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Columbia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-06-04 03:57 PM
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22. I think military PSYOPS is generally misunderstood on DU
Do you know what they mostly do?

They distribute leaflets or use loudspeakers to communicate various things to the local populace. This can range to where to get food/water to telling civilians to get out before a major offensive.

They are the military mouthpiece, but I think their role is generally overstated here.
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  -Psych Ops - Psychological Warfare nemdaille  Nov-06-04 02:01 PM   #0 
  - Yes, I think most of us have heard of Psy Ops.  DireStrike   Nov-06-04 02:10 PM   #1 
  - Just watching it happen around here. That is all. - n/t  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 02:16 PM   #2 
  - I think what is being proposing is that  baby_mouse   Nov-06-04 02:17 PM   #3 
     - Thank you, yes. Many of us know of psyops, but we sometimes  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 02:22 PM   #4 
        - kick for wisdom  DireStrike   Nov-06-04 02:26 PM   #5 
  - Here's some gasoline for the fire!  ParanoidPat   Nov-06-04 02:35 PM   #6 
  - Great find. Thanks for posting. -  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 02:37 PM   #7 
  - Weren't the propagandists tried at Nuremberg? eom.  demgrrrll   Nov-06-04 02:53 PM   #8 
     - Ooo, good question. I'll go google it. - n/t  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 02:54 PM   #9 
     - Score! for demgrrrll - link below  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 02:56 PM   #11 
        - Jules Stiercher. He started a newspaper in Germany which was  demgrrrll   Nov-06-04 03:09 PM   #13 
           - Wow. Can you imagine the visions that would be running  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 03:12 PM   #14 
  - Thanks -- I've downloaded this and will read it  DELUSIONAL   Nov-06-04 03:50 PM   #17 
     - Thank you, from a born skeptic with a background in..wait for it  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 03:54 PM   #21 
  - KKKarl Rove is a master at it.  mzmolly   Nov-06-04 02:55 PM   #10 
  - Then I'ma guessin' he's postin' 'round here lately - or some  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 02:57 PM   #12 
  -'s easy when you have the goose and monkee and god onside  pretzel4gore   Nov-06-04 04:53 PM   #35 
  - How can I evaluate whether information is propaganda or not?  beam_me_up   Nov-06-04 03:41 PM   #15 
  - Good question. I hope to see some good answers.  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 03:50 PM   #18 
  - I've mentioned Psyops in several of my responses to threads  DELUSIONAL   Nov-06-04 03:42 PM   #16 
  - I wish I'd thought to put this in my original post...  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 03:51 PM   #19 
  - Col. Michael Aquino added his "influence" to Psy Ops.  bobthedrummer   Nov-06-04 03:53 PM   #20 
  - Erk. I tried googling....just, erk.  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 04:01 PM   #23 
  - I think military PSYOPS is generally misunderstood on DU  Columbia   Nov-06-04 03:57 PM   #22 
  - But psychological manipulation of a populace  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 04:05 PM   #24 
     - That's different from military PSYOPS  Columbia   Nov-06-04 04:07 PM   #25 
     - There is more of the non-military type listed at the link I  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 04:17 PM   #27 
     - And that wasn't what I was discussing  Columbia   Nov-06-04 04:37 PM   #32 
        - Missed your post 'til now. I think it's primarily because most  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 05:37 PM   #38 
     - What do you think of "Operation Mockingbird"?  ParanoidPat   Nov-06-04 04:26 PM   #29 
        - When did I mention anything about the CIA?  Columbia   Nov-06-04 04:41 PM   #33 
     - Yes it started during WWII -- women were needed in the  DELUSIONAL   Nov-06-04 04:12 PM   #26 
        - I have then, a question for you.  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 04:19 PM   #28 
           - I believe that specific personality types change with age  DELUSIONAL   Nov-06-04 04:47 PM   #34 
              - Amazing, thanks so much for replying to my question.  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 04:57 PM   #36 
                 - cynicism is vital for flexible/empathetic personality types  DELUSIONAL   Nov-06-04 05:19 PM   #37 
                    - Who, I hope, will be as obnoxious as hell!  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 05:40 PM   #39 
  - kismet...i was just thinking the same thing  noiretblu   Nov-06-04 04:30 PM   #30 
     - Kismet, one of those beautiful words I love but forget exists  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 04:34 PM   #31 
        - "Can't tell the disruptors from the permanently panicked"  DELUSIONAL   Nov-06-04 05:54 PM   #40 
           - Oh yeah. I worked in IT for 20 years. Never life and death  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 06:00 PM   #41 
              - Ah then YOU would know more than most that computer voting  DELUSIONAL   Nov-06-04 06:23 PM   #42 
                 - You betcha. If it can be hacked or compromised in any way  nemdaille   Nov-06-04 06:55 PM   #43 

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