A Proper Gander At Propaganda

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"Then a mighty strange thing happened.  Guess you could call it fate. You see, a gust of wind blew the picture frame down and it landed on the muckety-muck's head And the mice they all went crazy. For the first time they saw the lie.

It was all a hoax on just simple folks. And the muckety-muck must die. And die he did. The members of his staff they just fled. They were scared. Hah. Just not prepared." - Song: The Proper Gander. Songwriter: Bobby Darin

"Propaganda in the United States is spread by both government and media entities. Propaganda is information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to influence opinions. It's used in advertising, radio, newspaper, posters, books, television, and other media."  -  Propaganda in the United States - Wikipedia

"A man without a government is like a fish without a bicycle.” Alvaro Koplovich
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ISIS Hacks CENTCOM's Twitter Feed: Welcome To The Theater of The Absurd!

Prologue: The World Actors On The World Stage - The North Korea Theater

North Korea is a Fake CIA State - Jay Dyer

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The Thousand Year War On Human Reason & Imagination

War of the Worlds and World Wars, wars on this and that and wars on drugs and common sense. Wars of all sorts are the carrots and sticks that have always been used to keep most of the mass of humanity working at the wheel of industry for all recorded time. Some wars, like the so-called "War on Drugs" are all too real and some like the wars we see on screens and think of as history are a lot less real than we might think. The governments of the world rely on the mass public's faith in the need for such external authority in the first place. The truth is the world is a lot safer and the so-called super powerful governments of the world a lot less weaker than they want or need us to know.

Wars on reason are always in season.

So Absurd

If this "CENTCOM HACK" story is true, which it is not, then the military is a useless joke. If this is the lie it seems to be, government and the military are still unnecessary jokes that need to go. We need less of that nonsense and a lot more local control over our own individual lives as fee human beings. We need more locally controlled bureaucracies that actually serve humanity and less of the Satanic inhuman system we all serve now. Nation states and terrorism are convenient fictions designed to keep us all really believing in a religious need for the protection of governmental authority we simply do not need. Fear mongering is an old tactic.

Everyone Knows The Media Promoted Term "Hack" But Not Many Know How It Would Really Work

"In January 2015, CENTCOM's Twitter feed was reported to have been hacked on 11 January by ISIS sympathizers. This situation lasted for less than one hour; no classified information was posted and “none of the information posted came from CENTCOM’s server or social media sites"; however, some of the slides came from the federally funded Lincoln Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology."

"In the summer of 2015, whistleblower CENTCOM analysts played the key role in uncovering Intelgate, a scandal regarding the manipulation of intelligence estimates about the wars in Syria and Iraq by the Obama Administration."

"On 1 October 2008, the Department of Defense transferred responsibility for SudanEritreaEthiopiaDjibouti, Kenya, and Somalia to the newly established Africa Command. Egypt, home to Exercise Bright Star, the Department of Defense’s largest reoccurring military exercise, remained in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Central_Command#History

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Central_Command

Confusing Media Headlines Only Add To The Layers of Propaganda Noise Deception: Is This A Layered Scripted Joke?

It seems like it.

"TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — On any given day at MacDill Air Force Base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the Islamic State group. Then, in a high-stakes operation to counter the extremists' propaganda, language specialists employ fictitious identities and try to sway the targets from joining IS ranks.

At least that's how the multimillion-dollar initiative is being sold to the Defense Department.

A critical national security program known as "WebOps" is part of a vast psychological operation that the Pentagon says is effectively countering an enemy that has used the internet as a devastating tool of propaganda. But an Associated Press investigation found the management behind WebOps is so beset with incompetence, cronyism and flawed data that multiple people with direct knowledge of the program say it's having little impact.

Several current and former WebOps employees cited multiple examples of civilian Arabic specialists who have little experience in counter-propaganda, cannot speak Arabic fluently and have so little understanding of Islam they are no match for the Islamic State online recruiters.

