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Washington Post: Scales-Ollivant & The Age of Smart Terrorist Armies


Opinions Terrorist armies fight smarter and deadlier than ever Masked Hamas supporters take part in a protest against against the Israeli offensive on Gaza strip, in the West Bank city of Nablus July 31, 2014. (Abed Omar Qusini/Reuters) By Robert H. Scales and Douglas Ollivant August 1 Robert H. Scales, a retired Army major general, … Continue reading

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2166242/Barclays-20-banks-including-HSBC-facing-criminal-inquiry-rate-fix-scandal.html http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/28/us-eurozone-germany-merkel-idUSBRE85R0BM20120628 http://www.putlocker.com/file/AF60AD97C299C099&smaller# http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2166193/Coca-Cola-cancer-chemical-scare-How-safe-Coke.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2166241/Number-graduates-menial-jobs-doubles-years.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2166121/Scandal-hit-A4e-spent-45million-securing-just-4-000-jobseekers-long-term-role.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2165944/Man-swept-away-floodwater-inch-rain-hits-Midlands-just-ONE-hour-apocalyptic-thunderstorm.html http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303561504577494993049755380.html?mod=WSJUK_hpp_sections_world http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/commodities-companies-flock-to-switzerland-for-tax-breaks-a-841287.html http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jun/29/serco-jubilee-delays http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jun/29/man-on-fire-birmingham-job-centre http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/29/guardian-investigation-abuse-power-police http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2166058/Women-menopause-46-twice-likely-heart-attack-stroke.html http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/29/bankers-economists-judicial-public-inquiry http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/29/australia-mining-boom-pressure-local-communities http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/economics-blog/2012/jun/29/great-american-economic-mirage http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/jun/29/police-officers-court http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/29/us-korea-japan-pact-idUSBRE85S0DJ20120629 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2166706/Ramadan-gold-rush-Time-year-Arab-plutocracy-descends-austerity-London-party-spend.html http://www.france24.com/en/20120629-strauss-kahn-wife-anne-sinclair-have-split-reports-closer-dsk-separated-france-scandal http://rt.com/news/turkey-long-range-missile-system-093/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/us-ambassador-to-kenya-j-scott-gration-resigns-over-differences-with-washington/2012/06/29/gJQAMOQEBW_story.html http://rt.com/usa/news/texas-1000-us-government-906/ http://www.putlocker.com/file/65CB2C60C8638A23&smaller# http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jun/30/david-cameron-work-firms-benefits http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167013/Sexual-predators-police-abusing-power-target-victims-investigation-warns.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167038/Tony-Blair-earned-20m-just-year-advising-business-bosses-foreign-governments.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167009/The-far-Right-leader-Sikh-headscarf-disturbing-anti-Muslim-alliance-EDL-joins-protesters-angry-grooming-girls.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167078/MPs-demand-day-week-Bank-crisis-economy-peril-millions-jobless–politicians-seek-time-off.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167026/Why-Tiffany-24-knows-UK-benefits–Thanks-Wisconsin-workfare-scheme-David-Cameron-love-emulate-Britain.html http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/30/worries-about-vote-buying-despite-mexican-reforms/ http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/06/heres-a-map-of-the-countries-that-provide-universal-health-care-americas-still-not-on-it/259153/ http://rt.com/news/tribal-clashes-libya-dead-three-135/ http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/01/opinion/sunday /how-liberals-win.html http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/01/world/middleeast/fueled-by-oil-wealth-malls-rise-in-baghdad.html?hp http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/01/opinion/sunday/wheres-charlemagne-when-we-need-him.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zucny6numoM http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167239/Libor-scandal-Barclays-chairman-falls-sword.html http://uk.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304299704577500984236161926.html?mod=WSJEurope_hpp_LEFTTopStories http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/01/libyan-militia-storm-election-office http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167239/Libor-scandal-Barclays-chairman-falls-sword.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167469/Now-FBI-investigates-14-Barclays-staff-heart-scandal.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/keystone-xl-pipeline-expansion-driven-by-oil-rich-tar-sands-in-alberta/2012/06/30/gJQAVe4ZEW_story.html http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/02/us-un-sanctions-saudi-idUSBRE86100D20120702 http://www.france24.com/en/20120701-libya-armed-protesters-storm-election-commission-benghazi http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/07/02/248933/tehran-to-host-islamic-awakening-confab/ http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/06/in-praise-of-downtime/259211/ http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jul/02/eurozone-crisis-optimism-eu-summit http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jul/02/police-forces-cut-5800-officers http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/03/us-usa-newyork-stopandfrisk-idUSBRE86205Q20120703 http://rt.com/news/un-human-rights-syria-internal-conflict-251/ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/the-libor-conspiracy-were-the-bank-of-england-and-whitehall-in-on-it-7906916.html http://uk.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304299704577504671872009292.html?mod=WSJEurope_hpp_LEFTTopStories http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2012/jul/02/drug-use-map-worldContinue reading

Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey-NATO on Syria & PRI/Mexico (The World Connected)


So, Al-Qai’da continues to reap political successes in the Middle East with so-called ‘Islamist’ parties winning every elections, now the question is what happens next? Look to the Great Baathist Revolutions of 1970s in the same region for the answers, but don’t be surprised with disappointments as this time around the west still control the … Continue reading

[My New Research Paper] A Case Against Counter-Terrorism: A Worst Policy Scenario For Democracies (Dershowitz Interesting Chapter & Headlines)


The Link to my paper is below: counter-terror_CWI Here is an interesting chapter from Alan M. Dershowitz (fictional not much of an actual scholarly work), from his book ‘Why Terrorism Works’, Chapter Three: How an Amoral Society Could Fight Terrorism pp. 105-130. The interesting thing about this work is exactly what I state in my … Continue reading

Sunday’s headlines (best reads)


http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/06/why-our-elites-are-failing-us-and-how-to-fix-it/258492/ http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/13/online-privacy-legislation-internet-phone-data http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/europe-looks-at-plans-for-poltical-union-and-budgetary-oversight-a-838142-2.html http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/13/us-economy-qe-idUSBRE85C07220120613 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/13/italian-police-arrest-terror-suspects http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2158307/Google-facing-new-privacy-probe-Street-View-cars-data-theft-alleged-misled-watchdog.html http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jun/12/google-investigated-data-cover-up http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2158187/Armed-police-drag-group-home-force-lie-ground-gunpoint–got-WRONG-HOUSE.html http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/13/mexican-drug-cartel-horse-breeding http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/13/us/drug-money-from-mexico-makes-its-way-to-the-racetrack.html?hp http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/11/the_end_of_the_asian_miracle http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jun/12/barbara-arrowsmith-young-rebuilt-brain http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/12/muslim-brotherhood-share-power-egypt http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/12/algeria-housing-climat-france-algiers http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jun/13/generation-rent-uk-housing-shortage http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/murdoch-did-try-to-dictate-government-policy-on-eu-says-major-7845036.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2158495/Generation-Rent-1-5m-young-adults-able-buy-homes.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2158214/3-Saudi-women-barred-entering-France-refusing-remove-veils.html http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/13/us-g20-women-idUSBRE85C00420120613 http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/06/does-reading-really-set-women-free/257799/ http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/high-security-aga-khan-luxury-hotels-tap-into-conflict-zone-market-a-838192.html http://www.ft.com/cms/s/10a03278-b3b3-11e1-a3db-00144feabdc0,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2F10a03278-b3b3-11e1-a3db-00144feabdc0.html&_i_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fhome%2Fuk http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/pew-survey-shows-germans-disillusioned-by-the-us-and-president-obama-a-838537.html http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jun/13/mandatory-work-scheme-government-research http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/14/uk-uncut-challenge-goldman-sachs-tax-court http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jun/14/snoopers-charte-proposal-tory-row http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jun/14/lance-armstrong-alleged-doping-violations http://www.france24.com/en/20100924-aqim-al-qaeda-islamic-maghreb-key-figures-north-africa-branch http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/11/africa_takes_off_by_g_paschal_zachary http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2158725/Undercover-police-officer-planted-firebomb-department-store-animal-rights-protest.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2158753/Far-Right-Greek-party-says-throw-immigrants-children-hospitals-streets.html http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/13/arizona-prepares-enforce-state-immigration-law/ http://rt.com/usa/news/tpp-obama-corporations-trade-725/ http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/06/give-us-your-geniuses-why-seeking-smart-immigrants-is-a-no-brainer/258451/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2158737/Police-blow-broken-car-dozy-tourist-parked-just-yards-Houses-Parliament-got-parking-ticket-too.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2159041/Snoopers-Charter-matter-life-death-says-Met-Police-chief-Home-Secretary-unveils-plans-monitor-website-use.html http://rt.com/news/london-police-explode-car-788/ http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/14/snoopers-charter-voluntary-collaboration http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jun/14/police-officer-arrested-leak-journalist http://drezner.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/06/12/an_interesting_test_for_american_politics http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/13/colin-powell-opposed-us-military-intervention-syri/ http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-bans-salafist-organization-and-stages-police-raids-a-838832.html http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/15/aum-supreme-subway-suspect-arrested http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2159566/Police-demand-right-snoop-everyones-emails-Scotland-Yard-chief-accused-playing-politics.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2159231/Rebekah-Brooks-David-Cameron-text-reveals-cosy-relationship-two.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2159133/Sun-journalist-serving-superintendant-new-arrests-alleged-corrupt-payments-public-officials.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2159188/BBC-Watchdog-star-Dan-Penteado-wanted-24k-benefits-fraud.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2159263/Scout-leader-retired-teacher-members-Armed-Services-76-arrested-nationwide-paedophile-swoop.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2159370/Soldier-childminder-farmer-paedophile-ring-hosted-depraved-sex-parties-isolated-country-farmhouse.html http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/jun/14/picket-van-jones-group-uses-naacp-style-racism-ad-/ http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/15/us-mtn-iran-southafrica-idUSBRE85E0CF20120615 http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/14/us-argentina-ypf-idUSBRE85D1NC20120614 http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/ronald-reagan-s-pr-director-david-gergen-on-barack-obama-a-838954.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/9333061/Australias-defence-minister-denies-sex-abuse-cover-up.html http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303410404577466022688959882.html?mod=WSJUK_hpp_sections_worldContinue reading

