Af/Pak & Other News (12/8/2011)

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Dec 8, 2011, 12:48:54 PM12/8/11
Afghan-Pakistan war of words on shrine bomb:

NATO fuel tankers attacked in Pakistan:

Good Morning, Afghanistan! Military Wants Kandahar Radio:

Osama bin Laden not at Al-Qaeda helm before raid: US source:


Other news:

Iran shows film of captured US drone:

Iranian general steps out of the shadows:

Syrians launch civil disobedience campaign:

Syria says oil pipeline was blown up by rebel saboteurs:

Somali Terrorists Join Twitter #Propaganda:

Yemen militants attack army in south, 10 killed:

Three police killed, one in powerline sabotage:

Eilat bomb mastermind killed in Gaza strike: Israel:

PICTURE: Embraer flies first AEW-modified EMB-145 for India:

Found: A Secret Drone Base In Nevada:

Hidden in plain sight: Inside a secret CIA prison:

White House Orders Commercial Spy Sat Study As Deep Cuts Rumored:

Russia signs for 55 Yak-130 combat trainers:

M119A2 Howitzer Upgrade to Provide Quicker Firepower:

Greece examining 'free' US tank offer: army:

Rafale: Now Drawing Fire At Home:

Lockheed, other defense firms targeted by hackers:

Could Playing Videogames Be a War Crime?:

New Material's Capability to Increase Weapons' Explosive Force

Marines Clamor To Close Gaps In Amphib Fleet:

Harriers Now Armed With AMRAAMs:

Lockheed Updating Roll-on/Roll-off ISR for C-130:

Report: Air Force dumped remains of 274 troops in landfill:


Dec 9, 2011, 5:10:23 AM12/9/11
Il 08/12/2011 18:48, ha scritto:
> Could Playing Videogames Be a War Crime?:

hmmmm.... Commercial tacFPS can easily get their CYA in the scripting
and even getting brownie points in giving shameful game overs to "War
criminal" players, showing the ICC/court martial trial of their avatar
(gaming sense) but the modders generally don't have these
commercial/marketing issues, and generally I don't consider much tacFPS
good training tools (a map/CP exercise can be conveniently replaced by
computer wargaming (provided that umpires known how to do things with a
computer...) but a tacFPS can't replace field exercises... so better NOT
consider their professional usage (aside that is a major propaganda
vulnerability: an hostile modder can easily do a very credible fake
"criminal/illegal methods training scenario" mod and "anonymously"
exhibit it as result of a look up into US (or whatever else) training
barracks's computer systems's content, and the public opinion onslaught
& fuckup starts.....)

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.
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