October 26, 2012
I have not studied psychological warfare in depth but for whatever reason the field fascinates me and i believe its use in battles is underrated.
The other unexplored aspect of Psych Ops is the question of massive scale. In a war arena or a battle if Psych Ops are used they focus on the presence of the enemy facing you. But there is a promise in psychological warfare on a very large scale I believe that has not been explored much less implemented. Contemporary communications media make communications reach on a wide scale very simple and inexpensive. The key question is what is the purpose, who is the enemy, and what needs to be done to frighten demoralize and confuse him.
Psychological warfare weapons emanate from language – spoken language over radio stations written language in intimidating flyers and there is surely a range of language weapons which Psych Ops employs but I do not know what they are off the top of my head.
Live weapons of course also employ a psychological effect mainly fear for your life. If you fear you are going to be killed in the next ten seconds the mind naturally inclines to surrender to the attackers demands. That’s a psychological process but it emanates from live weapons not language.
What was the psychological effect of the Hiroshima A bomb on the Japanese empire and their war machine in the bloody Second World War?
It frightened the daylights out of the fanatic Japanese leaders.
This is precisely what the US hoped would happen. The A bomb was not dropped for its massive destruction and killing effect per se. Why? The ultimate purpose of the A bomb was to cause the minds of the fanatic Japanese to understand they did not have a prayer of winning their bloody war and that’s what happened. They surrendered unconditionally.
Is it feasible and logical and purposeful to launch nuclear weapons at the Islamic republic of Iran before this radical jihad republic acquires nuclear weapons itself and threatens the world with them not to mention Israel.
No one wants to destroy Iran physically on a massive scale with nukes. If the country were destroyed there would more than likely be a nuclear Marshall plan to help rehabilitate what was destroyed.
What the civilized world does want to destroy and would do so happily is the violent and constantly militating threat of Islam. Islam is the source of Iran’s desire to acquire nukes. The raison d’etre of Islam is to threaten and intimidate non Muslim infidels.
Plus regrettably indeed when radical terrorist Muslims turn their minds to frighten and intimidate they mean business. Thousands have died from Muslim violence in the last decade; 1000 in Israel alone from the second intifada.
Sanctions and international negotiations have been fruitless.
Meanwhile all of Teheran’s actions point on one level or another to their concealing the production of an Islamic jihad bomb and this is unacceptable.
Former Mossad head Efraim Halevy kindly called the following to my attention.
As it states in the Koran, Sura 3:54, "And [they] deceived and Allah deceived and Allah is the best of deceivers"
And the following comment from a reader of Daniel Pipes:
"Tradecraft. persona. deception. disinformation. cover: western operational terms and techniques. but, Islamic terrorists have their own terms: taqiyya (pronounced tak-e-ya) : precautionary dissimulation or deception and keeping one's convictions secret and a synonymous term, kitman: mental reservation and dissimulation or concealment of malevolent intentions...”
Taqiyya and kitman or ‘holy hypocrisy' have been diffused throughout Arabic culture for over fourteen hundred years since it was developed by Shiites as a means of defense and concealment of beliefs against Sunni unbelievers. As the prophet said: 'he who keeps secrets shall soon attain his objectives.'"
Deceit, the act of lying, is deeply imbedded as a value in Islam and what makes this a problem is that in Iran's case this value is married, according to Islamic belief, to the desire for jihad and for death
Courtesy IDF Gen. Giora Eiland INSS:
“Brethren! God gives the umma that is skilled in the practice of death and that knows how to die a noble death, an exalted life in this world and eternal felicity in the next. what is the fantasy that has reduced us to loving this world and hating death? if you gird yourselves for a lofty deed and yearn for death, life shall be given to you. if you strive for an honorable death, you will win to perfect happiness. may god bestow upon us and upon you the honor of martyrdom in his way!”
Muhammad Morsi Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president wrote this on an anniversary of MB founder Hassan al Bana’s death.
An ethic deeply stained and ingrained by deceit an exaltation of death over life who needs this?
These twisted and mutated human ideas can’t be called human. That is the face of Islam. Human beings who learned the opposite of being human and instead of living and let live they do the exact opposite. Maybe not 100 percent of them but enough. and the fact is those Muslims who are not murderers themselves stay silent in the face of Muslim murders by other Muslims.
Iran is the fish that stinks from the head the Islamic head, in exactly the same the sadistic and world dominating Japanese did in their day.
Anyone in any think tank or any government or newspaper who tries to downplay the flaming and intimidating evil Iran represents even now without an A bomb is simply deluding himself about the very grim prospects for civilized man if Iran acquires a nuclear bomb.
They have no inhibitions where it comes to murdering innocent people who are not Muslim. Normal diplomacy and or sanctions and or negotiations just roll off their worthless backs.
So the thoughts turn to a conventional military strike against Iran to try to deter the country from becoming a nuclear power. So far just thoughts.
But a conventional strike is iffy at best for many reasons.
A massive nuclear strike. Against Iran against Islam. Only a massive nuclear strike has any hope of subduing Iran.
The psychological effect of a nuclear strike is overwhelming. Look at what happened to the Japanese. They folded. Lost all resistance. Isn’t it likely to affect Muslim fanatic hate imbedded Islamic Iran the same way? Muslim fanatic Iran genocidal barbaric Islamic Iran.
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