“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Monday, February 05, 2007

Downing American Apache helicopter in al-Taji on Friday, February 2.


  1. Everytime, some jahadii group is killed or captured, they find AK47's RPG's, stolen American weapons and digital cameras. The digital camera is the most dangerous of these weapons. It is the weapon that spawns. As soon as one of these missions is completed, the work is transferred to the internet and fed all over the muslim world. That world includes US and European Muslim communities.

    These are recruiting films. They are dubbed over with music and cries of allah akbar. They are working 24/7 to bring more and more Muslim youth to the global killing fields of jihad.

    Were the critics on the left correct in predicting that this would happen? Of course they were. American targets being destroyed is the coin of the realm for the Islamic killing industry.

    The insanity of the crusade to convert Islam to some western form of democracy is just that, insanity.

    What is to be done now? There is no point in taking prisoners. The IP hosts can be identified and should be killed and destroyed. The mosques and support groups must be eliminated. There is no other option left to us.

    The arrogant fools that put us on this road, did it good. There is no way out but to destroy those that want to destroy us. The nonsense about stability and democracy must be halted and the deadly serious business of killing our enemies must continue for a very long time.

  2. The video opens with a Koranic verse: "Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace, and assist you against them and heal the hearts of a believing people [Koran 9:14]." This is followed by a caption saying "Sighting and Ambushing the Target."

    The footage shows two helicopters flying above, and three fighters - shown only for a few seconds - preparing the attack. One seems to be sighting the target, the second buries something in the ground and a third manipulates a weapon that is set on the ground and has been blacked out by the video producers (something not seen in previous films).

    The camera then follows the target helicopter, while the voice of Osama bin Laden is heard in the background, followed by a jihad song.

    Helicopter in Iraq

  3. It's always been an existential struggle. You only have to look at the fate of Christians and Jews in what are now Muslim countries to understand this. The fools are those that try to fool themselves into believing otherwise.

  4. The use of cheap movie cameras was pioneered by Hezbollah South Lebanon years ago. In this way they are ahead of us.

    Why is there not a $500 gun camera on every $50000 HMWVV in Iraq (something a private film maker has done successfully)? Why is there not whole libraries of films of dumb jihadis meeting the maker in small pieces? Why are jihadi atrocities not on the evening news in dayglo colors, shocking the bejesus out of the liberal public?

    Wiliam Lind says that in 4th generation warfare the moral level trumps the physical. We are wasting them at the physical level. We are mowing them down like grass every time they choose to fight. We are digging them out like the rats they are otherwise. But on the moral level they are absolutely positively kicking our ass, and we don't even seem to realise.