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Has Hezbollah Studied Boyd?

Iraq The Model points to this WorldNetDaily article:

Designating Hezbollah a terror group in Europe will mean “the sources of [our] funding will dry up and the sources of moral, political and material support will be destroyed,” Nasrallah told Al Manar, Hezbollah’s satellite television station.

Boyd discusses war as having moral, mental, and physical dimensions, in that order. Was Nasrallah quoting Boyd there, and mental became political (either) as it was translated into Arabic, or translated into English?

One comment on "Has Hezbollah Studied Boyd?"

  • Iang says:

    It’s much more likely that Hezbollah have studied standard texts on guerilla warfare, which Boyd will have read too. Che Guevara’s _Guerilla Warfare_ and Mao Tze Tung’s book are widely read. The former is on the USMC reading list at least, not sure of the latter.

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