counterterrorism

Google Maps The Early Global War

Here's a link to an interesting global incident watch by Google, actually an interactive map which displays thumbtack hot spots and information on the particular alarm. There are also other global alarms available as well.

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The Advantage Of Common Sense

lesson on the advantage of common sense when waging a war built on propaganda seems to be tougher to crack than the notion of playing the fiddle while civilization burns. Propaganda is the deliberate, systematic attempt to shape perceptions, manipulate cognitions, and direct behavior to achieve a response that furthers the desired intent of the propagandist. Many are accused of this form of warfare, few are those who actually succeed from it. From Bruce Thorton in his book—Greek Ways: Common sense tells us that Khomeini and the other modern jihadists know their own faith and its doctrines, and are speaking...


Beginning A Prayer, Ending A Truce

HAVE A CONCERN. I am concerned that very man, woman and child on the face of this place deserves my love, or at least, my respect. I intend with every act of every day to exhibit this personal concern of mine. In the face of confrontation, I put no concern on my own background, nor that of others, of my own person, unequal to others. I accept the adjudication that excuses, lame or marathon perceptive, for not following through with this concern will not cover me. I expect my work to counter any effort to sabotage this concern wherever it...


One Trillion Dollars Could Buy A Lot Of Bling

NE TRILLION DOLLARS sings the band Anti-Flag. One trillion dollars could buy a lot of bling. One trillion dollars could buy most anything. One trillion dollars, buying bullets, buying guns. One trillion dollars, in the hands of killer thugs. The day that Colorado Republican Tom Tancredo announces that he has launched an exploratory committee to probe his potential as a viable 2008 presidential candidate, I discover a very serious article online at The Middle East Forum, written by Ali Alfoneh, a Ph.D. fellow in the department of political science, University of Copenhagen, and a research fellow at the Royal Danish...


Funnier Than All Get Out

kay, so Mohammed suggested his raiding party low on supplies to drink camel milk and urine, that magical whatever gets you through the night potion. I wonder what Mohammed himself drank to quench his thirst for victory in tight situations. But that's a burning topic for another day. The question here is what would YOU do in a tough situation? The United States government has a new website, displaying public service symbols for terrorism readiness, in the tradition of the old "duck and cover" campaigns after WWII. Where are these signs? I haven't seen any and I live in the...