I've got a very bad feeling about this: Your everyday jumble of notes and impending Iran doom!!

Generally speaking, 80 percent of the information one needs to form judgments on key intelligence targets or issues is available in open media.

--Ray McGovern, old-school CIA veteran

With reports of loose nukes and impending economic disruptions on the credit market, I've had a weird bad vibe for the last couple days. Having to take funny paths around the crashed I-35W bridge lately just underscores a sense of discontinuity.

Right now I am listening to CSPAN2, where Michael Ledeen drones on about the Mullahs in Iran and how Ledeen is gonna stage the covert war in Iran. James Woolsey and Clifford May all agree at the American Enterprise Institute, it's time for the fuckin Apocalypse! And oddly, Woolsey is a fan of South Park..... Ledeen says "they don't expect to survive" because Iranians put their money outside the country. Bizarre.

 1.Mpicons NewhYeah so I was around the insane Internet fringe recently, which is where I discovered the Morgellons!. Mwahaha... Anyway Rense.com, the Jeff Rense website, is a fine place to get up to your neck in everything outside the conventional political spectrum, from UFOs to government-sponsored AIDS to Holocaust deniers. It helps that Rense has crazy-guy hair on his old GIF.

Since our theme with the Morgellons has been medical paranoia, why not include: Bush greases skids for UN Pandemic power grab, via the Alex Jones infowars black helicopter world. The idea is that the World Health Organization and the UN will come take your guns after they release the engineered Morgellons. Supposedly at the recent Canadian Security and Prosperity Partnership they signed rules that "Establishes U.N. law along with regulations by the World Trade Organization and World Health Organization as supreme over U.S. law during a pandemic and sets the stage for militarizing the management of continental health emergencies." w0w!

Early reports said that there were mysterious gigantic put options purchased to expire by September 21st. Official type guys say it looks to be nonsense. It's possible that really the put options are just the downside half of a large deal, designed to offer a hedged bet for both big falls and a big rise. Ron Paul says the stock market is gonna collapse.

A variety of insane war crimes perpetrated in Iraq. Pretty hard to dispute anymore. Anyone who disagrees should think about depleted uranium for a while.

The Air Force outlines how they support insurgencies. Here's the doc (PDF).

Here's the sorta-banned book Deadly Deceits: My 25 years in the CIA by Ralph McGee. How did the CIA spin the media in the old days? Operation Mockingbird: CIA Media Manipulation

There are new regional power blocs forming. Here is one: Putin denies Shanghai regional group is military bloc. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Russia, China, and 4 ex-Soviet states.

Google censors another 9/11 documentary by knocking down the view counts.

Is the federal government using Neo-Nazi provocateurs? How many big rollers in these kinds of organizations are really informants, etc.

Gonzales is gone but all the insane spying remains and Democrats probably aren't going to do anything.

Dems are not going to stop "World War IV" it seems like. Buchanan says mass murdering Iranians will be popular in America. The CIA fabricated Hezbollah threats, shady business in the National Intelligence Estimate. When the Iran war apparently starts, the War Criminal is in the Living Room, indeed.

The Power of Narrative! Some older material, but I thought clear and relevant. Our Date with Armageddon: a pretty good overview of the factors adding into the Iran war. Trapped in the Wrong Paradigm: Three Handy Rules. The Paradigm that Will Not Die. Undying Myths, and Sullivan's Lies on the Path of Penance. The Intelligence won't matter because they'll spoof it. An excellent point. Walking into the Iran Trap, I: A Decision of Policy -- and the Intelligence Won't Matter. The Irrelevance of Intelligence Again, and Collective Illusions. Yeah. And Still One More Time: Stop Helping the Warmongers. How the Foreign Policy Consensus Protects Itself.

Other stuff: Dirge for the 'Surge'- by Justin Raimondo

Antiwar.com Blog · Bogus War Party Propaganda, Juan Cole on History of Western Incursions in the Mideast. Crackpot Realists and Permanent War - by Ann Berg

80% of the intelligence you need is already out there. You don't need some fancy cloak-and-daggers to find out!! This is why everyone and their mom is hooked on the Internet. If you read nothing else, read this!! Ex-CIA dude Ray McGovern:

The craft of CIA analysis was designed to be an all-source operation, meaning that we analysts were responsible - and held accountable - for assimilating information from all sources and coming to judgments on what it all meant. We used data of various kinds, from the most sophisticated technical collection platforms, to spies, to - not least - open media.

Here I must reveal a trade secret and risk puncturing the mystique of intelligence analysis. Generally speaking, 80 percent of the information one needs to form judgments on key intelligence targets or issues is available in open media. It helps to have been trained - as my contemporaries and I had the good fortune to be trained - by past masters of the discipline of media analysis, which began in a structured way in targeting Japanese and German media in the 1940s. But, truth be told, anyone with a high school education can do it. It is not rocket science.

More following up that idea here: You, Too, Can and Should Be an "Intelligence Analyst". Don't buy the 'appeal to authority' argument.

Ok now I realized a lot of the crazy paranoia stuff is stashed somewhere else so I will have to get it later.

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