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Another point, along this line of thought, is that If the objective is to reduce the amount of blood shed around the world (without necessarily eliminating it), I see no reason why it would be a bad thing for the DOD to adopt tactics a bit more along the lines advocated by Sharp, as opposed to the usual squad of assassins. Literal or literary.

I know of no better co-option than the First Earth Battalion.

The legends of lifeforce living

The New Earth Army heralds the coming of the soldiers of the biosphere, the warriors of wilderness, and the champions of life force living. As national security gives way to Natural Security and the global webocracy serves all people more democratically than ever before the soldiers of the rainbow come forward as servants of the BIOSPHERE from their newly created global villages where they eat fresh from the land and care for all the sources of clean water.

Founder, Lt Col. Jim Alexander hung around the new agers and came up with this program for the US Army. Warrior monks indeed.

These are the people who were "lampooned?" in Men Who Stare At Goats, which i haven't seen, though i know some of the people it's about.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anas Nin

by Crazy Horse on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 12:57:09 PM EST
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