The Latest: Trump Says ‘I Don’t Care’ About Iowa Dispute

Trump, who on Wednesday was accusing Cruz of election fraud and calling for an Iowa do-over, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he’s so focused on the Feb. 9 contest in New Hampshire that “I don’t care about that anymore.”

Don’t care?

Wait a minute, Trump is helping to elect the next POTUS and he doesn’t care? #fail

Source: The Latest: Trump Says ‘I Don’t Care’ About Iowa Dispute – ABC News

Commoditizing; an Active Measure?

SHOCK: Hearing reports #BundyMilitia arrests were a hoax & they escaped on these magnificent birds.#Oregonstandoff pic.twitter.com/ih3ctvFZWX— Charles Buchanan (@CRobertBuchanan) January 27, 2016

It seems likely to me that commoditizing is an Active Measure that governments use to take away the soul of an enemy. It is used to make them feel common and the movement they represent common as well. I think by definition alone that it can be said that most people are not radicalized by that which is common.

Democracy coming to the Middle East probably radicalized people as did ISIS’s quick take-over of a big swath of Syria and Iraq did. The difference was Democracy was commoditized and ISIS has not been as lucky yet.

Who ever created this photo helped commoditize the non-local militia that occupied and harassed federal officials in Burns Oregon. The fact it has now been traded on the market in blood, does not make its use as an Active Measure any less powerful, nor attractive.

Source: Twitter

Iran’s leader says never trusted the West, seeks closer ties with China

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called for closer economic and security ties with China, saying Iran had never trusted the West, as the two countries agreed to increase bilateral trade more than 10-fold to $600 billion in the next decade.

Truly a relationship made in heaven. The USA would have had to create this relationship, if it didn’t just all happen by itself. :)

The reason is this:

It sounds to me like

China is the epicenter of the looming crisis. China in today’s cycle is what US housing was during the financial crisis in 2008. In 2008, China reacted quickly, resorted to fiscal stimulus, which saved the boom and even amplified it. In addition, however, the liquidity from the QE-program in the US flooded into the country, which even accelerated the uptrend – in terms of credit growth and investment, the boom in China grew into the biggest excess in the history of mankind.

and Iran could use all the excessive commodities it can now buy, as sanctions are lifted, and its economy becomes a player in the developing market.

It’s a relationship made in heaven, because China’s relationship with Turkey is strong enough that they hold combined military exercises and strong enough with Russia that there is much in integration at their border regions, and Iran is basically at war with the Arab Sunni kingdom.

Whither that “Kingdom” is heaven, has yet to be seen.

 

Source: Iran’s leader says never trusted the West, seeks closer ties with China – Yahoo News

Armed group’s leader refuses private FBI talk. 

Bundy arrived Friday at the airport in Burns, where the FBI has been monitoring the occupation, but left shortly afterward because federal authorities wanted the conversation to be private.

Doesn’t Bundy know that nothing is private before God? The thought of prison must have been getting too real for him.

Some of the greatest world leaders did their best work in prison, no?

Oh ye of little faith!

Source: Armed group’s leader refuses private FBI talk | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KATU

OODA; A Node Looking for an Edge

In another post I wrote: ” nodes are the ends to the path across the gap between nodes.”.  I also said, “…edges are the pathways between nodes… “.The OODA loop is a node not an edge. All the information needed to understand what OODA means is here.

A node and an edge are a continuum, “: a range or series of things that are slightly different from each other and that exist between two different possibilities”. The two different possibilities are space and time. A node takes up space–an edge is a matter of time. The slight difference between them is that a node is held in position by time–an edge is defined in distance by the space between nodes. A node is space specific, while an edge is time specific, but each are defined by the other.

A node and an edge each has a separate environment. In the OODA process it is time that holds each step in the process together in its environment, but each step in the process is in one environment and it is the edges, in another environment, that makes the OODA whole. The distance between Observation, Orientation, Decision, and Action define the edges and give them meaning.

The most important edge is between Decision and Action. It is this edge that makes the OODA loop an open loop and gives the OODA loop a position of advantage in the environment the OODA loop is Observed in. The advantage is in the distance of the edge and the position of Orientation relative to the edge’s environment. The position is created by thinking, and thinking is the essence of life.

In other words, the edge between Decision and Action, through thinking, makes the OODA loop an open loop and a living organism.

Time is a position–space is distance to the 3rd power. When an area of time is in position it is T^2–When space is in time it is distance^4 and in a form of acceleration when, at zero velocity, called gravity, where there is a change in distance, but no change in time.

US Air Force shelves Warthog plane retirement amid IS fight: media

Washington (AFP) – The US Air Force will delay retiring the A-10 — a stalwart attack aircraft beloved by ground troops — because of the ongoing fight against the Islamic State group, a military news site reported Wednesday.

So basically, the USA is going to invade Iraq as it did Afghanistan, i.e. it will eliminate the competing insurgency, ISIS, with Iraqi troops. The significant factor will be that these troops will be Arab instead of Iranian.

Doing the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.

In other words, we are creating another Afghanistan.

While those already  fighting in Afghanistan will be ahead of the curve, I wonder about the POTUS nominations. Will they be prepared?

Another 10 years in Iraq?

Source: US Air Force shelves Warthog plane retirement amid IS fight: media – Yahoo News