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Brigadier shocks and awes: there is no war on terrorism

OOPS! Looks like the cat is out of the bag. This is a military source confirming what many of our thinking readers already know.

Related: VIDEO: THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES: Explores how the idea that we are threatened by a hidden and organized terrorist network is an illusion.
April 27, 2005

War on terror 'a tactic' ... Brigadier Kelly.

The so-called global war on terrorism does not exist, a high-ranking army officer has declared in a speech that challenges the conventional political wisdom.

In a frank speech, Brigadier Justin Kelly dismissed several of the central tenets of the Iraq war and the war on terrorism, saying the "war" part is all about politics and terrorism is merely a tactic.

Although such wars were fuelled by global issues, they were essentially counter-insurgent operations fought on a local level. This would result in Australian soldiers fighting in increasingly urban environments.

Speaking at a conference on future warfighting, Brigadier Kelly, the director-general of future land warfare, also suggested that the "proposition you can bomb someone into thinking as we do has been found to be untrue".




Political tags—such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth—are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.

- Robert A Heinlein

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
- H.L. Mencken


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thanks 28.Apr.2005 17:22

Progressive Democrat

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I think a "Brigadier" is equivalent to a one-star general in the U.S.

He's an Australian 29.Apr.2005 16:26

Reader of the article

He's an Australian One Star General who is in a think tank.

He's just expressing the old Clausewitz position that war is nothing more than an extension of politics.

This is a discussion that has been going on within the US Army's General Staff and War Colleges for some time.

On the other side would be historians such as David Hanson who belives that war can also arise from a clash of cultures and that western culture (and it's values) is inherently superior.