8/24 Finding Foley in 2013; Iraq Sectarian Tensions Heighten ;ISIS and Social Media:"Prototype 21 C. Strategic Communications"

US strategy in the Muslim World after 9/11
Dec. 2004 Rand Corporation Study on behalf of US Air Force www.rand.org/ pubs/ research_briefs/ RB151/ index1.html
...identify key Sunni, Shiite, Arab, non-Arab sectarian, ethnic, regional, and national cleavages and fault lines... to promote US policy objectives in the Muslim world...

Baghdad and Kirkuk bombs kill at least 42 Saturday...as Iraq investigates Friday attack on Sunni mosque killing over 64...heightening sectarian tensions amid fragile political transition... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/23/explosions-kirkuk_n_5702786.htm...

Sunnis pull out of Iraq talks after mosque attack
8/22/14 AP http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2014-08-22/iraqi-cleric-urges-leaders-not...
It was not immediately clear if the attack was carried out by Shiite militiamen or the Islamic State...

Islamic State Sends Video message to Americans Via Social Media 'We will drown all of you in blood"
http://www.reuters.com/video/2014/08/18/islamic-state-message-to-america...

"...ISIS is a prototype of 21st century media strategies and communications..."
8/21/14 Bruce Hoffman, director Georgetown University National Security program

Finding James Foley
May 3, 2013 http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/
COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/james_foley_globalpost_syria_k.php
GlobalPost tracked down its missing reporter in Syria—now to bring him home
Surrounded by Foley’s family during a speech in Boston marking World Press Freedom Day, GlobalPost CEO and President Philip Balboni said

8/20 After Site Intelligence Group's ISIS Video US Expands War

U.S. SURROGATE "ISIS" - HEAVY PRESSURE TO SUPPORT EXPANSION OF WORLD WAR U.S. IS LOSING
Foley originally an "Assad prisone"
Finding James Foley
May 3, 2013, 06:00PM http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/
COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/james_foley_globalpost_syria_k.php
GlobalPost tracked down its missing reporter in Syria—now to bring him home
Surrounded by Foley’s family during a speech in Boston marking World Press Freedom Day, GlobalPost CEO and President Philip Balboni said
We have obtained multiple independent reports from very credible confidential sources with both indirect and direct access confirming our assessment that Jim is now being held by the Syrian government in a detention facility under the control of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence service in the Damascus area..it is likely Jim is being held with one or more Western journalists, including most likely at least one other American.

Islamic State claims it executed American photojournalist James Foley
...Obama was briefed on the video aboard Air Force One returning to his Martha’s Vineyard vacation and the WH said he will be updated on further developments
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/islamic-state-clai...

Obama to speak on execution of American journalist
The president is expected to deliver a statement about journalist James Foley who disappeared in Syria in 2012 that Islamic State said Tuesday they had executed.
8/20/14 12:40:54 PMhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/c/live/Obama_addresses_execution_of_American_journalist/53f4c578e4b08716f1c14b6e
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/islamic-state-clai...
“A Message to America”, title of the online video posted Tuesday produced by the Islamic State’s media arm, according to the Site Intelligence Group...

8/18 National Guard & Counter-Insurgency

8/18/Digest intro:
US finance capitalist global domination is in deep trouble. There is nothing it won't do to reverse course. The 'sudden' June ISIS CRISIS", was the long-planned starting gun in a desperate attempt to salvage all the defeats suffered since its world war, (GWOT) was greenlighted by 911.
This now-or-never attempt is essential to do the 2 things necessary to stay world-dominant: (1) crush any potential or active counter-revolutionary movements ...from Black Africa to Black america, from Palestine to Iraq and everywhere between (2) Reverse its standard divide-to-conquer tactics in order to 'unite' with its client states and proxies against major anti-US hegemony capitalist rivals, led by Russia and China.
The context is world domination by any means necessary. The 'national security' '3 Ds' Democracy, Defense & Development' are based and dependent upon total information control and surveillance - backed up by the ruling state's monopoly on violence. (see previous issues for specifics)

US must crush Black resistance to prevent its greatest 'homeland fear: Black-led working and oppressed people revolution to overthrow the capitalist state
Obama Calls for 'Limited' Use of National Guard in Ferguson
“There is a big difference between our military and our local law enforcement and we don’t want those lines to be blurred," Obama said.
8/18/14 http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2014/08/so-much-demilitarizing-ferguso...
Government Executive Media Group, 600 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037
Deployment of National Guard combat troops to Ferguson marks at least the seventh time since 1957 the Guard has been called to race-related rioting on American streets....

January 2003 Pentagon White Paper recommended creation of a "Rapid Reaction Media Team" for Iraq... "a critical interim rapid response component of the US strategic information campaign for Iraq to liberate Iraq."

