Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Global Guerrillas v. 4GW
"Global Warriors," by John Robb, Global Guerrillas, 14 June 2005, http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2005/06/global_warriors.html.
However, as tough as the the 4GW warrior is, it fails to account for the extreme resilience and innovation we see today in global terrorism and guerrilla warfare. We are fighting on many more levels that merely the moral one. This implies that something has been left out of this analysis. My conclusion is that it fails to account for the decentralized mechanism of improvement by which warriors improve their ability to apply violence. Warriors, in our modern context, are not merely lazy, monosyllabic, and violence prone as Peters implies. They are in the game to win and are wired, educated, and globally mobile. Their decentralized system of coordination/learning, something that I call open source warfare, has led to radical improvements that include:
I think we have lost the real perspective in the morals and principles that should be followed by any warrior, we have forgoten the reason why we fight, its easier to harm some one than to heal, im a warrior every day, we should change the reasons why we fight, not for money or oil, but for a higher understanding betwen the people, religius belief is not the answer i say, but the education of the mind, its not the one who has the biggest gun the best warrior but the one who uses its best weapon for a higher purpose, the best weapon is the mind...
Posted by: johan wolfer | Sunday, April 09, 2006
When you say "it is easier to harm some one than to heal," you mean that it is easier to take something down than take it over. That is very true.
The greatest effort I know of to fight "for a higher understanding" is the early Christian effort to spread the Gospel ("good news") and take-over the Roman state.
Please, check out the series , and tell me what you think.
Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Sunday, April 09, 2006