Sunday, December 03, 2017

Operation Inherent Resolve | Marines

Yeah its propaganda but good propaganda.

This fight against ISIS.  This is the fight that tells you everything you need to know about our COIN efforts and the way we do it.

First.  When we solely on defeating the enemy and stopped trying to support an idiotic strategy thought up in smoked filled rooms to "shape" the region we got shit done.  It didn't take 50 years like some generals and other "experts" said to defeat ISIS.  All it took was a focus on the enemy and dropping the bullshit agendas.

Second.  We did this fight without nation building.  The US military just doesn't do that!  We have HISTORICALLY never been able to get that part done.  Why?  I'm not sure.  Is it cultural?  Probably.  The very idea of democracy means that it can't be imposed.  After several decades its apparent to me that some regions just don't see the value in it that we do.  Butler would say that the real goal isn't pushing democracy but propping up a skewed view of capitalism.  I tend to agree with that thinking but can't go all the way with least not yet.

How do we fight COIN, or rather should?  We defeat the enemy on the battlefield and then we withdraw.  We can't secure someone else's future for them.

Operation Inherent Resolve is almost done.  

A little battlefield clean up and we're out of there!

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