History has changed in a huge way. The 21st Century has proven that people can use information more effectively than violent bloodshed.
Information is key. Central "intelligence," agency...what do they specialize in? Information.
Media dynamics have totally changed in the past 10 years.
A total transformation has taken place very recently thanks to the Internet. What's happening on the Internet is a revolution of information...it's all open source, in the clouds for everyone to see.
20 centuries of war and bloodshed never had such information.
Never be afraid to ask simple questions.