I read a friend’s note to me today and I realized that I am free to speak from my heart, whereas those currently in the government, especially in or working for the military are constrained to work within the confines of their published doctrine and it is very difficult, if not impossible, to evolve quickly. … Continue reading Is An Information Campaign possible?
As the protests begin to subside in the Maghreb, the Middle East and Southern Asia, I have been involved in discussions centered on who might have been working behind the scenes. Spontaneous uprisings rarely occur, people are seldom moved to action outside their comfort zone on their own, so the conclusion is that someone or… Continue reading Welcome to the 13th Century!
A very senior and very respected former intelligence official approached me today about my opinion of a rumor that was floating around. The rumor was that the film that supposedly caused the rioting in Libya and resulted in the death of four great Americans had an Al Qaeda connection, possibly they funded it or helped… Continue reading Rumor: Al Qaeda involved in making video
Today US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an excellent speech that works on multiple planes. It emphatically states that the United States was in no way connected with the film, “Innocence of Muslims”. What is interesting is that she never says the name of the video. She emphasizes the United States’ Freedom of Religion,… Continue reading Clinton: Anti-Islam Video ‘Disgusting and Reprehensible’
The video, ‘Innocence of Muslims’, was produced by Israeli-American writer and director Sam Bacile, saying that he intended his film to be a political statement condemning the religion. Supposedly the film accuses Mohammad of being homosexual, of questionable parenthood and Mohammad himself is only flesh and blood. Sorry, but I believe that would be… Continue reading A Firestorm of Idiocy
The United States Broadcast Board of Governors has installed a radio transmitter in Tripoli, Libya, which can reach the two million residents, according to a press release. The station broadcasts Radio Sawa which in addition to Libya, Radio Sawa broadcasts on FM in Morocco, Jordan, the Palestinian Territories, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, U.A.E., Lebanon, Iraq, Sudan… Continue reading Strategic Communication: Radio Sawa in Tripoli, Libya at 106.6 MhZ
Review: People Power 2.0 – Technology Review by John Pollock. This article about social networks use during the Libyan Revolution is absolutely superb. Social networks and real familial networks enabled the Libyans to coordinate their efforts, provide information and intelligence to supporting efforts from NATO but still had shortcomings. Social media provided valuable intelligence to… Continue reading People Power 2.0 – Technology Review