May 7, 2007

Deleuze, Guattari, Debord and the Israeli Defense Force

A really interesting article on how the IDF are using some very odd theoretical texts in order to inform their military doctrine. Especially since they are the sort of texts I tend to read in my spare time, especially Debord and Deleuze.

The "infestation" idea is a very interesting one, I must admit. Almost impossible to carry out in a heavily inhabited area, very horrific for the poor people who have to suffer through it, but a fascinating adaptation nonetheless.

Also, the fact that the military are getting into this sort of thinking, about the inversion of the urban landscape, postmodern anarchists and an understanding of emergent communities dedicated to disruption should be setting off alarm bells in any politically interested Discordian's head, because its the sort of stuff we like to think about. Hakim Bey, TAZ's, Situationist edge we had against more Aneristic groups is being closed off now, understood and incorporated.

More on this later.

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