This war is being fought on a basis that the Western mind is not prepared to contemplate

Iraq is no doubt a war, but it’s a different war from what it is imagined to be. One of these days the MSM is going to discover that neither OIF nor the War on Terror bears any but the most passing resemblance to Vietnam. That occurred on a different continent, against another enemy over another ideology with a different type of warfare and in another century. Once an aging generation stops looking for napalm, punji sticks, carpet bombing, air strikes and helicopters in the headlines they may realize that this war is being fought with propaganda, networks, educational systems, religion and nerve gas anywhere and everywhere. In word, it is being fought on a basis that the Western mind is not prepared to contemplate. 

Wretchard, The Fourth Mutation

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2 responses to “This war is being fought on a basis that the Western mind is not prepared to contemplate

  1. Cannoneer,

    Your bolding emphasizes that the war is also being gought on a basis that the Islamic mind is not prepared to contemplate.

    None of those elements will win them this war. This war is going to potentially last a generation. They are doing nothing to push their ball forward.

    As far as losing the propaganda war… The media will come back home when they get whooped up on. The very fact that they ‘go native’ when embedded is a good sign. It is also a good sign that the old 60’s era Lefties in power in the media have to fight this battle. That is why I think we embedded media during the war and now during the insurgency. Look at what is happening at the Lost Angeles Times and the New York Times. They are getting punked. They will morph – or they will fade. Sitting in a Third Turning newsroom must be getting scary. I just hope they realize the error of their ways before their whole institution is destroyed. Our republic actually needs these schlumps…

  2. That is true boghie, this war does have the potential to last a generation. Everybody involved went into this war with the understanding that it will make a difference, and in some way i guess it has, but right at this present time, its hard to see where any progress is being made. Something must really be done.