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THE SIXTH DOMAIN

October 19, 2009

Author: STEPHEN EDWARD SEADLER   Member:  American Physical Society, New York Academy of Sciences, Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, American Political Science Association, Princeton Guest Scholar 1993-99, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Union of Concerned Scientists, West Point Society of New Jersey, Naval Intelligence Professionals, Golden Gloves Boxer.  Listed:  In biographical reference works in the US, UK, Europe and Asia.  Marquis Who’s Who database bio is at pacificus.org.

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In our time:  the 20th Century produced three World Wars (the Third, a.k.a. ‘Cold War,’ included the Korean and Vietnam Wars), the beginning of the Fourth World War (against Global Islamic Jihad), and four Holocausts — the Armenian, Ukrainian, European (Jewish and Other, each six million slaughtered), and Rwandan.  Now, in the 21st Century, we are embroiled in World War IV and are emerging from the fifth Holocaust: Darfur.  Four World Wars and Five Holocausts in less than 100 years!  Something is profoundly, fundamentally wrong.

This tract illuminates what that Fatal Flaw is, provides the missing dimension to correct it, and, all told, sets forth the Sixth Domain for waging War and Peace.  In so doing, it focuses on combatting and ending the driver of World War IV: the 1400-year-old Islamic Jihad.

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BIN   LADEN,  AL  QAEDA  &  GLOBAL  ISLAMIC  JIHAD

This is a matter of religion and creed…There is no way to forget the hostility between us and the infidels. It is ideological.  — From a tape of Obama bin Laden’s speech 3 Nov 2001, broadcast by Al Jazeera satellite channel based in Qatar, and quoted in The New York Times, 4 Nov, p B2.

That defines terrorism as distinct from terror. Only this enterprise combats terrorism. All others combat only terror.

Usama Bin Laden, or UBL as he is professionally known, did not originate Al Qaeda’s ideology, nor did he even create Al Qaeda. That name was not even used prior to 9/11.  The Palestinian-Jordanian ideologue Abdullah Azzam conceptualized Al Qaeda al-Sulbah (The Solid Base) in 1987 for the sole purpose of creating societies founded on the strictest Islamist principles, and Azzam was the mentor of UBL. Its founding document states, “This vanguard…must be endowed with firm belief in its ideology…There must be a strong determination and insistence to continue the march no matter how long it takes.”  To put into practice Azzam’s pan-Islamic ideology, UBL and Al Qaeda’s leadership built an organization with a worldwide network.  Ideological penetration is their most powerful method of globalization, and they have succeeded throughout the globe, including deep into Central Asia.  One of its operational hallmarks is huge investment in planning and preparatory stages of an attack, with extensive surveillance and reconnaisance of targets to ensure success. 

 The network, of mostly independent affiliated but not directly integral movments, groups and organizations, has  been soundly established and will thrive beyond UBL.  For years operations have been run by Al Qaeda’s second in command Ayman al-Zawahiri, who will most likely succeed UBL, who has been more an executive and charismatic than an operations manager for several years.

Zawahiri  may be worse for the non-Islamic world than UBL.  He helped found the Egyptian Islamic Jihad group, has been Al Qaeda’s chief ideologue and operations manager, and is believed by experts to have  been the “operational brains” behind the 9/11 attacks on the US.

UBL has been leading man in the contemporary productions of Global Islamic Jihad, whose original script was written by Muhammad in his Qur’an some 1400 years ago. More accurately, inasmuch as he was an illiterate camel merchant, it was dictated by him to scribes, as he concocted it over many years out of Coreish tribal mythology, Judaism and Christianity in conjunction with his Jewish and Christian colleagues.  His claim of divine origin via the angel Jabril (Gabriel) is in no way substantiated. In fact, much evidence provided by Arabic documents of Muhammad’s day prove that the Qur’an and Islam are wholly secular in origin.

Many Islamic sects have arisen since then, of which UBL adopted a particularly virulent  Salafism, which was taught to him by a  sheik in the hills of Yemen. Many other Jihadic sects also exist, following Salafism and pledging allegiance only to Allah and his Messenger (Muhammad).  Primarily, beyond their particular local political objectives, all Islamic Jihadists seek Qur’anic death to the infidels and establishment of a global caliphate, that is, a totally Islamic world, with terrorism their primary method. These are givens, fundamental, because the Qur’an is inherently jihadic and terrorist in message.  The word ‘islam’ means ‘submission.’ 

