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  • WHO is Psychologist Robert Cialdini, and Why is he working for Clinton's Campaign??

    08/26/2016 6:17:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    TCRLAF | 8-26-2015 | TCRLAF
    WHO is Psychologist Robert Cialdini, and what is he working on for the Clinton Campaign?? Apparently this guy is an expert on MASS PSYCHOLOGICAL MANIPULATION, and has written several books on the subject, including "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion". Frankly, I'd never heard of this guy until last night, but other places on the Internet are saying that this is the guy who came up with the "All Criticism of Obama is based in RACISM!" and several other memes used against McCain and Romney for the Obama campaign.
  • DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION: Inland Bernie Sanders delegates' closing thoughts

    08/04/2016 2:03:59 PM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | 01 August 2016 9:46am | Aszterbaum/ DePuey
    Aszterbaum: ....The media mostly complied with the DNC in order to silence dissent. Bernie delegates were denied access to the convention floor until Hillary's operatives had taken up the seats closest to the stage, blocking dissenters from being heard or seen. White noise machines were installed over the Bernie delegates. Hillary delegates were given large signs and American flags and given instructions to block Bernie delegates from view, and to issue loud shouts of "Hillary!" and "USA!" whenever Bernie Delegates tried to bring important issues into the discussion on the convention floor using signs and three targeted chants: "No More...
  • In 1967, the CIA Created the Label "Conspiracy Theorists" ... to Attack Anyone Who Challenges

    07/28/2016 3:46:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/23/2015
    Conspiracy Theorists USED TO Be Accepted As Normal Democracy and free market capitalism were founded on conspiracy theories. The Magna Carta, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and other  founding Western documents were based on conspiracy theories. Greek democracy and free market capitalism were also based on conspiracy theories. But those were the bad old days …Things have now changed. The CIA Coined the Term Conspiracy Theorist In 1967 That all changed in the 1960s. Specifically, in April 1967, the CIA wrote a dispatch which coined the term “conspiracy theories” … and recommended methods for discrediting such theories.  The...
  • Trump Aide Accidentally Reveals Plan to Attack Hillary on Whitewater

    05/25/2016 4:12:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    Donald Trump wants to attack Hillary Clinton over the over the decades-old shady Whitewater real estate deal a strategy inadvertently revealed when one of his top aides spilled the beans in an email sent to the wrong person. Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks disclosed the plan when she sent an email detailing Team Trumps intentions to Marc Caputo, a reporter for Politico, when she meant to send it to Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo.
  • Trump Ally Roger Stone: The Big Steal is On, Tells Supporters to Protest at RNC

    03/31/2016 5:22:49 PM PDT · by drewh · 114 replies ^ | 7:10 pm, March 31st, 2016 | Sam Reisman
    Roger Stone encouraged Trump supporters to rally at the RNC convention in July to prevent the party from stealing the nomination from Trump. The big steal is on, Stone averred. Stone, the onetime campaign manager for Donald Trump, continued: Go to Cleveland. Come to Cleveland. Dont let the big steal go forward without massive protest. Peaceful, nonviolent protest. So, as they used to say, dont wait for orders from headquarters. Ride to the sound of the guns. I dont mean to imply violence on that. I mean: Ride to where the action will be. We have to let the Republican...
  • Unbelievable – Ted Cruz Campaign Sends Out Personal “Shaming Letters” To Iowa Voters…

    01/29/2016 10:28:45 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 1,218 replies
    conservativetreehouse ^ | 1/30/2016 | sundance
    The personalized letters target individual Iowa voters and identifies them as having failed to vote in prior elections. They are admonished and then encouraged to vote this year. In addition the letters identify the neighbors of the voter, and provides their voting history. The text reads: "You are receiving this election notice because of low expected voter turnout in your area. Your individual voting history as well as your neighbors' are public record. Their scores are published below, and many of them will see your score as well. CAUCUS ON MONDAY TO IMPROVE YOUR SCORE and please encourage your neighbors...
  • Technology and the Delusional Mind

