Pentagon: Internet Is 'Enemy Weapons System'

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posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 07:58 AM
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BBC News



A newly declassified document gives a fascinating glimpse into the US military's plans for "information operations" - from psychological operations, to attacks on hostile computer networks.

The declassified document is called "Information Operations Roadmap". It was obtained by the National Security Archive at George Washington University using the Freedom of Information Act.

The operations described in the document include a surprising range of military activities: public affairs officers who brief journalists, psychological operations troops who try to manipulate the thoughts and beliefs of an enemy, computer network attack specialists who seek to destroy enemy networks.

Perhaps the most startling aspect of the roadmap is its acknowledgement that information put out as part of the military's psychological operations, or Psyops, is finding its way onto the computer and television screens of ordinary Americans.

"Information intended for foreign audiences, including public diplomacy and Psyops, is increasingly consumed by our domestic audience. Psyops messages will often be replayed by the news media for much larger audiences, including the American public."

"When it describes plans for electronic warfare, or EW, the document takes on an extraordinary tone. It seems to see the internet as being equivalent to an enemy weapons system."

Relates News:
AFP:US propaganda aimed at foreigners reaches US public


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Well, Well, Well.

Bloggers Beware - YOU are the New Enemy of the Pentagon and the current American Goverment, Obsessed with Control, Security and Secrecy. This NEW Document released (which you can read in .pdf, above), clearly shows, that the US Military can and will soon be able to attack Hostile Computer Networks. Tell me, who defined the words Hostile in this Case?

The Document Says the Following:

"Strategy should be based on the premise that the Department [of Defense] will 'fight the net' as it would an enemy weapons system."

Meaning that DoD will Treat so called Hostile Networks as an Enemy Weapon System - and I don't mean some Chinese Hackers trying to hack the Pentgon or Nasa mainframe computer. This is PSYOPS taking a whole new Battleground.

I wonder how many so called psychological operations troops - in short POT (:lol
, have already infiltrated Networks, Forums, such as this one.

It looks like the PNAC - Project for the New American Century is taking Shape and Form as you read this words, and the Basic Points that are mentioned in this Project are beginning to come true:



  • A significant increase of U.S. defense spending
  • Promoting the cause of political and economic freedom outside the U.S.
  • Preserving and extending an international order friendly to U.S. security, prosperity, and principles.
  • To control the new "international commons" of Space and "Cyberspace"

Is that Right?

Well I see that the Pentagon is not Happy with the Stories, Sources and Topics that are Available on the Internet, and their Plan to Control it will probably proove to be totally without any Effect. There's just too many of us!


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[edit on 28/1/06 by Souljah]




posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 06:51 PM
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WOW!!! So how could the classify us now? Are we the "enemy", a "controlled agent", an "indirectly-controlled" agent, a "private citzen", or what? Would ATS members seriously go to jail, even through their moslty just debating and using their First Amendment Right, under most state constitutions? Sorry, for the questions, I was just wondering what everyone else thought about it.



posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 12:07 AM
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This is real. Hard to brainwash people if you can't control the message or the messenger.



posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 12:46 AM
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Jumping to conclusions comes to mind.

All I read. Is that the US is spreading Gossip to other countries.

I see zero reference to "Attacking American computer sites".

I did see reference though, however to EMP warfare. Which Has been a dream of the US since Since WWII.



posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 08:15 AM
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Originally posted by msnevil
I see zero reference to "Attacking American computer sites".

You are Correct... So far.

But this Document is a Step into the Legalizing the Control over the Internet, as it was written in the PNAC, through Psyops. I mean, this Document is Declaring, that Internet is equivalent to the Enemy Weapon System, and the Pentagon CAN therefore Attack that Weapon System and Elimianate the Enemy.



posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by msnevil
I see zero reference to "Attacking American computer sites".


It is entirely naive to believe that the U.S. governemnt in some capacity doesn't already effect the popular medias. Do you think that press releases are written, planned, and expressed by people who don't get paid and without collaboration?



posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 01:48 PM
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Originally posted by MemoryShock

It is entirely naive to believe that the U.S. government in some capacity doesn't already effect the popular medias.


Yes they do and they have been very successful at that, but the INTERNET brings more to the table when it comes with different views to understand information.

