Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges
9 Sep 2011 9:07 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Leggy bay bee!
As best understood, Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges is ancient Romanspeak roughly (very roughly, mind ye) xlated as “In combat time, attorneys can like STFU”
During the decade of war (so far – nicht wahr?) Attorneys and their legion of the discombobulated detached detachment of inapropriate handwringers, boring assetted, worrying about the wrong thing
collective of cats in heat with defeat, retreat and repeat have been vocal with uncritical thinking critique of Great Satan and her new millennium wars.
“Nothing undermined the British and the French in 1939/1940 more than …View More...
Decade Of War
7 Sep 2011 10:31 am Courtney Messerschmidt
The last ten years has seen a semi unbound Great Satan – using her fire power, brain power, will power and staying power all across the globe in war.
Wars occur at unpredictable times, take unpredictable courses and have unexpected consequences.
Some wars are carefully planned, but even those wars rarely take place as expected. Think of the Germans in World War I, having planned the invasion of France for decades and with meticulous care. Nothing went as planned for either side, and the war did not take a course …View More...
Wings Over Iraq Sunday Brunch
4 Sep 2011 12:59 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Hot gossip, intellectual rumors and more!
From the unscholarly part of Wings Over Iraq
Low Intensity Deux!
20 Aug 2011 4:13 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Talk about psychic – the horrific terror attacks against Little Satan emanating from Aegypt’s Sinai prove way more than the myth of Writ of State – it also makes the case that Low Intensity conflict can get way more bigger and xform into High Intensity conflict.
An asymmetrical combined arms attack launched by the creepy sounding al-Naser Salah ad-Din Brigades (the self proclaimed Military Wing of the Popular Resistance Committee ) used commando type machine gunners as well as light arty – mortars in fact.
The world’s very first freely …View More...
18 Aug 2011 8:58 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Strategic cul de sac?
As America withdraws troops from remote areas of Afghanistan like the Tangi, Korangar, and Pech Valleys, insurgents are flooding back in to wreak havoc, necessitating retaliatory raids, redeployments, and stiffening operations to kill insurgents and to protect local Afghan units and villagers, even though some of these Afghan units and villagers may on occasion be in league with insurgents. As the American withdrawal continues, the noose around the cul de sac will tighten, because fewer and fewer forces will be available to cope with the menace posed …
“Killing To Control”
6 Jul 2011 11:04 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Congrats to W. F. Owen – long time British Army Theorist, Little Satan fan and GsGf’s asymmetrical warfare counselor – scored a significant coup with publication in the latest issue of British Army Review (PDF available here and at Small Wars Journal) with the delightfully crunk deadly ditty:
“Killing Your Way To Control”
Hotter than a firecracker – WilF – as he’s affectionately known in the ancient arcane Dark Arts of Counter Insurgency community – takes on and out sev holy cows of ‘Surgin’
“Effective counterinsurgency provides human security to the …View More...
2 Jul 2011 11:14 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Suriya al- Kubra!
Syria – punches far above her weight class in diplopolititary deals. Instead of cool stuff like Hooters, literacy rates off the charts or creating advanced avionics – Bashar Bay Bee follows poppa Assad’s script utilizing asymmetrical assets creating a slave trading Syria, abusing Palestinians as a strategic minority resource, fiddling about with new clear WMD witchcraft, hanging with the most wanted terrorists in the world while maybe or maybe not enabling official enemies like Hiz’B’Allah with wmd delivery systems and frightened of Facebook.
So, since the …
1 Jul 2011 6:46 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Make your brain more bigger with hot deets, big phased cookies and intell dossiers from the cool kids @ Foreign Policy Initiatives
Rebels in Libya’s western Nafusa mountain range were less than 50 miles from the nation’s capital Thursday and edging closer to their first significant victory outside their mountain stronghold, pounding the small town of Bir Ghanam with artillery and rockets. – Los Angeles Times
In the last week, hundreds of families fleeing Tripoli have arrived at a rebel checkpoint here in the middle of a winding …
Doctrine Of Constrainment
30 Jun 2011 10:13 am Courtney Messerschmidt
That’s what they calls it after the ‘rents freak the freak out about next month’s Visa statement showcasing over a hundred bucks splurged on liq liq liquor (liquor) on a Tuesday night (to be fair – please note a Jalapeno burger de luxe should be in there somewhere) – with the appropriate gratuity – natch.
Self imposed restraint in the realm of the diplopolititary is not unlike a boring assetted redux of “Taming American Power” – the risible and not well tho’t out tome courtesy of Weenie Hut Juniors guy – …
28 Jun 2011 1:40 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
They are relentless predators. They never sleep, never stop and cannot be killed. They tote death, annihilation and misery to enemies.
They are Great Satan’s all weather killer drones.
Now that it’s official COIN has been short changed in AFPAK – drones alone remain the “Only Game In Town”and are reproducing at a wonderfully crunk exponential rate!
“…Pentagon now has some 7,000 aerial drones, compared with fewer than 50 a decade ago. Within the next decade the Air Force anticipates a decrease in manned aircraft but expects its number of “multirole” …