Breaking News On Libya: New Attack on UK ( and other headlines: Russia & new ‘armed groups’; US homeland drones, Egypt ‘Free Elections’ Tampering etc)


Well, as noted before and continuing to do so, the calculations are proving wrong: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2012/06/rpg-fire-greets-british-ambassadors-convoy-libya/53406/ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/9326099/Australian-lawyer-free-if-she-reveals-Libyas-most-wanted-man.html http://www.france24.com/en/20120611-icc-delegation-held-libyan-prison-saif-al-islam-gaddafi-international-court http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/9326099/Australian-lawyer-free-if-she-reveals-Libyas-most-wanted-man.html   and in Egypt the continuing ‘tampering’ with ‘free elections and democracy’ goes on: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303444204577460610368607718.html?mod=WSJUK_hpp_MIDDLEFourthNews In U.S. domestic drones crisis: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/11/border-agency-overextended-drone-program/ http://rt.com/usa/news/us-navy-drone-states-603/ http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/11/coast-guard-unmanned-navy-aircraft-crashes-eastern/   EU and New Federal Bank Designs: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ccb2fda0-b3cd-11e1-8b03-00144feabdc0.html http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/europe-looks-at-plans-for-poltical-union-and-budgetary-oversight-a-838142.html   Is Russia facing new … Continue reading

What Is Arab Spring?: Watch This Rather Unrelated Though Familiar Documentary Into The ‘Secrets of CIA’


Focus especially on first 9-20 mins take on ‘Iran Coup of 1953’, Indonesia etc. But all in all it is worth 01 hrs 30 mins watch (all relate to the great orchestration of contemporary ‘Arab Spring’). Direct Link (hosted at Google Videos): Secrets of CIA (no commercials) Excellent selections of headlines: Spanish banks to receive … Continue reading

Koch Brothers Exposed (Documentary & New Yorker Article): MUST MUST SEE & READ (Especially, If An American)!!!!!


See The Documentary Here (direct to Video Link hosted at FileBox): Koch Brothers Exposed what the documentary and it’s real-life events leave someone with is the fearful sense of what the ‘mob’/masses can do when pushed and pushed and pushed, or ignored or trampled upon etc, they will fight back with uncontrollable passion, occupy and … Continue reading

Breaking News: US attacked in Libya (Just Like I predicted: Reaping The Seeds We Sow), Now The Question is Where Next (Egypt, Yes/Mali, Yes…)?


News: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/06/us-embassy-attack-libya I predicted this long long time ago. The west never seem able to learn the truth about ‘Arabia’, it is ‘Infidel-Hating’ to the bone, and the only people who seems able to suppress this hate are the vile ‘dictators’, since ‘the buck stop with them’ (if a group attack the west, they know … Continue reading

Ethos II: Finally The Bankers Have It, The Dream To Dominate In Entirety Europe (with a planned Federal European Banking System)


So, as stated, it appears that the banking powers are finally ready to further consolidate their greedy-nasty-tentacles into Europe with the plans for setting up an European equivalent of US Federal Bank, and probably to be ran by European-Goldman Sachs, and dominated by consortium of other powerful banks/Frankfurt Group, as Goldman has already set out … Continue reading

