The digest analyzes the US GWOT as a world war of a new type, born of US capitalism's deep structural political-economic crisis which can only be forestalled by restructuring the post WW2 US dominated world order. Today, at the expense of the planet and humanity, the US fascism stops at nothing to salvage its grip on global supremacy. Forced to adjust its tactics, it produced the 'al-qaeda' ISIS crisis as a pretext for an extremely desperate and dangerous regional 'restructuring' of the 'middle east' to achieve its bipartisan National Security domination geostrategy.
From the 1870s to 1914 World War I British imperialism ruled the the world... after WW1, US imperialism replaced UK as #1 imperialist power and set the stage imperialist 'peace' preparations for new world-division wars.
Throughout its history, the fundamental threat to western capitalism's survival has been and is now its class overthrow led by the working class with oppressed nations and peoples worldwide.
Billion dollar 'strategic communications & public diplomacy' indoctrination from birth to grave can't trump this reality,as US defeats by national liberation resistance wars (aka "terrorists", etc)
prove. Even in its 'homeland', knowing its war on the working class must intensify, the ruling class state has emergency 'civil strife' and martial law plans -- 'we the people' are the enemy, all resistance is 'terrorism'. Bandaids like Roosevelt's New Deal pacification program, subsequent capitalist 'bailouts', etc. designed to save the system and divert revolutionary warning signs, only deepen capitalism's inherent contradictions. Capitalist economic theorists' analyses promote bury the actual causes and role of capitalist crises -- analyzed by Marx in its rising stage and in its end stage by Lenin's 1916 'Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism' :
"People who shut their eyes to reality invite their own destruction, anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster."
James Baldwin 1924-1987
Note how NYT deflects the nature of the imperialist war for global hegemony -- which incidentally "also featured the initial step of the United States as a global power" - turning the world destabilizing effects into causes of US-led wars today to maintain the global domination won through imperialist wars. Plus its revealing omission of the world-shaking 1917
Bolshevik revolution that has driven US-European geostrategy even after Putin signed the SU's dissolution - before it became a forbidden US capitalist rival:
World War 1 brought fundamental changes to the world
World War I could be said to have begun in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, by a young nationalist seeking a greater Serbia. The four and a half years that followed, as the war spread throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, reshaped the modern world in fundamental ways.
'Eliminating' Iraq, 'Unity by Dismemberment, has always been US 'exit strategy
US strategic communications/public diplomacy is the lynchpin since revising its state terror crisis 'news'''narrative' is critical to its never-ending--in-crimes-in-progress
"Dismemberment for unity": Imperialist geostrategists must rewrite US divide-to-conquer history to sell an 'enduring regional" solution to salvage its failed global supremacy
US-IRAQ sudden miraculous discovery of ISIS threat to the entire 'middle east' and US 'homeland'
How an arrest in Iraq revealed ISIS $2bn jihadist network
Seizure of 160 computer flash sticks revealed the inside story of the ISIS band of militants that came from nowhere with nothing, to having Syrian oil fields and control of Iraq's second city
Officials, including CIA officers, were still decrypting and analysing the flash sticks when Abu Hajjar's prophecy was realised. ISIS swept through much of northern and central Iraq over three stunning days, seizing control of Mosul and Tikrit and threatening Kirkuk as three divisions of the Iraqi army shed their uniforms and fled. The capitulation of the military and the rapid advances of the insurgents have dramatically changed the balance of power in Iraq, crippled prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, allowed Kurdish forces to seize control of the disputed city of Kirkuk and galvanised a Shia fightback along sectarian lines, posing a serious threat to the region's fragile geopolitics...
National Strategy for Victory in Iraq
CONTERINSURGENCE is COUNTER-REVOLUTION:
Just 2 examples below of what's an integral part of US-UK history: state terror plus training military forces of dominated nations to kill & die for the enemy
This wad only one campaign in 36 years US genocide in Guatemals
Special Forces "Operation Guatemala" counterinsurgency campaign led by Col. Carlos Arana Osorio kills more than 8,000 people...White Hand and other right wing death squads, believed to be responsible for more than 30,000 deaths over the next seven years.
