Tuesday, November 28, 2006

News of the Day

There have been a lot of reports in the last few days of the MSM reporting events in Iraq that never happened. In other words jihai propaganda.

You can read the reports here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here.

Let me tell you what Lenin had to say about such propaganda operations:

Lenin had a fundamental vision of the truth when he said 'the soundest strategy in war is to postpone operations until the moral disintegratiion of the enemy renders the deliveryof the mortal blow both possible and easy'.
From "Strategy" by B.H.L. Hart.

In other words the best offence in a war is to destroy the enemy's will to fight. For that no battleflield victory is required. All you need to do is to get reporters and the media to paint a picture. Chaos. Mahem. Civil War. Unwinable.

So far it seems to be working well for the jihadis.

The press in America is not the loyal opposition. They are on the other side.

Nothing new. Let me give you two quotes (cribbed from Flopping Aces)
Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life. It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your HONOR. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse.
I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are.
The first was by Mark Twain the second by William T. Sherman.

Gateway Pundit has more.


pessimist said...

Destroying the enemy's will to fight.
This is a good strategy and the reason why I think the jihads are winning.
You are usually very optimist.Can you draw realistic scenarios where the West recover its will to fight back ?

M. Simon said...


Yes, I can draw realistic scenarios where the West recovers its will to fight.

Unfortunately they are all very ugly.

Abu Nopal said...

there's one scenario that isn't ugly. If the battle plan is brilliant and promising and well articulated, people will get behind it.

It's encouraging to think how much has been accomplished even in the absence of that.

pessimist said...

Abu Nopal,

what was already accomplished that you think is encouraging ?
In my opinion, most of what was accomplished, that is Iraq and Afgan not being used as terror bases, will probably be reverted soon.

Abu Nopal said...

I think your assessment is right. these are the accomplishments and they're being squandered. But even now good leadership can prevent that.