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Gannon Kossacks! Get out your tin foil hat and enjoy the ride!

The players who brought us Iran/Contra and the Iraq War are doing Psy Ops in the USA through NORTHCOM under command of General Ralph Eberhart.  

What are Psy Ops?  The methods include:

(i)    Exerting a strong influence on the editorial content and bias of the target country's media. This is done through financial investments and holdings, inducements to editorial staff, feeding of stories and research reports compiled by think tanks and research institutions that have supposedly impeccable credentials.
(ii)    Holding of seminars, either in the target country or at other locations, where intellectuals, opinion leaders, journalists are invited and feted.
(iii)    Sponsorship of so-called study-trips that give an opportunity to influence the thinking of the invitees from the target country.
(iv)    Sponsoring through indirect and untraceable channels, TV programmes, movies, theatre plays, articles, and academic papers, that subtly propound and propagate the point of view of the hostile nation.

It looks to me like the Pentagon's "target country" is the United States of America, and they are doing a damn fine job!

Jeff Gannon and Talon News as exposed on DailyKos over the past few days are probably a NORTHCOM Psy Ops operation.

We know the Bush administration promotes failure.  Even so, Eberhart's promotion to NORTHCOM is shocking.  Eberhart was in charge of NORAD on 9/11 - something for you conspiracy buffs to contemplate!  NORAD failed to defend the US against the 9/11 attacks under circumstances that remain cloudy.  The 9/11 attacks were then used as the justification "proving" the need for NORTHCOM, the first US command since the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878,and expanding the role of the military within our borders - and Eberhart was put in charge.  Even scarier, if martial law is ever imposed in the United States, NORTHCOM will be tasked with implementing it against the American people.  In the meanwhile, Eberhart is preparing the way with Psy Ops and datamining and surveillance using the services Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

Evidence for NORTHCOM's role in coordinating US Psy Ops against the American people is building.  Strongest evidence came from an advertisement to contractors documented at ParaPolitics:

An advertisement for an "influence operations specialist" with a Top Secret security clearance for the U.S. Air Force appeared on the Web sites of military contractors several weeks ago.

The position would "coordinate [Air Force] inputs to NORAD-NORTHCOM influence operations," according to the ad. It defined those operations to include "PSYOPS themes and messages for use in foreign countries, public affairs themes and messages," as well as "deception plans." . . .

One section of the Air Force job description said the influence operations specialist was to coordinate with the Army's 4th Psychological Operations Group (POG), as well as with NORTHCOM public affairs, "deception planners" and other agencies.

Kelly said the influence operations specialist might well interact with the Army's 4th POG, a normally secretive unit that drew attention in 2000 when it was reported that it had made arrangements with CNN and NPR to send them interns to learn the news business. . .  .

Last autumn, the Pentagon awarded a $300,000 contract to Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) to design an "effective strategic influence" campaign to combat global terror.

SAIC is one of the competitors for the Air Force contract that includes the influence operations specialist position. The company would not comment on the contract or the position. Nor would Titan Corp., another competitor for the contract.

Now, follow closely!  SAIC promoted the false Iraq weapons threat through its pundit vice president David Kay, who was then appointed by George Tennet to find the non-existent WMDs (despite being fired by UNSCOM in 1992 for falsifying evidence of Iraqi WMDs).  SAIC carried on its payroll members of the Iraqi Reconstruction and Development Council in advance of the Iraq war and used them to promote false intelligence and plant stories in the US and foreign media (although Allawi and Chalabi were funded directly by the Pentagon through their political parties).  The IRDC were flown into Baghdad immediately after the war and appointed to all senior positions in government ministries.  And SAIC runs the Voice of the New Iraq radio station.  Naturally, with the success of its Iraq regime change, disinformation and reconstruction strategy, SAIC is the ideal company to bring the same "values" to America.  In addition to Psy Ops, SAIC is now bidding contracts for voter registration and electronic voting systems.  And you thought Halliburton and Carlyle Group were scary!

Eberhart has been working with SAIC, and others to implement the military's psy ops strategies within the United States.  Effectively, they have decided that the US public is the enemy, and that it is right and proper for the military to use its Psy Ops methods to subvert the public.

