QuoteOriginally posted by: FermionQuoteOriginally posted by: zerdnaQuoteAnother reason that the U.S. can't win wars against stone age fighters is that these wars aren't military conflicts, but social conflicts. Planes, guns, tanks, and bombs do little to win the foreign public relations battle that underpins both local and global support for the enemy factions.Please, spare this stuff for crashmint and trackstar. If planes and tanks don't work, than drones and bribes do. These are not exactly mysteries -- a handful of Brits 9 times out of ten was able to win a war being outnumbered one to a million. Maybe the reason was they didn't have any bullcrap notions of how every social structure is equally unique and valuable as their own, no matter if it is a culture of stoning chicks for going out with a wrong dude. They just went about winning the wars being sure that they are the real deal, without declaring some pie in the sky goals, like democracy in Iraq, hearts and minds of Taliban, or new madrasahs in Kandahar to educate children in their unique and valuable culture that includes cutting heads of whoever changes his mind.Zerdna is obviously hankering back to the ruthless days of the 3rd Reich. Britain could never have conquered Europe like the Nazis did. In fact if it hadn't been for the equally ruthless sacrifice of a large segment of the population of the Soviet Union defending Stalingrad (no doubt in large part because it was named after Stalin) and the late intervention of the wealthy USA, they would have completed the job.He obviously wants the USA and Israel to emulate the Nazis in the Middle East and commit genocide of the unruly people who live there. He won't say that explicitly of course (though Errrb probably will), but it is implicit in every de-humanizing word he writes about about Muslims.Indeed! Those were the good old days when men were men and oppressed populations were oppressed populations.For better (or worse), we live in more transparent and multilateral times.