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Russia Is Weaponizing Jedi Mind Tricks
Vice ^ | April 29, 2014 | By Ryan Faith

Posted on 05/03/2014 1:44:54 PM PDT by Mariner

Q: What do the following events in these former Soviet republics have in common?

Uzbekistan requiring all television and radio transmitters to be equipped with "self-destructing devices." Tajikistan mandating that old car tires be disposed of not in the capital city, but in a dump 25 miles away, lest they be used by protesters in flammable barricades. Latvia joining Lithuania in banning Russian state TV broadcasts. Kazakhstan passing a law permitting censorship and limiting protests during states of emergency.

A: They're all meant to prevent Russia from doing to those countries what it's done to Ukraine.

If it isn’t immediately clear how those arguably wacky measures are supposed to help guard against… whatever it is that Russia is doing, that’s because events in Ukraine have ushered in some pretty dramatic changes to what constitutes an invasion and/or a war. And so the leaders of the former Soviet republics are reacting unevenly and abruptly to a new and unprecedented threat for which they're totally unprepared.

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The perpetual war of the mind.

Spooky stuff, but I'm pretty sure while it may be more refined in Russia right now, it didn't start there.

Mass Electronic communication has made it far more effective over the last 10 years and makes the edge sharper with each passing day.

1 posted on 05/03/2014 1:44:54 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: Mariner

“These aren’t the Ukrainians you’re looking for.”


2 posted on 05/03/2014 1:51:31 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Mariner
The Left doesn't want to admit that Obama is the cause of Russian successes and U.S. losses. Instead, they concoct the myth that Putin is some PR genius.

The Russians are not conducting 'warfare' differently or more brilliantly than the U.S., either in the Arab Spring fiascos, the Crimea or the Ukraine. Three things make it seem so, to the eyes of a gullible MSM consumer:

(1) The U.S. is debilitated by dysfunctional policies of Obama, who has promoted radical Islam and submitted to personal blackmail from Russia; and

(2) the Crimea and the several eastern Ukraine oblasts are majority ethnic Russian and Russian speakers. Putin's partisans swim in a sea of sympathetic Ukranian Russophiles.

Further, contrary to this article's contention, the U.S. and the compliant MSM engages in the same type and sophistication of psychological warfare as does Russia. U.S. conseravatives know this all to well.

3 posted on 05/03/2014 2:26:49 PM PDT by Kennard
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Further, contrary to this article's contention, the U.S. and the compliant MSM engages in the same type and sophistication of psychological warfare as does Russia. U.S. conservatives know this all to well.

LOL - as I was reading this piece I was wondering if it was classic disinformation...

4 posted on 05/03/2014 3:21:02 PM PDT by GOPJ
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It appears that Kazakhstan and Belarus are attempting to prevent Maidan style uprisings in their countries on the behest of Russia.

Belarus and Kazakhstan are puppet states of Russia, and the Russian FSB and interior ministry will assist the Belorussian and Kazakh governments in stifling any dissent.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 3:25:18 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Kennard
My opinion differs. If we don't admit to ourselves that the Russians are very good at what they do, and how they do it, then we simply allow them to keep doing it.
6 posted on 05/03/2014 4:01:25 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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