Gary Brecher

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Gary Brecher is the author of The War Nerd, a twice-monthly column discussing current wars and other military conflicts, published in the the eXile.

Gary Brecher. Exile.ru (21 April 2002). Retrieved on 2006-09-12.

Weapons are only weapons if you’re willing to use them
  • I said I would write a introduction on one condition, that you people don't send me emails telling me liking war is a sign of unhealthiness or some psychoanalytical crap. I'm a war nerd. A backseat sergeant. I know what I am.
  • I live in Fresno which is a death sentence already.
  • The best war is when you can hate both sides.
  • That's a 7.76mm round, you idiots, if you fire it into the air it comes to earth you know not where, like on some little kid's soft-skulled head, and that's the end of the kid. They're too stupid to even figure that much out.
  • Something you have to know about the US military is that it sucks at commando raids.
  • One day it was lies, lies, lies, real old-school Saigon-style lies about how everything's fine...and then wham, we take Mazar-i-Sharif and it's a toboggan ride to Kabul.
  • Weapons are only weapons if you’re willing to use them.
  • The whole idea in war is to fight as unfairly and disproportionately as possible.
The reason there IS a Turkey and there ISN'T a Kurdistan is in all of history no Kurd could ever stand by any other Kurd long enough to hold off all the hungry Arabs, Persians, Turks, Brits and other sand carnivores swimming around the Fertile Crescent.
  • The reason there IS a Turkey and there ISN'T a Kurdistan is in all of history no Kurd could ever stand by any other Kurd long enough to hold off all the hungry Arabs, Persians, Turks, Brits and other sand carnivores swimming around the Fertile Crescent.