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Otto Skorzeny: The Nazi who Influenced ISIS
intpolicydigest.org ^ | 18 Jul 2016 | James Carlini

Posted on 08/23/2017 12:23:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Instead of uniformed, regiments of soldiers fighting each other on a well-defined battlefield, the new strategy was to have some small roving bands of guerilla fighters sporadically attacking different priority targets and then disappear into the background. No large fighting units, only small units or cells

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The trail of training guerilla warfare and subversive tactics may have started in Germany at the end of World War II, but it advanced into Egypt.... after the war with Skorzeny as a paid consultant. Eventually it spread to Al Qaeda through the efforts of Skorzeny, his subordinates and Yasser Arafat.

The basic focus ... is a small, but well-organized, unit or cell inflicting as much damage and chaos as it can, and then, slipping back into society.

A small unit is not focused on traditional military skills. It is more focused on things like flexibility, adaptability, creativity, and technology skills in order to acquire a target, plan a well-coordinated attack, and accomplish the objective to elicit the enemy’s reaction and demoralization.

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Setting up a well-planned attack does not include moving regiments of soldiers and coordinating hundreds of vehicles. A well-planned attack from a guerilla unit or cell might be as little as the coordination of two or three individuals creating one event (attack) or a sequence of events which play off one another. It may include one or more targets and be sequenced so the initial victims’ reaction of the first target’s attack flows into being in the target range of the second attack.

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The Nazis were no JV team when it came to death and destruction. Anyone trained by them or trained in their tactics should be considered to be at the same level of proficiency.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: arafat; isis; ottoskorzeny; skorzeny

1 posted on 08/23/2017 12:23:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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Related and recommended: http://thetvdb.com/index.php?tab=episode&seriesid=299655&seasonid=635565&id=5327664

“Austrian colonel Otto Skorzeny and Muslim leader Amin Al Hussein carry Hitler’s dream to a Nazi stronghold in the Middle East.”


2 posted on 08/23/2017 12:24:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Skorzeny would up working for the Mossad.


3 posted on 08/23/2017 12:25:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

Hitler supported Muslim rule of the Middle East.


4 posted on 08/23/2017 12:27:16 PM PDT by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

Of all of the Nazis, by far, Skorzeny’s story is the most fascinating.


5 posted on 08/23/2017 12:30:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

> Skorzeny wound up working for the Mossad. <

That seems very far-fetched. Not buying it. But then I looked it up. Yep, you’re right.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Skorzeny#Recruitment_by_the_Mossad


6 posted on 08/23/2017 12:40:07 PM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: dfwgator

In the end, he enjoyed his work more than the cause.

Think about that, and how many well trained merc companies we have floating around now.


7 posted on 08/23/2017 12:55:54 PM PDT by redgolum
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To: dfwgator

There were a lot of former German soldiers in the French foreign legion after the war. Many were used to the desert.


8 posted on 08/23/2017 1:00:20 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: dfwgator

I believe that the Brits were using small-unit (e.g. 2 jeeps) attacks on Rommel’s army in N. Africa well before this.


9 posted on 08/23/2017 1:28:34 PM PDT by expat2
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To: dfwgator

The guy was an SS bastard through and through.


10 posted on 08/23/2017 1:47:31 PM PDT by jmacusa (Dad may be in charge but mom knows whats going on.)
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To: expat2

-—”Popski’s Private Army”-—


11 posted on 08/23/2017 3:06:29 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: BenLurkin

Skorzeny’s Memoirs...

In pdf format for reading and/or download:

https://archive.org/details/OttoSkorzenyMyCommandoOperations


12 posted on 08/23/2017 8:12:32 PM PDT by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak)
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To: expat2

AKA “Rat Patrol”.


13 posted on 08/24/2017 8:55:35 AM PDT by bruin66 (Time: Nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.)
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