Jump to content

Longinius

Member
  • Content Count

    2156
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Medals

Everything posted by Longinius

  1. Longinius

    Help figuring out a war movie

    Nope
  2. Longinius

    Help figuring out a war movie

    Bonko, that could be it. It was indeed a blizzard going on. If memory serves me correct. These US soldiers lay in the concrete pipes, piled on top of each other, and wait for the Russians to come closer. Then they open up with all they have. Dang... I have to figure it out. Very annoying :/ Der Bastler: No, not Red Dawn... I own that one on DVD, and its not the one I am thinking about. I think its older than Red Dawn to be honest, and it didnt contain any pop kid actors as far as I remember
  3. Longinius

    Help figuring out a war movie

    Nope It was like 15 years or so since I saw it, and I really dont remember much of anything, except that fire fight which I for some reason thought was way cool at the time
  4. Longinius

    Help figuring out a war movie

    Honestly, no clue. I think its fictional but I am not sure. I dont remember much aside from that scene, and that I really liked the movie. It could be "Ice Station Zebra" but I dont remember much about that movie to be totally sure. But there is a fire fight between US and Russian troops in an arctic setting, if I remember correctly.
  5. Longinius

    Terrorism or "Modern" war?

    Who said that it is?
  6. Longinius

    War against terror

    Another interesting conspiracy theory, found on military.com --------------- The Clash of Civilizations and the Great Caliphate by Larry Abraham 29 January, 2004 I urge all of my readers to make copies of this report and send them to your friends and relatives. This information is too critical to be overlooked in the madness of this election year. Watching and listening to the Democrat Party candidates is tantamount to enduring the Chinese water torture. The blah, blah, blah goes on and on and nothing of value comes out, except the pain of listening to the same nothingness over and over again. I won’t take the time or space to repeat what you have heard so many mind numbing times, but what you have not heard is crucial. President Bush and his administration spokesmen are not telling the American people what they really need to know about this war. If they don’t do that between now and November, it could cost them the election. The war against terrorism did not begin on September 11, 2001 nor will it end with the peaceful transition to civilian authority in Iraq, whenever that may be. In fact, Iraq is but a footnote in the bigger context of this encounter, but an important one nonetheless. This war is what the Jihadists themselves are calling the “Third Great Jihadâ€. They are operating within the framework of a timeline which reaches back to the very creation if Islam in the seventh century, and are presently attempting to recreate the dynamics which gave rise to the religion in the first two hundred years of it’s existence. No religion in history grew as fast in it’s infancy, and the reasons for the initial growth of Islam are not hard to explain when you understand what the world was like at the time of Mohammed’s death in 632 AD. Remember that the Western Roman Empire was in ruins, and the Eastern Empire, based in Constantinople, was trying desperately to keep the power of it’s early grandeur while transitioning to Christianity as a de facto state religion. The costs to the average person were large, as he was being required to meet the constantly rising taxes levied by the state, along with the tithes coerced by the Church. What Islam offered was the “Carrot or the Swordâ€. If you became a convert, your taxes were immediately eliminated, as was your tithe. If you didn’t, you faced death. The choice was not hard for most to make, unless you were a very devoted martyr in the making. At the beginning, even the theology was not too hard for most to swallow, considering that both Jewry and Christianity were given their due by the Prophet. There is but one God – Allah – and Mohammed is His Prophet, as was Jesus, and the pre-Christian Jewish prophets of the Torah (Old Testament). Both were called “children of the book†– the book being the Koran, which replaced both the Old and New Testaments for former Christians and Jews. With this practical approach to spreading the “wordâ€, Islam grew like wildfire, reaching out from the Saudi Arabian peninsula in all directions. This early growth is what the Muslims call the “First Great Jihadâ€, and it met with little resistance