NEO – Information Sabotage of the White House

Orwell was just wrong on the date

Orwell was just wrong on the date

Information Sabotage of the White House

…by  Vladimir Platov     …with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow

 

The seven golden domes of St. Petersburg

The seven golden domes of St. Petersburg

[ Editor’s note: George Orwell’s 1984 is here, and alive and well as Vladimir points out. And the taxpayers are even paying to have their rights taken away, not only by those they have elected to represent them, but now by our own military who is doing it surreptitiously. Isn’t that special!

If they are under command and control while in uniform, once they are out and on the market the skills they honed on the taxpayer’s dime can be bought and utilized by bad guys with pockets full of endless cash.

We saw this happen with the huge expansion of Special Ops personnel in Afghanistan. When they came home to a recession economy, all kinds of corporations and characters were ready to hire their skills. Running pysops has become industrialized.

We now see a growing number of multinationals who not only have in-house intelligence agencies that rival many countries, but they even have their own paramilitary force. It is of course a recipe for abuse, one for which those who birthed it will not take one molecule of blame.

They were “just taking orders,” as the saying goes…nobody asks any questions, and nobody knows… Jim W. Dean ]

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–  First published  March 20, 2014  –

 

What is a Nation but Data?

Can free thought and free will exist under total surveillance?

The White House and its henchmen, in the forms of the U.S. intelligence and the Pentagon, have been using social networking sites to overthrow undesirable regimes at least since 2000. An entire industry of misinformation and public opinion manipulation has been created.

Acting on the orders of Washington, real or virtual activists are trying to convince public opinion of the “spontaneous” nature of popular protests, and the conducted psychological war operations are presented as the “free expression of public opinion”.

All the events of the “Arab Spring”, “color revolutions” or the latest developments in Ukraine are typical examples of how an unstable socio-political and general economic situation in a country is widely used for making radical changes in a country’s government.

U.S. authorities have repeatedly talked about the fundamental importance of social networks, in particular Twitter and Facebook, in organizing the protests of the “Arab Spring”, and the mobilization of opposition forces during political instability.

The Book

The Book

Using social networks, the White House henchmen coordinated the movement of protest groups and concentrated them at specified points for the holding of mass rallies in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Algeria, Jordan, Syria and Ukraine.

With an active participation of special services, directly interested in political reforms in specific countries, people are mobilized for anti-government protests through mass mailing appeals, spreading of political ads, etc. on social networking sites.

In 2010, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reported that every year the U.S. allocated at least $25 million through the State Department to support bloggers and Internet activists, using them in an information war and to coordinate protests.

Back in 2011, the British newspaper The Guardian reported on the development of a special software by the Department of Defense designed for hidden manipulation of sentiments of social networks members with the help of fictive online persons who provide an intellectual impact on Internet users and promote pro-American propaganda. This operation received the codenamed Operation Earnest Voice (OEV).

In 2011, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency in the U.S. Department of Defense (DARPA) announced a tender for the creation of a special program SMISC (Social Media in Strategic Communication) for this operation. The explanatory note to this tender read as follows:

“The conditions, in which our armed forces carry out their operations, are changing rapidly under the influence of blogs, social networking sites, file-sharing services (such as YouTube) and mobile technologies. The spread of social networking services may have a very profound impact on the nature of conflicts. An effective use of these services will allow the armed forces to provide more qualitative information support of the operations.”

CENTCOM

CENTCOM

The corresponding contract between the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and the California company Ntrepid, specially registered for the implementation of this program, was concluded in 2011 for the amount of $2,760,000

The first stage of the Operation Earnest Voice was successfully implemented in Iraq, and the software developments were used as a psychological weapon against the supporters of al-Qaeda.

After that, funding of the operation was increased to $200 million, and now it is being conducted in Pakistan, Afghanistan, North Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East, as well as in Ukraine. CIA and Pentagon experts consider this operation as a very important component in addressing the task of the White House for political and ideological dominance in these regions.

This technology was intended for use in Facebook, Twitter, and provides an opportunity to chat with bloggers in their native language, i.e., Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, etc. The developed software allows responding to conversations with any number of blogs, chats and individuals round the clock.

Within the Operation Earnest Voice, the practical use of the SMISC is carried out by the U.S. DoD, together with coalition partners. In 2011, the spokesman of the CENTCOM Commander Bill Speaks said that the created SMISC provides an opportunity to use blogs on foreign websites to fight the “hostile propaganda outside the U.S.A.”

Let us see how Operation Earnest Voice and the SMISC developed for it by Ntrepid work.

Using the developed SMISC, a network of fictive online persons is created; they are registered with territorial binding to the information space in various countries. This procedure results in the impression of the existence of real people located in different regions of the planet, rather than sock puppets. An individual “biographical legend” and character “details” are created for each of the sock puppets.

Ultimately, it is impossible even for advanced opponents to discover the fact of the manipulation of such fictive online persons, who can easily gain the trust of local bloggers.

