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Archive for July, 2006

The Secrets of Hezbollah’s Success

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 31, 2006

The central secret to Hezbollah’s success is that it trained its (global) guerrillas to make decisions autonomously (classic 4GW), at the small group level. In every area — from firing rockets to defending prepared positions to media routing around jamming/disruption — we have examples of Hezbollah teams deciding, adapting, innovating, and collaborating without reference to any central authority. The result of this decentralization is that Hezbollah’s aggregate decision cycles are faster and qualitatively better than those of their Israeli counterparts.

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Hezbos Hiding Behind Civilians

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 30, 2006

Hat Tip:Glenn Reynolds

Click here for the story.

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WNC Citizens Blog Up Again

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 30, 2006

I’ve restarted WNC Citizens Blog again, and redesigned its banner to stand in solidarity with The Action Club in wake of the vandalism to their Billboard.

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The American Economic Giant

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 30, 2006

CDR Salamander has a good write-up on our economic situation, without the natterring nabobs of negativity we call The Main Stream Legacy Media.

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On a Mental Virus

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 29, 2006

This post is one I’ve posted elsewhere, as part of a discussion thread this morning. I thought it apropos to post it here to get additional feedback, positive and negative:

Of course, the Legacy, I mean Main Stream Media, never acknowledge that the people who commit these acts are Terrorists. Unless they can be identified (rightly or wrongly) as part of Western Culture.

There is a term for this type of ‘guerrilla’ activity that is more precise than terrorism, I read it in a book in the 80’s called ‚ÄúResistance” by, I believe M.V.D. or M.R.D. Foot, only I can’t remember it right now. There was a section in it looking forward to new types of resistance, especially against overwhelmingly powerful adversaries, that were better than using terrorist cells. Terrorist cell members don’t usually know the members of cells working in parallel, but they can still be rolled up if cell leaders can get fingered who know enough details to get a few of the other cell members caought. In this method, like minded people formed up on a volunteer basis, with no contact with any one who could be called a leader or operations chief, with knowledge that, if caught, might get others caught.

These cell members would be responsible for their own training, fundraising, and would execute their plans independently of other cells, or quickly modify their target list upon observation of the result of other cells in action as reported by the News Media. Some independent cells have attempted to enlist ‘grants’ from al-Qaeda or like-minded NGOs in the terrorist business when their own fundraising efforts, skills, or both fall short.

This is part of what we face today, and have faced for some time. It is my belief that al-Qaeda is banking on these type of volunteer squads to supplement their activities. They even set up a training camp system up in Afghanistan on the model of those that ran in Libya and the Bekka Valley for conventional terrorists. One of the most common denominators of those seeking training, besides being a member of the Religion of Peace, has been graduating from Madrassas in Pakistan, where their mental operating system was tweaked or replaced with another.

We have seen in the news, from time to time, where some enterprising indivduals attempt to set up training camps in the United States, some with foreign help, most not.

When events like this hit on the Jewish Center occur, there is no connection with a real terror group or terror sponsoring nation, other than their belief system, and a common desire to further the cause by whatever means necessary. It is like a virus affecting the mental software of certain people.

I would like to offer a positive outlook to this message. From what we can tell, few people in the target population (here read practioners of the Religion of Peace) seem to act out under the influence of this mental virus, as of yet.

We can create a mental virus of our own, or further the transmission of those that counteract the harmful ones. I think we can all identify them when we see their effect on people. I even think I see our government attempting to infect the people of the Middle East with a mental virus that leads these people to believe they can have a democracy as a form of government. I am one of those who have been harping on the President’s calling it “spreading democracy throughout the Middle East.” What I did not realize, until I was composing this message, was that perhaps the President might be providing this mental virus to compete with the harmful one already infecting the Middle East. While it is not the one we have, it is better than the one they have. Sort of like giving a heroin addict methadone to replace heroin.

These are my thoughts on the matter, based on what I’ve seen, heard, and read in my attemps to construct a mental picture on what is going on in the world. I hope it is a valid hypothesis. Good things are on the way, we just have to get through some rough spots before we get there!

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Better than Bele Cher

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 28, 2006

This cool Cross Bow is located outside the library!

Tired of high food prices? Tired of hot asphalt? Tired of homeless people and their friends drumming in Pritchard Park?

Why not go to the library book sale?

I went yeaterday on my lunch hour and nabbed several books:

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  • John Adams by David McCollough
  • Theodore Rex by Edmind Morris
  • Churhill by Roy Jenkins
  • The Outline of History Vols I & II by H.G. Wells
  • The Final Days by Barbara Olson
  • The Truth About Hillary by Howard Klein

And its in Air Conditioning, unless you go to the garage area where they have CDs, DVDs, books on tape, and electronic stuff. You’ll have a good time, I did!

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Why did the Israelis hit a UN outpost?

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 28, 2006

Here’s a clue…

Hat Tip: The Jawa Report

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Posted by Thunder Pig on July 28, 2006

Okay, I give up, this new three column layout won’t let me post photos without cropping. I refuse to do that. If I take a picture, I want it all to be seen.

So, I’ve created a Photoblog. Please bookmark it and check it daily, and feel free to comment on the photos.

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Cloud Dancer

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 27, 2006

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I was tooling along the road last night, fiddling with my camera, when a Trooper zoomed past me doing what must have been more than a hundred mph. I didn’t hear a thing until he was past me, that sound told be there was a gas pedal imprint on his firewall. Anyhow, I eventually got off this shot, which looks to to be someone with both arms stretched out, dancing, or about to fall, which is what would happen if I tried to dance.

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The Captain’s Hand: Fan Video

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 27, 2006

When the missiles fall on Tel Aviv,
Israel will need The Captain’s Hand.

I’m thinking within the week.

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