[ExI] Running up against energy limits
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Sun Sep 12 20:57:56 UTC 2021
On Mon, 13 Sep 2021 at 04:10, spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> ...> On Behalf Of BillK via extropy-chat
> Subject: Re: [ExI] Running up against energy limits
> >>... spike jones via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> > ...… do you want to be armed to the teeth? Or helpless as a lamb before
> the slaughter?
> >>... I’ll taaaaake… guns for 500 please Alex.
> >> spike
> > _______________________________________________
> >...If you are in Kabul and deciding to rebel against the Taliban,
> remember that they are now probably the best armed and equipped militia in
> the Middle East, thanks to the training and equipment provided by the USA.
> What? You mean you really thought the USA training Afghan soldiers meant
> that they wouldn't fight as Taliban soldiers? Many were already absconding
> and joining the Taliban while training was in progress. It was all a
> corrupt scam from the beginning, covered up from the US public.
> BillK, that the US left behind all those munitions is unconscionable. I
> cannot fathom why they did that. Many lives will be lost because of it.
> Regarding the remaining Americans and allies stranded in Afghanistan, keep
> in mind there are plenty who have the attitude of Live Free or Die. Given
> the choice of iron fisted religious dictatorship or resistance, there are
> plenty of us who would take our chances. I am one of them. Most of us
> here would do poorly if a religious dictatorship were to be imposed upon
> us. We wouldn't do well with being told: Pray this way or die.
> But it isn't as hopeless as it might seem. Right after the bombing of
> Pearl Harbor, the Japanese temporarily had the upper hand. They debated
> whether to invade the US west coast. Admiral Yamamoto decided against it,
> doubting its success, even if the government ceded. He is said to have
> made the legendary comment "There would be a rifle behind every blade of
> If he said that, he got it right.
> What he was describing is asymmetric warfare. An army must have some
> means of identification friend or foe. The resistance does not. They
> could identify an invading army, pick off the pious bastards from a safe
> distance, disappear into nowhere.
> Good chance the resistance fighters would eventually die. But oh they
> could extract some major damage on their way out. We have a popular saying
> over here in the colonies: Freedom ain't free. It is bought and paid for
> by the blood of freedom fighters.
> Had the people of Kabul been armed to the teeth and every man, woman and
> child trained to pick off targets at a distance, the Taliban would not have
> been eager to invade the place.
But the citizens of Afghanistan have easier access to military weapons than
people probably do anywhere else on Earth, and fir many years.
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