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Writing a piece on ISIS.  Again.

Will you be linking it here?

Yes, once it's published.  It's currently in editorial hell, being processed.

It's not that bad, you just forget sometimes that sentences aren't 300 words long  :lulz:

Well they should be.

James is also making fun of me for using double spaces at the end of the sentences that do actually end  :sad:

Writing a piece on ISIS.  Again.

Will you be linking it here?

Yes, once it's published.  It's currently in editorial hell, being processed.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Paris attacks thread
« on: November 19, 2015, 01:36:50 pm »
The French did send in a specialist squad.  "Heavily armed", "elite" and "in military gear" is the description I got, which suggests Gendarme Nationale, a paramilitary unit who support French police operations.

They sent about 100 people into the building to secure it, so they were taking it was pretty seriously.  But that many people, and that size of operation...well, the press are going to hear about it, sooner rather than later.  Even at 4am, which is when the raids took place.

The police tried to take down the door to the apartment with explosives, a simple breach and grab.  However, the door was somehow reinforced, and they lost the element of surprise.  Hence the firefight that took place.  One of the suspects in the apartment donned a suicide vest and, well...

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Paris attacks thread
« on: November 19, 2015, 04:31:31 am »
I just want to know how 30,000 ISIS freaks haven't been wiped out by the Russians by now.  They have a very Roman approach to this sort of thing.

Russia's too busy killing the other rebels.

You know, the ones either we or the Saudis, Qataris and Jordanians are supporting.

Then Russia can turn around and say "well, shit.  Looks like the choice is between ISIS and Assad.  Guess we better have Assad after all."

The second bit is conjecture on my part, but the first bit is absolutely true.  Tracking information for Russian airstrikes show that, while they've done a couple of sorties against ISIS, probably for propaganda, the vast majority of their attacks have been on FSA/JaN and other rebel groups.  Excepting the Kurds, but Russia does have good links with the various Kurdish groups as well.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: free stuff for you
« on: November 19, 2015, 12:56:53 am »
anything illegal, immoral, or stupid like Nickelback mp3s.

That's like 90% of everything on my HD.

Except the Nickleback mp3s, that's like, only 10% at most.

Daesh is in and of itself a terrible pun, so I'm not even sure what that makes that post.  A metaterripun?

That said, it is actually being written fairly fast.  Two pages already, and I've taken a few breaks.

Writing a piece on ISIS.  Again.

I haven't seen as much, but even with only 150 odd friends, I've had Britain First videos and Youtube "documentaries" on the evils of the perfidious Moslems posted to my timeline.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Paris attacks thread
« on: November 18, 2015, 11:25:56 am »
So the argument that ISIS will pretend to be refugees as a means of getting into the US, obviously that's a desirable thing for them to do just to incite further hostility against refugees, but is it a more practical method of entering the US than whatever is currently available to them?

What's preventing ISIS supporters from travelling to the US at present? If potential attackers aren't making it into the states (I don't know whether they are or not) is it because border security is working or is it because there's limited attempts being made?

I'm trying to get a sense for whether accepting refugees could credibly increase the possibility of a terrorist attack in the US and if not, why not so I can respond to dicks on Facebook.

In the case of foreign fighters, I strongly expect that nations routinely share data about those they know and suspect have left to fight with ISIS.

In addition to this, I know representatives of Syrian groups in Europe also keep a close eye on refugees and try to account for their affiliations (as well as the Kurdish groups).

There will also be other screening processes.  Who did the person come in with?  Can other people vouch for their story?  How far back do they know them?  What are they carrying on them?  How is their overall condition (well fed, decent quality clothing).  Does their fitness level and pose suggest some form of paramilitary training?  Where in Syria did they come from?  What kind of funds do they have available to them?

The path most refugees take into Europe is also not one I suspect most terrorists would be willing to put up with.  It involves a lot of walking, a lot of bribes, a lot of hiding in cramped and squalid conditions...not a whole lot of fun.  I also would not be surprised if the people smuggler's did their own vetting...if they were found to have brought a terrorist into a country, they could well expect to end up in a far worse place than a prison cell for people smuggling.  Some groups wouldn't care, of course, but even people smugglers like to think of themselves as being baiscally decent people, and have a future career that doesn't involve extraordinary rendition and simulated drownings.

So, I've finally figured out how to record things on my computer without it a) shitting all over the framerate or b) shitting all over the video quality/putting the sound out of sync/creating corrupted files etc.  I think.  Requires more testing to be 100%, but promising thus far.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Paris attacks thread
« on: November 17, 2015, 10:56:13 pm »
He does love making that point.

Unfortunately my soup options are limited by the company I buy them from, designed as they are to be had without vitamin supplements and as part of a weight loss program.

I have the wonderful choices of: Chilli, Vegetable, Chicken and Mushroom, Mushroom, Tomato and Basil and Potato and Leek.  And I've never liked potato and leek.  I jazz them up, with pepper, with a touch of garlic, with basil etc, but it's still pretty limited fare.

But they need to buy supplies for fallout shelters to prepare for the incoming ISIS invasion via refugees.

I'm only allowed soup :(

Whaaaat? Why?

My diet.  I could probably get away with the fish, but crackers, bread, anything like that is well out of the question.

I'm only allowed soup :(

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