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Unconventional War: Terrorism And Guerrilla Warfare

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Terrorism is not a weapon that is used by the weak, but also by strong nation states. However, the way that terrorism is used by stateless organizations is as a weapon of strategic unconvetional warfare. It is a strategic guerrilla warfare when you think about it, except that guerrilla warfare is unconventional tatical warfare used against superior, organized military force. Terrorism is unconventional strategic warfare used against a strong or stronger nation. A book about Bin Laden which some CIA members who were part of the Bin Laden unit commented on, said that Bin Laden's unconventional strategy against the US was to bankrupt the US economy by attacking high value targets that if destroyed, would do great damage to the US economy and to demoralize the US by striking and destroying powerful symbols of the US.
 

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ManOfTrueTruth said:
Terrorism is not a weapon that is used by the weak, but also by strong nation states. However, the way that terrorism is used by stateless organizations is as a weapon of strategic unconvetional warfare. It is a strategic guerrilla warfare when you think about it, except that guerrilla warfare is unconventional tatical warfare used against superior, organized military force. Terrorism is unconventional strategic warfare used against a strong or stronger nation. A book about Bin Laden which some CIA members who were part of the Bin Laden unit commented on, said that Bin Laden's unconventional strategy against the US was to bankrupt the US economy by attacking high value targets that if destroyed, would do great damage to the US economy and to demoralize the US by striking and destroying powerful symbols of the US.

Sorry buddy but their IS A BIG A$$ difference...
How about the targeting on non combatant civilians?
THAT equals Terrorism.........
 
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cherokee said:
Sorry buddy but their IS A BIG A$$ difference...
How about the targeting on non combatant civilians?
THAT equals Terrorism.........
Bin Laden isn't just about targetting civilians. His main aim, in my view is to bleed the US economy. I was reading an interesting book on Bin Laden where some CIA personal who worked in the Bin Laden Unit wrote some comments on.
 

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ManOfTrueTruth said:
Bin Laden isn't just about targetting civilians. His main aim, in my view is to bleed the US economy. I was reading an interesting book on Bin Laden where some CIA personal who worked in the Bin Laden Unit wrote some comments on.

whatever...:roll:
 
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cherokee said:
whatever...:roll:
I mean, wouldn't you agree that civilians being killed is just part of war? I don't know of any military minded person schooled in the art of conventional or unconventional warfare who would argue different, do you?
 

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ManOfTrueTruth said:
I mean, wouldn't you agree that civilians being killed is just part of war? I don't know of any military minded person schooled in the art of conventional or unconventional warfare who would argue different, do you?

Yes civilians do get killed in warfare.

What you don’t see is the difference.

If you target a bar full of civilians how is that conventional or unconventional warfare as as opposed to targeting a plant that produces military equipment.
By your thinking it would be ok to bomb a school.

Wiping out a countries military machine is not the same as wiping out the countries population.
 

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cherokee said:
Yes civilians do get killed in warfare.

What you don’t see is the difference.

If you target a bar full of civilians how is that conventional or unconventional warfare as as opposed to targeting a plant that produces military equipment.
By your thinking it would be ok to bomb a school.

Wiping out a countries military machine is not the same as wiping out the countries population.

of course not. One installs more fear than the other. however in both cases people feel kind of unable to defend themselves. The problem is only maginified when civilians are killed at random. a sort of social paranoia develops.




Its all means to an end.
 

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ManOfTrueTruth said:
Terrorism is not a weapon that is used by the weak, but also by strong nation states. However, the way that terrorism is used by stateless organizations is as a weapon of strategic unconvetional warfare. It is a strategic guerrilla warfare when you think about it, except that guerrilla warfare is unconventional tatical warfare used against superior, organized military force. Terrorism is unconventional strategic warfare used against a strong or stronger nation. A book about Bin Laden which some CIA members who were part of the Bin Laden unit commented on, said that Bin Laden's unconventional strategy against the US was to bankrupt the US economy by attacking high value targets that if destroyed, would do great damage to the US economy and to demoralize the US by striking and destroying powerful symbols of the US.
During all wars leading up to the recent past, forms of terrorism were met with indiscriminate retaliation...If there were terrorists SOMEWHERE on the block, guess what?...The whole block gets it...target destroyed...collateral damage be damned...

Now if there's a terrorist on the block, people must get them by politically correct measures, or else face the wrath of global opinion because Mrs. Mohammed's flower garden got disrupted two doors down...

That is why Saddam put military installations next to hospitals and mosques...and sometimes even IN them...we attack the important places, and the world will cry about the collateral damage...

Works wonders in the world of free press where they like to sensationalize the story...

We could send a bomb that would blow up OBL and 15 of his top lieutenants and the headline the next day would be "Little Mustafa scraped his knee a mile down the road falling from the vibrations due to US force"...
 
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Terrorists are actually very smart people, who are masterful chess players. Terrorism, in the uncoventional sense, is war against a nation by an independent, stateless organization. Their purpose is to defeat strategically and psychologically a particular nation using unconventional tatics. In Al-queda's case, their strategy is to attack and do as much damage to the US economy, because our military power is derived from our economy. They do this, by staying hidden in the shadows, disguising themselves as one of us and then when the proper time arrives, striking high value targets to do psychological, economic and strategic damage to the US. Of course, members of the US government recognize this, so they try to wage their own psychological war be terming terrorism a "crime" which it is, in a sense, but it is also warfare, but the US government won't come out and publicly acknowledge so, because it damages their own psychological war against Al-queda. In order to defeat Al-queda, strategically, we must understand it as warfare and not just simply and only a crime.
 

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Terrorism is not a weapon that is used by the weak, but also by strong nation states. However, the way that terrorism is used by stateless organizations is as a weapon of strategic unconvetional warfare. It is a strategic guerrilla warfare when you think about it, except that guerrilla warfare is unconventional tatical warfare used against superior, organized military force. Terrorism is unconventional strategic warfare used against a strong or stronger nation.
What is this gobbledeegook?
 

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In order to defeat Al-queda, strategically, we must understand it as warfare and not just simply and only a crime.
I promise you, the US military totally understands this concept. Unfortunately, it took 9/11 to convince the majority of politicians.
 
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