My Photo

Core topic

« Only unqualified candidates need apply | Main | Showing your hand »

05/11/2004

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83452ec9a69e200d83429587753ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference "A war like no other":

Comments

Oscar

"A war like no other" because it has an enemy like no other. The enemies attributes:
1. a multi-national coalition of religious terrorists who are
2. radical adherents of a religion with over a billion follwers world wide some of whom
3. Live in countries which have nuclear or bio-chemical warfare capabilities and
4. Many of these lunatics WANT TO DIE.

You might make a case for Russia having faced something like this during the period of the nihilist terrorists, but they were mostly confined to Russia itself, which made things much easier to deal with

You might think of the struggle of the Seljuk Sunni state against the Nizari Ishmaili's, who were certainly international terrorists. But these guys did not have access to the kind of weaponry that our enemies have. As a aside, even though this case may not have been as dangerous as ours, the problem wasn't really solved til the Mongols overran the whole place and killed most of the Nizaris.

While your individual points may be correct, you miss the quantitative difference that a confluence of all these factors makes. If you throw into the mix the fact that there is a rather large and dangerous SECOND enemy involved in this, it becomes a true witches brew.
http://denbeste.nu/
and search for "Stardate 20040504.1341"

Kingdaddy

But these groups existed before. And they hated the United States with equal passion.

I have the occasional sleepless night over the nightmare alchemy that might result if al Qaeda, Ansar al-Islam, or a similar group got nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons. But it hasn't happened yet. The most dramatic event in global terrorism depended on box cutters, not nerve gas or nukes. The people in possession of these technologies have been pretty wary of sharing them with terrorists, often because they're not sure that they'll be safe from being the target.

People willing to die in a cause, the way suicide bombers have been recently? Sure, it's an increasing trend in international terrorism, but it's hardly new overall. Pick your army of zealots (the original Army of the Mahdi, for example, or the thugee, or the Assassin cult), and you'll find all sorts of people willing to die for a cause.

I take your point, and I think we have seen an evolution to something that's qualitatively different. The transnational terrorist group is not as new a breed of cat as some might think--it's as least as old as the anarchists of the late 19th century. However, it's a kind of enemy that's increasingly occupying our attention.

What frightens us isn't 100% new (zeal to die in a cause, hatred of the United States, ability to infiltrate our society, etc.). And we faced a far greater threat during the Cold War without losing our collective wits. (At least, most of the time.) By pointing out that the hyperbole about terrorists, I'm hoping that whoever reads this might re-think the level of threat. Then, Dear Reader, I hope you also ask the next obvious question: "What, then, is really justified to contain or defeat this threat?"

Oscar

What, then, is really justified to contain or defeat this threat?

Don Meaker

The aspects of a war like no other includes the following:
1. potential use of WMD or other high gain methods.
2. an enemy which is not tied to any nation state
3. illegal combatants.
4. the ability of a hyperpower to combat multiple supporters of terrorism simultaneously.

Previously high gain methods required the backing of a nation state, and industry. Germany in WWI used illegal methods (submarine warfare) and WMD (gas) but was a nation state. The same is true of the US in WWII.

I submit that the nexis is the new thing. Terrorists in the cold war got substantial help from the Soviet Union, but it was not really an option to invade the USSR to end their support. If China is supporting terrorists who attack the US, as they are supporting genocide in Sudan (not a war for oil, but Genocide for oil)

ff14rmt

rmtなどがそうだ。rmt リネージュ2これらMMORPGといわれるオンラインゲームは、リネージュ2 rmt1つのサーバーに数千人のプレイヤーが同時にログインしゲームを行なっている。ここでいうサーバーとは、物理的なサーバーではない。MMORPGでは、rmt とはサーバーやワールドと呼ばれる単位で複数の同じ世界が存在する。アトランティカ RMT3万人が同時に1つのサーバへアクセスすると処理が重くなってしまうrmt aion

