Put some thinking regarding bitcoin up on Twitter.
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Here's what is going on.
I've left Resilient Communities due to a difference in creative direction. Which means I'm no longer associated with the site in any way. Despite my departure, I wish the current team good luck with it and hope they stay true to the message I developed there.
Here's something I've been thinking about.
I've been grappling with a simple question. Is the use of national interest, as the basis of security and foreign policy, a dumb idea in the present context?
Here's an important question.
What do the following have in common?
- 9/11 and Al Qaeda's subsequent attacks
- The Iraq War (the guerrilla war)
- The Nigerian Conflict (MEND vs. Shell Oil - 2007 -- cause of the oil price spike)
- The Arab Spring (Tunisia/Lybia/Egypt)
- Snowden/Wikileaks crypto war.
They are all open source conflicts.
Quick refresher. An OODA loop is a decision making model that John Boyd (America's greatest strategist) formulated.
Basically, it's a description of how all living organisms make decisions. Better decision making = improved success.
OODA consists of four steps in a loop (I've got lots more on this in my book and in past issues of GG):
Has the NSA become the premiere defense organization of the USA, eclipsing the Army, Navy and Air Force?
I'm starting to think it has eclipsed all of them combined.... What do you think?
Just got this question from a law student.
How will "civilized nations" deal with countries that use banned (nukes, chemical, bio..)?
Given the trends underway, we're likely to see less of a conventional response than in the past. Not only is a conventional response potentially catastrophic -- as we saw when the Bush administration trumped up evidence of WMDs in Iraq and invaded the country in response -- it's not that effective.