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May 13, 2015

To the Most Terrible goes the allegiance of the crowd.

ISIS knows this, according to some analysts, and is therefore pursuing “strategy of social control … designed to frighten an audience into submission”.

Just how well it works is demonstrated by the reluctance of Western intellectuals to say anything that might provoke or anger Islamic radicals even to the point of not drawing cartoons. While they explain their delicacy away as the consequence of high-minded enlightenment, were they more candid they would admit the real reason was fear. The more frightful ISIS is, the more “tolerant” Western intellectuals become. The Quality of Mercy | Belmont Club

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 13, 2015 9:34 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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ISIS knows the strategies of 4GW.

Fourth generation warfare is defined as conflicts which involve the following elements:
• Are complex and long term
• Terrorism (tactic)
• A non-national or transnational base –highly decentralized
• A direct attack on the enemy's culture, including genocidal acts against civilians.
• Highly sophisticated psychological warfare, especially through media manipulation and lawfare
• All available pressures are used – political, economic, social and military
• Occurs in low intensity conflict, involving actors from all networks
• Non-combatants are tactical dilemmas
• Lack of hierarchy
• Small in size, spread out network of communication and financial support
• Use of insurgency and guerrilla tactics

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