CHAPTER 1. LAYING PLANS 3. The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one’s deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field. 4. These are: (1) The Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) The Commander; (5) Method and discipline. 11. These five heads should be familiar to every general: he who knows them will be victorious; he who knows them not will fail. 12. Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a comparison, in this wise: 13. (1) Which of the two sovereigns is imbued … Continue reading SUN TZU – SUMMARY OF CHAPTERS

Sith, Sufis & The Salaf

The Sith is the True Salaf, the true way Sufis, the real Jedi – neutral and balanced. The Sith use honest passion and emotion to channel the Force. Unlike the Jedi who like Sufis, use inner peace as a get out clause that limits their creativity. Through true passion and emotion the Sith recognise that faith in The Force (The Way of Allah) is not enough. The Jedi weakness like Sufis is their unwillingness to ‘know’ The Force. They do not access this side of themselves. Jedi call this the Dark Side. Jedi hate and have hunted Sith to near … Continue reading Sith, Sufis & The Salaf

Extremism & The Ego

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love. – Washington Irving The purpose and purity we were born with we have lost. Tears we shed as babies unable to speak we have betrayed. Those tears cried in pain that we continue to carry through life with no purpose. The grief is that we were born alone and will die alone and forget that this life is not one of grief – but joy. We seek power … Continue reading Extremism & The Ego

Amit Shah, Modi, Chanakya & Kashmir

The great scholar Chanakya learned and memorised the Vedas in his youth. As he grew up, he studied politics and became a master political strategist. Chanakya assisted the first Mauryan emperor Chandragupta in his rise to power. Chanakya is credited for having played an important role in the establishment of the Maurya Empire. Chanakya served as the chief advisor to both emperors Chandragupta and his son Bindusara. Today Amit Shah is considered the Chanakya – the power behind Indian Prime Minister Modi. Amit Shah is said to follow the words of Chanakya who emphasised victory by any means. Chanakya preached that ends justify the means. So, … Continue reading Amit Shah, Modi, Chanakya & Kashmir

Beyond Good & Evil – In Five Sentences.

In Beyond Good and Evil Allama Friedrich Nietzsche discusses the theory of the “will to truth.” The Allama argues that to learn the truth, a human being must question everything. And that is ‘Everything’ we have ever heard, learned, observed must be questioned within. And nothing must be free from this ruthless self-interrogation, including self-perception, societal teachings, and religion. Allama Nietzsche proposes that we all have the capability to do this, but most do not because we lack the ambition to dig and question and fear being seen as different from society and its herd – mentality. The following five … Continue reading Beyond Good & Evil – In Five Sentences.

Guide For Overthrowing Governments – US Special Forces

“US Special Forces School Publishes New Guide For Overthrowing Foreign Governments” A 250-page study entitled “Support to Resistance: Strategic Purpose and Effectiveness” has been put out by the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) under US Special Operations Command. JSOU is the Army’s official unified command centre which overseas covert and clandestine missions out of MacDill AFB in Florida USA. “This work will serve as a benchmark reference on resistance movements for the benefit of the special operations community and its civilian leadership,” the report introduces. It examines 47 instances of US special forces aiming to intervene in countries from 1941-2003, but it doesn’t include coups which lacked “legitimate … Continue reading Guide For Overthrowing Governments – US Special Forces

The Charter of Makkah (Mecca)

“In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful” On May 28, 2019, the “Charter of Makkah” was endorsed unanimously by an unprecedented group of the world’s leading Muslim scholars, who gathered in the Holy City for the promotion of moderate Islam. Muslims from 139 countries and different schools of thought have approved the “Makkah Charter”. This Charter promotes peace among followers of all religions, cultures, races and sects. And follows the example of the “Madinah Charter,” drafted by the Prophet PBUH to preserve the diversity of the Islamic nation. The four-day conference called “Values of moderation in … Continue reading The Charter of Makkah (Mecca)

Liutao – Six Secret Strategic Teachings

The Master Sun Art of War is the most well-written and popular strategy classic from China. Other Chinese military classics that I recommend are: Sun Bin’s The Art of War, Huang Shek Gong’s Three Strategies and Wuzi’s Art of War. Before Master Sun’s Art of War there was Jiang Taigong’s (Lu Shang) Six Secret Strategic Teachings also known as The Six Strategies of War. Jiang Taigong named ‘Lu Shang’ and Jiang Ziya in the 11th century BC, became advisor to King Wen and his son King Wu. These were the founders of the Zhou dynasty (1122-771 BC). Lu Shang aided … Continue reading Liutao – Six Secret Strategic Teachings

The 28 “Rules of Ranging”

The 28 “Rules of Ranging” were put together by Major Robert Rogers in 1757, during the French and Indian War (1754–63). The rules were the result of Rogers’ blend of Native American tactics and his own combat techniques, ideas that were revolutionary by military standards of the time. Ranger commander Lt. Colonel William Darby read the rules to the 1st Ranger Battalion during World War II, and a modified version of the rules is followed by the 75th Ranger Regiment and they are considered as the model and “standing orders” for all Ranger activities. The Original Rules: All Rangers are … Continue reading The 28 “Rules of Ranging”