Assisi-Rome 2nd Meeting

Book Lists, Memoranda

The first meeting, in Assisi on Saturday 22 January 2011, was off the record.  The letter is in the Franciscan Order’s hands.  The third meeting, with a major trans-Europe foundation, is off the record until the Secretary-General obtains approval to proceed with broad dissemination of the letter.

The second meeting, arranged by Sergio Germani, was by invitation and spanned the various sectors with an emphasis on the government ministries contemplating the need for an Italian national security strategy.  This was the only meeting that covered anything other than the letter to the Most Holy Father.

Below are a few of the topics addressed and links that were recommended as part of the Q&A.  At the very end are other Assisi Intelligence links.  The short URL to the original link is http://www.tinyurl.com/Assisi-Intelligence.

Summary of topics (repeated with links below)

Letter to the Pope (First Order of Business)
9-11 (The Last Question)
21st Century Human Intelligence (HUMINT)
21st Century Information Security
21st Century Regional Intelligence
21st Century Security
21st Century Strategy (Italy, Europe, World)
Coping with Non-State CNBC/WMD
Emerging Threats: Identification and Response
Future of US Africa Command
Open Source Intelligence (US Status & Failure)
Terrorism Today and Tomorrow

Letter to the Pope (First Order of Business)

Copies of the letter distributed together with the short URL, for further dissemination to others across Whole of Government, for information.

9-11 (The Last Question)

Not investigated honestly or properly.  Ample evidence exists to indict and properly investigate, conviction can only come from a full and complete investigation of Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Larry Silverstein, and Rudy Guliani.  Personal views based on extensive reading and videos is that the Pakistani ISI hatched the plot with Al Qaeda, but got scared when Al Qaeda suggested putting one plane into a nuclear reactor so as to achieve the long-promised nuclear “event.”  Nine countries warned us beforehand; FBI blew off two walk-ins prior to 9-11 (Orlando FL and Newark NJ) and of course LtGen Keith Alexander allowed the destruction of ABLE DANGER and the illegal withholding from the FBI of the shared address in Maryland and the names of two of the hijackers subject to immediate prior arrest.  Three months prior to “the day” Dick Cheney scheduled a nationwide counter-terrorism exercise so as to be able to move the strip alert aircraft off the East Coast, prevent NORAD from doing what it has done for years (15 minute intercepts of any aircraft off course), and generally allow the “attack” to proceed.  Never in history has a building fallen to an airplane crash.  Never in history has a building not hit at all collapsed from what were obviously controlled demolitions (all three WTC).  Firefighters rioted over destruction of crime scene by Guliani, who had the trucks with GPS “ready to go.”  Military thermite and clean cuts found across the entire site.  Dogs barred from buildings for the two weeks after security shut down and controlled demolitions presumed to have been installed in advance of “the day.” Cited USAF MajGen who stated on television that the Pentagon was hit by a missile, not an airplane.  Cited 40+ US national security professionals on record as questioning the veracity of the government’s account of 9-11.  Bottom line: 9-11 was not properly or honestly investigated.  One day we will know the truth, as we now know the truth about the JFK and MLK assassinations.

9-11 Truth Books & DVDs

Review: JFK and the Unspeakable–Why He Died & Why It Matters

Review: An Act of State–The Execution of Martin Luther King, New and Updated Edition

Journal: Nato’s Secret Armies (It’s Not Terror if CIA Pays and Locals Do the Dirty….)

Review: The Attack on the Liberty–The Untold Story of Israel’s Deadly 1967 Assault on a U.S. Spy Ship

Review: Shooting the Truth–The Rise of American Political Documentaries

21st Century Human Intelligence (HUMINT)

Fifteen slices, only four classified, all out control.

2010: Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Trilogy Updated

21st Century Information Security

Bottom-up, it’s about trust & transparency.

Everything by Robert Garigue

2010: OPINION–America’s Cyber Scam

Reference: Advanced Cyber-IO (First Cut)

Reference: Bruce Schneier on Cyber War & Cyber Crime

Your Apps Are Watching You…AND Reporting Intimate Details Without Your Consent…

Journal: US Public Health InfoTech NOT….

Journal: Army Industrial-Era Network Security + Cyber-Security RECAP (Links to Past Posts)

Journal: Analysis of STUXNET, Iran, and US Vulnerability

Secrecy News Extract: JASONS on Cyber-Security

Reference: Network Neutrality…Why Not…+ RECAP

Journal: NSA Assumes It Has Been Compromised…Correct!

Robert Steele on Advanced Information Operations

Search: Steele USMC C4I 1990′s

1989 Webb (US) CATALYST: Computer-Aided Tools for the Analysis of Science & Technology

21st Century Regional Intelligence

Italy suggest to NATO?  Naples location?  Initial focus on North Africa PfP, PfP & Central Asian instabilty?  Default to open sources, isolate secret to less than 20%.  Offer to host AFRICOM?  Accept US money, not US leadership–must be managed and staffed by all stakeholders including eight tribes.

