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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

This graphic is work of genius

The graphic from the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff looks like a tangled ball of multicolored yarn, or perhaps it is the military's depiction of the all-powerful, all-knowing Flying Spaghetti Monster...

Whatever the case, it documents the complex relationships between Tribal leaders, soldiers, aid workers, drug dealers, militants, ethnic groups, government leaders, etc.

"For some military commanders, the slide is genius," wrote NBC's Richard Engel, "an attempt to show how all things in war – from media bias to ethnic/tribal rivalries – are interconnected and must be taken into consideration. It represents a new approach to war fighting, looking beyond simply killing enemy fighters. It underscores what those fighting wars have long known, that everything matters." [thanks RJ]


Blogger Tao Dao Man said...

I saw this about a week ago. This is total insanity, and it shows how stupid Richard Engel is. This is nothing more than a cluster f- - -. This is total control through chaos. It has nothing to do with finding a political solution. This effen nonsense is total pentagon-MIC bull. They call it a working draft. I CALL IT TOILET PAPER. Do they have one of these for Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, one of the Stans, Iran? America is in the midst of endless wars without borders. AND I AM SICK AND TIRED OF IT. I am making plans to become an EX-PAT, possibly moving to S/Korea.

December 23, 2009 4:48 PM  
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December 23, 2009 4:51 PM  

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