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  •  I think it was because I've read articles like (0+ / 0-)
    •  And yes, it mentions they're moving for (1+ / 0-)
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      financial, not political / religious reasons, but I could easily have filtered that out.

    •  That's fine, but on this subject one often has (1+ / 0-)
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      to address arguments starting from around the Old Testament. Some short-circuit that, and start around 1945. Depends on the passion and the point.

      the problem is, most here, in my estimation, study the history to validate their preexisting political views rather than to form them.

      When a foreign policy argument involving enough players boils down to "who shot first" and "who's most outraged", one ends up with a World War I eventually.

      Having participated in several in my career, I would like to see a computer war game among I/P representatives, including those on this site. They are different than just jacking one's mouth.

      •  YES! (0+ / 0-)

        This:

        I would like to see a computer war game among I/P representatives, including those on this site. They are different than just jacking one's mouth.
        That would be telling indeed.

        I participated in something like this once when I was in school in Jerusalem. It was fascinating and it was very, very instructive. I would be very interested in seeing how people would react here.

        "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

        by volleyboy1 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 11:49:49 AM PST

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      •  i think (0+ / 0-)

        a lot of people would be offended by the idea of people who are not under threat playing computer war games based on a real conflict, no matter how educational.  

        http://peacenow.org/...

        •  What do you think comment threads like this (1+ / 0-)
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          one constitute? They are filled with the same point-counterpoint-counter-counterpoint progression as war games are, usually proffered by a proponent of one side or another. The only difference is they are unorganized, and many of the assumptions suck.

          I don't care if some are offended. It's a cottage industry.

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