När man läser bloggen EnerGeoPolitics’ bloggpost ”Paula Broadwell: A Name to remember” framgår det, att det rör sig om en SOF – Special Operations Force, eller ska vi helt enkelt säga som det är, en exekutionspatrull.
Dags alltså för Bildt och Tolgfors, och varför inte också Reinfeldt, att informera svenska folket, inte bara om Bill-och-Bull-gate, utan också lite tydligare om vilket slags krigföring vi medverkar till, särskilt med tanke på den collateral damage som WikiLeaks blottlagt förekommer, inte minst också med tanke på det kraftigt ökade terrorhot mot Sverige som det innebär:
”Some pretty smart columnists have written this week about a ‘shift in the strategic effort’ in Afghanistan under Gen. David Petraeus from a counterinsurgency (COIN) approach to a counter-terrorism (CT) effort, but that strikes me as an overstatement. [. . .]
Here’s what Kaplan, Ignatius and Klein should actually be observing: Since Petraeus has arrived in Afghanistan, he has increased the intensity of every element of a comprehensive civil-military COIN campaign, not just the so-called CT element. After my trip to Afghanistan last month, during which I visited at the battalion, division, and ISAF headquarters levels, it is clear to me that the ‘shift’ is not one of focus, but of energy and increased intensity across all lines of the counterinsurgency effort. The Kaplan, Ignatius and Klein observations are based loosely on a recent increase in both air strikes and Special Operations Forces (SOF) targeted killing — and they are certainly right about that. But take a deep breath, guys: CT operations have always been a key part of the kinetic component of COIN. In his speeches, articles, and doctrine over the past nine years, Petraeus has always been clear on this point. It was evident during his command in Iraq, and is equally so now in Afghanistan. For the record: CT is a subset of COIN. [. . .]
The kinetic line of effort includes CT operations, and in this arena, as Kaplan, Ignatius and Klein point out, one cannot deny results. In a 90-day accumulated effects roll-up in late September 2010, ISAF SOF had conducted 2,795 ‘kinetic’ operations (including targeted killing night raids and air strikes), captured or killed 285 insurgent ‘leaders,’ captured 2084 insurgents, and killed 889. [. . .]
During my visit with the 3/187th Rakkasans in Ghazni Province last month, a ‘CT plus conventional clear/hold/build approach’ seemed very much in evidence. Task Force Iron, led by Lt. Col. David Fivecoat, has worked hard to clear the new area of operations and dismantle insurgent networks in the Ghazni area. They did this in cooperation with their Special Operations brethren, Task Force 3-10. [. . .]
This week, the two conducted a ‘relentless communication’ campaign in Europe, briefing NATO/ISAF Ambassadors in Brussels. Petraeus met with the Belgian and British prime ministers. He also met with the Belgian, British, and Italian ministers of Defense and Foreign Affairs; and various chiefs of Defense in their respective countries. [. . .] . . Petraeus, who puts as much emphasis on diplomacy and strategic communications as he does on counterterrorism. [. . .]
For the other realists who are watching Afghanistan, there has not been a shift in the war strategy. The strategy that President Obama sent Petraeus there to execute hasn’t changed, and neither has Petraeus’s momentum: this is a multi-pronged comprehensive COIN strategy, intensified across all lines of effort — and Petraeus is ‘all in.'” [min fetstil]
Läs: SVT – Allianskollegan Cecilia Wikström (FP): ”Ta bladet från munnen, Bildt och Billström”, SVT – Hård kritik från de egna leden – Svenskarna har rätt att veta, SVT – Wikileaksläcka: Så sa Bildt och Billström om Irakflyktingar, SVT – Ministrarna KU-anmäls av MP – ”Inte förenligt med folkrätten”, SVT – Samma svar – i över tre minuter, Expressen – Ministrarna ville begränsa flyktingvågen (min anm: Först stöder Moderaterna Bushs olagliga krig i Irak, sedan vill man stoppa den flyktingström som blir följden av sex års krigföring), SVD – Ministrar ville stoppa våg av irakier, AB – Rabblar samma svar 19 gånger, Expressen – Billström gav samma svar, AB – Bildt om Irakasyl och hedersmord, AB – Utvisningar måste omedelbart stoppas,
SVERIGE UT UR AFGHANISTAN – SVERIGE UT UR EU – NU!