until Charles Martel of France – the Father of Charlemagne – stopped them in the battle of Tours, in France, after they had firmly established Islam in the Iberian Peninsula. This first onslaught against the West continued in various forms and at various times, until Islam was finally driven out of Spain in 1492 at the battle of Grenada. The “Second Great Jihad†came with the Ottoman Turks. This empire succeeded in bringing the downfall of Constantinople as a Christian stronghold and an end to the Roman hegemony in all it’s forms. The Ottoman Empire was Islam’s most successful expansion of territory, even though the religion itself had fractured into warring sects and bitter rivalries with each claiming the ultimate truths in “the ways of the Prophetâ€. By 1683 the Ottomans had suffered a series of defeats on both land and sea and the final, unsuccessful attempt to capture Vienna set the stage for the collapse of any further territorial ambitions and Islam shrunk into various sheikhdoms, emir dominated principalities, and roving tribes of nomads. However by this time a growing anti-western sentiment, blaming it’s internal failures on anyone but themselves, was taking hold and setting the stage for a new revival known as Wahhabism, a sect which came into full bloom under the House of Saud on the Arabian peninsula shortly before the onset of WWI. It is this wahhabi version of Islam which has infected the religion itself, now finding its adherents in almost all branches and sects, especially the *****es. Wahhabism calls for the complete and total rejection, or distruction, of anything and everything which is not based in the original teachings of The Prophet and finds it’s most glaring practice in the policies of the Afghan Taliban or the *****e practices of the late Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran. It’s Ali Pasha (Field Marshall) is now known as Osama bin Laden, the leader of the “Third Jihadâ€, who is Wahhabi as were his 9/11 attack teams, 18 of which were also Saudi. The strategy for this “holy war†did not begin with the planning of the destruction of the World Trade Center. It began with the toppling of the Shah of Iran, back in the late 1970’s. With his plans and programs to “westernize†his country, along with his close ties to the U.S. and subdued acceptance of the state of Israel, the Shah was a soft target. Remember “America Held Hostageâ€? Thanks in large part to the hypocritical and disastrous policies of the Jimmy Carter State Department, the revolution was set in motion, the Shah was deposed, his armed forces scattered or murdered and stage one was complete. The Third Jihad now had a base of operations and the oil wealth to support it’s grand design, or what they call, “The Great Caliphate.†What this design calls for is the replacement of all secular leadership in any country with Muslim majorities. This would include Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, Indonesia, all the Emirates, Sudan, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Malaysia and finally what they call “the occupied territoryâ€, Israel. As a part of this strategy, forces of the jihad will infiltrate governments and the military as a prelude to taking control, once the secular leadership is ousted or assassinated. Such was the case in Lebanon leading to the Syrian occupation, and in Egypt with the murder of Anwar Sadat, along with the multiple attempts on the lives of Hussein in Jordan, Mubarek of Egypt Musharraf in Pakistan. Pakistan is a particular prize, because of it’s nuclear weapons. (Please note that al Qaeda called for the Islamic-militant overthrow of Musharraf in Pakistan again on March 25th.) The long range strategy of the Third Jihad counts on three strategic goals. First, the U.S. withdrawing from the region just as it did in Southeast Asia, following Vietnam. Second, taking control of the oil wealth in the Muslim countries, Which would be upwards of 75% of known reserves. Third, using nuclear weapons or other WMDs to annihilate Israel. A further outcome of successfully achieving these objectives would be to place the United Nations as sole arbiter in East/West negotiations and paralyze western resistance, leading to total withdrawal from Islamic dominated countries. Evidence of the Bush Administration awareness of this plan is found in the events immediately following the 9/11 attack. The administration’s first move was to shore up Pakistan and Egypt, believing that these two would be the next targets for al Qaeda, while Americans focused on the disaster in New York. The Administration also knew that the