Participants in future wars. Instructions for survival. Part of 3
This article of our trilogy will deal with the most morally controversial, but very important subjects of future wars.
Is it possible to kill enemy women in war?
Theoretically, no. In all, relatively speaking, the civilized wars of women of the enemy (even the defeated) were tried not to touch. They were killed only by barbarians like Attila, Genghis Khan, Adolf Hitler. Later the situation changed. Women became active participants in the fighting. In the Great Patriotic War, representatives of the fair sex had already flown on airplanes, killed the enemy with sniper rifles, shot down aircraft from anti-aircraft installations, and sat at radio receivers. Further, the gender situation in the war deteriorated even more.
Women and children in the wars in the East - a separate topic. “Women in Sicily are more dangerous than guns,” a local gangster was cramming into a visiting American mafia in the Godfather. In the East in general and in the Caucasus in particular, women are even more dangerous. It is in the Russian army that they are more and more sisters of mercy. In the Caucasus, they are furies of war. If in the family they still strictly know their place, then in the war before them the widest window of opportunities is opened. Having forgotten about the family hearth, local matrons turn into excellent provocateurs, work with live bombs, guided (and unguided) projectiles, successfully master the profession of executioners and demolition men.
The “presentation” of their capabilities took place even before the start of the first Chechen one. In the Sunzhensky district of Ingushetia, during the first march of a military convoy, local men of one of the villages drove their beautiful halves into a pile and sent a crowd of screaming women to the military. The column stood up. Discouraged officers got out of the cars - well, not to press the women ... At this point, they were attacked by local police and threw a column of Molotov cocktails. Debut was considered successful.
Further Goryana began to engage in the Caucasian war even more actively. Under Pervomayka during the blocking of the Salman Raduyev detachment, with the help of such a female “ram”, the entire personnel of the Novosibirsk riot police were captured. Under Jani-Vedeno, where the Black Khattab detachment defeated the Permian riot police (40 was killed then, 16 was taken prisoner), women also found something to their liking. Gender segregation of duties was carried out strictly: men were collected from the dead and seriously injured weapon, women and children finished off the wounded with stones. To everyone who did not die from bullets, the young flowers of life and the venerable mothers of families manually smashed their heads. They did the same with the executed military intelligence group near the village of Harsena.
And then there were numerous self-explosions of the “black widows” of killed militants in Mozdok, Grozny, Moscow. Two black widows exploded aboard the Airbus departing from Domodedovo Airport, taking several dozen innocent passengers to the world. Some began to work as snipers ... One of these was killed by Colonel Budanov, for which her relatives declared blood feud to him. And they subsequently found their blood stricken in Moscow.
The moral of this speech is this: do not feel sorry for the war of Eastern women. They will not regret you on occasion. All these compassionate Circassian girls Bela, about whom Mikhail Lermontov wrote so touchingly and talentedly, are in the past (if at all). And if in the war the furies get into your bloody clashes with ideological bearded guys - shoot them without delay.
Children in war
The children of the enemy in war are no less dangerous than women. During one of the attempts on Salman Raduyev, a gangster was saved by one of the attendants - an 15-year-old teenager. The whole group of Raduyev’s escort was fired by the GRU special forces. Himself Salman, spread on the ground, the officer for loyalty sent a control bullet between the eyes. Ironically, hot lead passed between the hemispheres of the brain - a kind of “Kutuzov effect” came out. The soldiers did not finish off the wounded fifteen-year-old militant - they regretted. And in vain. When the special forces disappeared into a lilac mist, he came across, reached the nearest village and informed the local militants about what had happened. The mountaineers came running to the scene and found that Salman was alive with a bullet in his head. A couple of days later he was operated on in Germany. And quite successfully.
Salman returned to Chechnya "Titanic" (as he was nicknamed for a titanium plate sewn into the skull box). And he managed to do a lot of bloody affairs, until he was captured a second time.
So pity for the 15-year-old militant turned into a wave of bloody crimes in the future.
And now, fighters for pure Islam in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq are training 12 – 13-year-old “tigers of the caliphate” to repeat the death path of the Caucasian Hurii. Many are repeating.
So, if you see such tigers among your enemies, wipe them without pity and delay. Save yourself a dozen other people too. The terrorist Shamil Basayev and the cutthroat (literally) Arbi Barayev were also children once. And they became cannibals. So, maybe it would be better if both of them were sent to the forefathers at a tender age? ..
