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an extensive operation or sphere of activity controlled by one person or group

The largest empire today has amassed more foreign military bases than any other in world history, spends more seeking hegemonic domination than the rest of the world combined, and has overthrown or attempted to overthrow some 60 governments, most of which were elected by their populations.

Friday, November 20, 2015

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Professor As'ad AbuKhalil Cites My Analysis of 2012 DIA Docs re ISIS Formation

As'ad AbuKhalil is a Lebanese-American professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus, and has been a visiting professor at UC Berkeley.  In addition, he has taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, California State University Stanislaus, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College.

AbuKhalil is the author of Historical Dictionary of Lebanon (1998), Bin Laden, Islam & America's New "War on Terrorism" (2002), and The Battle for Saudi Arabia (2004). - Wiki

He cites my DIA doc analysis, which he saw on the Levant Report, here. 

Thanks to journalist Brad Hoff of Levant Report for bringing this to my attention.

My DIA doc analysis has also been cited by Dr. Nafeez Ahmed and the former military/intelligence specialists at Fabius Maximus. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

In Wake of Paris Attacks, Greenwald, Wikileaks, New York Times Reference Brad Hoff's Report on 2012 DIA Docs re Emergence of IS

Pulitzer-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald published an article this week documenting how the West, including France, has both empowered and antagonized ISIS prior to the recent attacks in Paris (more documentation here and hereReuters: "Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington.").

For one of his sources, Greenwald links to a report on declassified DIA documents by Brad Hoff, a journalist and former marine with five years of experience and study in Syria.  Hoff publishes the Levant Report, in which he, and guest writers, closely monitor events in Syria and the West's many interventions in that country and region.

Several months ago, Hoff published my point by point analysis of the DIA documents revealing the West's knowledge, in 2012, of the potential emergence of an Islamist principality in Syria and that the Syrian opposition, always a minority, was already being led by Wahhabists, whom the US supports in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere and have been supported by the West for many decades.

With visitors linking from Greenwald's article (as well as from another link to the Levant Report from Wikileaks) to investigate Hoff's reporting on the DIA documents, Hoff also re-published my analysis, with a new introduction written by him.

Check it out here. 

Update 11/23/15: Six months late, but better late than never, the New York Times has reported on the 2012 DIA doc regarding the emergence of IS, and sources Brad Hoff's report on the documents in Global Research.