This story about the army using mind control techniques on unsuspecting lawmakers including Senators Al Franken and John McCain is serious and should not be swept under the rug. Many of us have no idea how advanced such techniques are and how often and pervasive the practice is within the general population.
Sure we know its illegal, but so were many of the tactics used during the hey day of FBI director J Edgar Hoover when they unleashed Cointel-pro tactics on Civil Rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, the Black Panthers, Anti-War activists, Puerto Rican and Chicano nationalist to name a few. The end result was putting many of those organizations is disarray and in some cases lietrally driving some of its members ‘crazy’.
We do know Cointel-pro relied heavily on running mind games on organization leaders.. We have to ask, ‘what has our government learned over the past 30 years?’
With so much of our military be outsourced to private mercenary firms who are also used by big corporations i.e Blackwater, one has to ask what sort of tactics are being used via Television? newspapers? and other forms of mass communication. What are corporations unleashing on us to get us to be consumers forever beholden to products they are offering?
Is Fox News a big giant mind control outlet? Don’t act surprised. We do know that its routine for large media outlets to do extensive psychological profiling on targeted demographics within their audience. It’s done to develop the correct sales approach for advertisers. Why would it not be done with political agendas in mind? We call it propaganda?
Read this explosive Rolling Stone story and ask yourself why we’re not talking about this more? Mmmm Maybe such tactics are being used to temper down the discussion.
Why aren’t more people upset? Why are we seeing our news dominated with stories about a royal wedding in England and not the potential damage done with using Psych ops to extend a war in Afghanistan? We have to wonder why the lead story today is actor Charlie Sheen having his TV show cut short and not the push to do a full scale top to bottom investigation…
I gotta ask myself.. Has President Obama been subjected to these mind control techniques?
Maybe these mind control tactics were used on journalist who visited the war zone which is why we saw progressive folks like Rachel Maddow who on her visit a few months ago was criticized for taking what some described as a softer stance.. Gotta wonder if the whole concept of embedding reporters was done with the goal of using psych op tactics on them.. We need to find out who was escorting reporters? No wonder so many were cheerleading the war..
As you read the Rollingstone article listen to this mix we did a few years ago about Mind control being used on urban audiences. There was no mention of this on this mornings newscast here in the Bay Area.
Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators
The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in “psychological operations” to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war, Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation, he was railroaded by military investigators.
The orders came from the command of Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, a three-star general in charge of training Afghan troops – the linchpin of U.S. strategy in the war. Over a four-month period last year, a military cell devoted to what is known as “information operations” at Camp Eggers in Kabul was repeatedly pressured to target visiting senators and other VIPs who met with Caldwell. When the unit resisted the order, arguing that it violated U.S. laws prohibiting the use of propaganda against American citizens, it was subjected to a campaign of retaliation.
“My job in psy-ops is to play with people’s heads, to get the enemy to behave the way we want them to behave,” says Lt. Colonel Michael Holmes, the leader of the IO unit, who received an official reprimand after bucking orders. “I’m prohibited from doing that to our own people. When you ask me to try to use these skills on senators and congressman, you’re crossing a line.”
The list of targeted visitors was long, according to interviews with members of the IO team and internal documents obtained by Rolling Stone. Those singled out in the campaign included senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, Jack Reed, Al Franken and Carl Levin; Rep. Steve Israel of the House Appropriations Committee; Adm. Mike Mullen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Czech ambassador to Afghanistan; the German interior minister, and a host of influential think-tank analysts.
The incident offers an indication of just how desperate the U.S. command in Afghanistan is to spin American civilian leaders into supporting an increasingly unpopular war. According to the Defense Department’s own definition, psy-ops – the use of propaganda and psychological tactics to influence emotions and behaviors – are supposed to be used exclusively on “hostile foreign groups.” Federal law forbids the military from practicing psy-ops on Americans, and each defense authorization bill comes with a “propaganda rider” that also prohibits such manipulation. “Everyone in the psy-ops, intel, and IO community knows you’re not supposed to target Americans,” says a veteran member of another psy-ops team who has run operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. “It’s what you learn on day one.”
continue reading story HERE at Rollingstone Magazine…