posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 11:48 AM
posted by xpert11
Ok we know that in order to win a counter insurgency you have to separate the insurgents from the local population as well as win the hearts and mind
battle. So I put forward adopting the Briggs Plan and implementing it in Southern Afghanistan. After the local population has been separated from the
enemy the hearts and minds battle can be won. The Briggs plan would only form a part of the plan that leads to the war being won in Afghanistan.
Separate? Physically or ideologically? We had those in Vietnam, Mr X11. Purpose built carefully sited fortified villages. People we thought
“friendly” to us were either forced - who knows? - or lured into the villages by money or other scarce items or privileges.
This is a dumb Westerner’s idea of life. Why do you think we have Orientals and Occidentals? West Euro types especially those whose ancestors left
the Old Country for the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, think half the problems in life can be solved merely by Moving On. What worked for us
should work for them.
We have no regard for our own dead ancestors. In fact we often demean Orientals accusing them of “ancestor worship.” A tall tale begun by our own
missionaries for all the wrong reasons. In fact it is RESPECT and REVERENCE for the antiquity of their ancestors that is the compelling factor. Do
not dishonor your ancestors!
Not a magic act as when we pray in front of a painted plastic or stone image or count beads for a reversal of nature. “Make it rain GOD” when we
are in a drought, “make it STOP raining GOD” when we’re in a flood. That's Crapola. IMO.
By the Bye, I think the Blair Plan also failed. The Malays got their freedom.
[edit on 8/28/2007 by donwhite]