Thomas Wictor

Warfare that requires soldiers with unprecedented skills

Warfare that requires soldiers with unprecedented skills

Major warfare has yet to be eliminated. But from a practical standpoint, nobody has ever had the courage to seriously try. It’s clear to me that the Arab League is not only making the attempt to end war in the region, I think that this effort will be successful. The main factor in ending war is having soldiers who can’t be defeated.

Warfare was considered inevitable

Most people think that humans will always fight each other. Personally, I never believed that. I must admit that I thought that peace in the Middle East would take decades, but that’s only because I was looking at the past, not the present.

For the first time, past is not prologue. The Middle East has already changed forever. It will never go back to the way it was before. The strange thing about military skill is that the better the soldier, the more moral he becomes. I think it’s a form of generosity. An exceptional soldier is aware of his ability to take or grant life. It changes how he views things. He automatically becomes more protective, more concerned for the defenseless.

The world has never seen such soldiers as Arab League strategic special operators. They’re like visitors from an advanced civilization. I’ll show you the proof in a moment.

Warfare like no other

The video below was taken at the village of Maarrat al-Nu’man, Syria, south of Aleppo.


It’s very interesting for several reasons.

At 0:52, 1:18, 1:23, 1:35, and 1:48 you hear the unmistakable roar of the GAU-8 Avenger 30mm cannon.



The cannon is mounted on the Republic Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog.”


However, the US Air Force carried out no attacks at Maarrat al-Nu’man on June 2 or 3, 2016.

Warfare in secret

Footage from Syria shows dark-colored A-10 Warthogs.


American Warthogs are light gray.

In June of 2015, the Boeing Aircraft Company announced that it would sell A-10s to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In response, the US Air Force said this.

In a 23 July statement, air force spokesman Melissa Milner said: “There are no anticipated sales of A-10 aircraft to anyone.”

Asked to clarify the statement in a follow-up call, she said the air force has no intention at all of putting the A-10 up for sale.

It’s no mystery why the US Air Force emphasized the word “sell”: the Arms Export Control Act would place so many restrictions on sales of the A-10 to Saudi Arabia that it wouldn’t be possible. Every idiot in the US Congress would use this sale as a platform to garner national attention and cater to even stupider constituents.

So President Obama leased the A-10s.



If President Obama declared that the Saudis and Emiratis needed the A-10 immediately, in the name of US national security, only four people in the US government would know this: the president, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. The rest of Congress, the Defense Department, and the State Department would be kept out of it.

In the video above, the A-10 made five strafing runs. That’s a very large number, especially in daylight. The US Air Force initially refused to send the A-10 to Syria because of the threat of antiaircraft missiles. Obviously the Saudis and Emiratis aren’t worried. They have electronic countermeasures that we lack.

The new warfare

Last night I wrote about how the Arab League can embed only one professional strategic special operator with each Syrian unit.

Here he is.


He’s wearing a FAST helmet and knee pads, and his AK-47 has a Magpul buttstock.


More importantly, he held up his rifle—pointing away from everybody—and made sure that there was no round in the chamber. He’s a professional.

The man below is a danger to everyone except the enemy.


You NEVER carry a rifle by the magazine, and you certainly don’t swing it around. That rebel is an accidental discharge waiting to happen.

But I think this guy is another professional.


And so are these guys.


Their situational awareness and the way they move and carry their weapons indicate a high level of training.

No warfare like this

I searched all day, and I couldn’t find a video like the one I posted before. It was put out by the Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki (Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement), a member of the Fatah Halab (Aleppo Conquest) rebel joint-operations room. The video is said to be a mass retreat of the Palestinian al-Quds Brigades from Handarat Camp, Aleppo, “under the blows of the mujahedin.”

Before I re-post that video for the benefit of new readers from the Middle East, I want you to watch a US Marine “fire and maneuver” exercise. This is a US Marine assault.

It’s a rifle platoon of 36 men. You can see how slowly and deliberately they moved. The US Marines are incredibly skilled fighters. They have 240 years of experience.

Now you’re going to watch an Arab League commando attack of over 100 men. They emerged behind enemy lines using a technique that I won’t describe, and they breached the rock wall on the left in order to attack the enemy headquarters and supply depots at the rear.

This is NOT a retreat. It’s a disciplined, orderly, two-pronged assault. People don’t flee in single file.

Over 100 commandos armed with rifles, machine guns, rocket launchers, and other weapons carried out an assault in two minutes and thirty seconds. There’s no other video on the Internet like that. The commandos appear to have suffered three wounded. Machine gunners off screen to the right provided cover for the assault.

These commandos wear the heaviest body armor on earth, designed to allow men to survive running through a storm of bullets. The new Arab soldiers rely on speed and massive firepower. They launch unbelievably fast attacks that are fully under control. In the assault at Camp Handarat, only three men out of more than 100 were wounded. I honestly don’t think any other armed force is capable of an operation like that.

The US Army Green Berets use Operational Detachment Alphas of 12 men. US Navy SEALs have 20-man platoons. You just saw over 100 men punch through a wall and attack the enemy rear in two minutes and thirty seconds. For so many soldiers to flawlessly work together like that WHILE UNDER FIRE is astonishing.

So: Is it possible that anyone in the Palestinian al-Quds Brigades can run as fast as those men?



And is it possible that the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement is accomplishing anything in Syria?

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William Shakespeare wrote the following.

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances[.]

All of Syria is a stage. Ignore the critics; they’re always wrong.

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