New Hillary Emails Reveal Propaganda, Executions, Coveting Libyan Oil and Gold

Levant Report

Throughout the Libyan War there were widespread reports of field executions and torture of black Libyans carried out by militias aligned with the National Transition Council (some NTC aligned fighters shown above; Source: Wikimedia Commons).

New Emails Expose Hillary’s Dirty War in Libya

The New Year’s Eve release of over 3000 new Hillary Clinton emails from the State Department has CNN abuzz over gossipy text messages, the “who gets to ride with Hillary” selection process set up by her staff, and how a “cute” Hillary photo fared on Facebook.

But historians of the 2011 NATO war in Libya will be sure to notice a few of the truly explosive confirmations contained in the new emails: admissions of rebel war crimes, special ops trainers inside Libya from nearly the start of protests, Al Qaeda embedded in the U.S. backed opposition, Western nations jockeying for access to Libyan oil, the nefarious…

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CIPB and the ALA Resolution on Restrictions on Government Information

Well, this is not LSC-555.  it is actually LSC-557.  But it was buried in a remarks section on Blackboard and I decided to give it more prominence here.  Enjoy! 

 

The Critical Infrastructure Protection Board (CIPB) established during the Bush II administration is an inter-agency entity charged with creating and implementing a national strategy to protect and “contain” the critical information infrastructure across a number of foreign affairs related agencies (Rubin, 2010). On the surface, that sounds rather benign, and even rather technical, because it sounds like it pertains to machines that carry the information, not the information itself.

However, at the agency level, the existence of the CIPB can be a bit troublesome. In terms of information policy, the ALA (American Library Association) and other agencies have a very well-founded fear regarding the potential and/or effects of the CIPB to withdraw or restrict government information that may have been otherwise available to the public (Rubin, 2010, p. 325). Especially, or perhaps even more significantly, the CIPB creates the potential for an information “detour,” i.e., the withdrawal or restriction of information that should be available to Congressional committees who are charged with oversight of the operations of those organizations, such as Homeland Security, State, FBI, IRS, etc.

In the wrong hands, the CIPB allows for the creation of a “cloak of secrecy” within an agency that provides for limited collection and destruction of information that might prove detrimental to that agency’s political leadership, a climate of secrecy that cannot be penetrated by Congressional committees who represent the American people, in a broad sense. The ALA 2003 report mentioned in Rubin is precisely on point in this regard.

Here is a link to the ALA report: http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Resolution_on_restrictions_on_access_to_government_information

INFORMATION GOVERNANCE VS. RECORDS MANAGEMENT – WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT MATTERS

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This 2-20 blog focuses on understanding similarities and differences between information governance and records management.  Written by 2-20’s resident information governance expert Ilona N. Koti.  Ilona gives goes beyond just giving definitions and discusses why you may want to include the term information governance (IG) on your resume.  Read On.

I’m sure that most of you have heard the term “information governance” aka IG by now.  If you are a traditional records manager (RM) have you started calling yourself an IG expert yet?  But what is information governance and why such an impact on the records community?

Many years ago, ARMA International defined records management, but recently added the word “information” to arrive at the subsequent description of our profession:

Records and information management (RIM) – is the field of management responsible for the efficient and systematic control of the creation, receipt, maintenance, use, and disposition of records, including processes…

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