most important objective was to send a loud and clear message that the U.S. was in the region to stay, not only to shore up our allies, but to send a message to the jihadists. The attack on Afghanistan was necessary to break up a secure al Qaeda base of operations and put their leadership on the run or in prison. The war in Iraq also met a very strategic necessity in that nobody knew how much collaboration existed between Saddam Hussein and the master planners of the Third Jihad, or Hussein’s willingness to hand off WMDs to terrorist groups, including the PLO in Israel. What was known were serious indications of on-going collaboration, as Saddam funneled money to families of suicide bombers attacking the Israelis and others in Kuwait. What the U.S. needed was to establish a significant base of operations smack dab in the middle of the Islamic world, in a location which effectively cut it in half. Iraq was the ideal target for this and a host of other strategic reasons. Leadership of various anti-American groups both here and abroad understood the vital nature of the Bush initiative and thus launched their demonstrations world-wide, to “Stop the Warâ€. Failing this, they also laid plans to build a political campaign inside the country, with the War in Iraq as a plebiscite, using a little-known politician as the thrust-point – Howard Dean. This helps to explain how quickly the Radical Left moved into the Dean campaign with both people and money, creating what the clueless media called the “Dean Phenomenonâ€. By building on the left-wing base in the Democrat party and the “Hate Bush†crowd, the campaign has already resulted in a consensus among the aspirants, minus Joe Lieberman, to withdraw the U.S. from Iraq and turn the operation over to the U.N. And, if past is prologue, i.e. Vietnam, once the U.S. leaves, it will mot go back under any circumstances, possibly even the destruction of Israel. Should George W. Bush be defeated in November we could expect to see the dominoes start to fall in the secular Islamic countries and The Clash of Civilizations, predicted several years ago by Samuel Huntington, would then become a life-changing event in all of our lives. What surprised the jihadists following the 9/11 was how American sentiment mobilized around the President, and a profound sense of patriotism spread across the country. They were not expecting this reaction, based on what had happened in the past, nor were they expecting the determined resolve of the President himself. I also believe this is one of the reasons why we have not had any further attacks within our borders. They are content to wait, just as one of their tactical mentors; V.I. Lenin admonished…â€two steps forward, one step back.†A couple of additional events serve as valuable footnotes to the current circumstances we face: the destruction of the human assets factor of the CIA during the Carter administration, presided over by the late Senator Frank Church. This fact has plagued our intelligence agencies right up to this very day with consequences which are now obvious. And, Jimmy Carter himself, the one man who must bear the bulk of the responsibility for setting the stage of the Third Jihad. Americans should find little comfort in how the Democrat contenders constantly seek the “advice and counsel†of this despicable little hypocrite. Lastly, we should not expect to see any meaningful cooperation from Western Europe, especially the French. Since failing to protect their own interests in Algeria (by turning the country over to the first of the Arab terrorists, Ammad Ben Bella), the country itself is now occupied by Islamic immigrants totaling 20% of the population. We are in a battle for our lives, a battle which will go on for many years, possibly even generations. If we fail to understand what we are facing, or falter in the challenge of “knowing our enemy†the results will be catastrophic. Imagine a world where al Qaeda regimes control 75% of the world’s oil, have at their disposal nuclear weapons, legions of willing suicide soldiers, and our national survival is dependent on the good graces of Kofi Annan and the United Nations. There is one final footnote which may be the scariest of all. Either none of the Democrats currently leading the drive to their party’s nomination are aware of the facts of the Great Caliphate and Third Jihad, or they do know and they don’t care so long as their power lust is satisfied. But I can guarantee you one thing for sure: some of their most ardent supporters ARE aware of this, and will do anything they can to bring it about.
  7. Longinius

