Sunday, July 31, 2005

Google search: 31-Jul-05 01:18

Results: about 15,900 for "struggle against violent extremism". (0.22 seconds)

Now we see a threefold increase in the populating of G-SAVE. A quick glance at the top thirty listings showed that the term has hit the blogwaves accompanied by hoots of derision. Just how is the term going down as a replacement for the cuckolded "War on Terror"? There are indications that there is still some life in the old boiler yet:
NewsRadio 600 WREC Radio Poll:Are we in a "war on terror" or a "global struggle against violent extremism?"
The Bush administration has stopped using the phrase "War on Terror", instead describing the conflict as a "global struggle against violent extremism." Which term do you think should be used?

War on terror .................................54.1%
Global struggle against extremism ......45.8%
Perhaps most people still perceive that 'War' and not 'Struggle'is the appropriate response to bombings in London, resurgences of Taliban activity, bombings in Egypt, and ongoing carnage In Iraq.

It baffels me why no one seems to be picking up on the obvious: That the 'violent extremism' being referred to is generated by those that call their global venture 'Jihad', which, translated, is 'struggle'.

Are we saying that none of the geniuses in marketing realised they signed off on a Struggle against Struggle? Don't no one study Aristotlian Logic no more? If our enemies retort by declaring a "Jihad against Jihad" then what? I said THEN WOT?

OK, there is a subset of 234 people ( or rather 234 results from a Google search of terms "jihad" and "struggle against violent extremism" - so far) who have made the connection. That is 1.49% of today's 15,900 Google returns. No wonder Bush was re-elected.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Google search: 30-Jul-05 01:18

Results: about 5,530 for "struggle against violent extremism". (0.36 seconds)

The MSM is now spitting it out. This stuff works! A ten-fold increase in dissemination over 24 hours. However there is a long way to go:

Results: about 8,040,000 for "War On Terror". (0.07 seconds)
That is what a three year march will get you. You've got a l,ooo,ooo,ong way to go boys. Keep jawing!
How viral is the new brand proving to be in blogland?
search: 315 posts about: "struggle against violent extremism" search: 79,395 posts about:"war on terror"

Friday, July 29, 2005

Google search: 29-Jul-05 01:11

Results: 500 for "struggle against violent extremism". (0.32 seconds)

Coming across a strange rumour of the rebranding of the so called "War On Terror" I did the above Google search. It's true! Nouns will no longer be the subject of military actions. I noticed that a lot of the links were to US Embassys around the world and US military and government websites. A few blogs were catching on as well. Michael Moore was quick off the blocks making fun (Must Reads 27 July 05). The MSM were just starting to pick up on the new phrase.