April 2, 2004

"icy professionalism"

Wretchard writes:

...The deliberate, even cold-blooded approach by the Marines makes this incident the anti-Mogadishu. The tactics employed against the Rangers in the Blackhawk Down incident relied on the belief that Americans could be reflexively trapped into defending unfavorable positions in attempts to recover bodies. The Anti-Coalition Forces probably felt sure that taunting Americans over the media would produce the desired impulsiveness. As the minutes lengthened into hours and the Marines responded with icy professionalism, the enemy may have come the unpleasant realization that this was not the former administration and that other still more unwelcome surprises were in store for them...
Good stuff, worth our attention. As ever, the relationship of terrorists and press could be described as symbiosis.

Posted by John Weidner at April 2, 2004 8:26 AM
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