Thus, the loss of a momentary leading man will have minimal if any substantive or operational effect on the Global Islamic Jihad. The 1400-year-old show will go on.  More so than ever, as it is increasingly enhanced by the communications, transportation, and weapons of modern technology, and the massive slaughters, destructions and disruptions of biological, radiological and nuclear Catastrophic Terrorism as well as enhanced conventional terrorism.

All told, it is clearly essential that in order successfully to defend itself against global Islamist onslaughts, the non-Jihadist world must embark on  a relentless, enduring campaign to nullify the ideological foundation of Global Islamic Jihad, and thus cut off the Head of the Hydra.  The Sword for that is De-Sanctification — of the Qur’an.  The  Resource for that is the wealth of Arab documents of Muhammad’s time provided by Sir William Muir’s The Life of Mahomet / From Original Sources: New Edition (Abridged from the First Edition in Four Volumes) (1878) — which proves conclusively the totally secular origin of the Qur’an.   

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J I H A D   B R I E F :   D E F E A T I N G   J I H A D 

This Brief provides Essential Core Reading for those concerned with International Security — especially with Global Islamic Jihad and its most virulent agents, such as Al Qaeda (the Base), al-Shabaab (the Youth), and the newly resurgent and  invigorated Muslim Brotherhood — with special concern about terrorist attacks on the U.S. Homeland — which is hopelessly porous and indefensible.  The level of threat has greatly increased with the emergence in January ’09 of  al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) — “the most significant risk to the U.S. Homeland” (testimony at House Subcom. on Counterterrorism and Intelligence hearing, March 2, ’11). 

JIHAD BRIEF comprises: SLAYING THE HYDRA  and WAR BRIEF ALPHA — as listed in the Pages at the right — and the devastating message CALLING ALL JIHADIS at jihadis.net, which includes attacking the Homeland Jihadist menace, whence it will ripple out worldwide.  Translated versions of that site should be distributed via Internet and leaflets.  In overview, this strategy requires uncovering and facing Reality —  then moving to a new higher level of discourse — a new Domain of Warfare — the Sixth Domain: IDEOSPACE — the most powerful — which overarches and dominates the other Domains, namely:  Land, Sea, Air, Space, and Cyberspace.  When implemented:

WE WILL AT LAST MOVE FROM PUTTING OUT FIRES AT GREAT COST IN LIVES AND TREASURE TO PUTTING OUT THE INCENDIARY IDEOLOGIES THAT LIGHT THEM

— and begin to reduce the trillions of dollars deficit on and off Budget to pay for past, present and future wars.

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THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD (al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun) AND HAMAS

The Muslim Brotherhood is on track to dominate the Egypt that will emerge from its 2011 Revolution, is a worldwide force, including in allegedly democratic Muslim Malaysia, and is the driving force behind behind the rise of what Americans naively call ‘home-grown’ terrorists.  Therefore it is essential that the world have some knowledge of the Brotherhood phenomenon.

The Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna upon an exceedingly hate-filled and violent ideology. During the World War II era it was closely allied with Hitler, Nazi forces, and the infamous Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Its former Supreme Spiritual Leader Mustapha Mashour declared, “Democracy contradicts and wages war on Islam. Whoever calls for democracy means they are raising banners contradicting God’s plan and fighting Islam.” (1981) More recently, The Brotherhood Leader Abdullah Azzam, teacher of Osama bin Laden, declared, “History does not write its lines except with blood. Honor and respect cannot be established except on a foundation of cripples and corpses.” (2003) Another Brother, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is bin Laden’s second in command. 

Al-Banna was (he was assassinated) and his Brotherhood are extreme fundamentalists, in particular, Salafists (followers of al-salaf al-salih or “the pious ancestors), who seek to return Islam to the primitive, pristine, fierce, unspoiled creed deemed to have been preached by Mohammed and practiced by his companions and first few generations of their descendents. Al-Banna Salafists still claim to have the right to dictate their understanding of the Qur’an to all members of the Ummah (Muslim community), and implement it in all walks of life — and, after global Islamization to every member of mankind — who will live in the Islamic Utopia that the The Muslim Brotherhood will have achieved. The politics of that Utopia shall be absolute obedience to their unerring interpretations of the Qur’an, for the very word ‘islam’ means ‘submission.’

