Friday, June 12, 2009


Ralph Peters in the Spring 2009 Journal of International and Security Affairs:
The most troubling aspect of international security for the United States is not the killing power of our immediate enemies, which remains modest in historical terms, but our increasingly effete view of warfare. The greatest advantage our opponents enjoy is an uncompromising strength of will, their readiness to "pay any price and bear any burden" to hurt and humble us. As our enemies’ view of what is permissible in war expands apocalyptically, our self-limiting definitions of allowable targets and acceptable casualties--hostile, civilian and our own--continue to narrow fatefully. Our enemies cannot defeat us in direct confrontations, but we appear determined to defeat ourselves.
(via Maggie's Farm)

1 comment:

OBloodyHell said...

This being the basic flaw in copi's -- along with all libtard's -- positions. You can't defend Western Civ if you constrain yourself to anything but winning.