Fogs of War and Peace: A Midstream Analysis of World War III

Fogs of War and Peace: A Midstream Analysis of World War III

Fogs of War and Peace: A Midstream Analysis of World War III

Fogs of War and Peace: A Midstream Analysis of World War III

Synopsis

"Building on the concept of the Fog of War borrowed from Prussian general and master strategist Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831), Dilworth and Maital maintain that fogs-of war and of peace-have been created to hide the truth about current conflicts. These fogs obstruct a clear view of reality, preventing the public from accurately seeing "World War III" unfold and from taking action to prevent the conflict." "Fogs of war and of peace, the authors write, "tend to shape events in ways that go well beyond the actual realities. In fact, the fog becomes the reality." In this work, they define each type of fog, assigning stages to them - four stages for the fog of war and three for the fog of peace. In this way, they create an analytical framework to help readers better understand the "fog effect" in relation to specific events, including the nature of the fog, impact of the fog effect, and how to deal with it going forward. By illuminating the causes, nature, and dynamics of current global concerns, they offer new policy directions for political leaders and help the American people be accurately informed."

Excerpt

Fogs of War and Peace opens with a worldwide historical view of terror, and calls it World War III. The authors examine the effect of various cultures on international relations and the impact of the media’s portrayal of events on public perceptions. These perceptions eventually become realities on which national actions are based. The entire spectrum of today’s global war on terror is explored in a way that helps dispel the fogs of war and peace in an informative and highly readable fashion. All of this is done in a scholarly manner, using analyses of actual cases and brought up to date as much as the publishing process will allow. The book is as easy to read as this complex and little-understood subject will allow. Readers will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of information and the understanding gained of the increasingly active threat of world terrorism.

Maital, whose home is in Israel and knows that the terrorist’s weapon is fear, says, “No, I am not afraid that I or my family will be the victim of terrorism. Road accidents are far more scary and far more likely. I am not afraid of you. But I suggest that you should be afraid of us … because we are going to come after you and track you down before you harm us.”

An example given of the terrorist’s twisted use of the Qu’ran is the principle of Tattarrus. The doctrine of Tattarrus was developed during the thirteenth century to justify the killing of noncombatant Muslims during battles with Mongol invaders, but has long since been repudiated. However, the terrorists have resurrected Tattarrus to help recruit and inspire their . . .

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