As a sort of follow up to the last post linking JC Dodge and Jesse James, I thought it relevant to show yet another glimpse of what genuine guerrilla units look like.
A guerrilla’s life is one of poverty, motivated by the sole recognition that if He fails, his cause fails. In my opinion this video more than adequately exhibits this truth, and recognizes some of the uncomfortable realities of that life, and even a decent look at the differences in posture a guerrilla leader must maintain to keep his men at arms faithful.
While politically many of the fighters featured are definitely in the Left lane, compared to their pathetic effeminate American counterparts inhabiting every coffee shop, respect must be given to those taking up arms for a worthy cause. They do not expect anyone to come to their aid in some mass act of liberation, as leftists in the US do.
Knowing and fighting alongside many Kurds in northern Iraq, I’ll state that they are people not swayed by adversity. The same cannot be said about Joe Suburbanite. These are not people playing at war; the Kurds are a people fighting for their very survival. They may not fit the SOF wanna-be paradigm many envision- but what they do is functional for where they are. Also keep in mind they are not fighting a nation state but rather a similar guerrilla force. Against an occupying force, such posture would have far less success and much higher casualty rates.
Could it be done better? Certainly. But you are here and they are there, and it’s pretty easy to say what you would do in a given situation far removed from it. Reality is quite real for them, it may be for you very soon. Keep that in mind.