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    On President Trump’s ‘Jerusalem Declaration’
    Dec14

    On President Trump’s ‘Jerusalem Declaration’

    The prompt: opprobrium for much of President Trump’s other actions and utterances with glowing exception for announcing the moving of the American Embassy to Jerusalem. Trump has to respond to internal personal as well as external political pressures. He has to make decisions with those two universes somewhat in balance. The “Jerusalem...

    FTAC: “Oh, Jerusalem” and Islam’s New Divide
    Dec08

    FTAC: “Oh, Jerusalem” and Islam’s New Divide

    The prompt was the familiar — too familiar — and now cliche threat: the whole Muslims world will now unify against the “Little” and “Great” Satan that would be Israel and the United States were it not that Moscow, Damascus, and Tehran have consistently and with enthusiasm proven themselves cruel and evil to the Believers fervent or moderate:...

    FTAC: Political, Racial, Religious Singularity and Purity / Distribution x Equilibrium
    Dec05

    FTAC: Political, Racial, Religious Singularity and Purity / Distribution x Equilibrium

    Perhaps by way of the editor’s accidental tourism in poli-sci and poli-psy, BackChannels has from the start been about the distillation of basic concepts and values. That’s evident down the column of the left sidebar (which hasn’t been updated in some time): there are the universals — Compassion Empathy Justice Humility...

    Also in Media: “Western Worries About Russian Disinformation ‘Just Fits of Hysterics’” | Hungarian Spectrum | November 15, 2017
    Nov16

    Also in Media: “Western Worries About Russian Disinformation ‘Just Fits of Hysterics’” | Hungarian Spectrum | November 15, 2017

    Of course the title of the Hungarian Spectrum article is ironic, not dismissive. Moscow’s manipulation of “Information Space” beyond its boundaries is serious stuff, and the American public and other western democratic constituencies need to know it down to and through their grassroots. Good examples of Russian manipulation can be seen in...

    FTAC: A Thought on Powerful Global Elite and America’s Own Holy War in Defense of Democracy
    Nov14

    FTAC: A Thought on Powerful Global Elite and America’s Own Holy War in Defense of Democracy

    Our (American / EU / NATO) failure to so far address Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, Russo-Iranian support for tyranny in Syria and war by proxy in Yemen, and our manner of perhaps chiding China (and trying to talk down North Korea off its military nuclear-development platform) may signal both result and cause for ceding the fullness of an...

    Also in Media: Excerpt: “Mikhail Khodorkovsky Lantos Rule of Law Speech”, October 10, 2017
    Oct11

    Also in Media: Excerpt: “Mikhail Khodorkovsky Lantos Rule of Law Speech”, October 10, 2017

    It is a great honour for me to give the first Tom Lantos Rule of Law Lecture. I would like to thank Annette Lantos, Katrina Lantos, and their whole large family for all their support over these 10 long years. Today, the outside world is seeing Russia more and more as an aggressive country with an outmoded economy… Against the background of the...

    The “Active Measures” Links Page
    Oct01

    The “Active Measures” Links Page

    Vocabulary Lesson Active Measures Disinformation Fake News Hybrid Warfare KGB Theater Information Warfare Kompromat Orwellian Perceptual Control Reflexive Control Troll Farm Now there’s New Speak indeed! And much better than “Newspeak” (revisit Orwell): how dumb I / you / and we may be may be entirely up to ourselves! We may wish to become...

    FTAC: 9/11 – Sixteen Years of Accelerating, Expanding Conflict Between Archaic Worlds and the Modern One
    Sep11

    FTAC: 9/11 – Sixteen Years of Accelerating, Expanding Conflict Between Archaic Worlds and the Modern One

    The medieval worldview and its marriage to financial and political power may be archaic in the modern world. Faith in God and religion may be good things, but as demonstrated by the Islamists, by the Saudi Royals and their spreading of Wahhabi madrasas, and by related clerical wealth dependent on subscription plus political repression, too much...

    FTAC: Middle East Conflict – Moscow’s Project – Abbas’s End
    Aug26

    FTAC: Middle East Conflict – Moscow’s Project – Abbas’s End

    Abba — Arafat’s known and others may be suspect — bend to Moscow (the KGB record never goes away), and as Moscow has nowhere to go that wouldn’t be trapped in a century-and-one-half old imperial time bubble, neither has Abbas, who has not been able to do more for the Palestinians than enrich his own network through corruption....

    Module: Moscow and the Middle East Conflict
    Jul18

    Module: Moscow and the Middle East Conflict

    The story begins in the feudal mode with medieval anti-Semitism. Excerpt – 1920s – The Spread of Hate – Russia -> Germany | An Excerpt from Laqueur FTAC – Tip to the KGB’s Amplification of Middle Eastern Anti-Semitism Palestinian KGB https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_measures...

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