    12/26/2015 8:54:48 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 12/26/2015 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I often wondered if progressives around me live in an alternate reality. How else can people so fat claim poverty and oppression when citizens of other countries live on less than $2 a day and are so thin, you can count their ribs through their skin? What causes this obvious delusion? There are quick answers - mental illness, mass hysteria, abundance, lack of jobs, lack of a moral compass, disintegration of families, the MSM telling them constantly that they are oppressed and enslaved to the “evil” white male, too much drug use, and indoctrination in schools to the detriment of...
  • The Mystery Behind Gadhafi's Birth: Some Say He's Jewish

    04/01/2011 1:06:27 PM PDT · by gleeaikin · 59 replies
    AOL News ^ | Mar 31,2011 - 1:28 pm | Dana Kennedy
    What if the biggest mystery surrounding Col. Moammar Gadhafi had nothing to do with his long, brutal reign as the world's most eccentric and violent leader turned pariah? And what if a long-lost letter from a Catholic cardinal who knew Gadhafi's true identity was evidence that could have solved the mystery? To many Libyan people, the biggest question mark about Gadhafi does not involve his repressive and dictatorial rule, delusional statements or brazen lies. Behind closed doors, for years, they've wondered if he is Jewish. Last week the issue came out in the open, as NBC's Richard Engel reported from...
  • Trump Goes Mushy, Incoherent on Immigration (gee, who coulda seen this?)

    07/30/2015 6:02:43 PM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 407 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-30-15 | Ben Shapiro
    Has Donald Trump made his first serious boo-boo of the campaign? For weeks, the media have trumpeted the supposed death of the Trump campaign. First, they claimed, Trumps campaign imploded on launch thanks to his comments about illegal immigration. Then they claimed that Trump was finished because of his slap at Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)43% s (R-AZ) war service. But neither of those comments alienated Trumps base hes maintained his seven point lead over Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in the 2016 presidential polls, with no other candidate breaking double-digits in the polls. In fact, his original comments about...
  • PsyWar: Militant Islam's Worst Enemy

    04/06/2015 4:33:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | William A. Levinson
    The takeaway is that images are the most powerful means of communication. The human brain is designed to process images rather than words, and it may even be instinctive for us to accept any image as the truth. This was certainly the case until our ancestors learned to draw pictures. Images can also fascinate us and hold our attention in seconds, in contrast to words, in which the Propaganda Man may lose interest. Psychological warfare, therefore, involves the planned and scientific use of images to win the Propaganda Man's support. The purpose of these images is not, like a Charlie...
  • Eric Holder Kick Starts DOJ Distraction Machine Begins Ferguson Missouri Racial Grievance Movement

    08/19/2014 6:04:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 63 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | August 14, 2014 | sundance
    Eric Holder is instituting the same process in Ferguson Missouri he used in Sanford Florida. The civil rights wing of the DOJ is dispatched into Ferguson. They are officially called the Community Relations Service (CRS), and historically -in previous administrations- have been called upon when racial animus is a concern amid a local municipality. However, under the Eric Holder tenure, and as a specific mandate of the current administration, the CRS has been given a different mandate. The CRS is a statutorily protected secret entity within the DOJ, and is now the official racial advocacy network for the professional black...
  • Psychological Warfare vs. Islam (vanity)

    07/14/2014 1:21:37 PM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 6 replies
    Internet | 7/13/2014 | William A. Levinson
    PsyWar Can Destroy Islamism By William A. Levinson 7/13/2014, 6:07 AM William A. Levinson William A. Levinson is the author or editor of nine books on management,... Militant Islam has proclaimed openly its Allah-given right to dominate the world, exterminate Jews, and kill or enslave other infidels like Christians, Hindus, and the wrong kinds of Muslims. The last ideology that talked about annihilating Jews and ruling the world came with a swastika, and it killed forty or fifty million human beings before the civilized world stopped it. Psychological warfare is the only weapon of war that is legal for anybody...
  • Was The Department Of Defense Behind Facebooks Controversial Manipulation Study?

