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To: rfp1234; xzins
Decimate: reduce by 10%. So AQ still has 90% of its chiefs remaining.

You beat me to it.

"Decimate" was something the Roman legions did to their own soldiers as a method of group discipline.

It was supposed to make the remaining 90% stronger and more willing to fight and follow orders.

I think it worked.

3 posted on 11/20/2012 6:50:00 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe
Obama took away bin laden but gave them whole countries like Libya and Egypt. He helped the terrorist accomplish something they couldn't do on their own for the last 20 years. The regime's al quada narrative is as full of schit as obama is.
24 posted on 11/20/2012 7:54:51 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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