1970-1990: US counter-insurgency war in El Salvador
9/8/06 www.libcom.org/ history/ 1970-1990-the-war-of-counter-insurgency-in-el-salvador -
The US was losing a major base for regional exercise of force...
'proposal' for more of the same: 'shift' even more burden onto 'partners'...to 'end wars' it cannot win - and 'producing its own gravediggers'
Obama proposes foreign policy shift..
“We must shift our counter-terrorism strategy – drawing on the successes and shortcomings of our experience in Iraq and Afghanistan – to more effectively partner with countries where terrorist networks seek a foothold”...“We have been through a long season of war,” he told the first West Point class to graduate since 9/11 who are unlikely to be sent immediately into combat. In the future “US military action cannot be the only – or even primary – component of our leadership in every instance...."
Afghanistan Troop Draw-Down: Shift from CounterInsurgency to Counterterrorism
7/8/11 CHHS, University of Maryland, Center for Health & Homeland Security
FYI: US military doc. sources
There is suspicion in Nigeria that pressure for a greater US role will be used to justify AFRICOM after it rejected pressure for it to be based in Nigeria and openly opposed its creation...
Nigeria kidnapping: why Boko Haram is a top security priority for the US
...Nigeria: a centrepiece of US security policy
Although Boko Haram’s abduction of the schoolgirls has thrust the violence in Nigeria onto the world diplomatic stage, the crisis has been high on Washington's African agenda for several years. But even before that, the most populous country in Africa was a centrepiece of US security policy as the continent’s largest oil producer. When the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta's (MEND) armed rebellion targeted oil facilities in the Niger Delta in the 2000s, the US provided counter-insurgency training, intelligence assistance and gave former Coast Guard cutters to the Nigerian navy. MEND operation against the Nigerian army in 2008. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty That rebellion led some American officials to conclude Nigerian governments were inherently unstable because of the country’s economic and religious divisions. In 2008, the US Army War College in Pennsylvania carried out a war game in which the Nigerian government is on the brink of collapse and the US intervenes to protect the oil supply...
Washington and Hollywood glittererati came together for 100th annual * White House Correspondents Association dinner.
According to Jonathan Tepperman, Foreign Affairs Magazine managing editor ... the champagne was for “the incredibly brave, intrepid, brilliant reporters that have repeatedly risked their liberties and lives. If not for them none of us would be able to do the work we do...“Oh, this is very serious,” a foreign policy lobbyist said about the affair.
communication war error..
Comedian in Chief... White House Correspondents’ Association dinner
Correction: May 4, 2014
An earlier version of this article quoted incorrectly from a comment by President Obama about the flawed rollout of his healthcare website. As video screens on either side of him showed the title of the hit Disney film “Frozen,” Mr.“Obama said of his staff “On the plus side, they did turn the launch of HealthCare.gov into one of the year’s biggest movies,” not “they did not turn the launch of HealthCare.gov into one of the year’s biggest movies.” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/us/politics/obama-white-house-correspo...
* WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY (WHCA)
Defense Information System, Department of Defense (DISA)
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May Day, established in 1887, by the communist international revolutionary proletariat, included working class rights, International class solidarity; working class war against imperialist war and colonial oppression; freeing political prisoners; universal suffrage ...
1921 “Americanization Day” established to counterbalance May Day Labor Day. July 18, 1958 made official holiday by U.S. Congress...Eisenhower proclaimed May 1, 1959 the first official observance of Loyalty Day...recognized with an official proclamation every year, by every president, since...also known as Law Day
...We have fought for freedom in the theater of war and expanded its reach during times of peace. We have held fast to the principles at our country's core: service and citizenship; courage and the common good; liberty, equality, and justice for all. This is our Nation's heritage, and it is what we remember on Loyalty Day.
Therefore I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2013, as Loyalty Day. This Loyalty Day, I call upon all the people of the United States to join in support of this national observance by displaying the flag of the United States or pledging allegiance to the Republic for which it stands.
