Eight Marines died and eleven were wounded in a car bomb attack at the end of October. Information on the attack was suppressed by Marines who correctly concluded: ''Anything we provide only serves to aid the enemy in determining the effectiveness of their tactics, techniques, and procedures," said First Lieutenant Lyle L. Gilbert, a spokesman for the Marines. This reflects an understanding of the stigmergic learning system used by global guerrillas to innovate on its open source warfare and coordinate swarms. Media information suppression is already being used for attacks on the oil/electricity system. The objective: slow the feedback loops.
NOTE: Iraq's stigmergic feedback loops appear to have crossed borders with this week's hostage crisis (aimed at globalization's people flows) in Afghanistan. The establishment of a bazaar in Afghanistan that is in synch with Iraq's bazaar would be a major setback for the US and a major milestone in the advent of global guerrilla warfare.