Fabius Maximus: 4GW, Simplified
Another great article by Fabius Maximus, illustrating the point that if an aggressor is unwilling to absorb casualties and incur significant damage to its public image, its ability to truly aggress, let alone win, is severely impaired.
...That was the pattern of warfare up to 1945: accept huge losses to take enemy territory, because when you do, you will be able to neutralize those territories for good. So it pays off. You lose, say, 300 men taking a section of Maoist territory by overrunning those blockhouses. You’ve now gained a peasant population of, say, 100,000. You now get the return on your losses: you immediately kill any Communist sympathizers in the region and force all the young men to sign up with your army at bayonet-point. You’ve made good your casualties because, once you control the enemy territory, you change it for good, turn it from red to blue.
You can’t do that now, except once in a while, in remote places like Sudan or Congo where none of the locals have friends in the media. For most other places, where the news cameras are willing to go, this is the era of squeamishness... (emphasis added by WRSA)
Remember this device?
Remember what we said here?
I guarantee the black-clad minions of Hopey-Changey will not want videos of what they are doing taken by members of the Resistance and posted immediately on YouTube for the world to witness.
That's why we referred to the Flip video camera as "the single most effective tool against Tyranny."
Read the entry (included the embedded links) at Fabius' place and consider how long the confiscationists' campaign could continue if unfiltered video of the attacks and their aftermath were on the Web before the surviving Jackboots got back to base.
Imagine also the effect those videos would have on other Americans who had not yet joined the fray.