    07/06/2014 11:59:49 AM PDT · by dalight · 15 replies ^ | July 1, 2014 | Tyler Durden
    ... The Professor of Communication and Information Science, Jeffrey Hancock, who Mr. Rosen mentions above, has a history of working with the U.S. military, specifically the Minerva Institute. ... A US Department of Defense (DoD) research program is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the supervision of various US military agencies. The multi-million dollar program is designed to develop immediate and long-term warfighter-relevant insights for senior officials and decision makers in the defense policy community, and to inform policy implemented by combatant commands. Launched in 2008 the...
  • CIA 'Tortures' Muslims with 'Barney the Dinosaur', Bee Gees 'Saturday Night Fever', Meow Mix Theme

    04/23/2014 7:33:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | April 22, 2014 | Tom Barnes
    11 Popular Songs the CIA Used to Torture Prisoners in the War on Terror Imagine you are chained with your hands between your legs, crouching. You're isolated in a small, dark room with earphones you can't take off. Queen's "We Are the Champions" has been playing on repeat for 30 hours now at full volume, and you've lost your ability to think. It could go on for months. Music torture has been common practice for the CIA ever since it began its "enhanced interrogation program" in the early 2000s. The process is designed to "create fear, disorient and prolong...
  • Pentagon Prepping for Large Scale Economic Breakdown

    08/27/2013 8:44:44 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 143 replies ^ | August 26th, 2013 | Anthony Gucciardi
    Pentagon Prepping for Large Scale Economic Breakdown Anthony Gucciardi by Anthony Gucciardi August 26th, 2013 Updated 08/26/2013 at 1:10 am High level government documents reveal that the Pentagon is preparing in full force for large scale economic meltdown and massive revolt via the US public exactly what we are criticized for doing. pentagon-economic-collapse-riotsYou see the Pentagon and agencies like the Department of Defense (DoD) are in full scale emergency readiness in their own words for cataclysmic events that are believed to ultimately ignite riots in the face of chaos and economic collapse, and its all out in the open....
  • Lanza Had Arsenal Of Guns, Ammunition, Swords, Knives

    03/29/2013 3:05:24 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 47 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | March 28, 2013 | DAVE ALTIMARI
    Newtown shooter Adam Lanza's home contained an arsenal of guns, more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, samurai swords, a bayonet and knives, search warrants released Thursday show. The warrants show that police found the items after searching Lanza's home and car following the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where Lanza killed 20 first-graders and six women. Portions of the documents were blacked out, including the name of a witness who told police that Sandy Hook Elementary School was Lanza's "life." Police found a copy of Lanza's report card from Sandy Hook in the house.
  • Operation Demoralize: Are you going to fall for it?

    09/10/2012 5:40:31 AM PDT · by AdamBomb · 43 replies
    It begins.... Polls start showing the kenyan ahead.. Report out that Obama outraises Romney. In unison, the media will have more orgasms than Fluke and her friends. The demoralization campaign has begun. Are you going to fall for it? I'm not.
  • Sikh temple shooting suspect identified as Wade Michael Page; Motivation unclear

    08/06/2012 6:03:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 198 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 6, 2012
    The suspect in a shooting that left six people dead at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee on Sunday has been identified as Wade Michael Page, who served in the U.S. Army for about six years. According to sources in the U.S. Army, Page enlisted in April 1992 and given a less-than-honorable discharge in October 1998. He served at Fort Bliss, Texas, in the psychological operations unit in 1994, and was last stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, attached to the psychological operations unit. The details of his discharge were not immediately clear. Wade was killed outside the temple in...
  • CBS News: Shooter Identified As Former US Military Member

    ...CBS News reports that Page enlisted in the Army in April 1992 and was given a less-than-honorable discharge in October 1998. He was last stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C., serving in the psychological operations unit...
  • The Education Game ("Dum & Dummer")