8/16 part 2 : Behind Brown's Murder & Martial Law

“State and Local Fusion Centers: Key Challenges for the Next Decade”
http://www.dhs.gov/national-network-fusion-centers-fact-sheet
"Fusion centers serve as hubs of strategic analysis and information sharing where Federal, State, and local agencies are all represented in one location. State and local crime data is coordinated, gathered and reviewed to determine if there is any potential connection to terrorist activity. In addition, Federal terrorism-related information is shared with State and local law enforcement....Our nation faces an evolving threat environment, in which threats not only emanate from outside our borders, but also from within our communities. This new environment demonstrates the increasingly critical role fusion centers play... in preventing, protecting against, and responding to crime and terrorism...
"The Committee’s review concludes the Network is not functioning as cohesively as it should and fusion centers are facing numerous challenges preventing the Network from realizing its full potential to help secure the homeland." 
In 2007, the National Strategy for Information Sharing called for the establishment of "baseline operational standards" for fusion centers. In 2008, the federal government, in collaboration with federal, state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) partners. SLTT partners, published the Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers  (PDF, 37 pages - 4.6 MB) to establish baseline operational standards and to outline the capabilities necessary for fully operational fusion centers.

KNOWN UNKNOWNS: UNCONVENTIONAL “STRATEGIC SHOCKS” IN DEFENSE STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT
November 2008, www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/pub890.pdf

8/16 Michael Brown's Murder, Martial Law in Missouri: war in the 'Homeland', part 1

“At a time when we must seek to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the local community, I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message” Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

8/16 Michael Brown: Police say teen was robbery suspect

Governor Declares Emergency and Curfew in Ferguson
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/us/ferguson-missouri-protests.html
Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri declared a state of emergency in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson Saturday afternoon and ordered a curfew after hundreds of demonstrators engaged in a standoff with the police was punctuated by threats and a new round of denunciations of law enforcement...

Black Africa and the U.S. Black Movement
Zbigniew Brezinski
MARCH 17, 1978 NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL INTERDEPARTMENTAL GROUP FOR AFRICA
This Document is Exhibit 10 of U.S. Supreme Court Case No.00-9587NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL MEMORANDUM-46

Objective of our policy toward Black Africa is to prevent social upheavals which could radically change the political situation throughout the area. The success or failure of our policy in the region depends on the solution international and internal issues whose importance of the United States is on the increase.

II. A. U.S. INTERESTS IN BLACK AFRICA
A multiplicity of interests influences the U.S. attitude toward black Africa. The most important of these interests can be summarized as follows:

1. POLITICAL

The Game Changer USNATO Can't Stop

The Future Visible in St Petersburg
The Roving Eye, Pepe Escobar, http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/CEN-01-290514.html

The unipolar model of the world order has failed – Vladimir Putin, St Petersburg, May 22, 2014

In more ways than one, last week heralded the birth of a Eurasian century. Of course the US$400 billion Russia-China gas deal was clinched at the last minute in Shanghai, on Wednesday (a complement to the June 2013, 25-year, $270 billion oil deal between Rosneft and China’s CNPC.)
Then, on Thursday, most of the main players were at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum — the Russian answer to Davos. And on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin, fresh from his Shanghai triumph, addressed the participants and brought the house down.
It will take time to appraise last week’s whirlwind in all its complex implications. Here are some of the St Petersburg highlights, in some detail. Were there fewer Western CEOs in town because the Obama administration pressured them – as part of the “isolate Russia” policy". Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley may have snubbed it, but Europeans who matter came, saw, talked and pledged to keep doing business. Asians were ubiquitous....yet another chapter in China’s counterpunch to Obama’s Asian tour in April, widely described as the “China containment tour”.1

Correction re: 'Game Changers'; US false flag not flying well

Re:7/20 MH 17 & Gaza: 'Game Changers' for Whom? http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/506

correction comment:
BRICS, MH17 & Gaza: Game Changers for Whom? reflects the geopolitical situation and stakes. Also, the original commentary should have specifically mentioned the
inter-capitalist-rivalry game changer: BRICS in Brazil, where the most feared US rivals Russia & China, with a 'pro-american' bloc, birthed The New Development Bank as MH17 crashed and intensified genocide of Palestinians began:

Putin was attending the BRICS summit in Brazil, as was Chinese president Xi, with Caribbean and Latin American leaders

“The BRICS bank will be one of the major multilateral development finance institutions in this world,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday..

A Chinese oil rig exploring near disputed islands in the South China Sea is moving towards China's Hainan island after it had reported it had found signs of oil and gas.
7/16/14 http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKBN0FL04920140716

Powerful typhoon hits southern Chinese island Hainan
7/18 http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2024098188_20140718_apxasiastor...

BRICS Create Development Bank to Rival IMF, World Bank
http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/559570/20140718/brics-development-bank-im...
July 15 the five-member nations BRICS group announced it will be ... Monetary Fund dominated the field will face competition from now on 

Emerging Nations Bloc to Open Development Bank
7/15/14 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/world/emerging-nations-bloc-to-open-de...

