• "God invented war so Americans could learn geography" -- Mark Twain.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The NYTimes Scoops Pentagon Strategy of Security through Chaos

The News:
According the New York Times, a secret directive signed last September by General Petraeus "authorizes the sending of American Special Operations troops to both friendly and hostile nations in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa to gather intelligence and build ties with local forces. Officials said the order also permits reconnaissance that could pave the way for possible military strikes in Iran..."

The order, says the Times, is more than a cabbage patch secret op; rather, it is designed to “prepare the environment” for future attacks by American or local military forces and to build networks that could “penetrate, disrupt, defeat or destroy” variable opponents.

A key element of the directive is to configure troops in the field to conduct their own agency-independent intelligence ops so as to provide “persistent situational awareness,” while forging ties to local indigenous groups.

Otherwise, "The document, a copy of which was viewed by The New York Times, provides few details about continuing missions or intelligence-gathering operations."


Such a scoop! We chipsters are left breathless. Oh, to be the Times with shadowy contacts in darkened parking garages, who will allow us surreptitious glances at unauthorized microfilms.

OR... one could read the Woodchipgazette:

here: Obama's Jihad - Defending Zones of Democratic Freedom 2009

or here: Thug Politik 2003

or here: War for Bananas Part VIII 2003

or here: Fear and Loathing in the New American Century 2002

or here: American Kampf 2002

Failing that... the Times could always have surreptitiously interviewed its own editorial board member Billy Kristol whose defence-industry funded P.N.A.C. conjured up the doctrine of security through chaos back in 2000 which now manifests itself under the title Joint Unconventional Warfare Task Force Execute Order,