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Forum: Navy Forum 10-06-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,215
Posted By AEWHistory
I'm curious about what some of the people most...

I'm curious about what some of the people most affected by this acquisition, the Israeli posters here, feel about this deal? I can see a whole host of arguments for and against this sort of system...
Forum: Air Force Forum 09-08-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,998
Posted By AEWHistory
I never knew being too tall was an issue? OTOH,...

I never knew being too tall was an issue? OTOH, I never checked, but I suppose it makes sense. So what are the height requirements? Just curious as I don't think any respectable air forces have...
Forum: Middle East 08-10-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,743
Posted By AEWHistory
I don't know if this is feasible--I don't this it...

I don't know if this is feasible--I don't this it is, for the record--but I'd be ecstatic if Israel were able to give the Kurds some of the older equipment being phased out of the IDF inventory. ...
Forum: Middle East 03-30-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By AEWHistory
For all those that have seen the movie Airplane: ...

For all those that have seen the movie Airplane:

When I clicked on this thread I expected something akin to the moment in the movie when a little old lady asked for some light reading material and...
Forum: General chat 03-24-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,806
Posted By AEWHistory
Bush Jr. and Obama are two of the worst...

Bush Jr. and Obama are two of the worst back-to-back presidents that the USA has ever had. Harding and Coolidge were pretty awful as well and many would consider Coolidge/Hoover but Hoover is really...
Forum: General chat 03-24-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,806
Posted By AEWHistory
Have you ever seen the movie "Being There"? ...

Have you ever seen the movie "Being There"?

It is difficult to explain, but essentially it is about a gardener who has lived a very isolated life until the wealthy man he works for dies. Now he...
Forum: General chat 03-24-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,508
Posted By AEWHistory
Hamas Embroiled in Pedophile Scandal

Hamas Embroiled in Pedophile Scandal (http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2015/03/report-hamas-embroiled-in-pedophile.html#.VRFzuH-9KSM)

Found this article over at ElderofZiyon (wonderful site for...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 03-24-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,456
Posted By AEWHistory
In a war between Israeli and Iranian computer...

In a war between Israeli and Iranian computer programmers I know the side I'd want to be on, even if I wasn't Jewish. It's sorta like getting into one of those contests where each person gets to...
Forum: Historical Israel-Arab wars 03-23-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,436
Posted By AEWHistory
Hi Jim, I'm a professor of history here in...

Hi Jim,

I'm a professor of history here in the USA. My speciality is military history, but my focus is really on things like the formation of deterrent capabilities, how the armed forces create...
Forum: Nuclear And Strategic Missiles 03-22-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 79,838
Posted By AEWHistory
Iran has moved at a fairly rapid technological...

Iran has moved at a fairly rapid technological pace givn it's relatively isolated position on the world. The way I see it, unless something changes the course of events they will have the technology...
Forum: Navy Forum 03-15-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,936
Posted By AEWHistory
This is where I'd put my money! :wink:

This is where I'd put my money! :wink:
Forum: Air Force Forum 03-15-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,630
Posted By AEWHistory
Ah, but what can they do with LESS than nothing? ...

Ah, but what can they do with LESS than nothing? :tongue:
Forum: Air Force Forum 03-15-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,630
Posted By AEWHistory
I understand that there isn't a need to deny some...

I understand that there isn't a need to deny some things. I don't think anyone, in general, is going to deny the existence of the Lavi project and agree there just isn't a need to. OTOH, if I had...
Forum: Air Force Forum 03-11-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,630
Posted By AEWHistory
As an American it can sometimes seem as though...

As an American it can sometimes seem as though Israelis are VERY secretive about defense information. Of course one may think that and then watch our own inept American politicians broadcast our own...
Forum: Air Force Forum 03-11-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,630
Posted By AEWHistory
This just became one of my all-time favorite...

This just became one of my all-time favorite quotes!

So does this mean you 'know' or you 'don't know'?
:biggrin:


This is starting to remind me of a scene from Life of Brian where Brian...
Forum: Middle East 01-26-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,308
Posted By AEWHistory
Thanks Knaur! As always a font of information. ...

Thanks Knaur! As always a font of information. As an aside, what are Indian relations with Bangladesh like? Everyone here always hears about the tense relations between India and Pakistan, but...
Forum: Air Force Forum 01-09-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,608
Posted By AEWHistory
I hope this goes thru. While I am no fan of the...

I hope this goes thru. While I am no fan of the French govt today, I believe that it is best for everyone if France is able to continue to develop airframes. As it is there are only four real top...
Forum: Asia 01-09-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,980
Posted By AEWHistory
Merkava for India?

I've been doing some reading lately and got to wondering why India hasn't considered the Merkava as a purchase? The Arjun is implementing many aspects of Merkava technology anyway and the Merkava is...
Forum: Middle East 01-09-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,308
Posted By AEWHistory
I want to preface my next comment by saying that...

I want to preface my next comment by saying that even though I'm an historian, I'm not terribly well versed in the history of the Indian subcontinent (SC). That said, while I agree that Pakistan is...
Forum: North America 09-17-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,730
Posted By AEWHistory
I didn't think we believed in hell.... strictly...

I didn't think we believed in hell.... strictly speaking. ;)

Just a little humor in a tense situation.

On a more serious note, I would argue that this administration is the worst foreign...
Forum: Army Related Forum 09-02-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,174
Posted By AEWHistory
I think you're underestimating the assistance the...

I think you're underestimating the assistance the Kurds hve received and overestimating the current capabilities of the Iraqi army. The Kurds have long possessed adequate means to wage limited...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 07-21-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,816
Posted By AEWHistory
I hope is that Israel is able to cripple Hamas...

I hope is that Israel is able to cripple Hamas not only militarily but also politically from here on. It would be a breath of fresh air if their grip on Gaza was undone and some reasonable...
Forum: Army Related Forum 07-11-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,368
Posted By AEWHistory
David, I think the point being made here is...

David, I think the point being made here is really best illustrated by the El Al comment above. It isn't that Israel isn't doing anything, and perhaps it isn't even that it has failed to do enough,...
Forum: Air Force Forum 07-09-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,151
Posted By AEWHistory
I wholeheartedly agree. No matter how advanced...

I wholeheartedly agree. No matter how advanced tech becomes, there will always be a need for a "presence." My only caveat would be if this tech advanced to such a degree that even foot soldiers...
Forum: Army Related Forum 07-08-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,255
Posted By AEWHistory
No offense, but at the moment I would not sell a...

No offense, but at the moment I would not sell a Merk4 to Indonesia. You'd need a stopwatch to time how long it would take that technology to land in the hands of someone unfriendly to Israel. Even...
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