Styles of war. Encirclement versus shock and awe.Sat 7:34 pm Europe/London, 5 Mar 2022 1
Alexander Mercouris explains the different styles of war, encirclement vs shock and awe, with the Russian objective being to avoid creating a political vacuum such as occurred in Iraq.
This approach baffles the West, the protagonists of might is right, and leads to incorrect assumptions.
Dealing with a bad press US style.
One hospital in Fallujah was especially conscientious in cataloguing all these horrible deformities, tending to the live births, preserving the bodies of the dead infants, collecting volumes of photographs, and meticulously recording all their findings. One result was that not only news but photos were beginning to leak out. The American response was 100% effective; they launched a deadly series of air strikes and bombed the entire hospital to rubble, not only killing the deformed babies but destroying all the accumulated records and evidence, and killing the medical staff who were cataloguing it. Of course, the attacks killed all the staff and regular patients in the hospital as well.
When Blowing up Iraqi Hospitals, if at first you don’t succeed . . .