Cyber Spy Network with Global Reach Raises Alarms | csmonitor.com


Cyber spy network with global reach raises alarms [Source: Christian Science Monitor] I’m sorry but to me news like our CSM article here is not news. I am not surprised China, whether sanctioned or not, is trying to hack computers globally. And the correct term is “crack” and not “hack.” Hacking involves coding – programming.…

>Iraq and Iran: Together for the First Time


>Folks, I see this as a big deal. I have read numerous international articles, within the Arab world and without, and I see this as a concern. Iraq and Iran spent the better part of the 1980’s fighting over the Shatt al-Arab waterway in the southern part of Iraq. Oil, of course, was the contention.…

>Movie Review: In the Valley of Elah


>About 70% of a human brain is water. The human brain has a consistency not unlike that of a firm jello. A recent Washington Post article cites research that ties concussions to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). The question you may be thinking is: what does a jello-like brain and PTSD have to do with “In…

>Michael Yon: Embedded Blogger in Iraq


>Michael Yon was featured on NPR yesterday. At his own personal expense, he has embedded himself in the U.S. Army as an independent correspondent, photographer, etc. He is working on a book of his experience, and has several pictures posted on his blog. I have skimmed his postings and they ready very well, in my…

>Blog: Inside Iraq


>”Inside Iraq” is a blog updated by Iraqi journalists working for McClatchy Newspapers. They are based in Baghdad and outlying provinces. These are firsthand accounts of their experiences. Their complete names are withheld for security purposes. [This is a cut-and-paste job, as it was easier to post their own “About” than write my own.] Firsthand…

Who’s the Greater Destabilizer?


In geography, we talk about devolution. Devolution is the breakdown of a state [country/nation] due to internal division. Some other terms that are also associated with devolution are Balkanization, Shatterbelt, and Failing/Failed States. When people within a region, whether that region be a state, nation, or realm, become disenfranchised with their government or method of…