Mongoose: El Chapo a Hero in Mexico — Say What?

Mongoose

Mongoose

The next attache from DHS will have their work cut out for them.

In Mexico, escaped ‘El Chapo’ is folk hero no. 1

For many Mexicans, he is an unusual combination of Robin Hood and billionaire.

He fought the law, and he won. He beat what many Mexicans see as a corrupt and feckless governing class.

 

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Jul 19

Berto Jongman: Brookings Discovers Military-Industrial Complex a Closed System Shutting Out New Technologies

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

There’s no app for that: Disrupting the military-industrial complex

EXTRACT

These barriers significantly limit the government’s access to human capital, intellectual property, and potentially disruptive innovation in other more agile segments of the economy.

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Jul 12

Robert Parry: Ukraine Merges Nazis and Islamists

Robert Parry

Robert Parry

Ukraine Merges Nazis and Islamists

Exclusive: Ukraine’s post-coup regime is now melding neo-Nazi storm troopers with Islamic militants – called “brothers” of the hyper-violent Islamic State – stirring up a hellish “death squad” brew to kill ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine, on Russia’s border, reports Robert Parry.

EXTRACT

So, the underlying message seems to be that it’s time for the American people and the European public to step up their financial and military support for a Ukrainian regime that has unleashed on ethnic Russians a combined force of Nazis, white supremacists and Islamic militants (considered “brothers” of the Islamic State).

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Jul 9

Yoda: China’s Military Strategy – Winning Informationized Local Wars

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

China’s New Military Strategy: “Winning Informationized Local Wars”

Jamestown  Foundation China Brief Volume: 15 Issue: 13

EXTRACT

The phrase “winning informationized local wars” has appeared in the pages of the PLA’s newspaper, the Liberation Army Daily, only fifty times. But thirty eight, or 75 percent, of these references have occurred since mid-August 2014. The term first appeared on August 21, 2014 in an article announcing a new document published by the General Staff Department on improving the level of realistic training.

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Jul 7