• The military forces of the revolutionary adversary are diffuse. One is never sure whether one has destroyed them unless one is ready to destroy a large portion of the population, and this usually conflicts with the political aim of the war and hence also violates a fundamental Clausewitzian principle.

    "Cloning Terror: The War of Images, 9/11 to the Present" by William John Thomas Mitchel, (p. viii), 2011.