Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Different Kind of War

Who understands the position of Israel re: Gaza better - a liberal, two-state solution American Jew? Or your average American jar-head in Afghanistan in 2010?

A soldier complains that under the rules, any insurgent who doesn't have a
weapon is immediately assumed to be a civilian. "That's the way this game is,"
McChrystal says. "It's complex. I can't just decide: It's shirts and skins, and
we'll kill all the shirts."

From Rolling Stone's article on "The Runaway General"

Counter-insurgency, defeating a guerrilla army, isn't easy. I wonder how long it will take before first-world countries stop shitting on Israel and realize they're all facing the same problem.


Anonymous Yo, Yenta! said...

Well said, m'dear.

6/29/2010 9:46 AM  

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