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Thread by @ThomasWictor: "(1) This is why the US should get the hell out of the United Nations. aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/a… (2) "Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Co […]"

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(1) This is why the US should get the hell out of the United Nations.

aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/a…
(2) "Lise Grande, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, said on Friday that humanitarian agencies 'fear, in a prolonged worst case, that as many as 250,000 people may lose everything - even their lives.'"
(3) The UN says the Saudi-led coalition is going to kill a quarter of a million people.

Ms., Grande is suffering from an untreated psychosis.
(4) See?
(5) I don't understand the goal.

Iran is shipping ballistic missiles into Hodeidah.

Why is it wrong to try and stop that?
(6) Sweden is the best example of the UN mindset.

The Swedes outlawed--one by one--all police weapons except for firearms.

GUESS WHAT HAPPENED?

Police shootings went up dramatically.
(7) When the cops have only their pistols, then the only thing they're going to use is...PISTOLS!

The UN wants to stop Saudis Arabia from putting an end to the illegal shipping of ballistic missiles.
(8) If Saudi Arabia can't stop the missiles from being shipped, at some point they're going to think about blowing the hell out of the SOURCE of the missiles.

And THEN the mullahs will tell Hezbollah to open fire with THEIR missiles.

The result: a regional war.
(9) So under the guise of humanitarianism, the UN is making regional war more likely.

George Orwell wrote the book "1984" as a warning.

The UN uses it as a manual.
(10) Luckily nothing the UN says actually matters.

The Yemeni Army is rolling up the Houthis with ease.

thenational.ae/world/mena/yem…
(11) The Yemenis were trained and armed by the Saudis, Emiratis, and Jordanians.

The Houthis are trained by the Iranian Quds Force and Hezbollah.

Neither is capable of fighting strategic commandos, which is what the Yemenis are.
(12) If you follow @HeshmatAlavi, you'll see that major assaults on Iranian and Hezbollah positions in Syria are coming every other day.
(13) The amazing thing is that it's GROUND TROOPS carrying out the assaults in Syria.

ynetnews.com/articles/0,734…
(14) "Like in two previous cases in the past month, according to Arab media reports, the bases were attacked with precision-guided surface-to-surface rockets and missiles armed with bunker-busting warheads."
(15) There's no video!

No photos!

It's as though these troops are invisible.
(16) Now THIS is very big news that I think means that the US is adopting the Gulf Cooperation Council war-fighting doctrine.

military.com/daily-news/201…
(17) The Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SP-MAGTF-CR-CC) was created in 2014.

Its base is a secret, but it can be anywhere in Central Command's Area of Responsibility (AOR) in six hours.
(18) This is CENTCOM's AOR.
(19) Originally, the SP-MAGTF-CR-CC was an emergency force.

But let's look at what the commander said about how it was used earlier this year.
(20) "The unit sent two rifle companies to support Special Operations Command units operating in Northern Syria between January and April, Marine Col. Christopher Gideons, commander of the task force."
(21) "'They were integrated with [special operations forces], absolutely integrated. We were providing Marine infantry, we were providing indirect fires, and we were providing anti-tank fires,' he said."
(22) "'You would have Marines integrated with those ODAs [Operational Detachment Alphas]... providing fires down at that lower tactical level,' he said.
(23) An ODA is the basic fighting unit of the US Army Special Forces.

They're also called A-Teams.

americanspecialops.com/special-forces…
(24) The marines and Special Forces were completely integrated.

They had some form of mechanized transportation, AND air power from Bahrain.
(25) They spent 243 days in combat, including firefights--and they suffered ZERO casualties.

And here's the most interesting part.
(26) "'We were more distributed than any other SPMAGTF up until that point,' he said. 'We had Marines operating in 10 different countries and 24 separate locations. I had Marines from Egypt to Afghanistan.'"
(27) So we had FEWER marines in MORE places, fighting MORE INTENSE battles, and taking FEWER casualties.

This looks VERY similar to the GCC model.
(28) I'm very surprised that the marines and the army integrated into one unit.

That's great news.

Here's what I hope:
(28) I hope the army gets its own fixed-wing fighters and bombers.

We're ALMOST there.

But we need to form small units that have all the weapons of an expeditionary force.
(29) We NEED combined-arms micros teams.

One tank, one helicopter gunship, one fixed-wing fighter, one self-propelled howitzer, one infantry squad, one antitank squad, one sniper squad, and one mortar squad.
(30) Make them all autonomous.

TRUST THEM.

Don't think about covering your butt.

Think about winning.
(31) I'm surprised that we've gone this far, so maybe we'll go all the way.

Here's hoping...
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