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  •  with your gravitas... (3+ / 0-)
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    ....on the issues here, perhaps a diary written by you reviewing pape would be an interesting exercise....

    in the post-heine world, i don't want to write it because i just don't want to get involved in the banning bullshit and the haters, but, coming from you, people would actually believe it!

    just a thought... no one reads my stuff, and i don't want to see 57 recipes again---it just isn't worth it.

    •  It is a good idea... (4+ / 0-)

      ...I very much wanted to get to Pape and to suicide bombing as the culmination of a study by myself on the failures of strategic bombing in general, but that study rapidly became so huge as to be unmanageable for dKos.  You may have noticed that I have a strong interest in military history and tactics, and that I have an interest in writing in counter to how much of our defense spending and strategy is composed.  But if I'm going to write a book, I won't write it for free.

      That being said, the work of Pape and the University of Chicago needs better exposure here, and perhaps I am well-suited to do it.

      The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it. ~ H.L. Mencken

      by Jay Elias on Wed Apr 25, 2007 at 03:33:00 PM PDT

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      •  great! (4+ / 0-)

        ...i trust we here will all get free copies :)

        and, i can think of no one that would be better-suited to write about pape w/o keyboards melting!

        thanks for considering it...

        •  You may be right... (3+ / 0-)
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          ...to my thinking, the evidence accumulated in support of Pape is so overwhelming as to be utterly undeniable.  Yet, in a horribly disturbing way, myths about suicide bombing continue to predominate, from the specious notion that it is related in any way to Islamic fundamentalism to the premise that it is not goal-oriented behavior.

          So, it is a suggestion that holds a lot of sway with me.

          The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it. ~ H.L. Mencken

          by Jay Elias on Wed Apr 25, 2007 at 03:43:11 PM PDT

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          •  I've yet to read Pape, actually (2+ / 0-)
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            litho, Jay Elias

            His book's been on my list for some time, but I've never actually got round to buying it. Certainly will do now, though - sounds essential.

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            myths about suicide bombing continue to predominate, from the specious notion that it is related in any way to Islamic fundamentalism to the premise that it is not goal-oriented behavior.

            so how long will it be till the Palestuinians realize that suicide bombing is a self defeating tactic - look what it's wrought....

            Israel builds a wall that has encroached over the green line, perhaps as a political response to the blood it has shed via Palestinian suicide bombings. So Israel is taking land as a response, and suicide bombings have been greatly reduced - that's a lose/lose for Palestinians....yet still Hamas glorifies the act on Hamas TV. That's bad political judgement.

            the world looks at suicide bombings as depraved

            J Carter said they were the near destruction of the Palestinian cause

            promotes further stereotyping of Palestinians as terrorists

            destroys/perverts the culture as a whole

            but also doesn't Islamic fundamentalism encourage suicide bombings with it's enterties that Allah will look favorably on the bomber?

            also Jay:

            How do u believe a unilateral withdrawl from the West Bank, without a political settlement, will work this time when it didn't work in Gaza or Lebanon?

            Good catch .. ./ weasel

            by Keith Moon on Wed Apr 25, 2007 at 05:12:28 PM PDT

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