It's hard to establish rapport with a potential terror recruit when — as one former worker told the AP — translators repeatedly mix up the Arabic words for "salad" and "authority." That's led to open ridicule on social media about references to the "Palestinian salad."

Four current or former workers told the AP that they had personally witnessed WebOps data being manipulated to create the appearance of success and that they had discussed the problem with many other employees who had seen the same. Yet the companies carrying out the program for the military's Central Command in Tampa have dodged attempts to implement independent oversight and assessment of the data.

Central Command spokesman Andy Stephens declined repeated requests for information about WebOps and other counter-propaganda programs, which were launched under the Obama administration. And he did not respond to detailed questions the AP sent on Jan. 10.

The AP investigation is based on Defense Department and contractor documents, emails, photographs and interviews with more than a dozen people closely involved with WebOps as well as interviews with nearly two dozen contractors. The WebOps workers requested anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the work and because they weren't authorized to speak publicly.

The information operations division that runs WebOps is the command's epicenter for firing back at the Islamic State's online propaganda machine, which uses the internet to sway public opinion in a swath of the globe that stretches from Central Asia to the Horn of Africa.

Early last year, the government opened bidding on a new counter-propaganda contract — separate from WebOps— that is worth as much as $500 million. Months after the AP started reporting about the bidding process, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service told the AP that it had launched an investigation. NCIS spokesman Ed Buice said the service is investigating a whistleblower's "allegations of corruption" stemming from how the contract was awarded.

The whistleblower's complaint alleges multiple conflicts of interest that include division officers being treated to lavish dinners paid for by a contractor."

US misfires in online fight against Islamic State - Big Story AP

Computer Hackers (as we understand them) Are A Media Promoted Modern Myth

More than likely the companies that make the software are involved with crafting the news stories of the magical hackers who can hack into anything they want just like Hollywood product shows us all. The news is not going to teach us how to really hack into computer networks. Does that really make sense?

John McAfee: NASA Computer Super Spy Guy

"McAfee was born in the United Kingdom on September 18, 1945 on a U.S. Army base to an American father, who was stationed there and British mother, and raised in Salem, Virginia. He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1967 from Roanoke College, which subsequently awarded him an honorary Sc.D. degree in 2008."

"McAfee was employed as a programmer by NASA's Institute for Space Studies in New York City from 1968 to 1970. From there he went to Univac as a software designer and later to Xerox as an operating system architect. In 1978 he joined Computer Sciences Corporation as a software consultant. He worked for consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton from 1980-1982. In the 1980s, while employed by Lockheed, McAfee received a copy of the Brain computer virus and began developing software to combat viruses."

John McAfee - Wikipedia

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McAfee VirusScan - Wikipedia

 

ISIS or ISIL: These Terrorists are Part of The United States Military

The Pentagon was involved with making the internet and all other communications technology in the first place. Only the most uneducated would believe these stories without critical judgment.

"ISIL's use of social media has been described by one expert as "probably more sophisticated than [that of] most US companies". It regularly uses social media, particularly Twitter, to distribute its messages. The group uses the encrypted instant messaging service Telegram to disseminate images, videos and updates."

"The group is known for releasing videos and photographs of executions of prisoners, whether beheadings, shootings, caged prisoners being burnt alive or submerged gradually until drowned. Journalist Abdel Bari Atwan described ISIL's media content as part of a "systematically applied policy". The escalating violence of its killings "guarantees" the attention of the media and public.[139]

Along with images of brutality, ISIL presents itself as "an emotionally attractive place where people 'belong', where everyone is a 'brother' or 'sister'". The "most potent psychological pitch" of ISIL media is the promise of heavenly reward to dead jihadist fighters. Frequently posted in their media are dead jihadists' smiling faces, the ISIL 'salute' of a 'right-hand index finger pointing heavenward', and testimonies of happy widows.[139] ISIL has also attempted to present a more "rational argument" in a series of videos hosted by the kidnapped journalist John Cantlie. In one video, various current and former US officials were quoted, such as the then US President Barack Obama and former CIA Officer Michael Scheuer."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_State_of_Iraq_and_the_Levant

 

SITE: An Inside Job Literally Manufacturing & Scripting Terrorism

"Rita Katz (born in BasraIraq1963) is a terrorism analyst and the co-founder of the Search International Terrorist Entities (SITE) Intelligence Group, a private intelligence firm based in Washington, DC.

