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U.S. Army preparing for guerrilla warfare for GWOT. About time!!!

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posted on Nov, 20 2006 @ 10:01 AM
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www.miami.com...


FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - At this historic Army post on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River, the Army has mounted an intense effort to train its soldiers how to fight insurgents more effectively in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond.

Fort Leavenworth is where all-black regiments known as ''buffalo soldiers'' once galloped off to police the American frontier. Later generations here studied how to defeat Soviet tank divisions. Now the United States Army Combined Arms Center has retooled the Army's leadership and training programs to focus on what motivates insurgents, the strategies and tactics they use and the cultures in which they operate.

The shift away from major combat operations to irregular warfare is one of the most significant changes in doctrine and training the Army has undertaken since World War II.

''It's a big change for our Army,'' said Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus, the Iraq war veteran who commands the Combined Arms Center. ``Although we have done lots of counterinsurgency operations over the years, historically we have, as an institution, tended to refocus on major combat operations, the big battles, after each of our counterinsurgency operations was over.''

Large-scale war remained the Army's focus even after the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Since then, however, that focus has changed as it's become clear that Iraq and Afghanistan are part of a long guerrilla struggle that could last decades.


They have built new facilities for guerrilla warfare and urban warfare by recruiting Iraqis and Afghans to participate in the exercises in teaching soldiers and Marines how to fight this GWOT by making it realistic as possible. They took too long in realizing they are not going to be fighting conventional warfare, and its pretty rare these days. Now nations and organizations are taking small conflicts that involves guerilla warfare and terrorism.


The exercises involve hundreds of Arab and Afghan American role players. Soldiers are given a number of missions to accomplish while fending off improvised explosive and sniper attacks. Whether they succeed depends on the relationships they establish with the villagers.

Basic trainees at Army bases in Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri and Oklahoma now learn how to spot and avoid roadside bombs, react to ambushes on their convoys and train with local security forces.

Hundreds of additional students enroll annually in Arabic, Pashtun and other languages at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif. And any soldier can download a course in Arabic from the Army's website for free.

Computer specialists at Fort Leavenworth's Battle Command Knowledge System run three dozen online forums where soldiers in the field can share information.

Books on al Qaeda, militant Islam, Iraqi and Afghan history and the Muslim world are now required reading for majors and lieutenant colonels at the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. There also are courses on Middle East culture and on Islam. A week is devoted to the study of irregular warfare.


Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. -Sun Tzu

Even this one is apply to today's wars and conflicts.

Slight change on title.


[edit on 20-11-2006 by deltaboy]




posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 12:41 PM
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Its pretty sad that people havent yet grasp the plainly obvious fact that this whole bogus War on Terror is, at the very least, not what we are being told it is.

You really think that a bunch of untrained, sneaky lil Islamic extremists, operating out of caves and basements, could actually even pose a threat, nevermind match up and even surpass, the might of the American military, you really think that so called "Al Queda" is any kind of match for you Americans, you must be out of your mind.

The fact is, there is no islamic extremism. Period. Of course if Islamic Extremism is Arabs taking up arms to kick you guys out of their country, then maybe yea there is. If islamic extremism is a small group of goofballs who hate and despise what the Zionists forces have done to their people for half a century, and have been coerced by some CIA or Mossad agent to yell chants of "down with America" and "Death to infidels", then yea they maybe there is Islamic Extremism. But, for a small organization like Al Queda to be openly and succesfully fighting the most powerful military might on the planet, the most technologically advanced, with the greatest intelligence gathering powers, America....that simply is preposterous. It ISNT TRUE! Al Queda, at best, is nothing more than a small contigent of renegade terror groups, who were founded and funded by Washington and London in the first place!

The only time that Islamic extremism ever could even thought about existing, the only time when it ever even looked like it appeared on the map, was when YOU guys, well not you guys but your American Government, were funding and arming them to fight against the Soviet Russian expansion in Afghanistan back in the 80s, they were helping the Muja-Hadeen. In fact, if you can remember, back in the 80s, Bin Laden was presented to us as a HERO by our press and propoganda machines, oh what a great hero, fighting against the Russian expansion for the good of the Islamic people....

