Bob Lonsberry, a “veteran journalist and talk-radio host” in his article headlined Fight like America in the New York Post, writes :

[…] In war, you should always play your high cards. Trump, and trump big. If they’re hitting your infantry, send in your armor. If your humvees are vulnerable, deploy your B-52s. If it’s not safe to drive a humvee down a street, try going down it in an Abrams.

Don’t pussyfoot around with these jihad boys, blow them to hell. This isn’t Marquis of Queensbury, this is kill or be killed. And with armaments, technology and numbers like we’ve got, the other side should be nothing but a grease spot in the road.

But it’s not.

It’s functioning and moving effectively against us.

At the cost of Dustin Sekula, Geoffery Morris, Aric Barr and about 600 others. […]

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Note: Thanks to alittlebig as usual. And Sid, If only you took time to post this yourself… 😉

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  1. It is better for a B-52 to flatten an Iraqi neighborhood than it is for one United States Marine to die.

    …..except of course, that the survivors of that neighbourhood (not to mention everybody from the surrounding neighbourhoods) would then be hell-bent to kill every US Marine they can lay their hands on.

    The US military is making the exact same mistake that the Israelis made in the Occupied Territories – that you can’t win hearts and minds by driving tanks through a neighbourhood and firing missiles from helicopter gunships.

    The British Army learned the hard way in Northern Ireland that shows of military strength do more to provoke terrorism than prevent it. There’s a few interesting historical parrallels with Northern Ireland. Just like the ordinary Iraqis dancing around the fallen statue, many of the Catholics of Northern Ireland initially welcomed the British Army as liberators and protectors when they first took to the streets of Belfast in 1969. Cue internment, Bloody Sunday etc etc and before long the British found themselves locked in a guerrilla war that lasted 30 years and caused a lot of British soldiers to be sent home in body bags.

    The British Army seem to have learned their lesson from Northern Ireland, and so they’re playing a much more low-key strategy in controlling Basra, based more around building goodwill with the local population than trying to rule by fear, and the results are speaking for themselves. While US troops are dying every day, the British haven’t lost a soldier to hostile fire since last August. And while the al-Mehdi militia and the US Army have been having running gun battles in Baghdad, the same militia in Basra have been peacefully occupying an empty building with no bloodshed at all.

    1. The British have not lost a single soldier to hostile fire you say… Is that a fact?

      Anyway, the British have more things to worry about… Friendly fire for instance 😉

      1. Well, like I said, the British haven’t had any soldiers killed….by Iraqis. 😉

        Here’s an article worth reading – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/04/11/wtact11.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/04/11/ixnewstop.html

        It gives some interviews with an anonymous British officer. It seems that a lot of the British commanders share many of the anti-war movement’s concerns about US tactics.

        Speaking from his base in southern Iraq, the officer said: “My view and the view of the British chain of command is that the Americans’ use of violence is not proportionate and is over-responsive to the threat they are facing. They don’t see the Iraqi people the way we see them. They view them as untermenschen. They are not concerned about the Iraqi loss of life in the way the British are. Their attitude towards the Iraqis is tragic, it’s awful.

        Interesting, especially about the use of the word untermenschen.

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