Tony Johnson Wrote: L.A.,I disagree with you. You apparently don't like the concept of an expert, but who knows - you may be W R O N G .......... It's possible you know. Maybe you need to listen to the above 2 videos. Or go to the internet and look it up instead of the opinion you came up with 1 second after you read the word expert and yelled loudly....... The better universities can be more selective about their professors because they charge a lot for tuition. If you listen to his videos you'll hear him talking about the fact that he spent time in the middle east. He probably has the internet and a phone also so he's spoken to lots of people (others who were possibly well informed also) and shared ideas and information.I agree a lot of the so called experts are not very good. That doesn't mean that there's no such thing as an expert. I'm sorry if you have had bad experiences with others who were called experts.Wikipedia seems to think he's THE experthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_HaykelHe grew up in Lebanon (just west of Syria)
Tony Johnson Wrote: Thank you Mr. commentator. Any comments about the middle east - Oh wait you've told us. Carpet bomb the place.
Tony Johnson Wrote: Schmidt,Good post....... In the one video Haykel notes how the people in the middle east often refer to people from the west as "Crusaders" because of the Christian crusades a long time ago. He also mentions how Bin Laden did the 911 attacks for 500,000.00 which is a bargain compared to the "3 xxxxx oops Trillion" the US has spent for their response to 911. I don't think the US can do anything inexpensively. He also mentioned how our bombing of ISIS is not going to work because the use the it's us against the world sentiment and this just plays into it.
pgr Wrote: Two to three weeks! More like until they run out of good wine, cheese and bread. Then it will be time to turn that carrier around and sail back home to replenish the hold for several months worth of maintence and training exercises.
TJ Wrote: Perhaps you are right. I think they wanted to flex their muscle to say don't attack us again. What they are doing may have opposite effects though. We'll have to continue to check the news - but that is usually depressing.