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Fourth-generation warfare and the international jihad
Janes Defence ^ | September 26, 2006 | Shane Drennan and Andrew Black

Posted on 09/26/2006 2:04:17 PM PDT by RDTF

The future generation of international jihadists will form a fluid, non-hierarchical movement of autonomous armed groups instigating simultaneous armed struggle, according to a leading radical Islamist ideologue.

Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, also known as Abu Musab al-Suri, presents a cogent analysis of the global jihad in a series of now widely referenced online tracts, and establishes the strategic guidance for the development of what he calls the "international Islamic resistance generation".

In January 2005, only weeks after the US government posted a USD5 million reward for information leading to his apprehension, Nasar returned from a self-imposed two year hiatus to post a 1,600-page treatise under the pen name Abu Musab al-Suri, entitled The call for a global Islamic resistance (Da'wat al-muqawamah al-islamiyyah al-'alamiyyah). Despite his capture in Pakistan on 1 November 2005 and his continuing detention, Nasar's legacy will endure, much like that of radical Islamist ideologues Sayyid Qutb or Hassan al-Banna, as he has successfully laid the literary foundation for the third generation of international jihadists.

Nasar's goal is best described as a movement of autonomous jihadists constituting a global insurgency. Upon the successful establishment of these autonomous jihadists operating in both Dar al-Harb and Dar al-Islam, Nasar believes that this self-perpetuating global insurgency will sap the US and the West of their strength by forcing them to fight on hundreds of fronts. In so doing, Nasar is reliant upon awakening the Muslim masses resident in both the Arab world and the West, a point he elaborates to great length throughout his teachings and writings. In this way, Nasar will be the ideological progenitor not just of a global insurgency, but of a generation of international Islamic resistance.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alsuri; jihad; nasar

1 posted on 09/26/2006 2:04:18 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: Cindy

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2 posted on 09/26/2006 2:08:08 PM PDT by RDTF ("We love death. The US loves life. That is the big difference between us two. Osama Bin laden)
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To: RDTF

Assuming the "insurgency" spreads to Western nations, I don't see how this strategy ends in anything other than its fizzling out or unrestrained use of the full military capacity of the West without regard for civilian casualties (perhaps including the use of WMDs) against Muslim ones and mass detentions and deportations of resident Muslims by Western nations. If the goal is only to expel Western nations from Muslim lands, it might work. But I doubt that a global insurgency could be confined to Muslim lands.


3 posted on 09/26/2006 2:11:11 PM PDT by untenured
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To: RDTF
All insurgents must be treated like the police treat armed murderers at a Quickie mart. Shoot first...

Even fairly low levels of insurgency uin a region can only be fought with 1) martial law and/or 2) a Civil Defense force involving citizens in everyneighborhood and a neighbor contact plan.

This is wjhy it was justifiable in WWII to shoot insurgents (sabateurs) on the spot. If you hide among the populace you are a coward and extremely dangerous, and are shot as being armed and hostile.

4 posted on 09/26/2006 2:19:05 PM PDT by Mark Felton ("Your faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.")
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To: RDTF
The future generation of international jihadists will form a fluid, non-hierarchical movement of autonomous armed groups instigating simultaneous armed struggle, according to a leading radical Islamist ideologue.

I beg to differ, but the jihadists are using every means available to them including the use of existing laws against the western civilizations themselves to undermine these civilizations.

Do not be lulled into believing the jihad will be in the form of armed conflict only. It is not!
5 posted on 09/26/2006 2:19:16 PM PDT by backtothestreets
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To: RDTF
Today, on the drive to work, a guest who wrote a book on the Jihadst Enemy was asked "how extensive is the radical Islamist group?" The author said that there are approximately 1.3 Billion followers of Islam and 15 ro 25% are the extremists who want to convert the world by the sword, if necessary. That means we are confronted by as much as 260 Million jihadists!!!

I'd be interested to see how we are going to declare war against 260 million individuals in 190 different nation/states! (UN rolls). They're everywhere. the author said that they have cells in at least 40 diffferent states in the USofA. I'd be curious to read JfnK's plan! D'yah think its 260 million pages?

6 posted on 09/26/2006 2:35:10 PM PDT by Young Werther
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To: RDTF

http://www.jamestown.org/terrorism/news/article.php?articleid=2370137
JAMESTOWN.org - Terrorism Monitor: "AL-SURI'S ADAPTATION OF FOURTH GENERATION WARFARE DOCTRINE" by Andrew Black (ARTICLE SNIPPET - Notes: "The Global Islamic Resistance Call and other documents by al-Suri can be acquired at the following URL: http://www.muslm.net/vb/archive/index.php/t-159953.html ") (September 21, 2006)

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8 posted on 09/26/2006 2:38:55 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: RDTF

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9 posted on 09/26/2006 3:30:09 PM PDT by reluctantwarrior (Strength and Honor, just call me Buzzkill for short......)
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To: Young Werther

Taking out all the US mosques at the first signs of trouble would definitely be a good start, as they tend to be used as bases of operation or gatherings.


10 posted on 09/26/2006 3:36:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man
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