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    Saturday, July 16, 2011

    Report from the Field, Afghan

    Interviewed one of the US Military cadre, just back
    from Afghan.

    Now I caution the reader, these are perceptions
    of one US military personnel, these views are
    what he experienced in his cloistered military base,
    not living with the indigenous people.
    His views are not right or wrong, just his experience.
    On and near one big Mil base in Afghan.

    Excellent interview, many of my OSINT inputs meshed
    with his personal experience, but he was able to add a depth
    to the context not available in the news.

    There were 3 or 4 occasions where he wouldn't go,
    some of my questions lead to classified material.

    But I am happy to report the troops seem to be over
    all content with the current armor, personal and vech.
    Exceptions being the collar which most don't wear and
    the crotch protection.
    Collar to stiff and hot, sometimes 140 degrees.
    12 bottles of water a day.
    And the crotch protection too difficult to enter/egress
    from vech.
    Both not used as much.

    Another are the smells and hygiene, many Afgani out
    side the main cities don't bathe much. Open sewers
    and garbage dumps near their homes.

    R&R not much, can't go anywhere alone, few green zones
    are safe. And there is NO beer, I expected that would be
    official position but much beer smuggled on base.
    There isn't any beer on bases.

    Who are the Taliban? Depends on what day it is,
    Civilians move back and forth depending on need
    for money. Eye scans help separate long term
    Taliban from the occasional worker.
    And they tend to eye scan everyone.

    To Track Militants, U.S. Has System That Never Forgets a Face 

    Drugs: Every where. Many confiscated from the
    Afghan civilians when they come on base.
    And it depends on which drugs are seized by
    which nationals are doing guard duty at the time.
    All seize heroin but some let maryjane and hash

    Afghan diet in outlying areas mostly vegetables.
    And eaten with the right hand, left hand is used for
    personal hygiene. You never want to shake their
    left hand.

    As a culture they don't seem to be afraid of death,
    going to see Allah and the virgins.
    Women are treated worse than dogs.
    Cases of Afghan men almost beating their
    women to death and US troops are prohibited
    from intervening. Women and kids are renewable
    resources, sell them as bombers, strap a bomb on them
    and send them off. Marry a new wife or have another

    Most of the religious strife and terrorism can be traced
    back to money as primary motive.

    Over all they are very religious and pray 5 or more
    times a day, and see no conflict in praying 5 X a day
    and beating the wife.

    Most up to about age 40 would rather party than
    work, something like Punks in US.
    If they get angry with each other they tend
    to settle it among themselves, cases he has
    seen is smashing out all the car windows,
    trying to run some over with the car, justice
    belongs to the one with the most power.

    They fear the Taliban, and might not even
    know who the Taliban cadre are in their area.

    They don't tend to fear Americans and are aware
    of American limits on the use of force.

    About attacks on Americans, not may left alive
    on Taliban side after attack, and they get bonuses
    for killing Americans, but need video proof.
    Which accounts for all the terrorist videos.
    Heard Taliban pay $10 per dead US trooper.
    with proof, video.

    Buying from locals: everything tends to start
    at $100 even if price ends up a $1.

    Hope this provides additional insight into
    what our troops are facing in Afghan.

    Again I thank all active duty troops.

    War Anthropologist.


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    Wednesday, July 13, 2011

    Muslims have reason to suspect the Other.

    Muslims have reason to suspect the Other.
    Paradigm Intel.

    Check out the history, Crusades, WWI and WWWII.
    America after Afghan drove Russians out.

    Watching "Loin of the Desert" (1981) abt the 1920's in Lybia, 
    Arabs have reason to suspect "us", never happen again.

    While it was ugly and made me automatically compare that
    to US now in Afpak.

    There is no compairison.
    Its too ugly to go into, and 90 yrs ago.

    Just what the hell is US doing in Afpak?
    911, al qaeda, and they are hiding in Pakistan,
    and still launching attacks on CONUS.

    US is there fighting an Enemy.
    How heavy is the psychic push to go after al qaeda?
    US would and have invaded any country that houses
    al qaeda if that Government isn't killing them.
    To be real clear on this bit of anthropology,
    US would go to war with nuclear armed Pakistan,
    if they had to, to get al qaeda.

    al qaeda plans daily to kill American civilians in USA.
    5 or more attacks have been launched against CONUS.

    Most of the world understands this, US is going to
    go after al qaeda till they are DEAD, or the threat is
    GONE. Where ever they are, they are killing Americans.
    US Military is going to go after them, ITS THEIR JOB.

    And US spends on just its Military as much as the next
    20 nations combined, US has killing DOWN.

    That is why the US dollar is the worlds reserve currency.
    US is a fairly reasonable world policeman.
    Gave Japan, Iraq back to people, even did Marshal
    plan for Europe.
    In general the world trusts US, and so trusts its money.

    US works very hard to keep civilian deaths down.
    And I know that is meaningless to anyone who has
    lost someone, but US is at WAR.

    US doesn't want to be in Afghanstan or Pakistan,
    US wants to kill al qaeda, end the threat.

    Pakistans Military and the ISI, have other ideas.
    They were hiding OBL, and received 
    $20,000,000,000 in aid from US. 
    During the past 10 yrs US has been
    hunting for OBL. He was hid on a Paki Military
    base for the last 5 yrs.

    The ISI assassination of Saleem Shahzad,
    news reporter was because he was getting to
    close to how the ISI pays Taliban to keep war
    going, to keep the US Dollars flowing.

