Why Putin Want’s Trump to Win

October 9, 2016

Dear Trumpkins, picture this: Trump has won. The Mexican wall is under construction, trade deals are being dismantled, the debate on immigration runs long on what quota and screening measures are appropriate.

The house and likely the senate are in democratic hands, so despite campaign promises very little gets done except the ratings at C-SPAN surge.

Twitter and the NYT are are bought by a consortium led by the Trump kids as an anchor for the Trump media empire they will build while dad is in office as a gift for his service.

We read dozens of platitudes in the media exchanged between Trump and Putin, their shared admiration, and the peace they have brought to the world working together.

The White House gets a face lift in Trump style at taxpayer expense using long standing contractors in the Trump network.

Do you think along side this type of change anyone is really paying attention to Putin?

Meanwhile, Syria falls into Putin’s fold – along with his spoils in the Ukraine and Crimea – and he is emboldened. (Look at a map for a moment: http://bit.ly/2dWVC2L.) From Syria he makes covert inroads (InfoOps and special forces) into Iraq, building a front along Saudi Arabia. Iran is literally and figuratively behind him. Upon completion of securing the Saudi border, or possibly sometime before He then takes a stake in Lybia.

All along the way his info operations allow him to win enough local popular support that democratic processes fail to slow or stop him.

In a few years, he controls the Middle East, African Peninsula, and threatens or already has waged war on the west.

Maybe I’m crazy, or maybe there is a master plan. Doesn’t need to be exactly as I’ve laid it out, but the gist of it is the mass wave of protectionism will create a huge window for Russia to jump through as we are all occupied with our own unrest.  Their expansionist policy, can only come if no one is looking.  Much like our own bombing in Yemen went unnoticed today.

This is the US playbook, but now it’s being used against us. If we don’t wake up to it soon, we will lose a great deal more than what was once a noble election process.


Weaponized Information

October 1, 2016

This is a fascinating read: link below. Here is an excerpt:

“… in the aftermath of the annexation of Crimea and the current destabilisation of Ukraine – that information can be used to disorganise governance, organise anti-government protests, delude adversaries, in uence public opinion, and reduce an opponent’s will to resist. Furthermore, it is critical that such activities begin prior to the onset of traditional military operations.”

Russian Information Warfare: Lessons from Ukraine

If Stuff Really Hits the Fan

October 25, 2008

Here is about the grimmest outlook I’ve seen, short of calling for WWIII from today’s Washington Post.

…Today the great uncle has reached a level of paranoia not seen since the 1930s, and the massive “shock and awe” campaign of bold rescue efforts from the world’s wealthiest countries has not calmed him down. The world financial market still thinks the numbers don’t add up.

This is primarily because of a new and fast-moving blip on the global radar screen: the growing concern that entire countries could default on their financial obligations. While Washington frets about bank failures and the potential collapse of the corporate sector, the financial market is far ahead of it. Global markets are now fixated on the economic, social, political and foreign policy shipwrecks that could be triggered if waves of country defaults sweep across the world.

In an alarming number of nations, the amount of dubious debt held by the domestic banking system dwarfs the country’s GDP. This is particularly true in such emerging capitalist economies as Hungary, Iceland, Belarus, Ukraine and Pakistan….[More]

If Entire Countries Go Broke, We’ll Go With Them

David Smick, Washington Post, October 26, 2008