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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2012, 07:53:09 PM »
Gus remarked that WWIII may be kicking of with Syria.

Personally I think we passed WWIII a long time ago and we're on five or six depending on how we count. To wit:
 
WWV - African Conflict(s) of the 1990s

Thoughts? Have I left anything out? Included too much?

The Second Congo War should probably be a stand-alone, and take the lead in that title, with the other conflicts playing supporting roles (like the Sino-Japanese 37-41, Spanish Civil and Italo-Ethiopian Wars played to WWII).

tl : dr - Eight nations, 25 armed groups (160k 'troops' under arms) and 5.4 million casualties is a laugh riot that can't be ignored.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Congo_War

That was my line of thinking. Terrible conflict. Nobody noticed.


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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2012, 01:22:32 PM »
Don't feel bad that you missed Round 1 (1996-1998) or Round 2, Round 3 is up now.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_East_DR_Congo_conflict

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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2012, 01:29:15 PM »
Don't feel bad that you missed Round 1 (1996-1998) or Round 2, Round 3 is up now.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_East_DR_Congo_conflict

Yeah, I was just browsing some headlines and saw some familiar places.

It's like a Zen koan: if a war breaks out in Africa, will anyone notice?

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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2012, 01:34:55 PM »
In case anyone wants to catch up: http://news.yahoo.com/rwanda-congo-deja-vu-164407501.html

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History is repeating itself yet again in eastern Congo. Rebels supported by Rwanda are on the march. Civilians are fleeing. And higher powers appear to be taking sides.

Congo and Rwanda have been at this stage before. First in 1996, then in 1998. Also in 2004 and 2008. The first two conflicts had their roots in Rwanda's 1994 genocide, but now the fighting is mostly over mineral wealth — including minerals used in the world's smart phones and laptops.

And not to be missed - Mali is becoming the new Afghanistan.

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Islamist extremist rebels say they have pushed secular Tuareg fighters from Menaka, their last base in northern Mali.

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/mali-tuareg-rebels-lose-last-north-173612412.html


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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2012, 06:07:11 PM »
Dollars to donuts those fundis brought in outside talent.
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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2012, 06:17:10 PM »
Dollars to donuts those fundis brought in outside talent.

makes me wish I was a Minister with a Skunk Works budget of 50+ million
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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2012, 06:25:08 PM »
Dollars to donuts those fundis brought in outside talent.

makes me wish I was a Minister with a Skunk Works budget of 50+ million

Lemme guess:
SALES PITCH: "Gentlemen! Microdrones can do more than just observe- using pattern recognition and multiple tiny buzz-scalpels a swarm of 4 or 5 thousand can de-flesh a group of hostiles in mere minutes..."
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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2012, 07:28:55 PM »
far more low-tech ... send in some 'advisors' with some real kickass gear
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Re: World War Count?
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2012, 08:33:19 PM »
Carpet bomb the place. I doubt anyone will notice.