Category: Resistance

How democratic underground groups can risk dictatorial regimes.

Kyiv Post: Ukraine’s secret weapon

Ukraine has a secret weapon that it can deploy to defend itself against Russian aggression and subversion, and to deter further Russian hybrid hostilities against other countries. I discuss “Ukraine’s Secret Weapon” in a guest piece published April 7 in the Kyiv Post. Here’s the text: Like no other country, non-aligned Ukraine has an untapped capability to defend itself against...

Digital citizen-sleuths: Social media played big role in solving Boston Marathon jihad case

Individual citizens, with their digital cameras and social media networks, played a major role in helping authorities solve the Boston Marathon jihadi case. Call it crowdsourcing intelligence. Photos, videos, Facebook updates, tweets, and online research and analysis provided substantial clues for police and investigators in identifying and taking down the Islamist brothers who murdered at least four and injured more...

Muslim Brotherhood can’t take a joke – so let’s keep joking

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi depended on protesters to ridicule the regime he targeted in Egypt, but now that he has become the Egyptian regime, he’s showing he fears the power of ridicule as a political weapon. Morsi had local comedian and satirist Bassem Youssef set up to be prosecuted for “insulting” him (and Islam) on March 30 of this...

Egyptian protesters call for Morsi to be ousted & put on trial

Looks like Egyptians aren’t taking the Muslimbrotherhoodization of their country sitting down. Protesters are now openly calling for President Mohammed Morsi – a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood – to be overthrown and placed on trial for crimes that include politically motivated murder. Egypt is becoming so fragmented under Morsi’s dictatorial rule that the country’s military leader, General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’,...

‘Sheiks playing on their Playstations’ – Fearful Qatar sentences critic to life in prison

A Qatari opposition figure who derided the family dictatorship as a bunch of “sheiks playing on their Playstations” has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for “insulting” the emir. The case shows the Wahhabi regime’s vulnerability to ridicule. Qatar can dish it out to the rest of us with its Al Jazeera TV, but it...

Blackballing a dirtbag

What do people do when a powerful political figure is a dirtbag, but some of the main local news organizations are so biased that they refuse to report the news? Stage a vocal political protest and put it on YouTube. It’s easy and a no-brainer, but political and business organizations around the world still can’t seem to figure it out....

Citizen videos show widespread defiance across Iran

Videos shot by ordinary citizens celebrating the Persian New Year season show widespread defiance of the regime across Iran. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei decreed that there be no public observations of the pre-Islamic traditions, which include lighting and jumping over bonfires to mark the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil. IranChannel.org has the story. (Photo: An...

Professor part of ‘Team B’ report on enemy threat doctrine

(Institute of World Politics news release) An IWP professor is part of the now-famous ‘Team B’ report on enemy threat doctrine and operations, including the Muslim Brotherhood penetration of the United States. Annenberg Professor of International Communication J. Michael Waller joins a range of noted defense, intelligence and security experts as a contributor to Shariah: The Threat to America, a...

Armed Forces Journal says my book could ‘squelch the enemy into a blob of irrelevance’

The Armed Forces Journal has published a review of my new book Fighting the War of Ideas like a Real War. “The book is packed with action points that could be implemented rapidly and at little cost,”writes Armed Forces Journal editor Karen Walker. “We could, for instance, stop feeding the terrorist’s self-esteem and confirming his status as a martyr by using the term he selected...