For Your Entertainment (FYE)
Like the Islamic invasion of Europe in the Middle Age, the words “coupeur de cabeche”, “beheader” in French, is coming from the Muslim Moorish Occupied Spain spanish language, “cazador de cabezas “…….
The ISIL/ISIS beheadings throw us back into the thick of successful counter-insurrection in the Maghreb in the 1960s, the Algiers Casbah battle, General Massu and the French Special Operations Forces(SOFs) 10e DP Airborne Units who “cleaned up” the Casbah only with knives and respnding “tit for tat” to the insurrection who slaughtered French soldiers by cutting their throats and their genitals, putting the genitals in the corpse mouth and turning the corpse in prayer toward Mecca, the Holy base of Islam.
General Massu units did the same, with one exception, they turned the corpses toward the Vatican and Rome, like the Crusaders use to do before them…….
One thing though, these “uncivilized” actions really put a damper on the insurrection who thought twice before attacking French units again……..
There is something to be said about “psychological operations” and the tactics of “the carrot and the stick”…….
Unfortunately, for now, ISIL/ISIS knows the West better than the West knows itself and ISIL/ISIS.
They use it to their advantage by conducting very “emotional” beheadings videos campaigns…….
However, the rapes, the tortures and the genocidal mass graves are “off cameras”, but, are very effective as a “stick” tactic with the targeted local populations in the Middle East and Africa……
The weakest point of the West and its strongest point, at the same time, is its skittish sensitivity toward mayhem, unless it is in Hollywood movies……
Unfortunately, to win against such adversaries as ISIL/ISIS and other Islamic or Communist terrorists, will require “Special Operations Forces(SOFs)” “boots on the ground” supported by adequate “technicals” and using appropriate “no holds barred” tactics to win decisively…….
“”Tit for tat” is an English saying meaning “equivalent retaliation“. It is also a highly effective strategy in game theory for the iterated prisoner’s dilemma. The strategy was first introduced by Anatol Rapoport in Robert Axelrod‘s two tournaments, held around 1980. Notably, it was (on both occasions) both the simplest strategy and the most successful in direct competition.“
“An agent using this strategy will first cooperate, then subsequently replicate an opponent’s previous action. If the opponent previously was cooperative, the agent is cooperative. If not, the agent is not. This is similar to superrationality and reciprocal altruism in biology.”