Here we go again.
Some points I wanted to make.
Facebook is the flytrap. While I approve of using strategic offensive as a stance, then setting up a tactical position on the defense to force the enemy to react to you, that doesn’t apply if the enemy already knew what you were doing ahead of time because you were using Facebook.
A good General, would be able to make use of even idiots on the strategic level, even if those idiots couldn’t be trusted to use good tactics. If Bundy’s faction is full of agent provocateurs from the Left or from the Feds, the way Fast and Furious and Waco 2 turned out to be, then they can still be of strategic use by using Mao’s principle of insurgency. Force the occupation to crack down on the inhabitants, thus gaining new recruits for the Resistance or the Revolution.
You can just let them die, although make sure the agent provocateurs are really dead, else they’ll just recycle them. If American patriots are truly to have a de-centralized command network that is based on 4th generational warfare, they can afford to lose a single faction like Bundy’s, nor are they required to “kick it off” merely because Bundy or the John Browns, cannot wait. The idea that everyone has to be on the same ball of patience, same timeline of the op tempo, is not 4th generational warfare, it’s some kind of top down hierarchy, like an army. People’s ideas and imaginations are still stuck in the past, due to lack of experience, even though they know in abstract the theory of unconventional warfare. Sometimes in war, you just have to sacrifice a bunch of troops that have been trapped in a pocket, as a result of their own initiative or not, for the greater logistical and strategic objectives of the war. If the Leftist alliance over reacts, we will obtain valuable information, in the same fashion that a real dry run could not achieve even. If the problem is agent provocateurs, then bringing them to the open, as the Tet Offensive ordered the Vietcong to take the front line directly, would be the fastest way to terminating and purifying them. People, who are used to fighting the “feds” all the time, are starting to de-volve back into the old Army Way of things. This isn’t the Army Way any more.
There’s the background detail for those that want an omni link source.
For triangulation purposes. Courtesy of Grim Beorn’s blog.