"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." --Samuel Adams

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Libya: A Premature Victory Celebration
by George Friedman
...Given that the dying is far from over, it is interesting to consider why Barack Obama, Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron, the major players in this war, all declared last week that Gadhafi had fallen, implying an end to war, and why the media proclaimed the war’s end...

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Attacks in Israel and New Militant Opportunities in Egypt
Stratfor
...al Qaeda can be expected to focus heavily on the Egyptian-Gaza-Israeli fault line. This fixation will not only complicate matters for Israel and its efforts to deal with the Gaza Strip, it could also begin to unravel the Egyptian-Israeli relationship that has existed since the signing of the 1978 Camp David Peace Accords.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Re-Examining the Arab Spring
by George Friedman
...[people in the Arab world who want liberal democracy] are not powerful enough to topple regimes or maintain control of new regimes even if they did succeed. The Arab Spring is, above all, a primer on wishful thinking in the face of the real world.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Crisis of Political Economy
Stratfor Agenda Video with George Friedman
The current economic problems in the United States, Europe and elsewhere are the result of systemic failure in two major communities: the financial and political elite.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Situational Awareness: How Everyday Citizens Can Help Make a Nation Safe
by Scott Stewart
...Situational awareness is effective in allowing people to see potential threats before — and as — they develop. This allows potential victims to take proactive measures to avoid a perceived threat, and it enables them or other observers to alert authorities...

Monday, August 01, 2011

New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism
by James Taylor
...Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA’s Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models...