Articles from Global Guerrillas
I figured out what I'm going to talk about at the Prime Minister's conference in Singapore next month: the automation of terrorism. Here's the outline of what I'm going to discuss (I already have most of the thinking on this topic already done and the trend is already in motion).
Mass killings in London, Portland, and Orlando over the last seven days (occurring at an increasing rate). We have categories for each type of attack:
- London: Homegrown Jihadi terrorist attack.
- Portland: Hate crime murders.
- Orlando: Lethal postal rage in the workplace.
If we examine each category by itself, it's hard to determine any underlying factors common to the attack of that type. Jihadi terrorism has lots of contributing factors.
Here's an indicator that Americans are suffering from deep psychological distress.
Americans are killing themselves in record numbers.
The method of choice? Overdose.
"I was only following corporate algorithms"
Testimony given at a future war crimes trial (riff on the Nuremberg defense)
It appears that neo-conservatives are now in control of the Trump White House.
The bombing of the Assad regime in Syria announced to the world the US was still in the business of micromanaging global political outcomes through the selective use of violence (a profoundly anti-conservative notion).
That's bad news. The US record on military adventurism and regime change over the last few decades has been stunningly bad.
Jewish Community Center Bomb Threats
Here's some more thinking on how Trump (with Bannon's help) could (~will) use social networking to turn the populist insurgency that got them into the White House into a dynamic (or extremely dangerous, depending on your perspective) political force.