UBL is George Washington
camera_lumina at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 6 07:23:08 PDT 2004
Traditionally speaking, Asymetric warfare has almost always been successful.
The best example, of course, is the French exodus from Algeria.
As for sympathisizing with OBL, I agree with you, but then again I've never
been an asymmetric warrior myself. But it seems to me the bombing of that
Indonesian discoteq wernt a long way towards getting the locals to view OBL
as just another wannabe remote control dictator wanting to force-feed
foregin culture into a complex, multicutlural area where those 'solutions'
might be completely inappropriate.
Meanwhile, however, anyone read that Vanity Fair article? The United States
has almost single-handedly transformed OBL into an underdog and symbol of
>From: Anonymous <nobody at paranoici.org>
>To: cypherpunks at al-qaeda.net
>Subject: Re: UBL is George Washington
>Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2004 21:32:16 +0200 (CEST)
>Major Variola (ret) writes:
> > The yanks did not wear regular uniforms and did not march in
> > rows in open fields like Gentlemen. Asymmetric warfare means not
> > playing by
> > *their* rules.
>But asymm warfare has to accomplish its goal. It's not being very
>successful. The only people who are siding with al-qaeda are those whose
>brains are already mush -statist socialists, to be precise. If al qaeda
>bombed government buildings or targetted the private residences or offices
>of government officials, they might get more sympathy, from me at least.
>Destroying an pair of buildings and killing thousands of citizens -most of
>whom couldn't give an accurate account of U.S. forces distribution in the
>MidEast- is not a step forward.
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