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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 12:42 PM
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"From PSYOP to Mindwar" - be afraid
Edited on Thu Nov-27-03 12:45 PM by Minstrel Boy
"From PSYOP to Mindwar: The Psychology of Victory" is a military paper on psychological warfare, written by Lt. Col. Michael Aquino and Col. Paul E. Vallely in 1980. It was sent, writes Aquino, "to various governmental offices, agencies, commands and publications involved or interested in PSYOP." I think it bears a close read now, because it describes a top-down psychological conditioning Americans may find familiar. And it's not insignificant to note that co-author Vallely is now senior military analyst for FOX News.

Who is Aquino? A since-retired Lieutenant Colonel, Military Intelligence, and special-forces officer. Also, for many years, an avowed Satanist, and founder of the "Temple of Set." Aquino's name frequently appears in ritual child abuse cases which appear to have military-intelligence sanction or protection - the Franklin and Presidio scandals, for instance (A good introduction to Aquino and this subject is "Uncle Sam Wants Your Children": - part three of "The Pedophocracy," which begins here: ). Aquino has never been convicted, so is either innocent or well protected.

And who is Vallely? "The senior military analyst for FOX News Channel and guest on many nationally syndicated radio talk shows, Paul E. Vallely retired in 1991 from the U.S. Army as Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army, and Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii."

Aquino has said that "assorted cranks tried to make a public issue out of this paper just because of its catchy title.... That paper had no connection to MK-Ultra, nor Paperclip, nor any crazy Nazi experiments."

Even if one believes Aquino, and dismisses suggestion that he is part of covert-sanctioned research into occult mind control (another CIA interest inherited from the Nazi doctors rescued by Project Paperclip), the implications of "Mindwar" are fairly chilling. And rather familiar, I should think, to anyone living through the Bush years.

Here's a .pdf of "From Psyop to Mindwar" which Aquino has posted, with a new introduction, on his "Temple of Set" website:

Some excerpts:

", in fact, the strategy to which tactical warfare must conform if it is to achieve maximum effectiveness. The MindWar scenario must be preeminent in the mind of the commander and must be the principal factor in his every field decision. Otherwise he sacrifices measures which actually contribute to winning the war to measures of immediate, tangible satisfaction. (Consider the rational for 'body counts' in Vietnam).


"In its strategic context, MindWar must reach out to friends, enemies, and neutrals alike across the globe -- neither through primitive "battlefield" leaflets and loudspeakers of PSYOP nor through the weak, imprecise, and narrow effort of psychotronics - but through the media possessed by the United States which have the capabilities to reach virtually all people on the face of the Earth. These media are, of course, the electronic media -- television and radio. State of the art developments in satellite communication, video recording techniques, and laser and optical transmission of broadcasts made possible a penetration of the minds of the worlds such as would have been inconceivable just a few years ago. Like the sword Excalibur, we have but to reach out and seize this tool; and it can transform the world for us if we have the courage and the integrity to civilization with it. If we do not accept Excalibur, then we relinquish our ability to inspire foreign cultures with our morality. If they then desire moralities unsatisfactory to us, we have no choice but to fight them on a more brutish level.


"Unlike PSYOP, MindWar has nothing to do with deception or even with 'selected' -- and therefore misleading -- truth. Rather it states a whole truth that, if it does not now exist, will be forced into existence by the will of the United States. The examples of Kennedy's ultimatum to Khrushchev during the Cuban Missile Crisis and Hitler's stance at Munich might be cited. A MindWar message does not have to fit conditions of abstract credibility as do PSYOP there; its source makes it credible. As Livy once said: 'The terror of the Roman name will be such that the world shall know that, once a Roman army had laid siege to a city, nothing will move it -- not the rigors or winter nor the weariness of months and years -- that it knows no end but victory and is ready, in a swift and sudden stroke will not serve, to preserve until that victory is achieved.'


"For the mind to believe in its own decisions, it must feel that it made those decisions without coercion. Coercive measures used by the operative, consequently, must not be detectable by ordinary means. There is no need to resort to mind-weakening drugs such as those explored by the CIA; in fact the exposure of a single such method would do unacceptable damage to MindWar's reputation for truth. Existing PSYOP identifies purely-sociological factors which suggest appropriate idioms for messages. Doctrine in this area is highly developed, and the task is basically one of assembling and maintaining individuals and teams with enough expertise and experience to apply the doctrine effectively. This, however, is only the sociological dimension of target receptiveness measures. There are some purely natural conditions under which minds may become more or less receptive to ideas, and MindWar should take full advantage of such phenomena as atmospheric electromagnetic activity (12), air ionization (13), and extremely low frequency waves (14).