    05/26/2012 12:25:22 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 6 replies ^ | May 24, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Instructions: Dum & Dummer is an exciting board game for multiple players. You start the game as a curious, moderately intelligent student about six. The object of the game is to be dumbed down. Don't worry, you will win. Congratulations! Winning is good for your self-esteem. To maximize your chances, simply follow these simple strategies: Don't learn any basic knowledge. (Who needs it?) Don't learn to do arithmetic. (Boring!) Don't read. (Why bother?) Don't learn geography. (What's that got to do with you?) Don't learn any history. (That's so lame.) Don't learn any science. (It's way too hard.) Don't learn...
  • Gingrich hints he may drop from race this week (No, he didn't)

    04/23/2012 7:38:13 PM PDT · by VinL · 35 replies
    NBC ^ | 4-23-12 | Moe
    Newt Gingrich hinted he may withdraw from the presidential race if he has a poor showing in the Delaware primary Tuesday "I think we need to take a deep look at what we are doing...We will be in North Carolina tomorrow night and we will look and see what the results are." "This has been a good opportunity for us, we have been here seeing a lot of people, Gingrich said. We have got really positive responses and I would hope we would do well here either carry it or come very, very close." ..."Romney is clearly the...
  • Total information war

    05/07/2011 12:13:49 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 11 replies · 1+ views ^ | May 6, 2011 1:45 am | vaughanbell
    Total informationwar Perhaps one of the most important articles yet published on military infowar, propaganda, media influence and PSYOPs has appeared online.Called Military Social Influence in the Global Information Environment: A Civilian Primer the piece is written by psychologist Sarah King who outlines the theory and practice of US information warfare as it stands today. Although the piece gives a fascinating and sometimes jaw dropping account of US information operations (replete with examples) it serves as an essential general introduction to how military thinking has moved on from assuming wars are fought with troops on the ground to conceptualising...
  • Rolling Stone's War on our Troops

    02/26/2011 12:29:51 PM PST · by Abakumov · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2011 | Editorial
    Rolling Stone magazine is engaging in a psychological operation trying to brainwash the American public, says an expert in military information operations. The magazines Feb. 23 article, Another runaway general: Army deploys psy-ops on U.S. senators, by Michael Hastings, is a confused attempt to create an issue where no issue exists, and a potentially libelous smear on the record of a senior military officer. This is what passes for reporting among the anti-war left.... The breathless introduction of the piece is disingenuous, asserting starkly that illegal acts took place when nothing of the kind has been charged, let alone proven....
  • Rolling Stone: (Al) Franken targeted by military 'psy-ops' team

    02/25/2011 9:59:57 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 35 replies
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 2/25/11 | Jeremy Herb - Staff Reporter
    Is the Pentagon trying to control Sen. Al Franken's mind? While mind games might not be involved, an article in Rolling Stone magazine has alleged that the military ordered a team of soldiers fluent in psychological operations to manipulate Franken and other senators into supporting more funding and troops for the war in Afghanistan. The story prompted Gen. David Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, to order an investigation Thursday into whether the "psy-ops" team in Kabul directed by Lt. Gen. William Caldwell improperly targeted U.S. officials. "My job in psy-ops is to play with people's heads, to get the...
  • Army General Sicced Crack Psy-Ops Troops on Defenseless, Stupid Senators

    02/24/2011 6:55:39 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Gawker ^ | February 24, 2011 | John Cook
    <p>Rolling Stone is trying to add another general to its head count: Michael Hastings, the reporter who dispatched Gen. Stanley McChrystal last year, is reporting that Gen. William Caldwell, who is in charge of training Afghan forces, used Army psychological operations troops to try to influence VIP visitors, including U.S. senators.</p>
  • Army targeted U.S. senators with psy-ops

    02/24/2011 10:04:42 AM PST · by Daffynition · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 24th February 2011 | staff reporter
    The U.S. army reportedly deployed a specialized "psychological operations" team to help convince American legislators to boost funding and troop numbers for the war in Afghanistan. Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, a three-star general in charge of training Afghan troops, ordered the operation, Rolling Stone Magazine reported in a story published late on Wednesday.
  • Persona Management Software

