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Special Forces Get Social in New Psychological Operation Plan (Or SOCOM is going all ATS on us…LOL

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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 09:51 AM
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From the article:


The elite forces of the U.S. military think they’ve found a new way to sway opinion in the Pentagon’s preferred directions: a voice-based social networking app that’s a cross between talk radio and Twitter.

The American intelligence and defense communities have become enthralled by the possibilities of social media. They’re looking to use the networks to forecast political unrest, spread friendly messages, spot emerging terror groups — and even predict the next natural disaster. But these efforts have generally tried to leverage existing, and already popular, civilian social networks.


www.wired.com...

Looks like they are taking a lesson from the folks of ATS here. But they will be amazed at what they get in return I think. I am wondering if I can lurk about the forums they set up…just for the laughs, if anything else.

I know they've tried something similiar before, but it looks like this will be the first time they are looking for real time feedback.
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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 10:24 AM
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Yeah, kick that dead horse.. We know we're like flies, stuck in your web... Go ahead, wrestle in your own web when we're already trapped and helpless.. What's the needs for this app? Surely nobody TRULY lives by the old illusion.. First, slavery was with metal chains, today with deception, tomorrow with media manipulation, and if we have to, the day after, we'll use our overly done physical force to subdue again?? Pussi-footers... I thought it'd be more violent; not so pretty
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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 10:37 AM
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To quote Sun Tzu

- All warfare is based on deception.


- For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.


- In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good.


- The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

Etc, etc.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 10:38 AM
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Very interesting.
any Idea when they will be up?!?



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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I do have ties to the PSYOP community, so when I know...so shall you. It should be amusing to watch.

All to often these things are created to justify some officers billet, who knows nothing about social media, nor will they listen to those who do. I may be wrong in this case, but I doubt it. I have many years of experiance with the "Good Idea Fairy".


All together this is not a bad idea...how they implement it though is another story.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by TDawgRex
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I do have ties to the PSYOP community, so when I know...so shall you. It should be amusing to watch.

All to often these things are created to justify some officers billet, who knows nothing about social media, nor will they listen to those who do. I may be wrong in this case, but I doubt it. I have many years of experiance with the "Good Idea Fairy".


All together this is not a bad idea...how they implement it though is another story.


Or as the saying goes "It briefed well". This should be interesting. I'll keep tabs on it also.




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