FALL EDITION: 2006
THE QUIET WAR
THE Quiet War series is primarily based on a military operations manual known as the US Army Operational Concept for “LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT”, TRADOC PAM 525-44, Dated 10 February 1986. This document will only be used as a backdrop to connect how the US Army uses Low Intensity Conflict – also called LIC – as a tool on the international field, and how the civilian wing of the government uses LIC in the general population of America. Anyhow lets begin with a few precursors on the nature and purpose of Low Intensity Conflict as describe by the Department of the Army.
THESE operational concepts describe and define how combat, and combat service support operations are to be conducted. This approved operational concept is emerging doctrine and constitutes a directive to TRADOC schools.
“Low Intensity Conflict is a limited political-military struggle to achieve political, social, economic, or psychological objectives. It is often protracted and ranges from diplomatic, economic, and psycho-social pressures through terrorism and insurgency.” The US Army states that it will be the most likely form of conflict they will be involved in throughout the first half of this century. Thus, LIC will continue to be an increasing threat to our ascendancy to become equals among humanity.
OUR articles will focus on how we are affected politically, socially, economically, and psychologically by the contemplated stratagems of the Elite. Success for Umoja ya Djehuti-Maati and the masses in this environment will be dependent upon our effective application of all the components of Djehuti and Maati. We must have clearly defined goals and objectives in order to achieve any measure of success. The major difference between the latter portion of the Maafa and the preceding segment is that the enemy is no longer shooting bullets and bombs, or using ropes and torches. They are now lobbing situations, useless information, and scarce resources at us. In this war the only territory one need to conquer is the six inches between your ears.
THE SOFT WAR / THE QUIET WAR
“WOULD anyone of you, fathers, give his son a stone, when he asks you for bread? Or would you give him a snake, when he asks you for a fish? –Matthew 7:9
IN the name of democracy and development, the U. S. government has a very long history of offering stones and snakes to the people of Non-European descent. When they have asked for development assistance, Washington has often responded with support for the national elites of America. When they have asked for justice and democracy, Washington has funded pacification and counter insurgency programs.
WHILE the mainstream American public attention has focused on the military side of U.S. intervention, there has been little debate about the uses and abuses of U.S. economic aid. In most of the last half of the 20th century, U.S. economic assistance to under-developed countries increased significantly as compared with the first half. The dollars slated for nonmilitary (non-police) programs like economic stabilization, urban development, and food aid far exceed those going for police/military hardware and training, of course this process is rapidly changing. This is called the soft side of U.S. presence in developing countries around the world.
ECONOMIC aid from the United States to America is intervention with a smile. Unlike Para-military aid, economic assistance frequently comes with a friendly face. Federal agency officials often have a background of liberal schooling and employment; many are former volunteers. In its literature, upbeat and positive, Federal agencies displays photo after photo of smiling recipients: a small business who has received business credit, a mother grateful for food handouts for her children, a student with a scholarship to study at one the American universities, and a union member graduating from an Federally sponsored training course.
THE smiles and friendly faces associated with economic aid hide the frequently strategic and self-interested nature of domestic and foreign assistance programs. In this literature, we look at the underside of Washington’s economic and human, aid programs in America and the World. We ask where these billions of dollars in economic aid have been going? What is being done in the name of charity? Are the poor truly being helped? Is actual development occurring as a result? Or is this U.S. beneficence simply making the elites richer while giving the poor majorities nothing more than stones and snakes? And finally, we must ask, are we really American citizens, or an oppressed and occupied nation of people without a true homeland?
ON setting out to investigate the role of the United States’ economic aid in the world, we expected to find evidence that a substantial portion was furthering U.S.’s own political, military, and financial interests. But we were shocked to find the extent to which U.S. foreign/domestic aid to the poor of America works against the interests of the poor universally. We did see smiling faces and found grateful families. Yet the more we looked-both in Washington and in the other occupied territories of America the more evidence we found to support our conclusion that the poor majorities of these troubled region would be far better off without U.S. economic aid. Instead of solving the occupied territory’s problems, the flood of U.S. economic and humanitarian assistance into these regions is fueling the political and economic crises.