My New Research Paper: On ‘New Terrorism’


Please find it here, and enjoy. NT-CWI-Int-Terr-12 Usual Selection of Headlines: Americans beg Obama: Please, don’t kill us with dronesGrace Bedell thought it could clinch the election when she suggested to Abraham Lincoln that he grow a beard. Now a century and a half later, Americans are asking their president to consider an updated proposal: … Continue reading

Contemporary Africans & Middle Easterners Tacitly Helping in Erecting New Colonialism Foundations For Their Nations & People


The point of this brief article is this: The Greater Africa and Middle East are both slowly recreating, with eager helping hand, new colonial foundations for their respective regions, nations and people, while South America & Asia is no longer susceptible to ‘colonial creep’. What is colonialism? Is the domination with tacit acceptance of the … Continue reading

Excellent Article From The Foreign Policy On The Disgraced Tony Blair


A Man With No Country – By Alex Massie | Foreign Policy   Usual Selection of Interesting Headlines: The Enigma 1,800 Miles Below Us Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era Tony Blair’s moral decline and fall is now complete News International ‘tried to blackmail select committee’ How the Mail revealed the Conservative Party’s … Continue reading

The Dictator & Sacha Baron Cohen: Telling It As it Is (The Truth about Contemporary Politics, Society and Economics). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


Yesterday we watched The Dictator, and I was not disappointed, the general film is the usual Cohenasque satirical silliness, but it is the essence of the story that was interesting. For example; Cohen’s Main Character: The Dictator embodied the contemporary Arab Spring targeted-ruling tyrants, with a symbolic focus on Libyan Gaddaffi as presented via Cohen’s … Continue reading

The Syrian Rubicon: The Point of No-Return For The West, and The Disastrous Effect on Regional and Country’s Stability & Peace


The West can accept nothing short of a complete dissolution of existing Syrian Regime under Assad, they have crossed the[ir] point of no return already. What does this mean for the country and the region? It means, the west will continue supporting and arming the internal and external terrorists no longer a representatives of their … Continue reading

Few Recent Vindications: Facebook Bubble; Iran; Africa; Egypt; Syria; Italy


well here are few listed most recent vindications of my analyses: 1. The Facebook/Social Media IPOs & the New devastating effect on an already fragile and unstable global economy. In other words, if it persists we are all screwed, again! Facebook’s Bad Day: The End of the Social Media Bubble? Facebook bubble begins to deflate? … Continue reading

YOU SHOULD DARE TO CARE: WHY OUR WESTERN-LEADING ‘DEMOCRATIC’ NATIONS ARE [SEDUCED BY] MOVING TO TOTAL TOTALITARIAN PRACTICES?


SIMPLE SINGLE STATEMENT: WE SHOULD ALL START TO CARE DEEPLY IN OUR POLITICAL STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS, AS WE ARE SLOWLY ERECTING A PARALLELS THAT RESEMBLE ALL BUT IN NAME TOTALITARIANISM SOCIO-POLITICAL PRACTICES; FROM CISPA, TO UK-LAWS, TO ANTI-TERROR LAWS, RENDITION, TORTURE, POLICING POWERS, CURTAILING PROTESTS (THAT FREEDOM TO ASSEMBLE AND DEBATE) TO BIG-BROTHERISM AND SO … Continue reading

My Research Paper On NATO: Role, Effectiveness & Legitimacy (with some headlines)


Please find the paper here as a pdf file (20pp.) NATO [CWII-GLOB.SEC] Headlines: Mexican arrests ‘drug generals’ New ‘National Service’ for 120,000 teenagers ‘Please deport me, there’s no work in Britain’ Census: Minority babies are now majority in U.S. U.S. Hits a Demographic Milestone Insight: Swing states: Could Europe decide the U.S. election? Hope for … Continue reading

Dotcom 2.0: The Next Big Internet-Induced Financial Crush (with headlines)


There is one thing that comes out in bigger-picture every time I watch the news or trend-observation on the general and specific shifts, and happenings across the globe, in areas of finances, banking, security etc, the more frequent nowadays is the new IPOs from social media, Facebook ”valued” at $100 billion I can assure readers … Continue reading

Street Lamps For Public Surveillance: An Article From RT (and a list of excellent headlines links)


‘Big brother’ lamp posts can hear, see and bark ‘Obey!’ at you America welcomes a new brand of smart street lightning systems: energy-efficient, long-lasting, complete with LED screens to show ads. They can also spy on citizens in a way George Orwell would not have imagined in his worst nightmare. ­With a price tag of … Continue reading