Summary: One of Obama's legacies is the normalization of assassination, despite its 8 years of failure. As a parting gift to America he expanded the powers and scope of our assassins. Bet on Trump to expand the program, both in the number of killings and the scale of its failure. We're trying to set the … Continue reading Obama’s last gift to America: a global assassination program
Summary: The hit on Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was another short term tactical win in our long war, achieved (like so many others) at a high cost to our long-term strategic position. It's why we've fought the long war since 9/11 with most bad results. Here Stratfor looks at the details of this successful … Continue reading Stratfor: A Small Blow to the Taliban, a Big Blow to US-Pakistani Trust
Summary: Another week, another assassination of a top jihadist leader, the usual glowing stories in the news. Next comes amnesia, as the wonderful results fail to appear -- and the jihadist movement continues to spread across the world. Perhaps someday we will connect the dots and learn the ineffectiveness of this tactic (part of the … Continue reading Another assassination of a jihadist leader. Here’s what comes next…
Summary: Slowly America's geopolitical leaders see the futility of the assassination programs which are one of the three tools we rely on to win the Long War that began with 9/11 and President Bush's imperial surge which followed (bombing and local militia are the other two, also failures). In this article Stratfor describes the meger … Continue reading 14 years of assassinations: Stratfor describes the result
Summary: The recent surge in attacks by Muslims in America mark a new phase in our long war, one long predicted and potentially horrific. We have run wild killing at will in the Middle East. Here are some thoughts about the consequences of this inevitable blowback. Contents Blowback. Escalation. Muslim violence. For More Info. … Continue reading Attacks by Muslims in America start a new phase in our long war
Summary: During the past decade we have deployed our most skilled warriors and most advanced technology in an assassination program with few precedents in history. Result: the Middle East in flames and our foes resurgent. I and others predicted this, the natural result of putting the force of evolution to work for our foes. It's … Continue reading Darwin explains the futility of killing insurgents. It makes them more effective.
Summary: Stratfor gives an answer to an oddity of US geopolitical strategy. We have killed so many enemy leaders, yet the flames of fundamentalist Islam continue to spread. See the links at the end for other explanations. But the answers matter not, as our foreign wars run beyond beyond logic -- and beyond our control. … Continue reading Stratfor asks Why al Qaeda survives the assassination of its leaders?