Sunday, 23 June 2019

How to disable the communication systems of a whole society

A Military Strategy

During the execution of Operation Desert Storm, I was impressed with the logical order of the campaign. First item on the list was to degrade and destroy the communication and control systems thus rendering the enemy deaf and blind and unable to collect information centrally to get an overall assessment of where we (their enemy) were operating. The aim was to impair the enemy’s ability to get any advanced warning of where we aimed to invade or how we intended to do it.

A laser-guided weapon strikes

Radar systems at points throughout the country and the relays that transfer the information to the central command are the key components of the system. A command centre can only act effectively if it has good intelligence to work with. Without it, it is to extent rendered more stupid, like the one-eyed Cyclops blinded by Ulysses.

We also sought to sow confusion by planting misinformation in order make the enemy believe we had Plan A whereas we had Plan B. To this end we carried out exercises for an amphibious landing, which was not our true intention.

Once we had downgraded the communication systems using cruise missiles, we were able to deploy aircraft more safely and hit more targets, thereby gaining ever greater control of the air.

It was the undermining of the communication systems that was the key to our success. Without it we would have sustained more losses and become more bogged down and this would inevitably been followed by a gradual reduction in public support and loss of confidence.

If you wanted to undertake the conquest of a society without the military superiority that we had in relation to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq what would you do?

A Subversive Strategy

When you don’t have military superiority the objective is very similar: You must downgrade or destroy the transfer of information to the command centres from any points where information that is contrary to your interests emerges. By comparison, the military strategy is a simple matter since within a whole society, rather than just it’s military systems, you cannot assess or control the battlespace to anything like the same degree.

When Raymond Ibrahim’s talk at the U.S. Army War College was recently postponed (i.e. cancelled for June 19th 2019), the success that CAIR and thousands of other Muslim advocacy groups have had with such a strategy really came home to me.

Researchers like Raymond Ibrahim are like the outlying early warning systems that need to transfer information to the command centres. Without this intelligence, the command centres cannot operate effectively and can only make decisions based on guesswork. Well, that is just what the U.S.A.W.C has done in this case.

The ability of CAIR to succeed in this is the result of years of persistent and careful work to undermine the credibility of anyone with information to share such as Raymond Ibrahim. CAIR is essentially a PR company for the Muslim Brotherhood. Its role is managing the news in order to put the best possible spin on the beliefs and behaviour of Muslims. One means of doing this is to attack anyone offering information that contradicts their information management message.

Given that the truth can emerge unexpectedly from any quarter you have to have a means of nullifying what rational people might say. You cannot counter them with Reason since, as aforesaid, they are rational, therefore you must resort to irrational means.

A prime example of this is the charge of “Islamophobia”. Islamophobia is a word with no demonstrable meaning. Perhaps because of this it can be deployed to stigmatize someone as unworthy of attention. It is not the only weapon in CAIR’s informational arsenal, but it has proven to be one of the most effective.

The term plays a subtle and complex game with fear. Firstly, it uses a psychiatric term affixed to the name of a religion in order to imply that any concern about Islam springs from irrational fear. At the same time, it makes people afraid to have the word ascribed to them, since it is now a member of a group of words (homophobia, transphobia) which are used as pejoratives for anyone not wholly in favour of certain conditions or behaviours.

The word has the effect of rendering concern about Islam socially unacceptable (at least in public). It makes people reluctant to investigate, to reason logically, or even to associate with those who do. It thus makes communication about Islam very difficult. It has also been used very cleverly to associate criticism of Islam with racism – which is logically absurd.

There will certainly be people critical of Islam who are also racist but their racism and critical attitude towards Islam are separate; similarly there are people who admire(d) Islam and (were) are racist – Hitler being a case in point; and there are other logical relationships: people who admire Islam who are not racist and people who are critical of Islam who are not racist.

Which brings me to my other point: the spread of confusion as a military tactic. Once important sources of information like Raymond Ibrahim are blocked; once Emotion is given priority over Reason; once categories like Islam and race become interchangeable; once any correction of these fallacies becomes harder; then, we are weakened, susceptible to false hopes and hopeless solutions
This is how societies’ early warning systems can be disabled.

The fact that CAIR can describe Raymond Ibrahim as a “white supremacist” and get away with it shows just how much CAIR can lie with complete impunity. How is this possible?

I think the answer can be found in the successful intimidation achieved by the “Islamophobia” charge. The communication systems have been successfully degraded by the “Islamophobia” weapon such that the information transmitters (i.e. people in this case) are reluctant to pass on or broadcast the message for fear of being demonized and ostracised as “Islamophobes”.

The degradation of the communication systems now means that what would have, if used at the outset, been riskier methods of attack can now be deployed with success. Hence, describing Raymond Ibrahim as a “white supremacist” is not called out immediately as patently absurd due to the fear induced by accusations of “Islamophobia”.

Thus, are prime information assets nullified and society left wide open for conquest.

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