In December 2003 the New York Times uncovered award of a contract to SAIC to "create effective strategic influence" in the war on terror.

In terms of the agenda for martial law, it appears that NORTHCOM is responsible for leading efforts to datamine against the American public.  The Los Angeles Times had a story on NORTHCOM which provides frightening hints as to Eberhart's real scope and purpose:

"We must start thinking differently," says Air Force Gen. Ralph E. "Ed" Eberhart, the newly installed commander of Northern Command, the military's homeland security arm. Before 9/11, he says, the military and intelligence systems were focused on "the away game" and not properly focused on "the home game." "Home," of course, is the United States. . . .
"We are not going to be out there spying on people," Eberhart told PBS' NewsHour in September. But, he said, "We get information from people who do." Some of that information increasingly comes not from the FBI or those charged with civilian law enforcement but from a Pentagon organization established last year, the Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA). . . .     CIFA, moreover, has been given a domestic "data mining" mission: figuring out a way to process massive sets of public records, intercepted communications, credit card accounts, etc., to find "actionable intelligence."

It is already gathering the data [PDF file] .  Every time you use your credit card, General Eberhart is learning more about you!

[TIA] could potentially allow the government to track the routine activities of Americans, from travel plans to credit card transactions to medical records. .... Though some DARPA officials envisioned turning the system over to civilian law enforcement, it's clear that military officials were keenly interested in the technology. In November 2002 Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose, chief information technology officer for NORTHCOM, said: "I've been to [visit] Admiral Poindexter. He and I are talking about TIA."

Note the name Poindexter?  Would that be the same Admiral Poindexter who earned seven felony convictions in the Iran/Contra debacle?  Of course it would!

On Thursday, February 14, 2002, John Poindexter was appointed by President George W. Bush to lead the Information Assurance Office at the Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Despite Mr. Poindexter's criminal record of lying to Congress, the President thinks he is "an outstanding American and an outstanding citizen who has done a very good job in what he has done for our country, serving in the military". It is at the IAO that Mr. Poindexter began work on Total Information Awareness, a plan to watch Americans like the Stasi watched East Germans -- but using technology this time, instead of people. Mr. Poindexter's friend Edward Aldridge told FOXNews that "John had a real passion for [Total Information Awareness]."
Shortly after news reports about Total Information Awareness began surfacing, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York urged Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to find a replacement. "If we need a big brother, John Poindexter is the last guy on the list that I would choose," Schumer told ABC's This Week program.

NORTHCOM may also be running some black ops commandos within the USA according to speculation.

Well, America was a nice little experiment in democracy while it lasted.  Glad I'm over on this side of the Atlantic today!

Originally posted to LondonYank on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 06:56 AM PST.

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  •  Nice work, LondonYank... (4.00)
    I recall reading the 9/11 Commission Report, especially chapter one, where NORAD's testimony about the early events on 9/11 were reviewed.  

    It was striking- It seemed every major account NORAD tried to provide was shot down by the Commission as being "incorrect".  After reading the first chapter (documenting NORAD's response), I found myself thinking that NORAD was lying through their teeth, and the Commission was politely "calling them" on it.

    So General Eberhart is rewarded (for incompetency) and promoted to commander of NORTHCOM.  And so begins the psy-ops.

  •  Interesting catch. (none)
    Treating the US public as the enemy was certainly the starting point for the Bush II administration's last three years of disinformation. Very interesting report.
  •  This administration is (none)
    such a tangled mess.  No wonder we can't get those who don't have to time to read all this to understand what a threat this administration is to this country.  It's discouraging.

    Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act. -Orwell

    by TracieLynn on Sun Jan 30, 2005 at 09:05:43 AM PST

  •  Is General Eberhart (none)
    the former commander of NORAD on 9/11 that I heard testify to Congress a few months after 9/11 that NORAD had been running an exercise the morning of 9/11?
  •  Pre-Iraq invasion "Toys 'R US" PsyOps : (none)
  •  PsyOps & LondonYank (none)
    Great job for some time on this topic!
    Your starting angle was different than mine, but we meet exactly at the epicentrum of the PsyOps quake.