That alone is a treat to national security, while the government is using propaganda to bring their point of view.

The INTERNET brings different school of thoughts to understand that information.

I guess been intelligent, been a seeker of truth or just having a logical mind and been open minded undermines what the government wants to achieve when it comes to mind control and manipulation for PO.


[edit on 29-1-2006 by marg6043]



posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 02:36 PM
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With the whole mindset of "If you're not with us, you're against us" that this administration has been pushing, I guess I'm not too surprised to see that information considered 'hostile' to their agenda might be catagorized as a weapons system, and therefore need to be 'taken down'.

I am concerned for the continued use of this and other important information sharing sites. After all, if it weren't for the Internet and what I've learned from the info there, I may still be supporting this FUBAR of a war...



posted on Jan, 30 2006 @ 10:10 AM
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I have known about this view for over twenty years. This did not begin with this administration. It has been going on for longer than the twenty years I have known about it. The #1 enemy of the American Government is the American people..not some foreign government and thier people. It is American Opinion that our government must harness to get us all on the bandwagon when needed. They must needs have avenues of monitoring this when needed to get a sample..a cross section of opinion/sampling. THe internet is only one of the newer means of getting this sampling. In the olde days polling and control of the media was the primary means.
This Government is well aware of the loss of effectiveness of the nightly news formats even with 24 hour news formats on the boob tube...and that more and more people are going to the web for thier news and information...hence they are also monitoring this format more and more. Do not allow yourself to think that if necessary they would not shut down the entire web in this country ..if needed. They will do exactly this very thing and forcing most back to the 24 hour boob tube formats.

All this drivel some of you are posting about spying on Americans through our phone calls or internet activities..I have known about this too for over twenty years. This too... is not new...and has been going on no matter whether Republican or Democrats are in office. All foreign/overseas calls have been monitored for many years now. It is only a small step to do local or interstate calls. Special provisions/regulations have been in place for years and years now to allow the government access to the phone companys for just such purposes. They have always had this "special" relationship. Either above or below the table.

For many many years now the US Government has not fully trusted the American people and have found it necessary to monitor us.. and in particular ..certain individuals. Murderers , rapists, child molesters,Bank robbers...et al...these are not the people they are intrested in monitoring ...but instead ..people who can function independently and in spite of control programs. People who can think outside of the control blocks or boxes in which they want us to function. I have known several people who have tried to lead and teach others how to get out of or how to think independently of this system and they have been jailed for this. These people who can teach other ways around this system of tunnelized thinking and monitoring are far more dangerous to this system than the first bunch mentioned.

Why is it that events are so..I have asked myself this question over and over and over??? That Americans should not be trusted...to know how to steer events for Amerrica and fellow Americans???? Why is this ...that things are just so. The only reason and goal to which I can constantly arrive is that the events are not being controlled by and for Americans per se...but Internationalists...people or groups who do not have Americas intrests at heart but instead the intrests of others..non Americans. This meaning American Intrests have long ago..been hijacked..and steered by subtilty to other intrests..not necessarily American. We as Americans are merely the boot lacky for this system. When we are no longer needed we will be dumped for the next boot lacky with potential. We will still be monitored but not as heavily as the new boot lacky.
Education ...the rewriting of history books to the international position..the internationalist position of the news media and politicians...and other tell tales are what finally convinced me of this direction our Government is leading the people.
And by the way...we are not the only people/Government being lead in this position or direction. Other nations are much further along than are we. The main problem seems to be that Amerians are not inherently malliable as are other nations or peoples. We are a stiff necked stubborn bunch as compared to say ..Europeans or Canadians. This means also that other nations are being monitored too....in like manner.

Just something for some of you with capacity to think about ..take it to the next step in thought.

