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necso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-04 06:33 PM
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18. It is an old theme in war
Edited on Sun Oct-10-04 06:48 PM by necso
to use terror as a weapon.

And this can be done on many levels, from using ruthless brutality on "enemy" populations and combatants, to "terror" bombing of civilians, to disconcerting the opponent's military leadership, plans, tactics and strategy. (In case it is not clear, the aim of the last is to paralyze the opposition with indecision and fear.)

Kurtz takes advantage of the "indigenous" population and takes the first route -- although with some of the third mixed in. It is an interesting concept. And, yeah, it is savage. But war is savage, and should never be engaged in unnecessarily.

Fear is a powerful weapon -- it attacks reason. That's why the neos love it. Reason is their enemy... as is fact.
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