    02/21/2011 9:54:38 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies ^ | June 22, 2010 | Department of the Air Force
    0001- Online Persona Management Service. 50 User Licenses, 10 Personas per user. Software will allow 10 personas per user, replete with background , history, supporting details, and cyber presences that are technically, culturally and geographacilly consistent. Individual applications will enable an operator to exercise a number of different online persons from the same workstation and without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries. Personas must be able to appear to originate in nearly any part of the world and can interact through conventional online services and social media platforms. The service includes a user friendly application environment to maximize the...
  • Say Bye-Bye to 'Psy Ops'

    07/02/2010 9:43:38 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies
    Associated Press via ^ | 6/2/2010 | Associated Press via
    The Army has dropped the Vietnam-era name "psychological operations" for its branch in charge of trying to change minds behind enemy lines, acknowledging the term can sound ominous. The Defense Department picked a more neutral moniker: "Military Information Support Operations," or MISO. U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Ken McGraw said Thursday the new name, adopted last month, more accurately reflects the unit's job of producing leaflets, radio broadcasts and loudspeaker messages to influence enemy soldiers and civilians. "One of the catalysts for the transition is foreign and domestic sensitivities to the term 'psychological operations' that often lead to a misunderstanding...
  • US fight Taliban with heavy metal and rock music

    04/07/2010 11:27:47 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 91 replies · 1,503+ views
    AFP via google ^ | April 6, 2010 | Karim Talbi (AFP)
    ...The playlist has been hand-selected to annoy the Taliban, according to one US special forces officer. "Taliban hate that music," said the sergeant involved in covert psychological operations, or "psy ops", in the area in Helmand province. "Some locals complain but it's a way to push them to choose. It's motivating Marines as well," he added after one deafening round of several hours including tracks from The Offspring, Metallica and Thin Lizzy. The officer said they also broadcast messages from the Afghan government, as well as threats to the Taliban -- there are no obscenities, "but we tell them they're...
  • Psyops and the Battle for Marjah

    02/17/2010 11:29:13 PM PST · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 345+ views
    As the campaign to take over the village of Marjah enters its second day, the fog of battle has somewhat dissipated, bringing to light one of the untold truths over what the real battle is all about. Coalition forces conducting the operation are trying their utmost, to emphasize the role of the Afghan National Army as an equal member of the engaged military force, and lead element representing the interests and authority of the central government in Kabul. But the battle is not fought over the land, but on the hearts and minds of the local Pashtun tribe people, torn...
  • Slow Roll Time At Langley

    04/22/2009 8:34:22 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 25 replies · 1,160+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 22, 2009 | David Ignatius
    At the Central Intelligence Agency, it's known as "slow rolling." That's what agency officers sometimes do on politically sensitive assignments. They go through the motions; they pass cables back and forth; they take other jobs out of the danger zone; they cover their the words of one veteran officer, "hit the agency like a car bomb in the driveway." President Obama promised CIA officers that they won't be prosecuted for carrying out lawful orders, but the people on the firing line don't believe him. They think the memos have opened a new season of investigation and retribution. The lesson...
  • Rick Santelli and the "tea parties": an astroturfing project of the Koch family?

    02/28/2009 4:41:08 PM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 60 replies · 2,044+ views
    Playboy (article is just text) ^ | 2/27/09 | Mark Ames and Yasha Levine
    ...What we discovered is that Santellis rant was not at all spontaneous as his alleged fans claim, but rather it was a carefully-planned trigger for the anti-Obama campaign. In PR terms, his February 19th call for a Chicago Tea Party was the launch event of a carefully organized and sophisticated PR campaign, one in which Santelli served as a frontman, using the CNBC airwaves for publicity, for the some of the craziest and sleaziest rightwing oligarch clans this country has ever produced. Namely, the Koch family, the multibilllionaire owners of the largest private corporation in America, and funders of scores...
  • Is The Anti-War Machine Going Out Of Business?

