Thursday, June 08, 2006

Assessing the Measurables in the Iraq Insurgency

Major Mike

The lefties, and leftly biased MSM, have spent the day down playing yesterday’s centerfield catch by Al Zarqawi of an American made 500 lb bomb (here, here, here, and likely everywhere in media land). His death is indisputably a significant event in what may, or may not be, our extended stay in Iraq. Here’s why…

We decapitated the field army of its general.

We have planted the seeds of doubt in any future commander by using our (allegedly) inside sources in bringing about his demise. Doubting your subordinates’ loyalty while assuming command is no easy way to be taking charge of a field army. It doesn't bode well for his successor.

Our stealthy kill will keep every subordinate leader within Al Qaeda looking over their shoulder well out into the future; significantly reducing their potential combat effectiveness.

The lefties enjoyed themselves downplaying the death of the senior enemy commander in Iraq. Would they have done the same for the deaths of Ho Chi Minh? Rommel? Giap? No, and this simple test is enough to pin their bias on them, and expose them for the slanted journalDems that they are. They and their tripe should be dismissed with light regard.

Need more evidence? The US has recognized the value of powerful field commanders and their impact on influence on the battlefield since the modern era of warfare. Best case…our targeting of Admiral Yamamoto in WWII.

Admiral Yamamoto was the architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the tactician behind their early naval successes in the South Pacific, he was still viewed as a threat even after his defeat at Midway in June of 1942. We recognized that eliminating a regarded strategist could potentially, and did, have a devastating effect on the combat effectiveness of the Imperial Navy.

He was intentionally targeted, via information gained via “Magic”, because of the anticipated negative effect his death would have on the combat effectiveness of the Japanese Navy. He was killed by the US Army Air Corps on 18 Apr 1943. A headless army (Navy) is ineffective. The Imperial Navy was not effective beyond this point.

What these journalDems are also missing is that the measurables in this conflict are not geographical, territorial, nor numerical. They are more intangible by journalistic standards. But students of battle easily understand them. Waterloo, Bull Run, the Ardennes, Berlin, Guadalcanal, Hue, Kuwait City; have been replaced by “degradation of command and control,” air supremacy, C4I domination, etc., and et. al., and the unstudied journalDems cannot grasp this.

The paradigm of this war is completely different than the ancient thinking of our combat illiterate press corps. They don’t get it. And they don’t want to get it…but today, was a milestone in the very real, GWOT. One butcher dead.

A toast to our services, and their hard won victory today.


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6 comments:

Mr.Atos said...

Case in point...This morning's Oregonian headline. There is one word that describes the MSM and the Democrats (JournalDems)...

Incapable!

Major Mike said...

I caught that with the Bi O...so predictable!!! MM

Alan Kellogg said...

It's hard to be on the ball when you're hiding in your shell. May Zarqawi's replacements have short and unhappy careers.

Boghie said...

The nice thing about fighting barbarians is that their entire social structure (and hence their war capability) is very dependent on their strong man leadership. Their leadership gets much of its power through information and resource hoarding.

We have been wiping out his lieutenants for the past three months. The Libs have been squealing throughout that time because we could not capture or kill the chump. Now we have killed him – and apparently much of the remaining elements of his ‘chain of command’.

al-Qaeda in Iraq is probably something to be studied by historians now.

And, even better, al-Qaeda Recruit Depot, Iraq seems to have lost its commanding general to a rather tragic training accident. At the very least they will have to initiate a safety stand-down or something. Remember all the Lefties hollering about the wonderful training opportunity Iraq provides green Jihadi recruits. Yuk, yuk…

To my Lib friends out there:
Before 2006/06/08 al-Zarqawi was directly responsible for the terror murders of thousands of people – and of the dastardly act that made the United Nations run away in fear and trepidation.
After 2006/06/08 al-Zarqawi is responsible for exactly 0 terror murders. One could almost say he (not quite, really not quite, actually not even close) paid his debt to society.

I want to know if Mawkish Murtha’s ‘strategy’ (The Fighting CONUS Democrats) would have resulted in al-Zarqawi ending his killing spree?

Just asking…

Boghie said...

It is now 1930 on Friday, June 9...

Something too funny to be happening is happening.

CSPAN is televising the 'Liberal Blogger Discussion'...

And, they are talking about TruthOut's Jason Leopold and his wonderful scoop on Rove's Perp Walk...

Too funny...

Joe Wilson is there too...

Anonymous said...

"...the left employs a two-prong strategy. It bombards the airwaves with an endless beat of casualty figures hoping the public eventually concludes that the effort is not worth the price. At the same time, it tries to depict our military as a vicious force bent on torture and mayhem. The idea is to build up public disgust to the point where the American people will insist on withdrawal as a means of putting a stop to the train of alleged abominations. In this way, the left tries to pluck on two cords in the American psyche: our sense of justice which condemns wrongdoing regardless of the perpetrator, and the desire to escape the torrent of worldwide opprobrium which is invariably triggered by allegations of this kind. It was with this mind they sought to make a scandal of Abu Ghraib, and they will almost certainly try to do the same with Haditha. They hold out much hope for this tactic, especially since it succeeded in Vietnam."

http://americanthinker.com/articles.php?article_id=5569