The 'eathen in his foolishness
must end where he began,
but the backbone of the army
is the non-commissioned man.
Matched against any western power they are doomed to failure because they are fighting for what they are told or indoctrinated to believe or directed to do, not for what they personally believe, what they own, or what they have experienced first hand as worthwhile.
"It obviously makes a big difference, however,
when the surrounding political culture is not only avowedly
democratic (as was the Soviet Unions), but functionally so. "
American military instructors dealing with Middle Eastern students learn to ensure that, before directing any question to a student in a classroom situation, particularly if he is an officer, the student does possess the correct answer. If this is not assured, the officer may feel he has been deliberately set up for public humiliation. In the often-paranoid environment of Arab political culture, he may then become an enemy of the instructor, and his classmates will become apprehensive about their also being singled out for humiliation and learning becomes impossible.
I have experienced this firsthand, both as a fellow student in military courses and as an instructor. I never met an Arab officer willing to pull his own weight, either academically or physically in the field. They were all worthless and were not to be trusted.
The terrorists are not the enemy we should focus on - the REAL enemy is militant Islam. The morons who buy into this murderous cult are simply looking for two things: first an explanation of why their life is so miserable (the Infidels did it) and secondly, a life better than his present miserable existence.. He is told paradise will be his if he dies in Jihad...
Terrorism is just one tool used by these militant Islamic radicals to spread Islam throughout the world - THEIR PRIMARY MISSION- Their MOST EFFECTIVE tool is to immigrate, copulate and populate. They mean to win this cultural/religious struggle by population growth within the non-Muslim nations.
The West must quickly come to terms with this fact....We have been engaged in a war of Borders, Language and Culture.... Radical Islamic Muslims in the west, do NOT intend to assimilate into OUR culture -- they intend to force us into theirs.
Stay safe; stay armed.
The more I read about the characteristics of Arab cultures, the more I believe that they are at root matriarchies, and that all this "male domination" we see is a façade. There is a lot of "stooping to conquer" going on there. Not that individual women are not treated cruelly -- everyone is treated cruelly in those cultures -- but that as a class, women -- or more accurately women's values -- run the place.
Go back and look at the behavioral characteristics of the Arab officers. There are a lot of characteristically female strategies employed in dealing with one another, and with us. Arab culture may have the face of a man, but it is a woman.
Bump for a later read.
It could be that they are just incompetent cowards.
A timely middle east bump to the top.
American corporate culture is not immune to this. My boss at a big semiconductor company told me one day that one of my internal customers had come to him and asked, "If AZLiberty is supposed to be such a big expert on X, why is he always reading books about it?"