About this blog...

I am a former leader of a Human Terrain Team in Iraq. My intent with this blog was to identify relevant, open-source materials on Iraqi culture, society, politics, religion and economics - just about anything on or about the Iraqi population in general.

I am continuing the blog now only sporadically, as a means of information distribution in support of efforts to improve a vital program hamstrung by failures in execution.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

The Hand of Allah: Counter-productivity in Action

Sharon Weinberger over in the Danger Room -- Wired Magazine's defense technology blog -- has a great post about an Army spokesman demonstrating the need for Human Terrain Teams. Apparently, when describing a new guided MRLS system (a type of rocket the artillery guys use), some COL claimed that "the enemy" refers to the MRLS rockets as "the Hand of Allah." Nice.

1 comment:

BrianFH said...

Uh, it's THEIR term, reflecting the power of the system. What is your problem?