20 years later, now hes the big boogey man, hes the enemy, we must kill and destroy him and his whole organization, who we cant destroy cuz they are sneaky lil bastards who seem to be outsmarting and outfighting us every single day, because they are just so hell-bent on destroying us because they are evil and hate our freedom....

LUDICROUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously!

My friend, time to wake up to the lies that have blinded you from the truth. That time is coming on a mass scale, very soon, within weeks and months. I hope you will embrace it, and open up to wickedness of your leaders ways.

Peace be upon you all.

NAMASTE ADONAI

[edit on 21-11-2006 by LightWorker13]



posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 01:53 PM
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Originally posted by LightWorker13
Its pretty sad that people havent yet grasp the plainly obvious fact that this whole bogus War on Terror is, at the very least, not what we are being told it is.


Nothing is bogus, its political to call it GWOT, but in reality terrorism is real and they are getting more sophisticated, unless you must have missed decades of modern terrorism.


You really think that a bunch of untrained, sneaky lil Islamic extremists, operating out of caves and basements, could actually even pose a threat, nevermind match up and even surpass, the might of the American military, you really think that so called "Al Queda" is any kind of match for you Americans, you must be out of your mind.


People assume they just live in caves and don't know crap, I can show you videos and pics of them training to become professional terrorists. Just ask.



The fact is, there is no islamic extremism. Period. Of course if Islamic Extremism is Arabs taking up arms to kick you guys out of their country, then maybe yea there is. If islamic extremism is a small group of goofballs who hate and despise what the Zionists forces have done to their people for half a century, and have been coerced by some CIA or Mossad agent to yell chants of "down with America" and "Death to infidels", then yea they maybe there is Islamic Extremism. But, for a small organization like Al Queda to be openly and succesfully fighting the most powerful military might on the planet, the most technologically advanced, with the greatest intelligence gathering powers, America....that simply is preposterous. It ISNT TRUE! Al Queda, at best, is nothing more than a small contigent of renegade terror groups, who were founded and funded by Washington and London in the first place!


Have you read Sun Tzu's quote on Art of War that I just posted?


The only time that Islamic extremism ever could even thought about existing, the only time when it ever even looked like it appeared on the map, was when YOU guys, well not you guys but your American Government, were funding and arming them to fight against the Soviet Russian expansion in Afghanistan back in the 80s, they were helping the Muja-Hadeen. In fact, if you can remember, back in the 80s, Bin Laden was presented to us as a HERO by our press and propoganda machines, oh what a great hero, fighting against the Russian expansion for the good of the Islamic people....


I don't remember having an article that mentions about Osama Bin Laden as a hero. In fact it only mentions the Mujahadeen fighting and resisting against the Soviets.


20 years later, now hes the big boogey man, hes the enemy, we must kill and destroy him and his whole organization, who we cant destroy cuz they are sneaky lil bastards who seem to be outsmarting and outfighting us every single day, because they are just so hell-bent on destroying us because they are evil and hate our freedom....


Being a terrorist means being smart and sneaky against powerful enemies. DUH!!!!

Remember that unless we know ourselves, we lose. We have the Cold War mentality dealing conventional warfare that involves knowing who the enemy is and where they are. Not asymmetric war where the enemy is everywhere and nowhere.



posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 02:19 PM
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Well here is a text mentioning bin laden as a hero


Mubarak: "No. Some people advised Sadat to encourage the Islamic groups to tackle Communism. This advice was, of course, inappropriate, because Communism did not live in our countries and did not succeed in its own country. But when the so-called Mujahideen went to Afghanistan, they became more extreme, and began to disseminate extremist ideas. People like Omar Abd Al-Rahman and bin Laden were American heroes. This is what I told the Americans themselves on television."



