Throught the years of the great wars from biblical times to present data has always been a part of intelligence and the gathering of data are seen as intelligence; whether present or for future. If we should look at data not been intelligence then there would be not intelligence in the world to help in continued civilization. Man has hunten on data gathered form trees, other animals and ground droppings. Present day has given us the privilige of advance technology, but the procedures are still similar in that we gather information (DATA) and use if for intelligence.
While I might not be privy to the situations leading up to the middle east uprising, one cannot just label specific events as been responsible or playing a major role in unprecedented events. Yes I detest the wiki leak fiasco for endangering our fellow men in volatile areas but there are other factors that may not be as plain as wiki leaks to us but has been building a bottle neck for years to explode. We cannot just take simple events that has historical meaning and say it is a single of a few actions; because for every action there is a reaction and this may have been the final straw in a long historical suppression of the masses but the few.
Critical thinking is needed when approaching situations such as this and any documentation for the public should show unbias analytic and constructive criticism.
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