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Originally posted by colec156
FREEDOM only comes when people think for themselves.
In a briefing room deep in the Pentagon earlier this year, Air Force Lt. Col. Buzz Walsh and Maj. Brad Ashley presented a series of briefings to top DoD leaders that raised more than just a few eyebrows.
Selected leaders were shown how it was possible to obtain their individual social security numbers, unlisted home phone numbers, and a host of other personal information about themselves and their families simply by cruising the Internet.
Walsh and Ashley, members of the Pentagon's Joint Staff, were not playing a joke on the leaders. Nor were they trying to be clever. Rather they were dramatically, and effectively demonstrating the ease of accessing and gathering personal and military data on the information highway information which, in the wrong hands, could translate into a vulnerability.
"You don't need a Ph.D. to do this," Walsh said about the ability to gather the information. "There's no rocket science in this capability. What's amazing is the ease and speed and the minimal know-how needed. The tools (of the Net) are designed for you to do this."
The concern over personal information on key DoD leaders began with a simple inquiry from one particular flag officer who said he was receiving a large number of unsolicited calls at home. In addition to having the general's unlisted number, the callers knew specifically who he was.
Beginning with that one inquiry, the Joint Staff set out to discover just how easy it is to collect data not only on military personnel, but the military in general. They used personal computers at home, used no privileged information not even a DoD phone book and did not use any on-line services that perform investigative searches for a fee.
In less than five minutes on the Net Ashley, starting with only the general's name, was able to extract his complete address, unlisted phone number, and using a map search engine, build a map and driving directions to his house.
February 2, 2008
Information Operation Roadmap Part 3
The Pentagon’s Information Operations Roadmap is blunt about the fact that an internet, with the potential for free speech, is in direct opposition to their goals. The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an enemy "weapons system".
The 2003 Pentagon document entitled the Information Operation Roadmap was released to the public after a Freedom of Information Request by the National Security Archive at George Washington University in 2006. A detailed explanation of the major thrust of this document and the significance of information operations or information warfare was described by me here.
Originally posted by Codazzle
They want war? WE SHALL GIVE THEM WARRRRR!!!!
Originally posted by sanchoearlyjones
reply to post by Pathos
Hi Pathos, Great Post!!! When You get done with the Department of Defense Psychological Warfare section, I could use someone like You
See I am creating the "Kingdom of Sancho", now this Kingdom is a Just, and Noble Kingdom as long as the "subjects"=You Know their place.
Now, I will need someone to fill in as the Czar of Education. You would be credited with the title of "Lord Czar"....Interested? Your ability to spin things is still spinning my mind
Originally posted by JackWestJr
reply to post by rainfall
The internet is such a part of most every man, woman and child's everyday world that shutting it down would create such an outcry even from those who are not awake, tptb would really have a problem on their hands.