During the World War II era, an ally of Hassan al-Banna, Mohammad Amin al-Husayni, inspired Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the key figure in the group that founded terrorist organization HAMAS in 1988.  ‘Hamas’ means ‘zeal,’ which is also an Arabic acronym for ‘Islamic Resistance Movement.’  Its zeal, as set forth in its Charter or Sacred Covenant (Al-Mithraq) is wholly devoted to the destruction of Israel and the extermination of all Jews.  Its Preamble begins, “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it.” That is augmented by, “The war is open until Israel ceases to exist and until the last Jew in the world is eliminated.”  The Charter is a fusion of Islamic ideology with apocalyptic secular conspiracy theories and lethal anti-Semitism imported from Europe.  It builds much on upon the notorious forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, as does the Brotherhood and nearly all contemporary anti-Semitism, especially Islamist.  The Protocols are concisely nullified by this writer’s review in Amazon.com (title by Amazon):

Protocols A Forgery Declare Columbia Univ & Russia

“…As early as 1921, the English journalist Philip Graves exposed the similarity between the Protocols and a political satire by Maurice Joly, ‘Dialogue aux enfers entre Machiavel et Montesquieu’ (1864).  Subsequent investigation showed the original to be a forgery  written by members of the Russian secret police.” — The New Columbia Encyclopedia, Columbia University Press, New York, London, 1975, p. 2229.  Additionally, in 1994, after an exhaustive year-long investigation, a Russian District Court in Moscow, Judge Ludmilla Belikova presiding, ruled that the Czarist-era ‘Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion’ was in fact a forgery and that its publication constituted an anti-Semitic act. 

Hamas’ goal of destroying Israel is nonnegotiable: “The blood of our martyrs will not be wasted on the negotiating table.”  According to Lee Smith regarding post-Mubarak Egypt from the historical perspective: “There is little evidence that radicals are made moderate by having to solicit votes and govern.  History shows that the reverse is true — radicals radicalize politics.” (The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations (New York: Anchor Books, 2011, pp 9, 135).  Humanitarian considerations aside, the loss of Israel would be strategic catastrophe for the non-Muslim world, especially for the United States. 

The Muslim Brotherhood has achieved wide-ranging global influence, with branches in at least 80 countries. In pursuing that reach it has practiced the principle of ‘strategic deception,’ which has long been part of Islamic history and thought under the name taqiyya, whitewashing and misreprenting the Brotherhood’s history, ideology, and intents.

In the 1980s, with the assistance of the Wahhabi network of ‘sharia finance’ and Saudi-bankrolled American Muslim Council, The Muslim Brotherhood began expanding its network in the United States.  In 1991, Mohammed Akram, a member of the Shura Council of the U.S. Brotherhood, stated in his An Explanatory Memorandum that the “Civilization-Jihadist Process” for North America is “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western Civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of believers so that it eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

Hence the United States is exeriencing the emergence of terrorism by ‘home-grown’ terrorists.

The  Muslim Brotherhood’s motto is:  Islam is the Solution.”

JIHAD BRIEF proves conclusively that:  Islam is the Problem.

And provides the Solution.

The organization might better be called The Muslim Killerhood. We cannot know that it has become otherwise until it rescinds or sufficiently revises its ideology and renounces Hamas.  Until then, any appearances to the effect that  the Muslim Brotherhood has progressed and reformed into a pacific, democratic party is merely practice of taqiyya, and it remains a Jihadist menace.   

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Life somewhat better might content him, / But for that gleam of heavenly light that .Thou hast lent him, / He calls it Reason — thence his powers increased, / To be far beastlier than any beast. — Mephistopheles to the Lord in Goethe’s Faust. 

