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  • Wednesday ,17 December 2014
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Clients and wars of the fourth generation

Michel Fahmy

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Wednesday ,17 December 2014

Clients and wars of the fourth generation

I was watching CBC private TV, which is owned by an Egyptian Mohammed Amin (former sanitary merchant). Suddenly I found a man who decided to spread his pessimism and despair. The anchor was only entitled to ask him the previously agreed questions and let him do his job.

He started by talking about Fourth-generation warfare (4GW) that is conflict characterized by a blurring of the lines between war and politics, combatants and civilians.  The term was first used in 1989 by a team of United States analysts to describe warfare's return to a decentralized form. In terms of generational modern warfare, the fourth generation signifies the nation states' loss of their near-monopoly on combat forces, returning to modes of conflict common in pre-modern times. The simplest definition includes any war in which one of the major participants is not a state but rather a violent non-state actor. Classical examples, such as the slave uprising under Spartacus, predate the modern concept of warfare and are examples of this type of conflict.

He expressed his spite against former presidents Sadat and Mubarak. He didn’t forget to express his ill will against president al-Sisi as he claimed that al-Sisi lacks comprehensive vision.

Furthermore, he doesn’t forget about praising the white house and the American president.

I wonder: Why should he spread such pessimism and despair at such critical moments? We suffer already from many conspiracies and should take heed.