    To reporting how close the Taliban and ISI
    really are. 
    How the ISI was hiding OBL, with
    Taliban help and how the Taliban blames 
    the ISI for OBL death, and started a new level
    of attacks in Pakistan because the ISI didn't
    protect OBL as promised..

    Paradigm Intel indicates the Taliban and al qaeda
    were paying ISI Generals to keep OBL safe from


    ISI knowing al qaeda wouldn't last for ever
    encouraged a standin, the guys that attacked
    India, Mumbai. Keep that Global threat alive.

    Look at the Pakistan Military and ISI actions,
    they are pursuing a paradigm that keeps this
    war going as long as possible.
    Terrorist sanctuaries.
    Trying to stop the Drones.
    Kicking out CIA from Pakistan.
    Cutting back on US training for Paki troops.


    Many of the Pakistani Generals are multiple 
    millionaires. All with in the past 10 yrs.

    ISI is secretly running Pakistan.
    Who decided to stop US training paki troops? 

    Wasn't the Paki Gov, they weren't asked.

    US Gov announced stopping $800,000,000
    in Mil aid, and the head of ISI is hightailing
    to Washington DC for an unplanned meeting

    The Pakistan ambassador indicated US aid 
    shouldn't come with strings, but there are expectations
    You don't hide OBL.
    You don't kill your own reporters.

    The Pakistan Gov is new and may not
    even be aware of ISI running Pakistan.
    Some of the Pakistan Elected Gov have
    been threatened. Opsec refrains any more 

    Its not that the Paki Mil and ISI are so bad
    they couldn't end the terrorism, 
    they are so good they have been able
    to keep it going for 10 yrs without boiling
    over into full civil war.

    We have been engaging al qaeda and
    Taliban webmasters and hackers for many 
    years, exposing IPs and Operations, tracking 
    and tracing them, burning them often. 
    We were involved in one death,
    when a terrorist webmaster decided to fight 
    after we turned in his location.

    And any cyber force that gets in the way of
    US taking out al qaeda would be an enemy
    of ours.

    We are looking to make connections with
    hackers in Pakistan and a dialog exchange
    with any ISI or "S" squad members.

    But how are the Pakistan people going to
    change ISI or the Mil, it will take a very brave
    and strong Civilian Government to stand up
    to the Mil, those civil servants would be heroes.

    How to change ISI

    At least its a start.

    War Anthropologist

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    Tuesday, July 12, 2011

    Al Qaeda’s Ominous Silence: NOT

    Al Qaeda’s Ominous Silence


    Bruce Riedel

    Excellent article on possible threat of al qaeda.

    Our Paradigm Intel paints a different picture.
    No body cares, OBL's cell is "old hat".
    Supporters not going to give money to Big "Z"
    for good reason.
    Islam mostly embarrassed by al quada, giving 
    Muslims a bad name.

    Egypt has shown the Muslims the way to
    make changes AND IT WORKS.
    Nothing shameful like aq.

    Binny's gone and rest are loose cannons,
    can't just turn them off or disband them,
    Islam can kill "it" from the head down,
    money connections, till it disbands on its

    Can't just tell Americans Big "Z"s Location.
    They would go get him, and Pakistan will go
    nutz again, irregardless of the impact on terrorism,
    The ISI is so immature, more worried about their
    own reputation than Pakistani lives.
    Other potential, OBL PCs intel,
    US knows where Big "Z" is and are waiting
    for ISI to give them the known location, ISI 
    saving face, becoming heroes, or US burns
    them again.
    How to burn Big "Z"?

    US pulling Pakistan aid:
    And Aid is a two way street, there are some 
    U won't hide OBL,or 
    kill reporters, 
    Gold digger? 

    And instead of ISI joining in on the celebration 
    of OBLs death they got all pissed off.
    And that makes Americans mad.

    With the OBL Cyber intel treasure trove processed,
    we expect the CIA is contacting al qaeda leaders, cadre by email, phone.
    STOP, come in and talk or we DRONE you.

    JUST go thru the list, one at a time give them a 
    chance then take them out. 3 in past 3 days.

    Question has become can US work around Pakistan
    supply routes longer than Pakistan can go with out,
    $800 million dollars, $1.2 billion dollars. US Will use
    Paki aid to pay for more expensive alternate routes for
    supplies into Afghanistan.

    ISI cutting Pakistan's throat slowly, Mil will pull those
    missing aid funds out of Civilian programs.

    The Navy generals haven't seen the proof yet.
    Killing  wasn't a random act.
    ISI need to shut up the press, the only part they
    didn't have effective control of.
    They killed 36 other reporters trying to hide facts
    about their control of Pakistan even the Taliban.

    ISI has been running a Infowar to keep Pakis confused,
    conspiracy's, blaming America for all the Pakistan problems.
    ISI uses TV and Radio, even work propaganda with
    the Taliban, hating America is objective of Taliban
    and ISI. 
    The hate America campaign deflects blame for all Paki problems
    from the ISI on to the USA.

    One of the ISI sock puppets:
    Ahmed Quraishi of

    There is a Psycho Sexual mass murder running
    ISI. Who is responsible for all ISI actions?

    : said: "If I hold back and don't 
    do my job,I might as well just make tea"



     could be so GREAT, beautiful, peaceful, 
    prosperous. WHEN? 

    Civilian supremacy over military:process,not transaction:  
    If not NOW, WHEN,
    If not U, who?
    Or U gona make TEA?  

    ISI is running Pakistan

    Internet Anthropologist