Lazarus was only dead four days. CIIDG was dead nine years. Don’t know how long it will stay alive this go around. Took a long time to do what had to be done to post this. Never had the patience or motivation until now. Operation Enduring Freedom was 54 months of my life. Three Forward Operating Bases. Anyway, many dead links to be culled, prescient predictions to bragged upon, dumb stuff to be deleted.
5 to 10 acres in a defensible place with an off the grid water source. Greenhouse. Fractional precious metals in .223, .40, .45, .22LR, etc. Some stock like chickens, a pig or two, beef on the hoof. Hunting skills. Stashed starches in enough quantity to live for at least two years. Heirloom seeds.
Hard times are coming. Harder than most Americans can even imagine. Harder even than The Great Depression. Root, hog, or die, and the weakest go to the wall. Those who survive the culling will create a society with a low tolerance for bullshit and high expectations of the people it accepts as full fledged members.
I hope that’s what the unculled do. Hope is not a plan.
It is good to teach young butter bars cyberwar, but there are millions of their contemporaries in the general population who already have madder skills than these proto-Regulars will ever acquire on .gov’s dime. Whose job is it to seek out civilian irregular information operators and rally them to the .gov side?
Civilian Irregular Information Operators.
The cybermilitia’s tasks include “stealing, changing and erasing data” on enemy networks and their intrusion with the goal of “deception, jamming, disruption, throttling and paralysis”
What capability does the U. S. military have to mobilize American cybermilitias?
. . . an all-volunteer local defense force that vastly outnumbers the approximate number of insurgents in the district. Capt. Paul J. Kasich, the commander of the Marine police mentoring team in Marjah, estimates ISCI to be almost the size of a battalion.
At that size, ISCI is approximately three times larger than the insurgent force in Marjah was last summer, when resistance to coalition forces was notably stronger. At that time, there were between 200 and 300 insurgents, according to a Small Wars Journal article written by Brett Van Ess last July.
The emergence of ISCI has several implications regarding the counterinsurgency campaign in Marjah. The first is coalition forces obvious size advantage – ISCI being only a sliver of the total coalition force, which also includes a Marine battalion, an Afghan National Army Kandak, and various departments of Afghan National Police.
The deeper implication, however, lies in the composition of the force itself. Unlike the ANA and ANP, which are comprised of Afghans from all over the country, the ISCI is made up entirely of local citizens led by local elders. Members of ISCI patrol their own neighborhoods, which are delineated by a canal system the U.S. helped build during the 1950s. In essence, the local ISCI force represents a grass-roots resistance to insurgents.
An anonymous Afghan employee of The New York Slimes contributed reporting from Kunduz, Afghanistan in which the term for the traditional Pashtun tribal law enforcement arrangement is used synonymously with Afghan Local Police, who should not be referred to as Sons of Afghanistan.
If I was running this show I’d call ’em District Jezailchis.
They’re more interested in creating liberal propaganda than in creating profitable programming. That preference is literally killing television.
Baba Tim thinks so, too.
CIIDG will eventually come up again. Eventually.
You can still email email@example.com or tweet @cannoneerno4. Sorry. No longer have the leisure time available to deal with the spam.
. . . to nonexistant for awhile. Sorry. Other priorities. Check the archives for an idea of where I am. I’m there again. My apologies for all the spam in the comments. Haven’t had opportunity to clean it up.
SEALs don’t fly these, they ride in them. Blowing it in place rather than attempting to recover it seemed odd to me when they were telling me it was a Blackhawk.
This group would screw-up a wet dream (pun intended).
Where is the strategic communication plan?
No picture, no thorough read-through before the presser. This from the most brilliant man to ever hold the office, who assembled the most brilliant team of adults -that would reset our relationship with the world.
By the end of this week, bin Laden will be on the grassy knoll with Adolf, Elvis, and Michael Jackson in a UFO built by the Koch Bros financed by money from the Templars en route to a meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations after first stopping at the Cremation of Care ceremony run by the Bohemian Grove and doing the bidding of the Illuminati and Howard Hughes’ love child GWB.
I have the utmost respect for Naval Special Warfare and the personal integrity of their operators. If one of them tells me they got bin Laden, I’ll take his word for it. From most others, doveryai, no proveryai (Доверяй, но проверяй).
The ‘coalition of the heroically altruistic willing’ becomes the ‘coalition of free riders and defectors and shirkers’
Things that were supposedly atrocities and war crimes when Bush was Commander-in-Chief are OK now.