De siste uker og måneder har den observante kunnet se at vi har blitt overfalt av ren propaganda i mainstream media (MSM), også kalt gammelmedia, der de ansatte i økende grad blir kalt presstitutes.
Så er da også propagandaapparatet velsmurt og uhyre mektig. De som ønsker lære og forstå litt av de tråder det trekkes i i forbindelse med hendelser som vi i dag ser skje i Ukraina, Gaza, Syria, Iran, Irak og andre nasjoner i Midtøsten, vil ha nytte av dette:
Psychological Operations Interview with the the former Deputy Commander of NATO’s Information Campaign in Bosnia, [1 MB], Infocon Magazine Issue One, October 2003.
Joint Publication 3-53 – Doctrine for Joint Psychological Operations,, [1 MB], Joint Chiefs of Staff, 5 September 2003.
Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on the Creation and Dissemination of All Forms of Information in Support of Psychological Operations (PSYOP) in Time of Military Conflict, [ 900k], May 2000.
OPNAVINST 3434.1 Psychological Operations, [565K] by the Chief of Naval Operations 1999.
Air Force Doctrine Document 2-5.4 – Public Affairs Operations, [1.22M], October 1999.
US Air Force Doctrine 2-5.3: Psychological Operations, [710K] published in August 1999.
http://www.iwar.org.uk/psyops/resources/us/jp3_53.pdf, [447K] published in July 1996.
Civil Affairs – The activities of a commander that establish, maintain, influence, or exploit relations between military forces and civil authorities, both governmental and nongovernmental, and the civilian populace in a friendly, neutral, or hostile area of operations in order to facilitate military operations and consolidate operational objectives. Civil affairs may include performance by military forces of activities and functions normally the responsibility of local government. These activities may occur prior to, during, or subsequent to other military actions. They may also occur, if directed, in the absence of other military operations. (Joint Pub 1-02)
Consolidation Psychological Operations – Psychological operations conducted in foreign areas inhabited by an enemy or potentially hostile populace and occupied by United States forces, or in which United States forces are based, designed to produce behaviors by the foreign populace that support United States objectives in the area. (Joint Pub 1-02)
Overt Peacetime Psychological Operations Programs – Those programs developed by combatant commands, in coordination with the chiefs of US diplomatic missions, that plan, support, and provide for the conduct, during military operations other than war, of psychological operations in support of US regional objectives, policies, interests, and theater military missions. Also called OP3. (Approved for inclusion in next edition of Joint Pub 1-02)
Propaganda – Any form of communication in support of national objectives designed to influence the opinions, emotions, attitudes, or behavior of any group in order to benefit the sponsor, either directly or indirectly. (Joint Pub 1-02)
Psychological Operations – Planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. The purpose of psychological operations is to induce or reinforce foreign attitudes and behavior favorable to the originator’s objectives. Also called PSYOP. (Joint Pub 1-02)