posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 01:24 AM
Hello to one and all. I was asked to stop in and offer up some suggestions. Here we go:
Based on what I've been told by Truthwwithin, you might want to treat this as a threat assessment and intelligence gathering excersize. It's not
really enough to gather up a bunch of cogent articles and string them togehter with well written posts.
You've got to look at making your case on several different levels, each operating at the same time. Let me give you what I've got from my own
1. You're concerned that here will be anotehr massive terror attack on the Untied States.
2. You're concerned about what will happen AFTER that attack takes place.
3. You want to show peole how to "get the word out."
4. You want to show peoplw what they can do in the aftermath of a massive terror attack.
I myself am worried about what will happen when the next President takes office. I'm concerned that he/she will overstep their Constitutional limits
and push us in to some very hard times. I use a variety of tools to get my point across. that's what you'll need to do if you're serious about
Yours is the minority opinion. You've got a lot of obstacles to overcome. Before you speak, you'll need to decide just what your message is.
That's where the "threat assessment" comes in. Private sector think-tanks, government-sponsored spy agencies, national militaries, and...terrorist
groups...all do threat assessments. Think of it as a short technical paper that summarizes the problem.
Your hypothesis is that htere will be another 9/11-style attack...soon. Why? Rack up your bullet points, summarizing each one with a single
paragrah. Limit yourself to five major points, and five minor points, and you've got yourself a genune threat assessment. This can usually be done
in two pages.
Your threat assessment is back up back background material, sometimes called a dossier (short hand). That would be your collected news items and
analysis that you find here on ATS. As you gather this material, limit yourself to just one article for each of your bullet points, major and minor.
Do that and you've got a real background dossier.
That dossier makes up the first half of your intelligence estimate. Sounds rather formidable, but remember that this is nothing more than what the
big boys do all the time. The second half of your intelligence estimate is made up of material that specifically addresses the kinds of terror
attacks which are possible, and the "stuff" that the bad guys would need to carry out each of those attacks. That includes material and
Once you've actually done all of this, you'll have a rather large document on your hands. Much bigger than what you could post in 25,000
characters. But...here's how you get around that:
a. Summarize each of your sources, and provide the web link.
Back in the days before spies and terrorists had computers, they prepared "reading files" that addressed the basics and provide a bibliography of
materials that the researcher could look at later, if they thought they needed to. Developing a reading document of this type allows you to avoid
lots of extra work and certain copyright issues related to Fair Use. You might think about getting some Wiki scholars to do some of the heavy lifting
With your threat assessment, background, and intelligence summary in hand, you are ready to speak to anyone about your theories. Since you're
concerned about what comes AFTER a large-scale terror attack, you'll need to develope an options list for each of your theorized attack scenarious.
In each case, this should be no more than one paragraph. You're trying to make a point. You're NOT trying to preach to the choire.
Information dissemination can be handled in several different ways. If you have your material posted on ATS, draft an e-mail that has links to the
main bodies of each material category. Keep it short, idealy no more than three paragraphs. Your goal is to win hearts and minds. Your goal is NOT
to turn people off. Making your case, and letting them see what you see can achieve more than "winning" the argument.
When it comes to that letter writing campaign, bear in mind that most of the e-mail you send wil get screeened out as spam. THINK about who your
audience really is. In some cases, a little bit of snail mail goes a long way. In all cases, shorter is better. Most people you see your stuff will
give you jsut 20 seconds to grab them. If you don't strike a chord with them in that span of just 2 heartbeats, they'll toss or delete your stuff
tnat that'll be the end of that. Even the terrorists know this.
These are the basics, and its all easier said than done. One person can do all of this, but it would take months or even years. What you've just
read takes up approximately 5,000 characters on the ATS post counter. Bear that in mind as you discuss this project.