The Management of Savagery

Is this strategic guide to Jihad by Abu Bakr Naji the equivalent of Mao Zedong’s On Guerrilla Warfare (link) for our time?

November 16, 2015admin 13 Comments »


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  • The Electric Philosopher Says:

    From the Wiki article []:

    ‘Naji suggests that a long-lasting strategy of attrition will reveal fundamental weaknesses in the ability of superpowers to defeat committed jihadists.

    Management of Savagery argues that carrying out a campaign of constant violent attacks in Muslim states will eventually exhaust their ability and will to enforce their authority, and that as the writ of the state withers away, chaos—or “savagery”—will ensue. Jihadists can take advantage of this savagery to win popular support, or at least acquiescence, by implementing security, providing social services, and imposing Sharia. As these territories increase, they can become the nucleus of a new caliphate.’

    Though, in my humble opinion, what we’ve seen so much is not an inability to respond as it is an unwillingness to get caught up on yet another firestorm in the Middle East (which may amount to the same thing one level).


    Posted on November 16th, 2015 at 3:28 pm Reply | Quote
  • vxxc2014 Says:

    In practice this was worse than ISIS. No one is safe even if they’re on your side.

    ISIS is a cleaner and more controlled, less chaotic and psychopathic version of the earlier AQI/D’aesh version 1.

    Probably because the B’aathists are now deep into the administration of it, and it was realized raping peoples children and cutting their heads off doesn’t win over hearts and minds – see the Sunni Awakening.

    This filth Bakr is believed dead.

    Also this is Mao on PCP/Bath Salts. Mao absolutely doesn’t advocate the management of savagery. He advocated walking through the people with the lightest footprint possible [regardless of inevitable heavy footed practice].

    Also Mao won with Conventional Armies and his guerrillas just managed to exist long enough to inherit surrendered Japanese munitions in 1945 along with the support of an unencumbered USSR.

    It’s still not widely known although Khrushchev spilled the beans in 1971 that at the point the French quit in 1954 the Viet Minh were on their last legs and ready to retreat into China. The loss of Dien Bien Phu was psychological not strategic. They were basically beaten and then suddenly the French quit.


    Posted on November 16th, 2015 at 7:47 pm Reply | Quote
  • Mechanomica Says:

    For those disinclined to read the entire thing (although it’s very much worth the time spent), I’d recommend at least checking out the sections on the prophetic method.

    “The prophetic method in its essence is the universal method in establishing states… Moreover, one of the disgusting errors is that someone thinks that the prophetic way has a special order and principles that are independent of the order, principles, and laws of normal change among all humans. In this is a rebuttal to those who make the prophetic method a special method in establishing the state which none but the people of Islam know.

    “The universal path which rational people walk in building their states is in essence the prophetic path in establishing the Islamic state, because the state is an existing, universal thing and its name is given to a single thing that all people possess.”


    Posted on November 17th, 2015 at 12:15 am Reply | Quote
  • SVErshov Says:

    Mao’s concept has impressive modern implementation – maoist’s state within the state in India. it functioning very well and replaced completely government insitutions on large territory of 150 districts accros 4 states (west bengal, orissa, jarkhand, chattisgarh) with economy based on export of iron ore to China. Armed with wooden bowls and arrows, they blocked construction of Tata’s steel plant in west bengal and many sectors of Indian economy dependent on import of steel from China.

    american Fourth-generation warfare is very similar to maoism.


    Posted on November 17th, 2015 at 2:03 am Reply | Quote
  • John Hannon Says:

    So, apparently, they have such literal “miracle” weapons as “massive spiders which attacked the American troops in Iraq”…”mosquitos which bite and cause the skin to swell and collapse”… and, spookiest of all, “something like ghosts” which “the advanced weaponry of the Americans could not harm” fighting alongside them.
    Where’s Dr Who when you need him?


    Posted on November 17th, 2015 at 4:52 pm Reply | Quote
  • Wagner Says:

    Oh no, al-Zawahiri is binladenpilling me

    “the man who said ‘NO’ to America” – sounds like a good dude to me.

    Over there they think of us as savages too! Who would have guessed?


