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  1. Yes and no, like much of the area it spilled over the border with neighbouring areas and the neighbours had a hand in it, from the wiki: "In 1962 a dissatisfied tribal leader, Musallam bin Nufl (Mussalim bin Nafl), formed the Dhofar Liberation Front (DLF) and obtained arms and vehicles from Saudi Arabia.[10][11] Saudi Arabia and Oman had earlier clashed over ownership of the Buraimi Oasis, and the Saudis had already supported two failed insurrections in the Jebel Akhdar in the interior of Oman in 1957–59. The DLF also received support from Imam Ghalib Bin Ali, the exiled Imam of Oman, who
  2. Colbert is like a Smolensk IMO, if you get the Russkie game breaker you don't need another. Paolo Emilio looks more fun, seems like a Khaba, but well implemented.
  3. Iran not happy to learn Israel and Saudi in talks, Iran plants mine: https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/11/26/greek-tanker-hit-mine-saudi-arabia/
  4. Well, except the war that raged between 1962 and 1976 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhofar_Rebellion
  5. "There are very precise illegal acts that justify the right to resort to threat or use of force to board, search and, if justifiable, seizure of a ship under international law. These acts are regarded as exceptions of the exclusive jurisdiction of flag States and require no authorization from the flag State. Apart from the right of hot pursuit, UNCLOS 82, article 110 gives a warship which encounters on the high seas a foreign ship, other than a ship entitled to complete immunity in accordance with articles 95 and 96, the right to board if there is reasonable ground for suspecting that the ship
  6. He had been in Moscow since 1931? I guess that was like being in Mars from the Hitler point of view.
  7. Oh, the happy, far away day when one of the European posters said he was glad GWB had won so the unending whinning about Clinton would end in Tank-net... little did we know, little did we know what the future had in store.
  8. There's no simmetry between the capabilities of the US and the PRC. One arm of the US triad (the missile subnmarines) is impervious to any Chinese weapon, while the same cannot be said for the few Chinese SSBN (based as they are in the shallow South China Sea...). The Chinese don't have an equivalent to the B-2 (yet...), so any agreement would be voided by the simple fact that the US can hit any point of China, multiple times if needed and the Chinese cannot do the same with the US. Re the point on the dashed lines, well, the Chinese kicked this off in 1947, even if they were of another f
  9. You say that as if it was a loss. Last Dingo was as obnoxous as obnoxious can be, about the best thing moderators thing have done as of late was kicking him out.
  10. 9 to 5 virus, which would be about right if it was made by a government anywhere... Re, The Danish mask study, i suspect the lack of publication has more to do with peer review than with the study itself, which looked ok to me.
  11. In you backyard, it has finally filtered down to us Deutschland, which is a bit silly but it's a fine trip down memory lane to the 80s. Points for using NATO exercise names for the episodes' titles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutschland_83
  12. To sum it up: The findings, however, should not be used to conclude that a recommendation for everyone to wear masks in the community would not be effective in reducing SARS-CoV-2 infections, because the trial did not test the role of masks in source control of SARS-CoV-2 infection. During the study period, authorities did not recommend face mask use outside hospital settings and mask use was rare in community settings (22). This means that study participants' exposure was overwhelmingly to persons not wearing masks.
  13. Do what they do. Pay protection money to the big kids in the World, wrapped around arms deals that enable everyone to get their commission. They aren't buying Leclercs, F-35s or BMP-3s, they are buying infliuence to ensure that if the local bullies (Iran Saudi Arabia) get antsy, someone much bigger will step in to call them to order. But in tanknet (naturally!) we see tanks and AFVs.
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