Thanks,
Orangetom



posted on Jan, 30 2006 @ 01:31 PM
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it's news when 'everyone else' finds out about it.

i can't wait until stephen jones' suppositions are accepted as fact. then 'everyone' will know.

we can all go back through the old posts, then, and laugh at all the agetns and their twisted, internally conflicting logic. trust me, it's a great deal of fun watching the twisting and writhing that 'they' have to go through to try and convince 'us' that the sky is really pink, not blue, and we are just 'blue sky' paranoids.

a great one a i came across lately, was that a tower can have a 'whiplash effect' without having any 'whip' effect(regarding a plane hitting a tower, and the tower not budging noticably, and then a 'whiplash' with throws people off of their feet. how would YOU like to have to make up, and then stand by that argument?).



posted on Jan, 30 2006 @ 02:43 PM
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Wasnt the internet developed by the military?? This sounds more like the great divide diversion tactics. On the other hand I think the government sees everyone besides them as "the enemy" they certainly seem interested in self preservation. They also developed the highway interstate system. We are just interlopers using their stuff. They can turn the internet against us any time they choose, they made it.ummm...right?



posted on Jan, 30 2006 @ 03:07 PM
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Pretty much SolaR513. The interstate system is also a convoy route. Has been this way for many years. There are signs not in writing but symbols that identify certain convoy routes. Especially those going to and fro pier and harbor locations for foreign wars. Same with routes to certain airports and air bases.
It is sort of like the ocean liner the USS United States. She was billed in her day as the fastest and most luxurious ocean liner in existance. The boilers ,reduction gears , and other components are those used in a modern high speed aircraft carrier. She definitely was very fast and remained so for many many years. Much faster than most of what was in the US Navy's fleet...or any fleet in the world. However most people paid little attention to the fact that she was carried on the worlds ships registrys as a ship of the line..a ship of war. Her real function in time of war was as a very fast troop ship. Walls and bulkheads could be quickly removed and thousands of quick bunks inserted to accomodate troops enroute to the next war.
These arrangements are not made public or little dwelt upon.
Most people do not know that all the nations airlines can be drafted with a stroke of a pen...into military service. Same thing with every radio station in the nation. Do you think the internet is any different.
Those with GPS equipment ..Global Positioning Satellites...do they realize that in time of war all these satellites can be shut down or encripted to where your GPS set is useless...unless you have the military encripted version??? You would do well to learn how to use a compass and a road map..or what is called a " manual overide." Dont ever get hyped up over all this high tech..including this computer.
What do you think the real deal is with cell phones..for which you are not being told???
Many things around us for which we take for granted are not what they seem.


Thanks,
Orangetom



posted on Jan, 30 2006 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by orangetom1999
Pretty much SolaR513. The interstate system is also a convoy route. Has been this way for many years. There are signs not in writing but symbols that identify certain convoy routes. Especially those going to and fro pier and harbor locations for foreign wars. Same with routes to certain airports and air bases.
It is sort of like the ocean liner the USS United States. She was billed in her day as the fastest and most luxurious ocean liner in existance. The boilers ,reduction gears , and other components are those used in a modern high speed aircraft carrier. She definitely was very fast and remained so for many many years. Much faster than most of what was in the US Navy's fleet...or any fleet in the world. However most people paid little attention to the fact that she was carried on the worlds ships registrys as a ship of the line..a ship of war. Her real function in time of war was as a very fast troop ship. Walls and bulkheads could be quickly removed and thousands of quick bunks inserted to accomodate troops enroute to the next war.
These arrangements are not made public or little dwelt upon.
Most people do not know that all the nations airlines can be drafted with a stroke of a pen...into military service. Same thing with every radio station in the nation. Do you think the internet is any different.
Those with GPS equipment ..Global Positioning Satellites...do they realize that in time of war all these satellites can be shut down or encripted to where your GPS set is useless...unless you have the military encripted version??? You would do well to learn how to use a compass and a road map..or what is called a " manual overide." Dont ever get hyped up over all this high tech..including this computer.
What do you think the real deal is with cell phones..for which you are not being told???
Many things around us for which we take for granted are not what they seem.


Thanks,
Orangetom


this sounds a lot like the tactical markings thread[one of my favorites] yes the government is set in place to use whatever means possible to achieve whatever goals it has at any time whether we like it or not. the only sure bet is to not rely on any thing technological.



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by orangetom1999
I have known about this view for over twenty years. This did not begin with this administration. It has been going on for longer than the twenty years I have known about it. The #1 enemy of the American Government is the American people..not some foreign government and thier people. It is American Opinion that our government must harness to get us all on the bandwagon when needed.......

Thanks,
Orangetom
(changed for my post orangetom.)

