Bob Sykes: Some German soldiers later said (of the whole French conquest) that the French soldiers seemed to be looking for ways to surrender.
Handle: Why not just the ‘Fox News’ explanation? So, the news media is incredibly concentrated with progressives and channels that are, openly or otherwise, committed to putting a liberal spin on everything. It’s funny, because progressives in academia and media are always use the accusing code phrase, “Unnrepresentative and doesn’t look like the country”, but of course the output of their own professions don’t resonate with 50% of the country. Remember...
Adar: Not only German offensive capability was superior but their defensive capability superior too when the bridgehead established. Allied aircraft massed to destroy the river crossing with bombing shot down by the anti-aircraft artillery of the German. What the German Luftwaffe was able to do the allied air force was not.
Toddy Cat: Not everybody likes the same things, pal. Enjoy your holy “density”.
William Newman: Victor, I think that will be less true if you don’t have an overwhelming advantage in technical skills. If the people you are monitoring know how to use encryption half as well as you know how to use cryptanalysis, you might be able to read their traffic only when you get rather lucky. If the people you are monitoring put 25% as much effort (budget, technically skilled personnel, willingness to compromise operational efficiency a bit in order to achieve strategic deception) into...
Victor: Signal Intelligence would make it easy to stop these kinds of attacks before they happen: cell phones and internet communication are easy to intercept.
Spandrell: Punch the Stalinist. Right. See, that’s why we can’t have nice things. Enjoy your strip malls then.
Contemplationist: Weren’t the Americans held back into a ‘limited theater’ which is why MacArthur resigned?
Toddy Cat: Can’t argue with that, Zippy. It’s typical of the “New Urbanists” — even when I agree with them about certain things, their elitist condescension drives me nuts. Soft-Core Stalinism at its worst.
Zippy: I’m sorry, but this guy seems like an insufferable jerk. Basically, “every city should look like the cities I like.” I just want to punch his arrogant face after listening to this.