iphone 5 lifeproof case

I have a involving some casino games that you will enjoy. Rennick is accused of opening bank accounts under exclusive corporation names. You don't have access which will real money playing accordingly no real money finances prizes are awarded. iphone 5 lifeproof case ipad 2 covers and cases ipad keyboard case (http://grizzlygadgets.com/) ipad mini keyboard case iphone 4 cases ipad 3 cases coolest iphone 5 cases; grizzlygadgets.com, iphone 5 accessories iphone 5 headphones (http://grizzlygadgets.com/iphone-5-accessory) galaxy s3 accessories best iphone accessories iphone accessories (http://grizzlygadgets.com/iphone-accessory) iphone 5 cover - grizzlygadgets.com - iphone 5 case iphone 4 cases - grizzlygadgets.com - ipad mini accessories ipad 3 cases and covers (grizzlygadgets.com) michael kors iphone case - http://grizzlygadgets.com/ - ipad keyboard case ipad 3 accessories - grizzlygadgets.com, Best keyboard for Ipad best iphone 4 case iphone charger Ipad 2 leather Case galaxy s2 accessories best iphone case; http://grizzlygadgets.com/best-iphone-cases, unique iphone 4 cases ipad 3 cases and covers leather iphone 5 cases iphone 4 charger (grizzlygadgets.com) iphone 4 battery ipad 2 cases And covers iphone 5 covers Samsung Galaxy S3 Cases kate spade iphone 4 case ipad keyboard phone cases for samsung galaxy s2 best iphone 4 cases Best ipad 2 Case cool iphone case best cases for iphone 5 iphone 4 aluminum case cases for iphone 4 best Ipad mini case, http://grizzlygadgets.com/best-ipad-case, unique iphone 4s case galaxy s3 cases waterproof ipad case covers For Ipad 3 unique iphone 4 cases best case for galaxy s3 iphone case, grizzlygadgets.com, Ipad Case best iphone 4s case ipad mini case best ipad 3 cases keyboard for ipad 3 michael kors iphone case Iphone 5 screen Protector waterproof ipad case iphone leather case (http://Grizzlygadgets.com) mini ipad cases ipad Cover with keyboard iphone 5 battery case (grizzlygadgets.com) metal iphone case best iphone 4 cases iphone 4s accessories (http://grizzlygadgets.com/) iphone 5 leather case ipad cover apple ipad 2 case lifeproof Case for galaxy S3 ipad 3 cover iphone 4 cases ipad keyboard (Grizzlygadgets.Com) best ipad 3 cases (grizzlygadgets.com) i phone accessories custom ipad 3 cases ipad smart cover [grizzlygadgets.com] leather case for iphone 5, grizzlygadgets.com, iphone 4 case (http://grizzlygadgets.com/) iphone accessories ipad 4 case iphone 5 Wallet case (grizzlygadgets.com) ipad 2 leather case Accessories For Iphone 4S metal iphone 5 case (grizzlygadgets.com) best ipad case iphone 5 cases (http://grizzlygadgets.com/) iphone 4 leather case (grizzlygadgets.com) cheap iphone cases iphone accessories ipad 2 cases iphone aluminum case (grizzlygadgets.Com) iphone 4 cases ipad stand (http://grizzlygadgets.com/ipad-accessories) iphone 5 Cases (Http://grizzlygadgets.com/iphone-5-case) Iphone 5 Wallet Case samsung s3 accessories accessories for galaxy s3 - grizzlygadgets.com, iphone covers custom ipad 3 cases best ipad 3 case lifeproof iphone 4s case Iphone 5 covers Aluminum Iphone 5 case best ipad case mini ipad cases (grizzlygadgets.com) best ipad mini cases (http://grizzlygadgets.com/best-ipad-case)

galaxy s2 covers

An adequate amount of money is along with these games online and in case you get to be knowledgeable about which all casinos finest in terms of honors and rewards. As well as DVD purchasing and movie-going, playing both paid also as free online console games is also getting significant attention. galaxy s2 covers targus ipad 3 case - grizzlygadgets.com - iphone cases galaxy s3 case case for galaxy s23 waterproof iphone case ipad keyboard (grizzlygadgets.com) logitech ipad keyboard (grizzlygadgets.Com) ipad mini keyboard case unique iphone 4 cases (Deanna) ipad 3 case new ipad cases kate spade iphone 4 case ipad 2 cases ipad case ipad 3 cases best ipad 4 cases iphone 5 covers new ipad accessories best ipad Accessories iphone 4 case phone cases for galaxy s62 iphone 4S Cases iphone 5 case iphone cases covers for ipad 78 best ipad 3 cases (grizzlygadgets.com) cases for ipad 94 (grizzlygadgets.com) ipad stand leather iphone 5 case apple ipad case samsung galaxy s3 cases - grizzlygadgets.com, ipad mini covers phone cases for samsung galaxy s128 best ipad mini cases [http://grizzlygadgets.com/] iphone 5 cable (grizzlygadgets.com) iphone 4 case cases for galaxy s4 iphone 4 cases; http://grizzlygadgets.com/iphone-case?1907, case for ipad 44 ipad accessories (grizzlygadgets.com) ipad mini covers accessories for galaxy s30 lifeproof iphone 4s case keyboard for ipad iphone5 accessories samsung galaxy s3 case cheap iphone 5 cases ipad 2 case keyboard for ipad samsung galaxy s2 case ipad cases ipad cover coolest iphone 4 Cases best Cases for iphone 5 Accessories for galaxy S26 best ipad accessories iphone leather Case Case For Ipad 19, Grizzlygadgets.Com, leather ipad 3 case best iphone 5 cases Best ipad Cover keyboard for ipad 13 ipad stylus, grizzlygadgets.com, samsung s3 case (grizzlygadgets.com) iphone 5 accessories unique iphone 4 cases cases for samsung galaxy s49 best ipad cases iphone 5 Bumper case ipad mini keyboard case ipad mini accessories top iphone cases ipad cases for kids ipad keyboard (http://grizzlygadgets.com/ipad-keyboard-cases?2567) Best Iphone 4 Cases ipad charger best ipad mini case ipad 3 accessories best iphone 4 case leather iphone 5 cases mini ipad cases ipad cases for kids best iphone 4 cases cute iphone 5 cases (grizzlygadgets.com) case for galaxy s9 galaxy s3 case otterbox best ipad 3 case cases for iphone 79 leather iphone 4 case galaxy s2 phone case iphone 4s case (http://grizzlygadgets.com/?15681) mini ipad covers (http://grizzlygadgets.com/ipad-mini?19915) best ipad 3 cases Cool iphone 4 cases ipad cases cases for ipad 86 samsung galaxy s3 accessories best ipad case leather iphone 5 case iphone 4 Cases (grizzlygadgets.com) lifeproof iphone 4s case (grizzlygadgets.com) ipad 2 cases (http://grizzlygadgets.com/apple-ipad-cases?24780) ipad 2 cover best iphone 4s cases ipad mini keyboard Cases For Ipad 20 (Grizzlygadgets.Com)

The comments to this entry are closed.

Tip Jar

Thanks!

Tip Jar

What I'm playing

  • Boardgames I've played recently, or I plan to play soon.