Politics, Foreign Policy, Current Events and Occasional Outbursts Lacking Couth

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Politics of the Car Bomb.

The effect of a 5GW operation gone awry? Or simply blowback from a particularly unsavory 4GW campaign staged by the CIA during the Russian incursion in Afghanistan?

Thanks to Daniel for sending this.


Adrian said...

That host is entirely too cheery for his topic.

Jay@Soob said...

Heh. Indeed, but the political ramifications are as intriguing as they are depressing. How the CIA could engage in veritably transparent operations that encouraged such is baffling.

Ymarsakar said...

Car bombs are for those without the technological base for air planes and also for those that like dumb bombs.

Jay@Soob said...

I think you're half right, ymarsakar. Car bombs are, usually, the tool of the bottom half of an asymmetrical conflict. However you should consider the context and residual effects of the car bomb. Certainly a car exploding in Baghdad is a tad different than a car exploding in Manhattan. The former very much entailing the desperation you put forth the latter tossing the ideology of the desperate combatant in a new and particularly empowered light.

G said...

I like the explosive ordinance removal guy in the video who justs reaches under the car and rips the bomb off without hesitation or safety equipment. Pure bravado.