Gareth Porter: Syria is Not About Saudi Pipeline

Categories: Peace Intelligence
Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter

The War Against the Assad Regime Is Not a “Pipeline War”

If it’s not a pipeline war, why is the US intervening in Syria? The US decision to support Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in their ill-conceived plan to overthrow the Assad regime was primarily a function of the primordial interest of the US permanent war state in its regional alliances. The three Sunni allies control US access to the key US military bases in the region, and the Pentagon, the CIA, the State Department and the Obama White House were all concerned, above all, with protecting the existing arrangements for the US military posture in the region.

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Sep 25

Joe Brewer: The Connective Intelligence of Life

Joe Brewer

Joe Brewer

The Connective Intelligence of Life

Try to find a boundary anywhere in the system and you’ll quickly realize that no actual boundaries exist, everything is interconnected. How can this insight be applied to the convergence of global crises humanity is now confronting? First off, we can name the confusion around “issues” that claim global warming to be separate from violence against women; wealth inequality separate from extreme opulence; police brutality separate from systems of marginalization and oppression; and so on. All of these things are connected. Yet our minds are conditioned to treat them as separate entities.

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Sep 25

Stephen E. Arnold: Palantir Attacks US Army, Geosparsing, DoD Buries In-Q-Tel, Digital Currencies Neither Anonymous nor Reliable

Categories: IO Impotency
Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

A Congressman Seems to Support Palantir Gotham for US Army Personnel: I was disappointed that a reference to the F 35 was not included. From my vantage point in Harrod’s Creek, the F 35 program is a more spectacular display of procurement goofs.

Geoparsing Is More Magical Than We Think: The article acts as a promo piece for the GeoDoc application, however, it does delve into the details into how geoparsing works and its benefits.

Improvements in News and Military Technology Coming: DoD looks out the windshield of innovation and In-Q-Tel looks at the world via a rear view mirror.

Digital Currencies: Anonymity and Trust Not Working at Peak Efficiency: Other major issue with Bitcoin is that it is unregulated. It can lose its entire value in a single day.

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Sep 25