My short plan for the War in Afghanistan:

Here’s my short plan (started here) for the War in Afghanistan (as opposed to Obama’s Surge and run plan):

0) Bring up the combat force Level
1) Employ 3-D Maneuver to kick the Ass of enemy formations and strongholds that dare to exist
2) Deep Predator strikes based on Sigint and Humint
3) Full Spectrum Influence Warfare to make Taliban/Al-Qada appear as: silly, weak, ridiculous, evil, non-Islamic, tools of the Iranians, boy-lovers, goat-lovers, tools of the Chinese, of high mortality, hypocritical
4) SysAdmin work to clean up the place and train the Afgani Army and Police
5) Influence Warfare to keep the USA/West domestic opposition at bay: Perhaps lots of photos, videos, and audio of Taliban/Al-Qada attrocities and positive first person Afghan accounts
6) Repeat steps 1 through 5 until victory


Influence Warfare (using ridicule) Example: “How to Make a Butt Bomb: Al Qaeda Training Video”

(from The People’s Cube h/t

I hope there is an version of this being made into Arabic/Farsi/Etc and being plastered to Mideast video sites.

You tell him, Jack!

Useful Idiocy

Here is a Quote Chain found on LyfLines via The Corner:

George Orwell:

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

John Derbyshire:

Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy.

Thomas Friedman:

One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century.

To which let me point out:

The Default American PoV has become a Leftist POV.

So, how do we Americans un-do this?

“Forensic Theology” & “Mahdism In The News”

Guest poster Charles Cameron writes at Zenpundit:

Why is eschatological or apocalyptic rhetoric significant?

It is an accelerant. Simply put, it is a force-multiplier, acting on morale via the sphere of religion, by providing divine sanction for violence — zeal with a deadline.

Oh boy. Fun fun fun! Read it all. Sigh.

US Marines + South Park + Saadam = Awesomeness!

Found via Slashdot:

During his captivity, US marines forced Saddam, who was executed in 2006, to repeatedly watch the movie South Park: Bigger, Longer And Uncut, which shows him as gay, as well as the boyfriend of Satan.
“I have it on pretty good information from the marines on detail in Iraq that they showed Saddam the movie.

“Over and over again – which is a pretty funny thought.
[Source: Telegraph]

The US Army put the cherry on this pile of Awesomness:

Stone, 37, said both he and Parker, 39, were most proud of the signed Saddam photo, given to them by the US Army’s 4th Infantry Division.

He said: “We’re very proud of our signed Saddam picture and what it means. Its one of our biggest highlights.

“What will be a great surprise to the American people is that the GRU and KGB had a larger budget for antiwar propaganda in the United States that it did for economic and military support of the Vietnamese”

A great example in Influence Warfare (and it is 5GW-ish too) from USNAVYVET2002:

The GRU and the KGB helped to fund just about every antiwar movement and organization in America and abroad. Funding was provided via undercover operatives or front organizations. These would fund another group that in turn would fund student organizations. The GRU also helped Vietnam fund its propaganda campaign as a whole.
What will be a great surprise to the American people is that the GRU and KGB had a larger budget for antiwar propaganda in the United States that it did for economic and military support of the Vietnamese. The antiwar propaganda cost the GRU more than $1 billion, but as history shows, it was a hugely successful campaign and well worth the cost. The antiwar sentiment created an incredible momentum that greatly weakened the U.S. military.”  [On page 78 of Stanislav Lunev’s and Ira Winkler’s book titled “Through the Eyes of the Enemy”]