posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 11:37 AM
Interceptor works, it just doesn't work outside the ballistic insert coverage zone which means Iraqis take time to make shots that will beat it and
with superior marksmanship training, you get a chance to kill them while they aim. Keeping in mind that nothing saves you from a face shot from a car
DSkin can be penetrated, you just have to use a particular cartridge/gun combination to do it. The difference is that if you shift to DSkin on even
'some' (SOF) of our deployed units, the projectile will proliferate to beat it and then the Interceptor wearer will be dead no matter where you hit
Without mobility enhancement and cooling, effective PBA as a direct fire protection scheme is still impossible because the weight destroys your
ability to maneuver effectively as dismounts.
Even as _NO_ PBA will beat an EFP/SFF type ORM and that is where you get the worst of your casualties because everybody is mounted up inside the
vehicle and BAD Spall on the troop compartment frags everyone.
If you want to beat the kinds of tactics they are doing today, you need to make the populace as a whole feel the pain of indulging in sport warfare
against the Americans and in particular quadruple your sensorization of the battlespace so that 'instead of about half' of IED/ORM attacks and maybe
10-20% of sniping/mortar ones, you kill 80-90%.
It is particularly important to _catch_ a larger number of perpetrators, field court them, execute them and hang or burn the bodies in public, on TV,
so that instead of Americans being sidelined 'so long as we stay out of their way', we are once more the most-feared element of the ongoing COIN
The thing about infantry warfare is that nobody wants to do it effectively because it makes you /hated/ for the sheer dominance you exercise. Every
soldier knows that every time he pulls the trigger on some 14-20 year old yutz on the far side of a courtyard, he's gonna get 10 more people mad at
him and 'tomorrow' he will be back in among /them/ on another patrol.
If you kill enough of them. Horribly enough. They start to learn that individual vengeance is too damn costly overall. And eventually you gain back
civil order and can start the crawl-before-walking process again.
DSkin and other force protective measures (FRAG-5 etc.) are only a SMALL part of this.
In particular during active combat sweeps, if you want to survive engaging the enemy, learn to use remote fires (SMAW with thermobaric, SWORDS with
Hellhound, and .50 with the 416 rounds if you're 'into Future Weapons' as active propoganda) and make sure the enemy knows that every time you find
a building that spits bullets, you WILL put it down in it's entirety using overhead (GBU-38/39/VStrike) or direct force weapons.
Because here too, while it will be bloody until the residents refuse to allow their friends or enemies inside, as soon as they ALL realize that they
cannot hide amongst the 'unknown unknowable' of possible collaterals and the need for 'delicate vs. decisive' fires to kill them is removed from
our own sides hands-tied force posture, we will see a massive panic on their part in trying to find a new doctrine.
Which is where the sensorization (telephone poles with network CCD coverage on all streets, X20 increase in Predator flights and GCS multi-airframe
control capabilities) on our part can begin the process of denying the force coordination on theirs.
A process continued by denying use of the telecomms grid to any Iraqi outside the government.
Now you've proven you will gut them if you catch them. They cannot hide behind women and kids, and they cannot execute 'deep maneuver' even in
their own terrain to emplace COE weapons or share targeting for them.
Because if they try, we will shoot the man who 'lost' his cell phone, no questions asked.
The final step is to reduce the Iraqis to the level of animals. Feeding them and giving them cooking gas off the back of U.S. Army trucks with a
roving screen of A-UAV and 'stake out' patrols of vehicle born S&D patrols to rapidly counter engage the likely mortar and VBIED response.
Do this, destroying their sense of national cheerleading identity from the fence by proving that they cannot even so much as /eat/ without our
permission and you will strip their loyalty back from the totally corrupt government (80% Shiia what the frack did you expect?) and over to the
So that we can start the delousing and handup-to-standup process _all_ _over_ _again_. Just like we did with the Nazis.
This time, having made it clear that THEY will be held responsible for taming their wild haired youth on the basis of direct shared suffering if they
fail. Because we can take away food, water, electricity and mobility if they do not.
Humiliate The Iraqis. Or be Humiliated By Them.
Like out of control children pushing the boundaries at every turn and being _pushed back_ by adults as they come, it's a pure dominance fight now.
And unlike Vietnam and AfG, we have the ability to win if we try.
There is no other choice left.
Not if you don't want an Islamic Fundamentalist Empire across the M.E. Willing to use Terror tactics /across the globe/ to expand their
'influence' even further.
FAIL TO DO THIS. And we might as well leave. Because the only thing the Arabs and their socially backwards 14th century collective vendetta
attitudes respect is absolute, raw, **power**.