Why Do They Hate Us? Because They Can Do So and Live to Continue.
With Russia and China picking up the gauntlet for the United States, the terrorists are now in combat with nation states that spent several centuries each under the tyrannical heel of the Mongol Dynasties. Their views on military struggles are grimmer, more mordant and perhaps more realistic than any being espoused by Versailles upon the Potomac. Operations will be more “kinetic” and rules of engagement “less encumbering.”
Tamerlane rarely fielded too many complaints from those concerned about human rights. Once they got a good look at his mounds of human cadavers, they quickly hushed their whinging and offered up tribute. People that openly hated Tamerlane lasted maybe fifteen minutes.
The surviving remnants of Al Qaeda will take one look at how China handles business in Moldova and decide Afghanistan is truly the central front in their war against the 21st Century. They won’t be tactically stupid enough to espouse hatred of those who overwhelmingly respond to it.Read More »