Non-lethal strike?

#1
Whilst poring over my books and researching various interesting things hidden deep in the collective US doctrinal archives, I came across this.

Chinese monks were often attacked by robbers. They developed a new fighting system based on using the force of the attacker against him. Likewise the soldiers of the First Earth will learn martial arts with the same ethical basis. No Earth soldier shall be denied the kingdom of heaven because he or she is used as an instrument of indiscriminate war. The conscience will be developed together with the ability to neutralize the opponent.
As the author of the report says, it's not surprising that compulsory drug testing was introduced fairly shortly after all these shenangians. The search for non-lethal strike options is hardly new (whatever DGD&D may say), but the fact that 'remote viewing' was taken so seriously - along with astral projection and so forth - is quite alarming.

I do like the concept of the 'warrior monk' however... :D
 
#3
Was once involved in trying to make sense of documents written by bunch of guys who were fried on LSD. End result was very much like general sense of these writings.
 
#6
Darth_Doctrinus said:
Yes - rather like a night out with SIB(UK) I should imagine - surreal and strangely compelling! :D
Sorry - little experience of that. Me and the posting blokes had an agreement that I only went to little 1 or 2 man detachments in deserts or ulu and I never had to serve in UK other than NI 70-72.
 
#7
Darth,
For more on Jim Channon and the First Earth Battalion try "The Men Who Stare at Goats" by Jon Ronson (Goats). Tin foil hat subject, but intelligently and entertainingly written about and with some interesting conclusions. Some of them may be valid; and Condi Rice asserting that torture doesn't count unless it causes death or major organ failure seems to bear out Ronson's belief that some of the more flower power aspects of Channon's vision have been subverted into current US doctrine. Wibble.

By the way, I've been a warrior monk (or "Infantry Subaltern" as we used to call it): it does not beat regular sex!
 
#8
There was a documentary on channel 4 last year i believe. That was about the loony goat staring bloke. The interviewed some ex us col who lived in campervan and sounded stoned throughout. Apparently they managed to 'will' one of the goats hearts to stop but when they tried to do it in front of the cameras not a lot happened surprisingly. If you stare at anything long enough it will die might take a few years though :wink: .
 

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