2 months, 2 weeks ago
George Webb does a good job of connecting many dots he has drawn for us over the last several weeks.
I just have a few comments. First of all, these kinds of operations will continue until the culprits are found and dealt with.
Second, you no longer have to wonder why David Petraeus is a gun controller when you consider his role in all of this. In his mind, none of this could ever obtain with an armed citizenry.
Finally, none of this could ever obtain anyway. The American people aren’t the Libyans or Syrians, and a good portion of America is still Christian even if it doesn’t feel like it. Christianity is the foundation and basis for liberty, and is inimical to statism. Americans have more guns than the world’s armies put together and enough ammunition in gun safes and garages that it’s raised the cost of training for the U.S. military.
COIN and counterterrorism cannot control America. Stability operations might be something one discusses concerning Egypt after the fall of the MB, but not in America. The only stability operations conducted in America is being done by the police in confined, geographically small urban areas like Chicago, LA, St. Louis and Houston. An Army trying to control suburbia and the countryside of America would get cut to pieces.