The on-line persona management service, developed by Ntrepid, allows a single operator of a special workstation to control the communication with more than 10 real people in the information space, located in different corners of the Earth. The operations control center was located in MacDill AFB near Tampa (Florida), where the headquarters of the U.S. CENTCOM is located.

Intelligence advantage

Intelligence advantage

Round the clock, each program operator is provided with a virtual private server located in the United States or abroad. The program provides an opportunity to “mix traffic,” i.e., to use both CENTCOM staff and agents outside this structure, which, according to the Pentagon and the CIA leadership, provides an “excellent cover and powerful arguments of denial.”

Traces of the implementation of the Operation Earnest Voice by the White House are obvious today on news sites and discussions in many countries, especially in Ukraine in the last few days. Website visitors are skillfully pitted against each other using this technology, interethnic hostility is implanted.

On the basis of the experiences of using Operation Earnest Voice, the U.S. Department of Defense has conducted over a dozen command and staff exercises to practice updated tasks in the information war in recent years.

To coordinate such actions, an automated control system of information war combat operations and a strategic plan for its conduct, Integrated Operation Plan, were developed, where much attention is given to the further development and deepening of cooperation of Internet giants with the U.S. intelligence agencies, in particular, Google and the National Security Agency.

Vladimir Platov, expert on the Middle East, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”

Editing:  Jim W. Dean and Erica P. Wissinger

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7 Responses to "NEO – Information Sabotage of the White House"

  1. William St. George  March 22, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    This is an important story. When an individual or group becomes impassioned by repeated blows, psychological or physical, he or it will explode outward at some future unexpected moment. This is the dangerous situation in America. Remember Watts. And now with Homeland Security everywhere along with armored vehicles and other military hardware; you can see the picture. It is like a trap set for the unwary group. I believe Obama is deliberately setting the nation up for a major upheaval which will seemingly justify his concern about vets, patriots, Ron Paul supporters, Muslims, etc. As the article points out the technique to be used is being perfected in places like Ukraine. Get the idealists together to protest . . . bring in a hired element to enliven things and perhaps a sniper to kill a few police and by-standers. Blame the idealists. Condemn public assembly and inflammatory speech. Crack down everywhere dissidents happen to be. And show how NSA helps by rounding up the culprits from a list long possessed by intelligence agencies. Use the internment camps and restore peace and order that the gov has temporarily undermined with provocateurs. Not exactly the most brilliant approach but it will work provided enough ignorant people are around. And the power of a mob is almost irresistible. It takes a person with considerable mind control to step aside and not get drawn into the powerful magnetic core of a riot. They count on that. The desire to be a part of a group.

  2. CoJonesGrandes  March 22, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    If you guys are making of list of American traitors to cart away when you implement regime change in the USA, look through the real estate database and see who got a free house in Sandy Hook, CT and environs on Christmas Day, 2009
    ****https //www.youtube.com/watch?&v=a5dbk0zIiVo****

  3. CoJonesGrandes  March 22, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Thanks. I’ve put a request in for those ‘puters to be fried. Any more targets?

  4. stephanaugust  March 22, 2014 at 5:59 am

    “The on-line persona management service, developed by Ntrepid, allows a single operator of a special workstation to control the communication with more than 10 real people in the information space, located in different corners of the Earth.”

    Wow, earning money for doing nothing. Where can I apply?

  5. williammartin  March 21, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Breaking White House rolls out new program called “KILL AND FEEL HAPPY”, The programs breadth or scope is to get fellow American’s to give the shaft to others while handing them a complimentary flag to wave that signifies its good and patriotic for their part or roll.

    This would include but not limited to watching those once employed to “protect & serve” to be used as corporate bitches to kill, beat and oppress their fellow citizen’s while offering perks such as substantial wages for their jobs well done. Even giving them their 15 minutes of fame through appearances on presstitute in house media channels used as a tool to further the joys of being sodomized by ones own friends and family who are willing to sell their souls to make a dime in a country where no real commerce exists.

    Seminars will be held regularly on the art and joys of being a “WHORE for the STATE” in addition to awards for those who excelled in the uses or deployment of propaganda citing how great it is to reach the top in a career that is surely to continue as the war is waged on like minded Christian’s, Atheists or anyone else who like a dry sponge excepts this program and pays if forward to their friends and neighbors who’ll also be destroyed in the “Growth Process” of being assimilated into HIVE of the 21 Century BORG mentality.

    Additional programs for Children who already are being regularly schooled in hours of STATE TV watching to grasp the urgency of their part in destroying the American Dream.

  6. William St. George  March 21, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Spooky and disconcerting. Destroys trust. Sowers of discord. Reference Dante for details on what awaits them. Bad business. Violate the Golden Rule and universal condemnation is guaranteed. Each man is his own harshest judge. The truth can not be tricked. But there is a certain delay between action and reaction. Deep laws underlie human nature.

  7. Jack Heart  March 21, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you Vladimir. This is what I call useful information, even if you don’t live in Pakistan, Afghanistan, North Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East or the Ukraine. like Mr. Dean pointed out in the introduction the chickens always come home to roost.

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