Summary: Stratfor describes something we must understand to win the War on Terror. How do they measure success? It is a key to understanding their plans and so anticipate their actions. “Wars are measured in body counts. The news carries a running tally. You change the world with rivers of blood.” — Terrorist leader Saleem … Continue reading Stratfor explains how terrorists measure success
Summary: Sixteen years later, with thousands of our troops dead in futile wars, few understand what happened on 9/11/01. It was a dagger at our minds, as are all effective 4GW ops. With a single strike al Qaeda changed America, the most powerful nation that the world has ever seen. Never before have so few changed … Continue reading Remember that 9/11 was the most effective military op, ever
Summary: Stratfor reports on the latest attack by ISIS in Europe. It's a drumbeat of terror, slowly increasing, rooted in Europe's large and rapidly growing Islamic population. So far the region's governments have responded with traditional police and security measures. These have failed. What will they do next? "Spain: Barcelona Reels From Terrorist Attacks" Stratfor, … Continue reading Stratfor: about the latest jihadist attack in Europe
Summary: Again terrorism dominates the headlines. How serious is the threat to Europe? To the US? The numbers tell the story. They also reveal something important about America. "I once asked a guy at [the National Institutes of Health] how much we should spend on preventing a disease that kills 6 per year, and he … Continue reading Terrorism fears, terrorism hysteria, terrorism facts.
Summary: Today's violence from Islamic extremists has many similarities to the anarchists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Using standard police and intelligence methods, Western governments defeated the anarchists -- without massive restrictions on civil liberties, without military operations. We can defeat today's Islamic extremists using similar methods -- reversing the results from 16 years of … Continue reading We can defeat today’s jihadists, as we did the anarchist terrorists a century ago