Sunday, March 12, 2006

Forgotten Lessons Of Counter Terror Campaigns

There have been many counter terror operations throughout modern history. Most of these campaigns against evil men and women have been long forgotten.

The Belmont Club has a post regarding some of the United States previous successes in campaigning against the sub human vermin which deliberately target and kill the innocent.

Included in this post are references to successful pseudo operations, where counter terrorism units are trained to operate and think like those hunt, infiltrate them and then exterminate them.

I have read references to successful pseudo operations dating back to the ninteen-sixties but was unfamiliar with those detailed at the Belmont Club.

For more information on Pseudo Operations see information on the Selous Scouts here and here.

Also noted were tactics used to counter terror with terror; using the fears and superstitions of the terrorists against them.

Example from the Belmont Club:

One psywar operation played upon the popular dread of an asuang, or vampire.... When a Huk patrol came along the trail, the ambushers silently snatched the last man of the patrol.... They punctured his neck with two holes, vampire-fashion, held the body up by the heels, drained it of blood, and put the corpse back on the trail. When the Huks returned to look for the missing man and found their bloodless comrade, every member of the patrol believed that the asuang had got him and that one of them would be next.... When daylight came, the whole Huk squadron moved out of the vicinity.

The great portion of this post to me is that there are successful operations of which we will never hear or only hear of in passing fifty years later. While the actions of those men and women who are defending us are beyond what we would normally condone they are the successful treatment of the cancer that terrorism is.


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Note: References made to Bush War aka Second Chimurenga and either side, whether that be colonialist or communist insurgent are made for informative purposes.

As this blog support democratic representative governments, the right of self defense, freedom of expression, property rights and the universal franchise (for adult citizens over 18) both sides involved in the Rhodesian-Zimbabwean conflict(s) are held in in contempt
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