NIGHTWATCH Revolution 2.0 Round-Up

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Jordan, Syria, Israel (rogue spoiler), Libya, Cote d’Ivoire (the tsumani spreads). Phi Beta Iota: “Secular youth” is the opposite of Islamic fundamentalist.  Similarly, academics, professionals, and small business managers as well as labor generally our “secular” instead of fundamentalist.  The West appears to be having difficulty with this obvious foundation point, …

NIGHTWATCH Revolution 2.0 Round-Up

Bahrain, Libya, and related reactions. Phi Beta Iota: The ineptitude of the Western governments will go down in history.  What started as a public uprising against dictators, with Muslim and Christian, Sunni and Shi’ite standing shoulder to shoulder, has now been flipped to military interim governments and a surge of Iranian proxies against Sunni allies …

NIGHTWATCH Revolution 2.0 Round-Up

Middle East 11 March general warning; Bahrain, Gulf Cooperation Council, Saudi Arabia, US-Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt (multiple), Libya, Libya-Netherlands, Benghazi Council-France; Warning doctrine and lessons. Phi Beta Iota: The US Government appears to be lacking across the spectrum–no deep current knowledge and no contextual understanding of the difference between young digital natives and older dignity …