Just bought @jennyandteets2 book at our new B&N here at gentrification ground zero, though was horrified it was stack near some anti #Obama screed from yet another blonde wingnut cooze

I've been writing that I don't understand why Israel isn't following elementary counterinsurgency as espoused by David Kilcullen ("The Accidental Guerilla") and General Petraeus and proven in Iraq. The key: get the people on your side with minimum force and maximum exposure and trust-building. I recognize it's a more complicated dynamic with Israel/Palestine, yet Israel is literally doing the exact opposite. Creating more insurgents through heavy force. What do you think?

politicalprof:

If someone is doing the exact opposite of the only strategy that is known to work, what is the most reasonable conclusion to draw? … that they don’t want to achieve that which they claim to want to achieve?

Israel and Palestinians: an interesting view

wordfromoursponsor:

"Something the Reds haven’t got…it directs civilian defense, it guides the Armed Forces. It’s the biggest and most dependable telephone network on earth." (Western Electric ad, 1951)

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