    02/22/2009 1:17:35 PM PST · by ADReditor · 10 replies · 1,361+ views
    American Daily Review ^ | 02/21/2009 | Mark L. Harvey
    As I was snooping around the internet that Gore made, I ran across a web site that was practicing Fear Mongering. As has become common practice, I took a screen shot for future reference. As is the norm for the Leftinistra, posts such as this one vanish which then, any criticism of any particular issue can be seen as hate speech. Thus the screen shot. This plea for help for a faltering endeavor cannot be denied. Why are they pleading for help? If they have the heartbeat of America, shouldnt they be rolling in cash? Doesnt George Soros care about...
  • Obama's Spiral of Silence

    11/01/2008 5:11:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 2,483+ views ^ | October 31, 2008 | Wynton Hall
    If Sen. Barack Obama loses the presidency or wins by far narrower margins than the double-digit lead some mainstream media polls predict, his weak performance will not be the result of the so-called Bradley Effect, which holds that black candidates underperform at the polls due to latent racism. Rather, the true culprit will be something public opinion scholars call the Spiral of Silence Theory. In the 1970s, German political scientist Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann introduced a provocative and startling theory of mass communication she called the Spiral of Silence. Noelle-Neumann argued that when mass media create an impression that the majority of...
  • Please watch Anderson 360 between 10.30-10.45 this evening.

    10/23/2008 9:38:38 PM PDT · by indianyogi · 43 replies · 2,182+ views
    The Anderson team is discussing how McCain should bow out honorably. They all agree that the race is all Obama and the election is just a formality. This hit by CNN is what they did to Hillary. PUMA please be there for McCain!!
  • Psychologists Clash on Aiding Interrogations

    08/16/2008 5:07:10 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies · 175+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 15, 2008 | Benedict Carey
    They have closely studied suspects, looking for mental quirks. They have suggested lines of questioning. They have helped decide when a confrontation is too intense, or when to push harder. More than those in the other healing professions, psychologists have played a central role in the military and C.I.A. interrogation of people suspected of being enemy combatants. But now the profession, long divided over this role, is considering whether to make any involvement in military interrogations a violation of its code of ethics. At the American Psychological Associations annual meeting this week in Boston, prominent members are denouncing such work...
  • Iraqis, Soldiers Make New Friends During Patrol in Suwayrah

    07/23/2008 4:41:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 140+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. David Turner, USA
    Staff Sergeant Brian Doty (left), of Orange, Va. and Cpl. Sam Weaver, of Fayetteville, N.C., both with Company B, 13th Psychological Operations Battalion, are accompanied by local children while on a foot patrol in the city of Suwayrah in northern Wasit province. Photo by Sgt. David Turner. COMBAT OUTPOST SUMMERS — Walking down the busy streets of Suwayrah at sundown, the city’s residents met Soldiers with handshakes and friendly smiles. Children gathered everywhere the Soldiers stopped to talk to residents. As the patrol of Soldiers from 1st Platoon, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment continued on its way, the...
  • C-130J tailor-made for mission over Afghanistan

    03/14/2008 4:37:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 582+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Capt. Tracy Bunko, USAF
    3/14/2008 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- A 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130J Hercules aircrew operating out of Southwest Asia dropped leaflets over Afghanistan encouraging its citizens to reject violence and embrace their government as part of an integrated operation with NATO's International Security Assistance Force March 6. The mission came after news reports of violence against ISAF troops including two bombings last week. It was the crew's first leaflet drops since their arrival in theater Feb. 8 and a first for the active-duty C-130J model. "This airdrop is just one example of the many combat capabilities the 379th Air Expeditionary...
  • Airmen aid coalition ground forces one leaflet at a time

    03/11/2008 5:58:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 138+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Tech. Sgt. Michael O'Connor, USAF
    3/11/2008 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- American Airman here and members of the Australian Defence Force recently teamed up to deliver critical information to Iraqi civilians in southern Iraq. Flying in a C-130 Hercules, Airmen from the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, worked in conjunction with Australians from Overwatch Battle Group (West)-4, as they conducted two one-day missions to drop 330,000 leaflets designed to solicit the help of Iraqi civilians to not harbor insurgents or bomb manufacturers. "This is what the war is all about -- finding the bad guys targeting U.S., coalition forces and innocent civilians," said Capt. MacArthur Hoglund,...
  • CBS Early Show Guest: Killing Has Nothing to Do With Atheism (Whiskey Tango Hotel!)

