Sunday, July 12, 2020

SNAFU! Blog & Open Source Intelligence...

For most of my readers this is gonna be a 101 course that isn't necessary.  For those folks I ask your patience.  The rest of the class listen up!  This blog seeks information from a variety of sources.  We seek information so that we can be ahead of the curve when it comes to news.  We can't do it all which is why I seek tips from readers but we try.

What we're trying to do is a low level form of "Open Source Intelligence".  via Wikipedia...
Open-source intelligence (OSINT) is data collected from publicly available sources to be used in an intelligence context.[1] In the intelligence community, the term "open" refers to overt, publicly available sources (as opposed to covert or clandestine sources). It is not related to open-source software or collective intelligence.

OSINT under one name or another has been around for hundreds of years. With the advent of instant communications and rapid information transfer, a great deal of actionable and predictive intelligence can now be obtained from public, unclassified sources.
By seeking tips from ALL sources...Chinese, Russian, Turkish, Syrian, Iranian, S. Korean, Japanese, Singaporean, Australian, British and everything in between we're seeking to keep ahead of pack.

So when you see a tweet posted on this page talking about an attack on a US convoy in Syria and that tweet has verbiage that is obviously inflammatory, insulting and disrespectful to our nation and to our forces YOU SHOULD be able to look past that part of the story and focus in on the fact that SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE is claiming that our forces got hit in that shit hole!

The rest of it doesn't matter and is of no consequence.

The focus should be on whether or not our men and women were attacked in a land far away!

That's the secret to this stuff.  You have to sift thru the sand to find the nuggets of gold that might be hidden in it.

Open source intel is something that we do, our allies and enemies all engage in.  Bloggers should too.  The magic of the internet is wasted if we can use it to be informed!

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