Owl: John Robb on ISIS as Violence Entrepreneur, Russia Using ISIS to Take Down Saudi Arabia and Lift Oil Prices

Who?  Who?

Who? Who?

John Robb examines how a Wahabi state such as Saudi Arabia can be taken down by super-Wahabi violence entrepreneur ISIS, with a little help from their friends in Russia, or more specifically, the Russian mafia’s hacker legions.  What is unique about his most recent analysis is insisting that the amount of money to be gained by ISIS from conquest of Saudi Arabia would be utterly astronomical, due to their oil resources. Expertise implemented by Russian hackers, with the blessing of the Russian government, who both would be wildly enriched in taking down Saudi communications, would be indispensable in insuring this war would succeed against Saudi Arabia.The hacker’s fees would be gigantic and Russia’s oil revenue would rebound if ISIS took over the Saudi oil industry.

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Jan 30

Berto Jongman: Primer on Russian Deception

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

How Russia outfoxes its enemies

Maskirovka: Deception Russian Style was broadcast as part of the Analysis series on BBC Radio 4 – listen to the programme on BBC iPlayer or download the podcast.

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Jan 30

Yoda: End of Servers III – BitTorrent Maelstrom — Open Power Beginning to Rock!

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

BitTorrent Tests Websites Hosted in the Crowd, Not the Cloud

An experimental browser shows how peer-to-peer technology can serve up entire websites, not just individual files.

An experimental new Web browser makes it possible for sites to be hosted not on a company’s servers but, instead, by a shifting crowd of individuals on their personal computers. That turns the usual approach to serving up websites on its head and could provide a more effective and reliable way to disseminate bulky media files or distribute vital information in the event of natural disaster.

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Jan 28

Martin Petersen: Lessons Learned Doing Intelligence Analysis for Makers of US Foreign Policy

Martin Petersen

Martin Petersen

What I Learned in 40 Years of Doing Intelligence Analysis for US Foreign Policymakers

Martin Petersen, Studies in Intelligence, 2011

PDF (8 Pages): Petersen-What I Learned-20Apr2011

Policymakers do not always see how we can help them.

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Jan 28