Your right, even as far back as the American-indian war, if not before then in most cultures it is "the Goverment v. The People", reguardless of King, etc., etc., and Justin Timberlake(who turns 25 today.). But all that aside, this isn't new, if we want to give the people more power so the Goverment doesn't go all "V for Vendette" on us, I suggest you tell 6 people at work or school about it.

Just mention to them that the goverment had a press confrence on it and all basicly said that many groups on the internet could evetually become a "threat" in the near future, like in 5 years. It's worth a shot.



posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 01:18 AM
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WOW you are a backstreet fan arent ya? Any ways I think what they mean by we could be a threat is dissenters giving intel to enemy forces via the internet. If they can make people out to be traitors they can justify actions against us.[us as in people on the internet]



posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 08:49 PM
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I know, I'm a big one.
But this affects everyone and celebrities, and "the average joe/janes" from the internet would be the first to scare people to give up their rights. BSB has already done a song implying they don't agree, by simply singing it(it was preformed at some of their smaller gigs last year.), so it would be nothing to go after them or some of other "Rich Celebrities" to jail, or something.

Then all they need is a "average-person next door example", and bingo, simple psychological control of everyone, even the senators I would e-mail over that. It's bad enough the Bush Adminstration, by abusing the 14th Amendment to a terrible sociol-economic education system, that needs to learn a thing or 2 from the Canadians, heck even the French. Through, I don't care for them, I do think this may eventually become a First Amendmet issue soon, within the next few years.



posted on Feb, 2 2006 @ 01:00 AM
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Backstreets back,hmmm............alright. anyways I agree this does affect everyone especially since everyone and everything is on the internet. Again I agree this IS a first amendment issue but like I said thanks to things like the patriot act all they have to do is clasify someone as a traitor or terrorist or whatever and then move against them. Troubled times are ahead.



posted on Feb, 4 2006 @ 07:18 PM
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Yeah, but how can people stop it? I mean, how can we ban the Patriot Act, if nobody in politics cares about Constitutional Law, I could organize BSB fans, or tell them. Which I've been doing for about 2 years now about news that affects and effects their Constitutional Laws and Rights. I need to work on the organizing e-mails, etc. part.

Because BSB can only do so much for the world anyway, I figure if I post everytime something happens in the news or on CSPAN that could hurt their rights, they need to know ASAP (reasonably) after I do. They know, I get ticked if mine or someone else's gets violated and could destroy ours. So if people on ATS and the BSB sites work together Nation wide we're talking about 100 million people who could easily change the face of politics.

The least we could do is delay it, and figure out some way to take more power away from certain De Facto laws, like the Patriot Act, which should only apply to peticuliarly agencies in the Federal Goverment, otherwise this is a real-life "Brave New World" meets "1984" prequal.



posted on Feb, 4 2006 @ 10:54 PM
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you two are a strange pair...with what you post as fears and concerns. I understand what you are getting at ...about rights etc etc. Its just that I think you two are somewhat limited in your thinking scope.

The theory by the founders is called "limited government"

The founders would state that the best government one can stand is the least government one can stand. This still holds true today.

To limit government always..one must limit Government fiscally. This meaning to keep government broke..so that they cannot interfear or indulge in limiting your libertys.

Question....

Do you see anyone doing this ...even the Hollywood types or do they keep you chasing your tail in a circle for one political party or another.??? Think it through.

If you understand and believe that fiscal limits on government mean a more free people than what do the hollywood/rock star types really know about anything much?? Especially government!!


History records that governments who are not fiscally responsible ..do not preserve the rights of thier citizens ..they infringe on them ..slowly at first but wholesale later. Deficits are the means of doing this..financing their way into every facet of private lives.

Think it through... a broke government cannot finance itself into your buisness or privacy. They cannot finance the patriot act. No college education needed here.

I can speak more on this but this is sufficient for now.

Thanks,
Orangetom



posted on Feb, 5 2006 @ 04:37 PM
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First I would just like to say that I actually have nothing to do with the whole backstreet thing,infact, I dont even like backstreet, Im more of a 90's grunge kind of guy.
As for the government.... A broke government cant do crap your right but what about those decision makers in the government with private industry financial backing? Money makes the world go round and everyone has their price. Are you suggesting that law makers cant be bought? Please. And remember the Patriot act was passed and lets just see how many palms are greased to get it passed again.



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