Google Fires Author of Divisive Memo on Gender Differences

    Actually he did not do that. What he stated as that we should not expect a 50-50 distribution in all workplaces. Given his statements we can even conclude that he is extremely careful to make it...
  35. TWCenter Fantasy Premier league 2017/18 is now open for business!

    As I feel a strong need to stop my current slide from the top it is time to create this years edition of the Fantasy Premier League. Last season Gallus won after an exciting battle Petrucci and it...
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    Re: Fantasy Football League 2016/17

    I am still hoping Ybbon will renew the one from last year. Even pinged the moderators about it but got no response. In worst case I'll start one tomorrow.
  37. Re: Game of Thrones: TV Series - Season 7 (Book spoilers in tags with warning)

    The problem is that the battles are getting predictable and break immersion. The fact that people die from mistakes and bad luck is an important part of the GoT concept but battles but for major...
  38. Re: Game of Thrones: TV Series - Season 7 (Book spoilers in tags with warning)

    I agree very much with this. Personally I enjoy most of the show but their take on military events is just terrible and it is not only Euron but every battle seem to boil down to "Surprise attack...
  39. Thread: TROY - BBC

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    Re: TROY - BBC

    And as soon as someone have caved in to pressure from activists to add historically inaccurate ethnicities to the cast another activist comes in and demand that the show should also cover ethnic...
  40. Re: police are unable or unwilling to protect against antifa barbarians. why?

    I could find no evidence that these riots were any worse than the British riots in 2011. Given my position on the matter I do however not have much interest in debating the optimal way of combating...
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