May Day demonstrations reported in Turkey, Cambodia, Indonesia, Ukraine, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Italy, Spain, Greece, Iraq, Philippines -- violently attacked in Cambodia and Turkey
Turkey outlaws May Day protests 58 injured, 139 arrested in Turkey so far
Digest: the following links provide critical information about the Boston bombing operation, the information war, perpetrators, and the political context
4/17/13 Boston Bombs in Context
4/19 Boston Bombing in the crux of global terror war
4/23 Boston Bombing: U.S. Deep in Central Asia; Major Domestic Moves
5/13 Israel Aid in Boston < ">http://burbankdigest.com/node/442>
10/11 Restructuring the World by Any Means Necessary - All Legal
2/11/14 Made-in-USA Terrorist Threat Producers
RUSSIA HAS LONG FACED US HARD & SOFT POWER IN THE NORTH CAUCASUS - US NEEDS TO MAKE IT APPEAR THAT RUSSIA IS SOMEHOW BEHIND BOSTON FALSE FLAG OP
Chechen refugee in NH questioned in bombing inquiry
https://www.nytimes.com/ 2013/ 05/ 17/ us/ boston-bombing-developments.html
FBI agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombing have repeatedly questioned Musa Khadzhimuratov, a Chechen refugee and former separatist fighter who says he had a passing social relationship with one of the two bombing suspects. They searched his family's small apartment here Tuesday, scouring his computers, subjecting him to a polygraph, and taking a DNA sample.
The hours of FBI questioning in more than a dozen meetings — described by Khadzhimuratov and his wife, Madina, in an interview — illustrate the bureau's intensive effort to identify possible accomplices and test its theory that the suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, were radicalized and trained on the Web and acted on their own.
Note: See more key 'Heartbleed' connections in this major CYBERWAR assault in previous digest issue
Context: the bipartisan US 'full spectrum' global domination national security agenda losing ground on every front worldwide, its fascist state terror democracy 'coming home to roost'
Heartbleed is about to get worse, and will slow the Internet to a crawl
Last Friday, CloudFlare web service issued an open challenge to hackers to see if Heartbleed could be used to do something really dangerous — steal the security certificates that prove Google, for instance, is really Google....what was thought to be impossible turns out to be doable... Changing passwords will not protect you if you unwittingly give them to a hacker pretending to be your ISP mail provider...many Web sites raced to update their systems... fixes plugged the immediate hole... But in light of this latest discovery, many sites still appear to be vulnerable; attackers may have used Heartbleed to steal sites' valid security keys before it patched its systems...The next step, experts say, is for all 500,000 affected sites — from mom-and-pop to big conglomerates — to revoke their security certificates and issue new ones. But as necessary as that process is, it could have dramatic consequences for Web users’ everyday experiences....the good news is that many of the most critical Web sites — banks and government — were not vulnerable to Heartbleed in the first place, so they will not have to reissue their certificates
Obama: Technology Must Not be Used to Abuse Rights
Why such muted US media reports on the massive escalation of US information/communications/surveillance war?
4/9/14/ NYT Experts Find a Door Ajar in an Internet Security Method Thought Safe ...dubbed the Heartbeat bug....
Encryption 'heartbleed' bug leaves two thirds of web traffic exposed
The vulnerability was found by Google researchers in the OpenSSL cryptographic library believed to be used by roughly two-thirds of all websites on the Internet and is part of the most common server software in use...The flaw was introduced in OpenSSL in December 2011, and was been 'in the wild' until yesterday, when a new version fixing the flaw was released....
The problem was uncovered by a team of researchers from Google Security and ***Codenomicon. Research by analytics firm Netcraft says almost 500,000 websites could be affected.
'The serious overrun vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library affects around 17% of SSL web servers,' it says.Its research found Twitter, GitHub, Yahoo, Tumblr, Steam, Flickr, HypoVereinsbank, PostFinance, Regents Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and the anonymous search engine DuckDuckGo are all affected....
The vulnerability was dubbed the Heartbleed Bug because it was discovered 'in the OpenSSL's implementation of the TLS/DTLS (transport layer security protocols) heartbeat extension (RFC6520),' the team said.'This bug has left large amount of private keys and other secrets exposed to the Internet. Considering the long exposure, ease of exploitation and attacks leaving no trace this exposure should be taken seriously.'