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BREAKING: Pentagon Caught Paying PR Firm $540 Million to Make Fake Terrorist Videos

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posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 02:42 PM
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Well Well Well. Some of us have thought that a lot of those so called "ISIS beheading videos" were staged on a green screen and all faked. Especially the ones made by "Jihadi John". They all looked completely fabricated to the naked eye and they never showed the full execution. It was always cut right before the actual beheading took place. They were all done in HD and had an overall Hollywood vibe to them. Here are some reports that the Pentagon was paying a UK PR firm millions of dollars to create fake Terrorist propaganda videos. If true, its not shocking to me. Not shocking in the least.


According to a new joint investigation by the Sunday Times and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the Pentagon paid a PR firm based in the U.K. over half a billion dollars to make fake terrorist videos in Iraq as part of an enormous propaganda campaign. PR firm Bell Pottinger fabricated short TV segments designed to imitate Arabic news networks and “fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them, according to a former employee,” reports the Bureau. High-ranking U.S. military officials worked with the firm’s employees at Baghdad Camp Victory to create anti-terrorism propaganda to imitate the real thing, the Bureau claims.

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posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: Bloodydagger

Propaganda has been used heavily during other wars...what's so alarming?



posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 02:47 PM
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So their target was to track whom ever clicked on the beheading videos.

Meanwhile CNN would report that these videos were out on the net, causing millions of gore mongering teens and adults to test their salt by watching these videos of the fake murders.

I wonder if the pentagon actually found any terrorists in the making from this stunt.

....I know i gave in a few times and searched the videos. Most likely on the do not fly list now.



posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 02:50 PM
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Not even remotely surprising.

War is a money machine, and fear is the best way for a country to back the government into going to war.



posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

Says nothing about beheading...you are assuming that simply because they use companies to make propaganda videos..you have zero proof to support your claims that the beheading were done on a green screen or are in fact fake..



posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 02:53 PM
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Terrorism has become quite profitable. Don't expect it to go away any time soon. Although, without all the money and weapons a government or two is supplying, it probably would have gone away.



posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 02:56 PM
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I thought I saw this posted earlier...

edit: www.abovetopsecret.com...

Here's the thing. Propaganda is legal in the US now- for the gub'ment to use against us citizens. They didn't legalize it if they weren't planning on using it.


Did anyone else notice that ISIS wasn't really a violent terrorist threat until they announced a gold backed currency? Taking on the worldwide banking conspiracy is a sure fire way to find yourself considered a terrorist.

I suspect we've essentially transformed their movement into what it is to justify eradicating it- killing thousands both abroad and back home- all in the name of keeping the banksters in power.

...Just like every other "war"....
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posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 02:57 PM
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The article states that this was all done well prior to Jihadi John


All told, the Bureau “identified transactions worth $540 million between the Pentagon and Bell Pottinger for information operations and psychological operations on a series of contracts issued from May 2007 to December 2011.


They made fake propoganda CDs (using RealPlayer to view) using real Al Queda footage, dropped them where people would find them, and then tracked views.


“US marines would take the CDs on patrol and drop them in the chaos when they raided targets. Wells said: ‘If they’re raiding a house and they’re going to make a mess of it looking for stuff anyway, they’d just drop an odd CD there.’”
Those CDs were made to play using Real Player, which connects to the Internet to operate, and, as Wells told the Bureau, ‘the team embedded a code into the CDs which linked to a Google Analytics account, giving a list of IP addresses where the CDs had been played.’




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posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: chrismarco

And you are correct.

I jumped the gun on that one, and for that I am sorry....Oh so very sorry.
I assumed that it was linked. Assuming was my downfall on there, and I take FULL responsibility. In fore site, I will NEVER assume again.

Again, I am terribly sorry if i ruined, blemished, or simply caused a kerfuffle in your day, in any which way and/or manner.



posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 03:10 PM
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Go to a site like liveleaks and watch some beheading videos. While some may have been staged there's plenty out there that are very very real. I'm not arguing there aren't psyops bring utilized by our government. I just think think it's on a way smaller scale then whats really going on in the backwards countries.



posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 03:11 PM
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They were all pretty much posted on LiveLeak, which caused a complete ban of beheading video's on liveLeak, not sure of the purpose of the ban since gore is still a theme on LiveLeak.

But suspicious the video's were..



posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: Bloodydagger As shocking as the fact that some goats like climb trees. But at least the goats give milk, rather than demolishing skyscrapers.



posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: chrismarco

But you also cannot say they didn't, can you?



posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: lordcomac

Are You referring to the Executive Order by Obama?? Where it was deemed "Appropriate" and the reason(s) that really caught My eye was the "betterment of services to the public whether they're aware of the services used"? Some weird legalese that I found really weird.. (circa 2012-2013 time period.. There was a thread here I remember...)

Some other members also found it really weird.. The article read that after years and years of research... blah, blah..

Psy-Ops against ThePeople was indeed "kosher"



posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: PeachesNCream

I just watched one where there a couple of groups engaged in combat, then all of a sudden one dude grew super huge in size and one of the groups ran away.

Crazy world man.
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posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: PeachesNCream

Nothing is real except the disappointment of people towards the true actions of their own government.



posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 03:53 PM
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a reply to: NewzNose

Can't disagree there.



posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 04:48 PM
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They also took it far and beyond just beheadings. They drown men in cages, burned them alive in cages. Tied explosives to them and set them off. Ran over others in tanks. Meanwhile, videos of them "throwing" gays off high roofs to their "suppose" deaths and so on. A lot of that stuff I have seen had hallmarks of CGI.



posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 04:57 PM
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What a misleading title. Almost makes it sound like they made the videos we see on the news.

They did make fake videos, but they did it to track persons of interest. They burned the videos to CDs in Real Payer format (which connects to the internet to run) and dropped the CDs in hot areas to obtain the IPs of whoever played them.

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posted on Oct, 3 2016 @ 05:06 PM
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originally posted by: BlueShaman
What a misleading title. Almost makes it sound like they made the videos we see on the news.

They did make fake videos, but they did it to track persons of interest. They burned the videos to CDs in Real Payer format (which connects to the internet to run) and dropped the CDs in hot areas to obtain the IPs of whoever played them.


I'm not sure I believe that. There are gorehounds out there that love watching death videos for pleasure and fun on these death/gore websites. I'm sure they are smart enough to know that such an operation would produce a lot of false positives. (aka it would be a major headache and not worth it)

And I'm not so sure they were burned/copied multiple times either because that brings the overall quality down. The videos of some of these so called fakes were high quality and in HD. You could see every little detail.
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