 All that I care to know is that a man is a human being — that is enough for me: he can’t be any worse. — Mark Twain in “Stirring Times in Austria,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, March 1898.  

homo sapiens is the most vicious, slaughterous, destructive, malignant species of the entire animal kingdom…Hominid beastliness derives from the evolutionary process of encephalization, via which our neurophysiology retains structures of lower species of beasts.Stephen Edward Seadler in The New York Academy of Sciences Magazine, Spring 2008, p. 3  

 F R O M    M E L O S    T O    M A I N    S T R E E T

 During the Peloponnesian War the Athenians sent emissaries ashore to convince the elders on the island of Melos to surrender.  In the famous Melian Conference they declared that:  “the standard of justice depends on the equality of power to compel and that in fact the strong do what they have the power to do and the weak accept what they have to accept.  Our opinion of the gods and our knowledge of men lead us to conclude that it is a general and necessary law of nature to rule wherever one can.” The Melians neither debated the thesis nor surrendered, but, rather, put their trust in Sparta and the gods, none of whom came to their rescue.  The Athenians attacked, conquered, put to death all men of military age, sold the women and children as slaves, and founded a colony.[The full text of that extraordinary Conference is given in the section “The Melian Dialogue” in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, Book Five, paragraphs 84 through 116.]  

That episode comprises the prototype of international affairs to this day.  With variations of details: ideologies based on ‘natural law’ or divine sanctification or some other manmade concoction, drive and legitimate oppressions and wars — are uncontested — and bloodshed ensues. 

Cues and admonitions abound throughout history. 

 “The tongue has the power of life and death…”  Proverbs 18:21, Judaic Old Testament.

“In the beginning was the Word…”   John 1:1, Judaeo-Christian New Testament.  In the original Greek, ‘Word’ was ‘Logos,’ meaning Idea or the manifestation of Idea.  The phrase projected into the Cosmos the ancient perception of the primacy of Idea in human affairs.

“Since wars begin in the minds of men it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.”   Charter of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

“The little god o’ the world sticks to the same old way, / And is as whimsical as on Creation’s day. / Life somewhat better might content him, / But for that gleam of heavenly light that thou hast lent him; / He calls it Reason — thence his powers increased, / To be far beastlier than any beast.” Mephistopheles to the Lord in Goethe’s Faust. 

“The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything — save our modes of thinking.”   Albert Einstein”

The ideology, in my opinion, is the most dangerous thing,” said Rashad M. al-Alimi, an erudite sociology professor who is now Yemen’s Interior minister.”   New York Times, 9 Jan 03, p A14.

“This is a matter of religion and creed; it is not what Bush and Blair maintain, that it is a war against terrorism.  There is no way to forget the hostility between us and the infidels.  It is ideological.”   From a tape of Osama bin Laden’s speech 3 Nov 2001, as broadcast by Al Jazeera satellite channel based in Qatar, and quoted in The New York Times, 4 Nov, p B2.

Measures necessary to introduce and implement a new ideological dimension in international security affairs are at hand.  All malignant ideologies can be substantively reduced, and thereby nullified, and the institutions, treaties, and telecommunications to accomplish that exist.  Non-Governmental Organizations can play major roles.  Legal nullification is available via the UN Charter ‘threats to the peace’ provisions, provided it properly interprets ‘threats,’ and ceases to wait for actual ‘breaches’ of the peace. But an operative definition of ‘peace’ is totally missing from world affairs, from domestic politics, from agencies and institutions, and from ‘think tanks.’ For instance, the Carnegie Endowment for Intenational Peace operates without one, and its president, Mathews, obdurately refuses even to discuss it.Without a clearly correct operative definition of ‘Peace’ all discussions and operations relating to international security are reminiscent of the following dialogue from Alice in Wonderland:

Alice: I was just wondering if you could help me find my way.                                                                           

 Cheshire Cat:  Well that depends on where you want to get to…

 Alice:  Oh, it really doesn’t matter, as long as… 

 Cheshire Cat:  Then it really doesn’t matter which way you go.

 Nevertheless, despite pandemic indifference, we provide it here as a public service on the chance that it might catch on:  The essential but totally missing operative definition of ‘Peace’ is provided by Thomas Hobbes in his Leviathan (1651):

“For WARRE consisteth not in Battel only, or in the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the Will to contend by Battel is sufficiently known; and there the notion of Time, is to be considered in the Nature of Warre; as it is in the nature of Weather.  For as the nature of Foule weather, lyeth not in a Showre or two of rain, but in an inclination thereto of many days together:  So the nature of Warre consisteth not in actual fighting; but in the known disposition thereto, during all the time there is no assurance to the contrary.  All other time is PEACE.”

The  ‘inclination’ and ‘disposition’ to war are crystallized and distributed in war’s ideological foundations, which rationalize, legitimate, motivate, and unify “the Will to contend by Battel.”