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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 12:51 PM
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1. Judging from the current trends and reactions in Britain and the rest of
the world, it's not working very well. They just don't seem too receptive or cooperative to me.
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tinanator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 12:54 PM
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2. as opposed to Americans reliant upon Cable communications?
there surely must be a reason Cable broadcasters work under different rules than non-cable broadcasters? Indeed there is.
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impeach the gop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 09:13 PM
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8. Agree with you 100%
The truth is out there. Some people are too lazy or maybe haven't been raped enough by this regime yet to give a shit and question things that keep their alarms going off. They been hitting snooze and going back to sleep. They have the info to truly be acting like Americans are supposed to be dying and killing for. This is an indivual matter. You can't beat sense into some of these jug heads. They either want to be responsible citizens, or they want to give someone with a real bad and public record of death and destruction that important job.
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 02:58 PM
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3. kick,
just for the heck of it.
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DUreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 07:41 PM
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4. wwwwwwttttttttffffffff
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RBHam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 07:45 PM
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5. MindWar seems to be working well
Judging from the lack of replies to this post
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 08:35 PM
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6. How appalling is the talk of taking full advantage of
"atmospheric electromagnetic activity, air ionization, and extremely low frequency waves" for, essentially, mind control? And how much progress has been made in the 23 years since the paper was written?

I haven't read much about it, but I know there's considerable suspicion about the true purpose of Alaska's HAARP array (the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program). It's superheating points of the ionosphere to, says the official fact sheet, "further advance our knowledge of the physical and electrical properties of the Earth's ionosphere which can affect our military and civilian communication and navigation systems."

Here's a recent radar image of Alaska, showing an Electro-Magnetic ring centred on the HAARP site:

From a webpage titled "This HAARP is out of tune":

"Put simply, the apparatus for HAARP is a reversal of a radio telescope; antenna send out signals instead of receiving. HAARP is the test run for a super-powerful radiowave-beaming technology that lifts areas of the ionosphere by focusing a beam and heating those areas. Electromagnetic waves then bounce back onto earth and penetrate everything -- living and dead. HAARP publicity gives the impression that the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program is mainly an academic project with the goal of changing the ionosphere to improve communications for our own good. However, other U.S. military documents put it more clearly -- HAARP aims to learn how to 'exploit the ionosphere for Department of Defense purposes.' Communicating with submarines is only one of those purposes.

"However, the possible uses which the HAARP records do not explain, and which can only be found in Air Force, Army, Navy and other federal agency records, are alarming. Moreover, effects from the reckless use of these power levels in our natural shield -- the ionosphere -- could be cataclysmic according to some scientists. The military failed to tell the public that they do not know what exactly will happen. The HAARP project uses the largest energy levels yet played with by the big boys with their big new toys. HAARP is an experiment in the sky, and experiments are done to find out something not already known. Independent scientists say that a HAARP-type "skybuster" with its unforeseen effects could be an act of global vandalism.

"The most telling material about this technology came from writings of Zbigniew Brzezinski (former National Security Advisory to U.S. President Carter) and J.F. MacDonald (science advisor to U.S. President Johnson and a professor of Geophysics at UCLA), as they wrote about use of power-beaming transmitters for geophysical and environmental warfare. The documents showed how these effects might be caused, and the negative effects on human heath and thinking.

"The mental-disruption possibilities for HAARP are the most disturbing. Harvard professors, military planners and scientists plan and test the mental-disruption possibilities of the electromagnetic technology. For example, one paper describing this use was from the International Red Cross in Geneva. It even gave the frequency ranges where these effects could occur -- the same ranges which HAARP is capable of broadcasting."
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DUreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 09:05 PM
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7. Would tinfoil block it?
we doubt it
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 11:23 PM
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9. Put away the tinfoil
Apparently it can work as a conductor, and help focus the frequencies.

:tinfoilhat:? Just say no!
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 11:47 PM
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10. ELF - HAARP, maybe?
Ever heard the sound of a HAARP wave? It's extremely disturbing on some subconcious level. Gave me the utter willies to hear it.

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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 12:46 AM
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11. Ha! I suppose Aquino's crappy Star Wars fan fiction is also chilling
He's a harmless bookworm with a penchant for looking like Eddie Munster.
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 01:33 AM
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12. Haven't bothered reading that,
Edited on Fri Nov-28-03 01:33 AM by Minstrel Boy
though admittedly, I am greatly disquieted by his Eddie Munster hommage.

But the Mindwar paper isn't bad fiction: it's bad non-fiction. It was co-authored with Col. Paul Vallely when both were in active service, to generate discussion in the military on the future of psychological warfare.
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DUreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 09:32 AM
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13. one more kick
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