    Wagner Reply:

    “They” are offering 25 million for al-Zawahiri’s capture. Looking at the FBI’s most wanted list no one has anything on this guy in terms of scale of crime. Honestly that just makes me want to pick his brain. Some advanced and somewhat advanced (let’s be real, Muslims tend to have a simpleton quality) cultures have their own idea of the “CaThEdRaL”, it’s interesting to know what they think, as enemies and also as potential friends. We can only be so objective looking at our own culture from within.

    Here we go, now I’m finally going to get “that door knock”. Well they already knocked once. Asked me for my phone, read out loud something about how torturing Jews would give me an erection, then I was like “You don’t think that’s funny?” and he seemed somewhat baffled.

    Anyway who’s next, who is North Korea’s brain?


    Wagner Reply:

    How easy would it be to get thrown into their gulag there? “A cinch.”

    This seems to be their Harvard. I feel like a Jesuit missionary scrolling through their website. “I need to help these people!”

    I’m sure their physical sciences are sound (don’t want to fuck up nukes duh or go through a starvation due to an agricultural error). I can only imagine that their social sciences compose the basis for a “cathedral with korean characteristics”. One semester with the right kind of foreign exchange student and everybody is corrupted, no no that would be rude, besides, again, they have gulags over there for that very purpose.


    Wagner Reply:

    Wtf is this about

    Trying not to laff at the wording. Could be something sinister by western standards though. “Geneticist and breeding scientist”. If North Korea beats us to the ubermensch… smh. They probably will at the rate we’re going. How pathetic is that.

    Wagner Reply:

    Progs have a hidden arrogance. They think of themselves as the ubermensch race. They want to invite the world to their ubermenschland. Yeah you’re the ubermensch in the context of people who we found living in loincloths in huts, we still have a ways to go.

    The sciences that we bequeathed to the pre-scientific peoples will be used by them to leap-frog over us while we’re busy being secular jesuits inviting the world to our faux-ubermenschland to bursting at the end of (our) history.

    Wagner Reply:


    You know that that little gook was trying to “send a message”.

    That’s the most disturbing thing I’ve read for a while so consider the message sent.

    Just this summer another westerner was detained, this time for alleged “spying” (taking pictures and putting them on social media).

    See, a few of these countries that we have ambivalent relations with are the most interesting to me. So far Dugin is the only one I’ve found who thoroughly gives us an idea of the inner-workings of their mind and how they see the US/West, and even he hints that there’s a secret Russian elite.. so at least he’s exoteric about esotericism.

    The way I see North Korea… I imagine them as a tribe with rumored shamans. You don’t know where they are, you know they’re somewhere. If you found them they almost certainly would hide things from you. Do they have their own “Bilderberg participants” that to some degree control their academics?

    What I want is a list of books from all these countries’ shadow intelligentsias, so we can begin translation. A lot to ask, I know, I’m never going to get it. Still, that’s an avenue toward maximum mindwarp, so might as well throw this request out there.

    Wagner Reply:

    Looking at a world map I’m struck by the brutal conclusion that in terms of cognitive output most countries “simply don’t matter”, and I wonder if there is a caste-division sharp enough within any of them to even warrant lending an ear to their elites if they in any way reflect their poor, uneducated populations. Pretty much all of South America, Africa, the Middle East, the uh jungle territories of Asia, all these vast tracts of land–I wonder how many of their governments have been sufficiently educated to be able to provide an understanding of the West richer in detail than some of the off-the-grid radicals I cite here. My first thought is some of these Saudis that are rich from oil. I’d like to hear their off the books takes on the West. Maybe some Hispanics steeped in Borges would be interesting to listen to. Besides that I can only imagine vague mumblings.

    Wagner Reply:

    You need to choose carefully who you spend your time listening to, right? Life is finite.

    People are going to hate the example I’m about to use. Never mind I’m not going to say it. *winces* There’s a trend in this country… never mind never mind.

    *deletes a paragraph*

    Yeah I know how to avoid this phenomenon now:

    Trust me, no one knows what this is like like I do. Some of you might know what I’m talking about.

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