Scattered around the United States, unknown by most Americans, are dozens of Islamic terrorist-training compounds known as “Muslims of the Americas.” Under the leadership of a radical Pakistani cleric, Sheikh Mubarik Gilani, Muslims of the Americas has thousands of devoted followers who are being groomed for homegrown jihad.
In never-before-seen video footage, Christian Action Network exposes these dangerous terrorist compounds and reveals for the first time a secret training tape in which American Muslims are recruited to “join one of the most advanced training courses in Islamic military warfare”… right here in America.
In a stunning, newly-available video clip, General David Petraeus, ex-head of the CIA, is seen raging at senior associates about the surveillance which resulted in his forced resignation as director of the US spy agency. Google’s role in turning over all his emails to the FBI is highlighted. The clip shows Petraeus lamenting that he and his aides had not been more careful about guarding their Internet privacy. “I should have listened to Julian Assange” Petraeus says to a stunned audience.
Tip of the Hat to a European contributor who says this is all the rage there.
Phi Beta Iota: We continue to support the reinstatement of Petraeus to the post for which he was confirmed by Congress. We also continue to recommend that a DNI be appointed whose mission is to terminate the DNI and retire every single person now ostensibly employed by the DNI.
In this first video (5 mins), Dr Sims looks at the information revolution – how the rise of the internet has fundamentally altered intelligence-gathering techniques, bringing challenges and opportunities in a globalised security environment.
In part two of my interview with world renowned intelligence expert and Visiting Professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies Dr Jennifer Sims, we discuss the close relationship between internet penetration and government instability.
Dr Sims presents her theory about how the spread of ‘viral’ ideas, through improved internet/communication mediums, can lead to rapid mobilisation of these ideas across the citizenry, which may force government instability. Dr Sims looks at examples in the Middle East and Africa, where internet penetration has quickly moved from 15% to 40% of the population, which she calls ’the critical period where political instability can happen’. The rapid spread of communications is empowering to people and can be for good, says Dr Sims, but governments need to take notice.
Dr Sims talks about the tremendous change in intelligence studies in the US, with a significant number of well-known women reaching senior levels in the field. It is a testament to the national security studies programs at universities across the US, says Dr Sims, which are becoming ‘increasingly female in their composition’ — not because they are looking at gender statistics but because they are ‘looking for who is good’ when searching to bring people into programs.
Women are increasingly occupying key security and intelligence positions in the US, and Dr Sims encourages women in Australia who are interested in national security studies to pursue it as a career.
The You Tube of my San Francisco presentation on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 is being presented to the public here for the first time in early March of 2012.
Anthony J. Hall is Professor of Globalization Studies. His recent book, Earth into Property, sets 9/11 and the 9/11 Wars in the context of over 500 years of globalization. The publication of the American Library Association called Earth into Property “a scholarly tour de force” The Independent in the UK chose it as one of the best books of 2010. Professor Hall worked recently with Splitting The Sky, Cynthia McKinney, Ramsay Clark, Joshua Blakeney and others to pressure law enforcement officials in Canada to arrest George W. Bush for war crimes. Professor Hall’s recent work includes seminal investigation and publication on the nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima.
Full lecture with images, videos, and links below the line.
So many smug people claim conspiracy theories don’t exist, they are something less educated people believe. Next time someone tells you this, direct them to this compilation of 33 conspiracy theories that turned out true.
Phi Beta Iota: “Conspiracy theory” is one step up (a big step) from “watch your language.” A huge piece of the “control fraud” with active government participation in suppressing the truth, a clear betrayal of the public trust. The list is useful but not as complete or structured as is now possible, while also too US-centric. The video series Core of Corruption, is recommended.
Clay Shirky has the best overview I’ve seen/heard/read of PIPA and SOPA and the context from whence they emerged; the bottom line: the legilsation’s about wanting us to be passive consumers, not producing and not sharing.
Phi Beta Iota: To this we would add it is also about a criminally negligent and corrupt Congress exercising its power against the public interest (treason), and a criminally negligent and corrupt combination of Hollywood and Internet Service Providers seeking to legitimize vigilante arbitrary untempered attacks on anyone anywhere without due process.