The Institute tracks global terrorist networks, and intercepts and distributes messages, videos, and advance warnings of suicide bombings from terrorist groups' communications networks."

"In July 2003 two of the groups she discussed in her book and on television (the Heritage Education Trust and the Safa Trust) sued her and revealed her name and identity. The number of lawsuits she was named in rose to three, all in connection with her work helping the government investigate Islamic charities in northern Virginia. In two of the suits, targets of the investigation said they were defamed in the 60 Minutes television broadcast. Katz said she has been the victim of a smear campaign, and attempts to intimidate her, adding:

"As they were never able to challenge the accuracy of my research, and as they were upset by the ramifications of it in terms of arrests, indictments, and raids, a few Muslim activist organizations have on occasion tried to portray me as a Muslim-basher. I have no quarrel with Islam or Muslims, and I only target terrorists and their supporters." 

In one case, in 2005 federal Judge Leonie Brinkema dismissed Katz from the lawsuit by a leader of the International Institute of Islamic Thought, Iqbal Unus, and Katz's dismissal was upheld on appeal unanimously by a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2009. The court also ordered Unus to pay Katz $41,000 in legal fees. 

Critics of Katz claim she is giving terrorists a larger platform than they would otherwise have, and is too eager to find plots where they don't exist.[4] Some people also do not think a private group with limited resources can do as good a job as government agencies can. Katz maintains professionals missed many signals about al-Qaeda before 9/11, and she is simply filling a gap. A 2004 audit showed that the FBI alone had thousands of hours of untranslated intercepts.

In 2015, Katz described an apparent Australian online supporter of ISIS who used the online handle "Australi Witness" as holding a "prestige" position in online jihadi circles and as being "part of the hard core of a group of individuals who constantly look for targets for other people to attack". It later transpired that "Australi Witness" was a Jewish American called Joshua Ryne Goldberg who was arrested by the FBI"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Katz

Our Tax Dollars Go To Fund Our Own Mental Prison:

SITE Manufactures Fake Videos of Terrorism And The Government Pays For It All

"SITE Intelligence Group is a for-profit Bethesda, Maryland-based company that tracks online activity of white supremacist and jihadist organizations. From 2002 to 2008, SITE Intelligence Group was known as the Search for International Terrorist Entities (SITE) Institute. SITE is led by the Israeli analyst Rita Katz. 

In order to view many of the contents of their website, a person, government or company must subscribe to SITE Intelligence Group.

On September 2, 2014, SITE sent the video of Steven Sotloff's apparent beheading to its subscribers before the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant released the video."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SITE_Intelligence_Group

Terrorism is The Tool of Governments: The News Caster is The Real Terrorist & Hollywood/News Product The Real WMD

terrorism (n.) 

1795, in specific sense of "government intimidation during the Reign of Terror in France" (March 1793-July 1794), from French terrorisme, from Latin terror (see terror).

If the basis of a popular government in peacetime is virtue, its basis in a time of revolution is virtue and terror -- virtue, without which terror would be barbaric; and terror, without which virtue would be impotent. [Robespierre, speech in French National Convention, 1794]

General sense of "systematic use of terror as a policy" is first recorded in English 1798 (in reference to the Irish Rebellion of that year). At one time, a word for a certain kind of mass-destruction terrorism was dynamitism (1883); and during World War I frightfulness (translating German Schrecklichkeit) was used in Britain for "deliberate policy of terrorizing enemy non-combatants.""

Terrorism - Online Etymology Dictionary