    Terrorism or "Modern" war?

    No, of course not. But neither did the people of Nagasaki, or Dresden or countless of other locations. Terrorism IS an ingridient in warfare.
  8. Longinius

    Sudan Crisis

    True, however things have changed. Two friends of mine are leaving with a Swedish contingent for Liberia in a couple of months. They are not going to just keep the peace, but enforce / create it. According to what they have been told, they have a much more realistic mandate in forcing combatants into peace, instead of just keeping whatever peace might appear after one side whiped out the other. If this works out in reality remains to be seen. They are quite happy about going in as "fredsframtvingande" (peace makers) instead of "fredsbevarande" (peace keepers) however.
  9. Longinius

    The Iraq thread 3

    The atrocities of Saddam are bleak compared to what is currently going on in parts of Africa, and what has happened before not even 10 years back.
  10. Longinius

    Terrorism or "Modern" war?

    Terrorism has always been a part of war. The object is not only to kill soldiers but scare the enemy into surrendering. This has been done in different ways in different wars. But terrorism has always been a part of warfare, to some extent or other.
  11. Longinius

    The Iraq thread 3

    The UN couldnt stop the US even if their lives depended on it. The US simply doesnt give a dang about the UN, and thats that.
  12. Longinius

    The Iraq thread 3

    So? The US had ties to Al Qaida as well. Its irrelevant unless you define what the ties were.
  13. Longinius

    The Iraq thread 3

    Iraqi officials met with US officials too. Does that mean the US was responsible for 9/11?
  14. Longinius

    EVE Online

    Been registered for a long time but not played during it all I carry a medium laser, a 250(I think) mm railgun and two standard missile launchers. That, together with a few minor gadgets uses up all my power
  15. Longinius

    EVE Online

    Joltan, got any tips for raising the energy output on a Merlin, except the skills that give you a slight bonus and installing a new power core?
  16. Longinius

    EVE Online

    Wont happen in Eve. Some systems are high security, meaning you wont get attacked there. Sure, its not as fun, but it gives you ample time to learn the tricks and suit up for the real action. As long as you follow the law and dont turn pirate, NPC's will protect you from pirate PC's.
  17. Longinius

    EVE Online

    For one, its in space only while SWG is mostly on planets (with a space expansion being released soon). You never leave your ship in Eve. Even when docked, you are in ship mode (just like the old Elite game). Secondly, SWG is a levelgrinder. Meaning, you have to constantly be online killing NPC's to get experience to train your skill. In Eve experience comes automatically and you train in real time. So you can put a skill on training and log off, two real hours later and you are done. Third, there appears to be a working economy in Eve, which there isnt in SWG (not when I played anyway). Otherwise, in basic concept, its roughly the same.
  18. Longinius

    EVE Online

    It really isnt more time consuming than any other PC game, unless you want it to be. It can be played like an online version of Elite really. Quite nice.
  19. Longinius

    EVE Online

    Yeah, its quite nice. In the long run it gets frustrating though if you dont find a purpose for your playing, atleast for me. I need a goal to work towards. So I put up a main goal I want to do, in this case protect traders and miners. Then along the way I put up smaller goals that are more directly achievable, like getting a certain ship, mastering a skill, getting a specific piece of equipment etc.
  20. Longinius

    EVE Online

    Its an MMO, so its pay for play. Its a dynamic world, several thousands similtaneous users, so you are supposed to do whatever you set your mind to. The world consists of a large portion of colonised space. Four human races control the colonies, and within each race are several corporations (both player run and run by the game itself). A corp can chose to do anything it wants really. Trade, construction, logistics, manufacturing, security, espionage, mining etc. I for example currently work for a sub-corporation called Internal Security, which handles the security and protection of a larger corporations assets (ships, stationes, space lanes etc). So while some might chose to explore, mine or develop / build stuff, others (like me) chose to protect those that do the labour part. They need protection both from enemy players and enemy NPC's.
  21. Longinius

    EVE Online

    I do runs for the Internal Security corporation, based out of their HQ in Poinen. Its level 1 missions but the station has 4 agents, so I take 4 missions at a time, all combat runs. I never have to go more than 2 jumps out and many times the missions are all in the same system, so its fast work and easy money.
  22. Longinius

    EVE Online

    I fly the Merlin myself aswell. Mainly do agent combat missions and the occasional courier run, usually carrying weapons, soldiers or top secret documents (I am such a virtual spec ops whore!). The Merlin will last me a pretty long while I reckon, for lighter combat missions and courier jobs. I also have another ship fitted for scouting and espionage, capable of carrying drones aswell.
  23. Longinius

    EVE Online

    Yeah, same name, same player ;) Been building up my economy and ship abit, getting some nice skills so I can last a bit in the wars. Now all I need is a good corp to work for.
  24. Longinius

    EVE Online

    Yep, I'm playing it. Caldari fighter pilot all the way, baby! ;)
  25. Longinius

    Fun Game

    First I did an easy one, and it got it = Hitler Second a bit harder or so I thought, but it got it quite fast = Peg Bundy
×