Oh and here another one


Glowing coverage
The press coverage of this era was overwhelmingly positive, even glowing, with regard to the guerrillas’ conduct in Afghanistan. Their unsavory features were downplayed or omitted altogether. While some newspapers favored some restraint in the degree of U.S. military support for the Mujahiddin (notably the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post) and others (like the Wall Street Journal) favored a more open-ended policy, these differences were only matters of degree. Virtually all papers favored some amount of U.S. military support; and there was near unanimous agreement that the guerrillas were "heroic," "courageous" and above all "freedom fighters."

To the editors of the centrist New Republic (6/13/83), the Mujahiddin were "fighting the good fight," while an editorial in the Wall Street Journal (12/30/87) celebrated "the heroic struggle waged by the Afghan freedom fighters." According to the L.A. Times (6/23/86): "The Afghan guerrillas have earned the admiration of the American people for their courageous struggle.... The rebels deserve unstinting American political support and, within the limits of prudence, military hardware."

A columnist in the Christian Science Monitor (1/9/87) placed the Mujahiddin among the great heroes of recent times:

Heroes come in many shapes and sizes.... The civil rights leaders who led American blacks to equality that society had denied them. The Sakharovs who have held up the flame of freedom in the Soviet Union. The tattered Vietnamese refugees who put to sea in leaky boats. The Afghan freedom fighters.

In an editorial (12/27/84), the Washington Post offered this encomium to the Afghan rebels:

They managed to put down a brave resistance. Simple people, fighting with hand-me-down weapons, have borne tremendous costs and kept a modern well-armed state from imposing an alien political will. The fight for freedom in Afghanistan is an awesome spectacle and deserves generous tribute.



posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 02:23 PM
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This is training to fight in Iraq and in America against a resistance when the need rise. The War On Terror is pure bogus, the government did 9/11. Period. They want your freedom, they want a global government, and they think it's for the good of humanity to kill 90% of the human population. As the neo-con doctrine say, the end justifies the means, so they don't care killing thousands of millions of people if they achieve their goals.



posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 02:27 PM
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Mubarak is telling the United States of America that Osama Bin Laden is an American hero?


Thats funny. If he was a hero to America, we wouldn't need Mubarak to tell us that.

I like this part...


Q: "But why is Saudi Arabia also under attack?"

Mubarak: "This too is incomprehensible. Perhaps it is a Jewish act, pushed by Israel, to humiliate [the Arabs]. But what has this attack on us achieved? Nothing.


We all know that Osama Bin Laden wants the overthrow of Saudi Arabian govt. But they blame it on Jews instead when there are attacks. But now they ain't using that crap anymore. Even Saudi govt. realize the threat of Al Qaeda and has been cracking down on them.



posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 02:39 PM
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I implore all of you, who do you think founded and funded these so called terrorists? The Elite bankers did! This is no secret. Not at all.

Its not that its impossible to figure out, Jordan Maxwell figured it out! Anthony Hilder managed it, Alex Jones and David Icke and Michael Tsarion figured it out , the majority of the Arab world figured it out....the American people are starting to figure it out!

But you neo-con supporters, you blind ones who stick the flag on your windsheild, and but the "Support the Troops" bumper stickers on, and u know, get up in the morning, go do your 9-5 job, drive back home, park in front of the TV to watch FOX News and eat your frozen dinners or whatever....you are the only people in the whole world who dont seem to be getting it....

Thank god for that, cuz that shows that the majority of people are getting it.




[edit on 21-11-2006 by LightWorker13]



posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 02:56 PM
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So you think Beslan, 9/11 and 7/7 were propaganda? It's the Great Game my friend and it's been played out for over a hundred years in the ME. This thing is modern and real and you may believe in the conspiracy theory. In the UK we support this fight against terror which is out of control and needs dealing with. Thank heavens we've got the US on our side.



posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 03:09 PM
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good find delta! i'm going to ignore the other posts that delve into the old "evil US" train of thoughtlessness, and say that it is about time we started realizing that our current policies arent working. the worn out cliche of "winning the hearts and minds" of the people doesnt work unless you amend policy to do exactly that, which it appears this training is attempting to do.

now if we can use it to our advantage to help iraq survive on her own so that we can limit our operations to training and advisement and get the majority of troops the hell out, we can actually refocus on the real threat to our country, and the rest of the free world.



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