â€œThis is classic AQI info ops -- stirring up the population through a combination of manipulation, intimidation and fear of other groups. The level of coordination and media manipulation applied in this case is also a hallmark of AQI info ops,â€ Kilcullen adds.
Domestically, text messaging has a reputation as something mostly for kids. Messaging requires an agile thumb and often involves use of annoyingly cute abbreviated slang. But textingâ€™s propagation in Iraq should remind us that when it comes to communication, it's the message, not the medium, that's important.