In talking recently with Joyce Ike, an employee of the Randolph, NJ, A&P, I mentioned that I remain a staunch supporter of DAV (Disabled American Veterans).  She beamed, held out her hand, and said, “They helped my husband…He’s 100% disabled by brain damage in Viet Nam.”

It is long past time that the world go beyond putting out fires at great cost in lives and treasure to putting out the incendiary ideologies that light them.

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The issues raised on this website are  comprehensively developed on website PACIFICUS .  There the field of ideologics (eye’ dee oh low’ jics) and its softpower defense system, called ideopower, are briefly presented.  They evolved during the World Wars II and III eras, and focused on Fascism, Nazism, Shinto-Tanakaism (my term), and Marxism-Leninism.  In order to get the field going, Religion was avoided like the plague.  Now it is the plague — and must be treated.  Sanctimonious Savagery as well as Secular Savagery must be subject to the devastating attacks of Ideopower. There can be no exceptions. Hence the new focus on Global Islamic Jihad.  Ideologic Nullification of that Jihad has become especially urgent now that Homegrown Jihadists have emerged as most major threats to U.S. Homeland security.  __________________________________________________________________ T

T H E   S I X T H   D O M A I N

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M Gates has identified CYBERWAR as War in CYBERSPACE, which he calls the FIFTH DOMAIN  — with Land, Sea, Air, and Space as the prior four Domains. Now, consider that ideology is at the core of culture, which is at the core of society, which is the foundation of nation.  Ideology is at the core of all human activities.  “In the beginning was the Word.”We can now formulate that all ideation and its products, from individual ideas and concepts to whole systems of ideas called ideologies occur in IDEOSPACE — the SIXTH DOMAIN — after Land, Sea, Air, Space and Cyberspace.  Ideologic War and its Ideologic Defense Systems as set forth in this website and its links comprise Warre in the Sixth Domain.  Peace in that Domain is IDEOPEACE. (In the mathematical formulation of ideologics, namely ideotopology, there is a mathematical formulation of ideospace, which is represented by the lower-case Russian letter ee.  Ideotopology is presented in the Appendix of PRINCIPIA IDEOLOGICA.)To recap: the six domains of human activity, including war, are: land, sea, air, space, cyberspace, and ideospace.  Ideospace Warre seeks to make the other five domains of war obsolete, and follows from Hobbes’ definition of Warre in his Leviathan. The concept ‘Ideospace Warre,’ or IDEOWAR — Warre in the Sixth Domain — is exceedingly powerful, and points the way towards its own implementationAnd towards implementing a major principle in Sun Tzu’s ancient classic THE ART OF WAR, taught in Sandhurst, St Cyr and West Point, the national military academies of England, France and the United States:

“For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.”

And towards at last:

GOING BEYOND PUTTING OUT FIRES — AT GREAT COST IN LIVES AND TREASURE — TO PUTTING OUT THE INCENDIARY IDEOLOGIES THAT LIGHT THEM.

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A number of terms have been considered for denoting the divisions of this website, inasmuch as the computer term ‘Page’ feels inadequate and unappealing.  The term ‘Scene’ has been chosen, for it is more dynamic, and appropriate, inasmuch as this entire site can be considered one more ‘Act’ in the ongoing saga of The Pacificus Enterprise.

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MELOS / Waging Warre And Peace In The SIXTH DOMAIN  has been published by the ID Center, where ‘ID’ does not mean ‘Identity’ or ‘Identification,’ but means Ideologics, Ideologic Defense, Ideologic Disarmament and Ideologic Determination.   ‘Ideologic’ is a new term for the new sociopolitical science of Ideologics, which deals with ideologies, especially malignant ones.  Information about the Center is maintained confidential for security reasons, except for its bank, to facilitate fund raising, for the Center needs contributions for its projected worldwide operations. Contributions are not tax deductible because the Center must be free to say whatever needs to be said wherever it needs to be said however it needs to be said, and must not be constrained by Federal regulations for non-profit organizations.  Kindly send checks payable to ID Center, and mail them to:  TD Bank / 535 Route 10 / Randolph, NJ 07869.  You may attach a Post-It note saying, Deposit to the account of ID Center.  

  Copyright (c) Stephen Edward Seadler  2009, 2010, 2011

 

            

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