    11/28/2007 3:36:04 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 26 replies · 199+ views ^ | 11/28/2007 | Kyle Drennen
    On Wednesdays CBS "Early Show,"co-host Hannah Storm, who reports will soon be leaving the show, teased an upcoming segment about the controversy over the atheist-inspired movie, "The Golden Compass": "And Nicole Kidman on why the Church doesn't want your children to see her new movie." Of course, the "Church" has said no such thing, but rather the Catholic League has called for a boycott of the movie. Later during the segment, Storm talked with Catholic League President, Bill Donohue, as well as Ellen Johnson, the president of American Atheists. To Storms credit, she challenged Johnson by quoting the atheist...
  • 70 punished in accidental B-52 flight

    10/19/2007 9:57:56 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies · 303+ views
    AP ^ | 10/20/07 | PAULINE JELINEK,
    70 punished in accidental B-52 flight By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 3 minutes ago The Air Force said Friday it has punished 70 airmen involved in the accidental, cross-country flight of a nuclear-armed B-52 bomber following an investigation that found widespread disregard for the rules on handling such munitions. "There has been an erosion of adherence to weapons-handling standards at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base," said Maj. Gen. Richard Newton, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for operations. Newton was announcing the results of a six-week probe into the Aug. 29-30 incident...
  • Iran Scrambling to Counter Western Psychological Operations

    06/30/2007 1:23:28 PM PDT · by hardback · 26 replies · 1,654+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | July 4,2007 | Bill Gertz
    Iran scrambling to counter Western psychological operations Iran is actively preparing countermeasures to what its military calls a psychological war being waged by the West over its nuclear program. Teherans military has been drafting measures to respond to Western propaganda broadcasts and other efforts intended to undermine the regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Officials said the measures included a crackdown on trade unions, students and other dissidents. __ Full Text, Subscribers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Northeast Asia Report China's cyberwar threat boosted by theft of top U.S. military technology __ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Focus on Israel and the Palestinians Israel's Mossad shaken by...
  • Is the L.A. Times Repeating Enemy Propaganda?

    11/25/2006 1:27:51 AM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 23 replies · 1,074+ views
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | 11/24/2006 | Patterico
    I dont have the resources of the L.A. Times. Yet in my spare time from my full-time job, using widely available resources on the Web and contacts built up through blogging, I probably got a more accurate picture of what happened in Ramadi on November 13 than the paid reporter for the L.A. Times did. In doing so, I found I learned something important about reporting from Iraq in general. Big Media journalists often rely on sources that are unreliable. They dont tell you the pressures these sources might be under from insurgents and terrorists. They refuse to tell you...
  • Al-Qaida "Planted Information To Encourage US Invasion"

    11/17/2006 3:07:29 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 29 replies · 1,088+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/17/2006 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    A senior al-Qaida operative deliberately planted information to encourage the US to invade Iraq, a double agent who infiltrated the network and spied for western intelligence agencies claimed last night. The claim was made by Omar Nasiri, a pseudonym for a Moroccan who says he spent seven years working for European security and intelligence agencies, including MI5. He said Ibn Sheikh al-Libi, who ran training camps in Afghanistan, told his US interrogators that al-Qaida had been training Iraqis. Libi was captured in November 2001 and taken to Egypt where he was allegedly tortured. Asked on BBC2's Newsnight whether Libi or...
  • Army radio DJs in Afghanistan mix news, music sans 'psy ops'

