“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
“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)
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” 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”
Stratagem of Attack / Strategic Attack /Offensive War Plan/ Overall Focus The word “Dragon” comes from the Greek word “draconta” which means “to watch.” Dragons watch and guard and gold and jewels. In the context of this the third article/chapter of Sun Tzu Art of War the Dragon watch guard the nation and people. These winged fire breathing serpent creatures – are intelligent and loyal. Defending wealth and divising strategems against enemies. They are ready to go on the offensive if needed. The dragons teeth once fallen on the soil give birth to the draconis dentata warrior. These ‘warriors’ are … Continue reading Strategic Attack, The Dragon & Art of War
We must limit our war to a clear objective. We must use time productively and spend it wisely. We must have reserves in troops as well as money, we are not hungry for war. But will satisfy others appetites for war so they never hunger for war again. Chapter 2 of the Art of War is ‘Waging War’ and for this I think of The Elephant. The elephant is slow to anger but has a violent temper and will use it to humble and drive off threats. Active during day and night, the elephant sleeps around two hours a day … Continue reading Waging War, The Elephant & The Art of War
Leadership from The Art of War. The real leader is like a noble wolf. The wolf standing tall yet humble, with head and tail held high and ears erect living in the present moment who gives direction to his wolf pack. That wolf pack is a social unit and is essential for the survival of the unit that it is led properly. A lone wolf will find it difficult to have a lonely existence and will be in a constant fight for survival. So wolves need to work together under a leadership structure and each wolf within the unit will … Continue reading Leadership, The Wolf & The Art of War.
The Ultimate Reality we call God is the truth that we see from different perspectives (religions and sects and beliefs) and dimensions but not simultaneously. Our life, thoughts, feelings and ideas we try to understand what we call God from different angles. But we have lost ourselves in our ‘differences’ and we only consider our own angle to be the right and truthful one. Our picture of God is our own perception. God does not change with our ideas of what God is and neither can we change God. In the same way when we pray or meditate we do … Continue reading How To Know God/Ultimate Reality
Virtues are basic qualities for the well being and happiness of an average human being. Understanding virtues, in our lives, lead to better communication, understanding and acceptance between us and others around us. Prussian Virtues: King Frederick William I of Prussia (“soldier–king”) reformed the Prussian administration. His son Frederick the Great followed with more reforms and gave a solid structure to the Prussia. Which developed an advanced administrative and legal system. It had a structured and loyal officer corps and a kind of common-sense patriotism. Prussian territory included Protestant, Catholic and Jewish subjects, Germans, Poles, Sorbs and Kashubians. Walter Flex … Continue reading Prussian, Japanese & Islamic Virtues -For Muslims?
Many struggle to answer questions on the use and misuse of power. Real power is not ruling over others or leading others to get them to do things. True power is an attitude and a state of mind rather than an attempt to control others. Its foundation builds our competence, vision, positive personal qualities, and courage within ourselves. This then as it is projects outward is generous, creative and humane than other forms of what is power. True personal power – in reality is the only power we have in our entire lives. We must move towards self-realisation and transcend … Continue reading The Magical Keys of Power