A "good" model?

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  1. Stratiotes

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    Is El Salvador really a good model of counterinsurgency?
    How to Salvadore Iraq?
    Kindof scarey if that's what some are really thinking.
     
  2. mioque

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    From the BBC article

    "Of the memories of death and mutilation I witnessed in El Salvador, the sight of six Jesuit priests, their cook and her 16-year-old daughter with their brains blown across the neatly cropped lawn of their house, is the one that still haunts the most.

    They were among the country's leading intellectuals, and I knew them well.

    They were murdered by an elite US-trained unit, part of an extermination list approved by the high command, a dirty war taken to the limit.

    The failure of US strategy in El Salvador is perhaps measured by its inability in 12 years to capture or kill a single top guerrilla commander in a country only the size of Belgium.

    In the end, years more bloodshed and a potentially humiliating US defeat were only prevented by the Soviet collapse, which pulled the rug from under the guerrillas' feet. "
     
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    What absolutely Leftist-sympathizing rubbish.
     
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    What absolutely Leftist-sympathizing rubbish. </font>[/QUOTE]Actually, you are right here. Much like we did with Iraq, we were supporting a brutal dictator who was more than capable of butchering the insurgents.
     
  6. mioque

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    KenH
    That's actually Tom Gibb who was a BBC correspondent in El Salvador in the 80's speaking and not me.
     

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