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Politics: Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-ops On U.S. Senators, Rolling Stone - 2/23/11

rob balsamo
post Feb 24 2011, 05:47 PM
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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 Runaway General: The Rolling Stone Profile of Stanley McChrystal That Changed History

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.


Full article - http://m.rollingstone.com/?redirurl=%2Fpol...nators-20110223

Related -
Military Report: Secretly 'recruit Or Hire Bloggers'
http://pilotsfor911truth.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=11687

Revealed: Air Force Ordered Software To Manage Army Of Fake Virtual People
http://pilotsfor911truth.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=21115

(Hat tip to LTC Tony Shaffer on FB)
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Anthony Shaffer - "I ran an Info Ops team at the national level in the early 2000s...and met with the NSC twice on an operation that had the potential side effect of influencing/manipulating members of Congress...so this is no small issue...this is not simply putting on the best dog and ponie show...the USG spends a whole lot of money teaching people like me to use techniques to manipulate thinking as to achieve specific results...and they are intended for use against our adversaries, not our own system...that is why there is a law against it."
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