Renee Nal wrote earlier today at Liberty Unyielding about the Yanukovich government trying to intimidate opposition protesters in Kiev by sending a threatening message to their cell phones. As she notes, selecting their phones to receive the message required the government tracking their phone activity.
Creepy, indeed, as Renee says. But in a sense, it’s just a modern, technical method of fomenting the kind of violent, “dirty tricks” political conflict in which Bolsheviks specialized a century ago, and which disciples of Saul Alinsky sought to perfect in the 1960s. What this set of tactics is about is creating chaos, fear, conflict between groups: Continue reading “Ukraine: Let’s coin a new term for an old tactic, ‘Bolshelinskyism’”