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Meanwhile, I wish you health, happiness, and contentment for any and every holiday you choose to celebrate.  Here’s a little greeting and a recap of my year from my feline companion and me. 

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Rob’s Weekly News Wrap-Up 12/14-12/21

Compare the words and actions of Trump and the House and Senate
GOP to what NATO reports in its handbook of Russian Information Warfare.

It is chilling to see how it all fits together and more chilling to realize
Putin achieved a primary strategic goal:

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incapacitate as much of the state as possible before it is aware of the conflict. From the NATO Handbook of Russian Information Warfare.

Most Americans still don’t know we’re under attack.

December 13:

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Russia strategically uses powerful nonprofits like the NRA to discredit government agencies and erode the credibility of law enforcement. From the NATO Handbook of Russian Information Warfare.

For Context, from July 2017:

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Russia pollutes the pool of information and thus creates a ‘permissive’ media environment that treats Russia’s lies as credible. (are there really two sides to the idea that it’s wrong for the Trump Administration to hold toddlers in detention centers?)

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People are unaware they are targets of a campaign to influence their decisions with a stream of lies.

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So, who is happy about Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria?

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Context, what can it mean when the U.S. President unilaterally makes decisions that everyone says will only benefit a foreign adversary?

Why would the U.S. President look for reasons to shut down our government and weaken our ability to defend ourselves?

Is the United States so destabilized under Trump we’ve temporarily lost our sovereignty?

 

Handbook of Russian Information Warfare - Loss of Sovereignty
The State is deprived of its Sovereignty without seizure of the state’s territory

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For context:

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Please read the NATO Handbook of Russian Information Warfare

Rob Goldstein 2018