08 June 2006
American militias are losing on all fronts
The American death squad strategy seems to be failing on all fronts. The strategy first came to public notice in January of this year, thanks to a Newsweek article. As has been noted on this blog, the use of proxies and death squads is usually a sign that the conventional force has run out of steam and cannot suppress the insurgency.
As Lenin's Tomb pointed out yesterday, the proxy unit that the Americans have set up is called the Special Police Commandos, and seems to have been responsible for many of the massacres that are going on in Iraq.
The Americans are also using it in Somalia, and there the policy seems to have failed already as the American backed militias have been kicked out of Mogadishu.
This strategy usually fails, largely because it creates enemies faster than the death squads can kill them. Besides, the negative publicity that a mountain of corpses creates, only helps to further the anti-war cause at home.
That said, it is always a heartening sign when the proxies are thrown into battle because it means that the colonialists have pretty much run out of options.