War as work
Everyone who was under fire at least once, even the most courageous, had the same problem - how to overcome fear. As practice has shown, there is only one way out - to perceive war as work. Peculiar, noisy, with shooting, corpses, blood, dirt and other other side effects, but as a job. You just do your job, that's all. Even under the shots and to the accompaniment of gaps.
And if you do it poorly, a bullet fired at your head, a mine exploding under your feet, or a fan of fragments from a grenade that landed next to you could become a “reprimand”.
According to the recollections of the infantrymen of the Great Patriotic War, those who survived in those parts of the “Queen of the Fields” were those who, after exhausting marches at the place of temporary deployment, were not lazy to dig full-length trenches. Many were lazy and dug up only to the waist. That is, they did their job poorly. And then they suddenly rolled on the infantry Tanks. Everyone jumped into his trench. Those who dug a full-length trench survived. The rest of the “Tigers” and “Panthers” were driven alive into the greasy chernozem. Here is such a small scary touch about the benefits of hard work in war.
In the modern Russian army, as in general in our society, positions, ranks and all sorts of career bonuses are achieved not only due to personal and professional qualities, but due to reverse selection. No matter what kind of professional you are. Much more important is how you can please your superiors. You know how to "please and report" - a career is guaranteed. You know your business perfectly, but you do not want to bend over in front of your bosses - you will remain “company-for-life”. Even the battleship will not. This is called reverse selection. Americans even have a saying on this: "The good guys never come first." True, they say so only about their politicians. In our country, the “good guys” decided to “scour” from the finish in all walks of life. And in the military field too.
Only in war can the situation drastically change. There are other priorities. The enemy doesn’t care for your parquet shark skills and steep deflections in front of your superiors. He is waiting for what you say. And catch you as soon as he finds a bottleneck in your work. And then woe to you and all your staff.
The classic (and most terrible) example of reverse selection is the betrayal before the start of the first Chechen Lieutenant General Eduard Vorobyov. He was responsible for the combat training of troops. With all this, he was not only a parquet shaker, but also an eyewash. According to his reports, it appeared that combat training in the troops was in full swing. And when the war broke out, he immediately resigned. And it turned out that at that time it was impossible to find a single motorized rifle regiment capable of conducting full-fledged military operations throughout Russia at that time. I had to "subscribe" border guards, special forces of the Federal Penitentiary Service, the Ministry of Justice and "polundra" - the marines from almost all fleets to the war in the mountainous and wooded areas. Have naval decomposition for some of its specific reasons was much slower than that of land. Although the understaffing was chronic, ordinary sailors had to be recruited. This is how, by common efforts (and not only by the army), they beat "peaceful bearded citizens" in the Chechen mountains.
Under Stalin, such a "responsible" for combat training would have been shot without trial. No generals shoulder straps would not have saved. But the cunning sharkun glued himself the image of the martyr, handing out interviews to the liberal press right and left. Thousands of dead soldiers and officers in both Chechen campaigns are on the conscience of this liberal general. Interestingly, they do not dream him in terrible dreams?
All the air defense generals, who never gave the order to destroy the air violator Rust, who had flown half the country and landed on Red Square, turned out to be the same sharkuns and sycophants, and not desperate warriors. Then exactly on the trail of his route in the entire air defense system was the separation of heads and epaulettes, but it was too late. At that time, the entire air defense system covered itself with an unfading shame.
How to deal with such a reverse selection in the war? I do not know. No one has invented universal recipes. It remains to hope that sharkuns from the “Arbat military district” themselves will not risk going to war, where they kill not for fun, but for real. Only this can stop them.
Conscience, experience and intuition
In general, the specifics of future wars, based on the experience of previous wars, you can write essays, novels, opuses and novels. There is a limitless field of opportunities for the defense of military dissertations - both candidate and doctoral. But sometimes you want to summarize the situation briefly. In my opinion, today one of the readers of our small series under the nickname Doliva63 (Valentine) has done this better than anyone. He summed up to a certain extent, as discussed in the articles. Here is his logical squeeze.
1. Do not be a party to any future wars, if there is a chance to avoid this.
2. Remember everything you were taught in the army. They did not give too much.
3. Absorb everything that the commanders and veterans of your theater say: about the terrain, about the locals, about the enemy, about the accumulated experience of the comrades.
4. And then - as you can. There are no universal tips. Your knowledge, experience, intuition and conscience will guide you. Good luck.
Here on this for now and finish.
- Sergey Kasaurov
- Participants in future wars. Instructions for survival. Part of 1
Participants in future wars. Instructions for survival. Part of 2
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