Robert David Steele says that “ISIS was created by the United States, and Afghanistan, and Iraq, and then funded by Saudi Arabia, and enabled by Turkey. […] ISIS is a means of trying to perpetuate the war economy of the United States of America […]”
He is a former CIA clandestine services case officer who has become an activist and advocate for a new kind of intelligence management he calls open source intelligence.
In his writings and public speeches, he describes the current US intelligence establishment as partially corrupt, but also mired in outdated ways of thinking about intelligence that do not allow it even to perform it’s stated goals.
In his book The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust, he connects a vision of a different kind of intelligence management philosophy with a vision of a different kind of society altogether, an open source society, where human ingenuity and creativity can be utilized cooperatively to create a better world for all.
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