The Protocols of Joly Anyone who starts looking into the Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion will frequently encounter the old chestnut about a "hoax" or a "forgery". When Philip Graves made the allegation inlong before the days of the internet and all the pages detailing the various logical fallacies, his target audience had never heard of a circular argument or a non sequitur.
Jihadization Each of these phases is unique and has specific signatures… The NYPD shows its grasp of the realities of 4GW by not seeing the enemy as a structure or organization: Al-Qaeda has provided the inspiration for homegrown radicalization and terrorism; direct command and control by al-Qaeda has been the exception rather than the rule among the case studies reviewed in this study… Rather, it radicalization is a phenomenon that occurs because the individual is looking for an identity and a cause… Salafist Islam provides the identity and cause these young men are seeking -- and as a number of the case studies show, it has an appeal beyond ethnic boundaries.
The NYPD study correctly notes that: For those who believe the "terrorist" threat is waning, Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat should provide a needed wake-up call. The good news here is that unlike the military, the cops get it. Perhaps that should not surprise us.
I did not modify the talk for a police audience; I told them I did not know enough about policing to be able to do that. They had to translate it from military to police terms themselves.
For cops, the real world is the street, not the internal world of promotion and budget politics that absorbs most American military officers.
Outward focus, it seems, makes a difference. Lind As the Presidential debate wallow their sorry way through a sea of inanities, leaving in their wake million glazed eyes, a novel thought occurs: I have just such a question at hand, one that happens to be central to the future of our republic: How, dear sir or madam, do you propose, if elected President, to avoid a long war?
Make no mistake, the Washington Establishment intends our future will be defined by a long war, with all that entails. We see that today, as America takes another step toward the long war.
Without thought or reflection, without debate by our elected officials, without our consent. Fabius cites as evidence the opening lines of the Quadrennial Defense Review: The United States is a nation engaged in what will be a long war. Since the attacks of September 11,our Nation has fought a global war against violent extremists who use terrorism as their weapon of choice, and who seek to destroy our free way of life.
As usual in Washington, the names are changed to protect the guilty.
Washington Post columnist Jim Hoagland wrote on October 21, Pentagon leaders have, in fact, shifted to talking of "an era of persistent conflict" rather than "the long war," a phrase that implied a military-dominated struggle with distinct battlefields and a clearly defined end.
Today that sounds downright optimistic. The Army must remake itself with that in mind, he added. Sun Tzu said it succinctly: Which, just possibly, ought not be the highest qualification for public office, all appearances notwithstanding.
Our first, recently concluded long war should serve as a caution. InAmerica was a republic with a small federal government, a self-reliant citizenry, growing industry, an expanding middle class, an uplifting culture and exemplary morals.
By and the end of that long war, we had become a tawdry and increasingly resented world empire with a vast, endlessly intrusive federal government, a population of willingly manipulated consumers, shrinking industry, a vanishing middle class, a debauched culture and morals that would shame a self-respecting stoat.
Where will another long war leave us? We need not speculate at random. A long war, or "persistent conflict," is not inevitable.
It is ours only if we choose it. A defensive, rather than an offensive, grand strategy is one. Closing our borders and minding our own goddam business is another. Iraq, Afghanistan, the Sudan, wherever can stew in their own heathen juice. So how about it, all you would-be Presidents: On War Mahan or Corbett?
When Kaplan says that "Hulls in the water could soon displace boots on the ground as the most important military catchphrase of our time," he engages in navalist hyperbole, unless he is anticipating the general Resurrection when the sea will give up her dead.
We face no credible blue-water naval challenger. Rather, we need naval supremacy because in a world where the state is weakening, water, and transport by water, grow in importance.
People today think of land uniting and water dividing, but that became true only recently, with the rise of the state and the development of railways which can only function in the safety and order created by states.BibMe Free Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard.
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The Free Congress Commentary By William S. Lind. On War # November 26, In the Fox’s Lair. William S. Lind. One reason parts of Iraq have quieted down, at least for a while, has received widespread attention: the Sunni split from al-Qaeda.
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Anyone who starts looking into the Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion will frequently encounter the old chestnut about a "hoax" or a "forgery".
When Philip Graves made the allegation in , long before the days of the internet and all the pages detailing the various logical fallacies, his target audience had never heard of a circular . These years were largely those of the Omayyad Amirs and Caliphs, who may be said to have presided over the Golden Age of Islâmic Spain.
The suprisingly rapid decline of the Omayyads in the 11th century quickly led to complete political fragmentation and to grave vulnerability to the rising Christian Kingdoms.