[Homestead] Military transition and Home Security
tvoivozd at infionline.net
Sat Sep 4 13:44:59 EDT 2004
Toni Hawryluk wrote:
> Tvo wrote
> > Guerrilla warfare requires shift from slow, massive buildups on foreign
> bases (which may not be available), to rapid deployment of small, fast
> high-impact units based on naval vessels and/or nations dependent on
> U.S. for theri security (forget about Europe except for Britain).
> Indeed. So - "who's minding the store" here in
> the U.S. while the same process is no doubt
> going on *here* - and has been since ??
> - and I don't mean 9-11 when it flexed its
> muscles for what may not have been the first
> time but certainly "got attention".
While I regard Bush as a bumbling idiot, I don't know how much his
successor will deviate from what will certainly be a continuing threat,
perhaps for centuries, since it is basically a return to Middle Ages
religious wars---the only cure for which is total elimination of
instutionalized religion, and you know how likely that is---only in
Soviet Russia were institutionalized religions extirpated or
infiltrated, totally controlled and eliminated as a source of guerrilla
warfare. Only since the savage repression of institutionalized religion
has ceased, has religious guerrilla warfare resumed in
Russia---stimulated by mild tit-for-tat reprisal in Chechen areas,
tit-for-tat is a formula for endless war.
There will never be enough money or people to guard a huge perimeter.
Such guarding as goes on, is only against the most likely targets (big
valuable ones). Seventy five hundred miles of border is basically a
sieve---some hi-tech ground and aerial observation equipment is starting
to be designed and used, so roving border police can pounce on invaders.
Stopping and inspecting vehicle traffic is an economic
impossibility---all business would come to a halt. Vehicular bombs will
be used since they are indistinguishable from innocuous family
automobiles and look-alike vans and tractor-trailer rigs.
Incoming deck cargo containers are another obvious threat, very
difficult to inspect because of sheer volume and the fact that they
originate all over the world. I regard it as inevitable that these will
be deployed as nuclear, high explosive or bioweapon delivery systems..
If I were in the guerrila warfare business, I would pick any one of the
worst cattle diseases, incubate and weaponize it in my kitchen, collect
half a dozen buddies in stolen automobiles, and hit feedlots around the
country---presto, the cattle business is gone overnight, probably never
to return on any but local scale.
Another certain-to-be employed tactic is to shoot down airliners---big
747's and Airbuses, not Piper Cubs. Rent an apartment with windows
facing the take-off path, and any old shoulder-held rocket-propelled
projectile will do. If you have a guerrilla cell with five or six
members, you can time-coordinate their efforts to being as many big
planes down simultaneously---five to seven hundred passengers in each,
same size event as far as killing people is concerned, as the Twin Towers.
All this is to emphasize that in the military business, everyone in a
command position knows that defense is not possible against a determined
offense, when the latter can choose the time and place.
Unfortunately we have evolved no guerrilla attack strategy, other than
thinking about small, mobile, high-impact attack units.
A successful attack strategy would take out host countries supplying
safe houses, easy transit and money, money, money.
With little fear of reprisal, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia have conducted a
proxy war against Israel, utilizing a religiously brainwashed
Palestinian populace under the control of Arafat, Al Aksa, Hamas,
Hezbollah et. al, ever since 1948.
The clear lesson is that proxy wars and guerrilla cells are a safe, easy
to employ strategy---there is no reason to abandon them since there is
no effective response employed or contemplated.
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