    10/08/2006 12:00:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 330+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Scott Peterson
    NARAY, AFGHANISTAN The first words 1st Lt. Daniel Hampton learned in Pashto were ones he had heard time and time again in the remote reaches of eastern Afghanistan: "Mana raka radio," or "Give me one radio." Hampton's Afghanistan "combat" has turned him into something of a disc jockey, running a small radio station that broadcasts from this American firebase into the Kamdesh district of Nuristan, along the Pakistan border the target of a U.S. counterinsurgency effort to defeat Taliban-led militants. Hampton has handed out about 4,000 small radios, sometimes distributing them while his Afghan journalists report at events...
  • Hizbollah hands out cash to Lebanese (yet more psyops)

    08/18/2006 5:19:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies · 438+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 8/18/2006 | Alistair Lyon
    Hizbollah handed out bundles of cash on Friday to people whose homes were wrecked by Israeli bombing, consolidating the Iranian-backed group's support among Lebanon's Shi'ites and embarrassing the Beirut government. "This is a very, very reasonable amount. It is not small," said Ayman Jaber, 27, holding a wad he had just picked up from Hizbollah of $12,000 in banknotes wrapped in tissue. Israeli and U.S. officials have voiced concern that Hizbollah will entrench its popularity by moving fast -- with Iranian money -- to help people whose homes were destroyed or damaged in the 34-day conflict with Israel. Hizbollah has...
  • Psychological Operations Field Manual No.33-1

    10/12/2001 10:29:22 AM PDT · by Fixit · 31 replies · 21,883+ views
    An old, now missing freerepublic post ^ | 31 August 1979 | Department of the Army
    PROPAGANDA TECHNIQUES "Propaganda Techniques" is based upon "Appendix I: PSYOP Techniques" from "Psychological Operations Field Manual No.33-1" published by Headquarters; Department of the Army, in Washington DC, on 31 August 1979 (from Knowledge of propaganda techniques is necessary to improve one's own propaganda and to uncover enemy PSYOP stratagems. Techniques, however, are not substitutes for the procedures in PSYOP planning, development, or dissemination. Techniques may be categorized as: Characteristics of the content self-evident. additional information is required to recognize the characteristics of this type of propaganda. "Name calling" and the use of slogans are techniques of this nature. ...
  • 21st Century Reporting of the Doolittle Raid

    04/20/2006 3:31:32 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 8 replies · 927+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | April 20, 2006 | Harold C. Hutchison
    The recent anniversary of the April 18, 1942 the Doolittle raid raised the question of how the press of today might have reported on the event. At the time, the Doolittle raid, as militarily ineffective as it was, proved to be an enormously popular morale boost for the American people and their allies. However, times have changed. Here's a likely report, of the 1942 event, but as it would be reported by today's media. New York Times, April 19, 1942: "AIR RAID ON TOKYO. In what the Roosevelt Administration described as retaliation for the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United...
  • The 213 Things Skippy [can't] do in the Army.

    01/03/2006 9:31:12 AM PST · by FreedomFarmer · 37 replies · 4,331+ views
    Skippy's List ^ | 22SEP05 | SP4 Skippy
    The 213 Things Skippy is no longer allowed to do in the U.S. Army.... 1. Not allowed to watch Southpark when I'm supposed to be working. 2. My proper military title is "Specialist Schwarz" not "Princess Anastasia". 3. Not allowed to threaten anyone with black magic. 4. Not allowed to challenge anyone's disbelief of black magic by asking for hair. 5. Not allowed to get silicone breast implants. 6. Not allowed to play Pulp Fiction with a suction-cup dart pistol and any officer. 7. Not allowed to add In accordance with the prophesy to the end of answers I give...
  • Pentagon spying on anti-war groups - Report

    12/17/2005 4:43:44 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 160 replies · 2,468+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | Dec. 17, 2005 | Al Jazeera
    A Pentagon document shows that the U.S. army is monitoring and collecting information on anti-war activists across the United States, NBC reported. The network obtained a classified Pentagon document which lists four dozen anti-war meetings or demonstrations that took place in the U.S. over a 10-month period. The document also included anti-nuclear protests staged in Nebraska on the 50th anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Nagasaki. The Pentagon describes all of these events as threats, says William Arkin, the former Army intelligence officer, who obtained the secret documents. According to NBC, the document says that the U.S. military is...