MH 17 & Gaza "Game Changers" for Whom?

Commentary:
As the US 'global sweep' to salvage its world supremacy focuses on Ukraine & Gaza, its state terror continues ripping the entire world into pieces to destroy capitalist rivals Russia & China -unless they cooperate - and to eradicate anti-imperialist resistance, aka 'terrorism'.
This issue to tries illustrate not only the fascist depravity of US imperialism, but its geopolitical strategic weakness and last-stand desperation
For in-depth background and analysis of the US 'global restructuring' operation, obviously planned long before the "ISIS crisis pretext, see recent digest issues including:

Palestine: Gaza holocaust part of US desperate restructuring plan greenlighted by bogus "ISIS crisis'
http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/505

What's behind the ISIS Crisis"
http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/500

'ISIS' used to kick-off US global restructuring operation (see recent digest series)
US 'al qaeda spinoff death squads pretexts for all occasions
ISIS 'We are operating in Gaza
http://www.vocativ.com/world/israel-world/isis-operating-gaza/>http://www.vocativ.com/faq/
Beyond the claims and counter-claims, ISIS support among Gazans is growing—at least on on Twitter and YouTube, and in forums.

Fox confronts Kerry with hot-mike comment on Israel: ‘Hell of a pinpoint operation’
7/20/14 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/07/20/fox-conf...

7/13 Gaza Palestine: US 'Isis Crisis' Global 'Restructuring' Plan

"The three great imperatives of geopolitical strategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant, and to keep the barbarians from coming together."
Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard, 1997 - (Obama foreign policy adviser)

Theodore Hertzl founder of political zionism
http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Israel/Hidden_Roots_Zionism.html
In 1896, Theodore Hertzl published The State of the Jews, the manifesto for a new political Zionist movement. Hertzl said Israel is to become "a bulwark against Asia...an advance post of civilization against barbarism." Israel is to become the watchdog. There is no fear Israel will undertake any aggressive policy towards the Arab states when this would explicitly contradict the wishes of the U.S. and Britain. But, if for any reasons the western powers should sometimes prefer to close their eyes, Israel could be relied upon to punish one or several neighboring states whose discourtesy to the west went beyond the bounds of the permissible.

US Vice President Joseph Biden Lays Wreath at Tomb of Theodor Herzl;
Merom gave Biden a copy of Herzl's book, Altneuland devoted to Zionism. In response Biden said: "You don't have to be a Jew to be a Zionist. I am a Zionist.
http://www.jewishagency.org/JewishAgency/English/About/Updates/Personal+...

Document: 'Clinton told us to be quiet'
6/16/09 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/palestine-papers-documents/4660
Saeb Erekat, Chief Palestinian negotiator, summarizes Palestine Authority meetings in D.C. of Negotiation Support Unit and Committee Heads with Barack Obama (BO), Hilary Clinton, Joe Biden, Gen. Jim Jones, Rahm Emmanuel and at US Dept. of Defense request, with Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff and AM, Abu Mazen (Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas)

7/10 Soccer State of Play

digest note:
USA dominated world soccer, suddenly like its "ISIS/ISIL/IS" dominated the 'middle east', as the US desperately tries to 'restructure' its gameplan by wrapping up the festering crisis of its world destruction into a massive sweep to 'recover'. piecemeal defeats. (Iraq crisis with Robin Wright and Les Gelb, CFR President Emeritus 6/15/14 http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60406197)
From the revved-up 'final solution' to Palestine, splitting Iraq, Syria and any nations it can't dominate into manageable pieces, US strategic communications revises its bizarre 'narratives', as the full-spectrum dominance information and surveillance war wraps the world with DARPA help, while also helping lead research on the neurogenomic 'reverse-engineering' BRAIN project.
The US finance capitalist state's internal and external crises interact dynamically: defeated by national resistance guerilla wars, confronted by the growing collaboration among 'upsurging' capitalist rivals' blocs allied with the two major US rivals China and Russia, its national security agenda necessarily becomes a less 'friendly face' fascist dictatorship by the hour.
The soccer 'go-usa-ims-puking-uber-nationalism driven,and framed by this geostrategic context, also signals desperate new developments.

Brazil's World Cup run over but political ramifications still unclear...analysts split over impact on Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/09/brazil-world-cup-postmortem...

Everyone wants to talk to Brazil's President Rousseff, except Obama
www.theguardian.com/ commentisfree/ cifamerica/ 2012/ apr/ 11/ brazil-president-rousseff-obama-

Brazilian president Rousseff: US spying a 'breach of international law'... scathing speech to UN general assembly the most serious diplomatic fallout over US spying revelations
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/24/brazil-president-un-speech-...

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