2010 M4IS2 Briefing for South America — 2010 M4IS2 Presentacion por Sur America (ANEPE Chile)

Reference: Strategic Analytic Model for Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

2008 DIA NDIC Multinational Intelligence Fellows

2007 United Nations “Class Before One” Infomation-Sharing and Analytics Orientation

Election 2008 Chapter: The Substance of Governance

Election 2008 Chapter: Legitimate Grievances

Search: The Future of OSINT [is M4IS2-Multinational]

1999 Virtual Intelligence: Conflict Avoidance and Resolution through Information Peacekeeping (Journal of Conflict Resolution, Spring 1999)

21st Century Security/Emerging Threats & Response

Chilean Parliamentarians got it–cannot limit security to the Cold War paradigm–must be holistic–everything, always. Security comes from an educated citizenry acting intelligently–:rush & crush” instead of “duck & cover.”

2010 M4IS2 Briefing for South America — 2010 M4IS2 Presentacion por Sur America (ANEPE Chile)

2008 World Brain as EarthGame

Reference: 10 High-Level Threats to Humanity

2009 Perhaps We Should Have Shouted: A Twenty-Year Restrospective

Chapter: Paradigms of Failure

1990 Expeditionary Environment Analytic Model

1989 General Al Gray on Global Intelligence Challenges

1998 JFQ The Asymmetric Threat: Listening to the Debate

21st Century Strategy (Italy, Europe, World)

Of course Italy should have a strategy, but it must be a grand strategy, a Whole of Government as well as a Smart Nation strategy, and it must provide for the accelerated evolution of intelligence as design.  All threats, all policies, all stakeholders, all the time.

Journal: Reflections on Integrity

Who’s Who in Peace Intelligence: Dr. Col Max Manwaring, US Army Strategic Studies Institute

2008 Rebalancing the Instruments of National Power–Army Strategy Conference of 2008 Notes, Summary, & Article

2007 Amazon as Hub of World Brain

2007 Open Everything: We Won, Let’s Self-Govern

2001 Threats, Strategy, and Force Structure: An Alternative Paradigm for National Security

2000 Presidential Leadership and National Security Policy Making

1998 JFQ The Asymmetric Threat: Listening to the Debate

Coping with Non-State CNBC/WMD

Top-down security is neither sensible nor achievable.  Only bottom-up agility at the individual human node will do.

2008: Creating a Smart Nation

Review: The Next Catastrophe–Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters

Review: Normal Accidents–Living with High-Risk Technologies

Review: Willful Neglect–The Dangerous Illusion of Homeland

Future of US Africa Command

US Central Command used to be the Readiness Command.  Budget realities may force the elimination of Africa Command, Southern Command, and perhaps even Northern Command–they simply do not provide any value at all.  There is a legitimate need for regional Whole of Government and Multinational/Eight Tribe intelligence-operations cooperation centers (command is a dated concept irrelevant to the future), and the military should be a “core force” for communications, intelligence, and logistics including mobility and provisioning, but the US military sacrificed its integrity in the 1990’s and may never again be the monolith it once was.

Open Source Intelligence (US Status & Failure)

Estimated budget $800M, half CIA, half DoD, scattered, out of control, and largely worthless.  “Butt in seat” contractor model does not work.  40% cuts already announced, likely to go to 60% in 2012, if not more.  US Intelligence ($75B-90B per year) and US Defense ($900B+ per year) do not, by any stretch of the imagination, provide any reasonable return on investment–both are pork, and their respective leaderships are administrators of pork, nothing more. OSINT failed because it would, within 90-180 days, be compelling to the President and the Cabinet and Congress, and would immediately call into question every aspect of the secret and defense programs. OSINT has not been managed competently or even honestly.

2008 IJIC 21/3 The Open Source Program: Missing in Action

2007 IJIC 20/1 Foreign Liaison and Intelligence Reform: Still in Denial

History of Opposition (15)

2009 DoD OSINT Leadership and Staff Briefings

2008 Open Source Intelligence (Strategic)

2008 Open Source Intelligence (Operational)

Terrorism Today and Tomorrow

It’s about legitimacy, plain and simple.  44 dictators, US predatory policies and behavior, a lack of integrity across the board all assure angry young people who know when they are being screwed.  Connect them with the Internet, and it is only a matter of time before they flip the system.

Journal: Reflections on Integrity

Review: The Search for Security–A U.S. Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century

2010 The Ultimate Hack Re-Inventing Intelligence to Re-Engineer Earth (Chapter for Counter-Terrorism Book Out of Denmark)

Handbook: Democide–Internal Murder by Regimes

Review: Breaking the Real Axis of Evil–How to Oust the World’s Last Dictators by 2025

Review: Endgame–The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror

Review: Dying to Win–The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism (Hardcover)

Journal: Why they hate us (II): How many Muslims has the U.S. killed in the past 30 years?

Review: Driven to Death–Psychological and Social Aspects of Suicide Terrorism

Review: What Terrorists Want–Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat (Hardcover)

Review: Flawed Diplomacy–The United Nations & the War on Terrorism

Worth a Look: Book Review Lists (Negative)

See Also:

28 Jan Seven Answers–Robert Steele in Rome

27 Jan Reference: Correspondence on Assisi Intelligence

20 Jan Reference: Intelligence for the Spirit of Assisi

16 Jan Event: 26 Oct 2011 Assisi Italy Pope, Peace, & Prayer — 5th Inter-Faith Event Since 1986 — Terms of Reference…

Worth a Look: Book Review Lists (Positive)

Worth a Look: Book Review Lists (Negative)