27 February 2010

Facebook bullying

You are perfectly entitled to have your opinion. Just don't express it in public.


I'm not sure whether any of the people commenting here recognise what hypocritical double standards are being demonstrated. By vilifying these students, publicly, on the internet, insisting they should be ashamed, humiliating them, from within the social protection of a large mob of similarly abusive individuals - this is simply self-righteous, popular, bullying.

I uphold decent standards, you use social pressure, they bully.

25 February 2010

Africa's Forever Wars


How long do wars last?

University of Notre Dame scholar Daniel Lindley has found that the average length of a war is 308 days when the country that starts it wins and 660 days when initiators lose.


17 February 2010

Utility of military force

... military force 'restores' nothing much by itself, but the right amount of military force applied at the right time in the right way can create the security situation whereby other non-military objectives can be achieved by non-military agencies and resources

- MajGen Jim Molan