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June 6, 2015

What if the world were at war and didn’t know it?

Since the ability to attack without actually triggering a response confers a distinct advantage,

Russia has actually designed a form of warfare to evade the threshold of cultural psychology and avoid the detection of legalistic minds like President Obama’s. The approach is called hybrid warfare. ”Hybrid warfare is a military strategy that blends conventional warfare, irregular warfare and cyberwarfare. … By combining kinetic operations with subversive efforts, the aggressor intends to avoid attribution or retribution.” The War of the Green Men | Belmont Club

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 6, 2015 9:20 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Whatever else might be said of Putin he is working for the good of his country.
Sure he's getting some money on the side and yes, some people are getting killed, but he is everything in a leader that Obama is not.
Obama is getting lots of money on the side and a lot of people are getting killed, our military for starters.
The difference is that Putin wants his country to stay and prosper. Obama wants to run ours into the ground.

Having said that and before the flames start, I don't like Russia and its communism at all. We fought wars to rid the world of that. I do not draw further comparison other than the leaders. Our country by all opinions and studies and predictions is tanking. As Krushchev said "we will bury you" and he might be right.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 6, 2015 11:00 PM

In an unusual and never-predicted event, I did go to Russi a last year as part of my professional development (fine art). In that regard, it was a life changer. I went half way around the world to see the holdings (loot) of French Modernist artists held in The State Hermit age Museu m.
Nice people but in many ways the city, which was devastated in WW2, had a distinct port-apocalyptic feel about it. On my Sunday morning walk to the museum, you could have filmed the Omega Man because no cars, people or animals could be seen.
Fernandez' article @ Little Gre en Men is eye-opening. I was not fooled for a half second when the Crimea was invaded by Rus sian regular troops without identification tags. In an honest and good world, perfectly legally speaking, I would have lined them up and executed them Malmedy style. It would have been the right note to blunt this Hybrid Warfare, and may have been the move that saved a large and costly future blood-letting. If I had been a Ukrainian naval officer, I would have immediately taken my ships on the water and started blowing away as many Russian vessels as possible; if a tank commander, I would have raced for Volgograd.
I hope you see the logic in this. It brings what is Putin's strategic cover out into the daylight.
What can we do? Be completely honest in our opposition of P utin and Russi a. He is entirely without excuse, and (in the vent that we are at war) we are entirely and completely correct in all matters of defense. Cut the BS!

Posted by: Casey Klahn [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 7, 2015 6:32 AM

Klahn,
Unlike the Washington neocon filth with their perpetual war on all humanity, Russia poses no threat to the US.

Posted by: bilejones [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 7, 2015 5:19 PM

Interesting bile. You may call me Mr Klahn, or even Captain Klahn, if you wish to be formal and use my rank.
Crazy how we're now involved in a Hybrid War in Europe. Care to get your head in the game?

Posted by: Casey Klahn [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 8, 2015 4:32 PM

Discerning the differences: Who gains? Who loses?
Who surrenders in one or a myriad of ways?
Why make a mystery out of continuing misery?

Posted by: Stug Guts [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 9, 2015 12:47 PM

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