    My diaries on Accenture and US Elections led to tangents of SIAC projects on Diebold DRE analysis in Maryland and e-vote subsidiary.
    Titan corporation is ofcourse linked to Halliburton and Iraq contracts with their operation in Abu Ghraib.

    In 2005 - Be Liberal Support our Allies of Democracy on Human Rights, Environment, Gay Rights and Minorities & EU and UN Development Programs Third World & Our Friends

  •  FAS Military Analysis Network (none)

    National Security Publications on the Net

    Joint Official Periodical: TALON -- the newspaper serving the soldiers of Task Force Eagle Unit served in Bosnia.

    Welcome to Hurlburt Field, Florida, and the Fort Walton Beach area. Hurlburt Field is a base with unique challenges and a very special job to do.

    "Any Time...Any Place" is the motto of the 16th Special Operations Wing, the host unit at Hurlburt Field. As key players in such military contingencies as the capture of Manuel Noriega in Panama, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Provide Hope in Somalia, Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti and operations Deny Flight and Joint Endeavor in the former Yugoslavia, the airmen of the 16th SOW have proven their motto to be true.


    In 2005 - Be Liberal Support our Allies of Democracy on Human Rights, Environment, Gay Rights and Minorities & EU and UN Development Programs Third World & Our Friends

    •  I had come across this site (none)
      but I'm not sure it's related to Jeff Gannon.  Talon seems to be a pretty popular name in America, where right wing nutcases like the imagry of the eagle's weapon.

      If we could find personnel links between units of the military and media (as with Bryan Suits being in mobile public affairs detachment and then joining Faux Radio and then blogging and writing and calling in from Iraq with happy news) then we're getting somewhere.

      "Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing - after they have exhausted all other possibilities." Winston Churchill

      by LondonYank on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 01:14:12 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Date: 1994 on "Dan Gannon" (none)
        LondonYank -- What do you make of this???
        Please tell me its NOT the same person, I just found link.

        Datum:1994-01-15 19:05:24 PST

        [Followups to alt.revisionism, where Gannon will post new lies in the near future - the poor lad can't help it.]

        Lines: 190

        Archive/File: holocaust/b-cpu liar
        Last-Modified: 1994/01/15

        Dan Gannon, who often refers to his detractors, myself and Dr. Keren
        in particular, as liars, or "VILE LITTLE LIARS," has not yet learned that
        those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.


        In 2005 - Be Liberal Support our Allies of Democracy on Human Rights, Environment, Gay Rights and Minorities & EU and UN Development Programs Third World & Our Friends

        •  Not sure of any connection (none)
          Certainly this Dan Gannon USENET guy was holocaust revisionist pro-Nazi scum, but I'm not finding any connection to PropaGannon.

          While sniffing I found a really nice Dan P. Gannon Vietnam Vet out there who defended Kerry from SBVFT lies:

          Daniel Gannon PO2 USNR Vietnam (In-country) 1968 - 1970

          Watching those guys on TV yesterday, I had to ask myself, what is more credible and believable? What they said and wrote 35 years ago, contemporaneously with the events, or 35 years later when memories have faded and, in some cases, senility has started to set in? John O'Neill is phony as a 3-dollar bill. On top of that, what kind of scum would wait 35 years to turn on a brother? Pretty sorry stuff.

          Thank you for what you are doing.

          Dan Gannon
          Houston, TX

          "Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing - after they have exhausted all other possibilities." Winston Churchill

          by LondonYank on Thu Feb 03, 2005 at 06:06:10 AM PST

          [ Parent ]

  •  TALON to March into Battle (none)
    The TALON began helping with military operations in Bosnia in 2000, deployed to Afghanistan in early 2002 and has been in Iraq since the war started, assisting with improvised explosive device detection and removal.

    Talon robots have been used in about 20,000 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Foster-Miller reports.

    "It's not a new invention,   it's just bringing together existing systems," said Tordillos, who has been involved with the project since its inception about a year and a half ago.

    Can you appreciate the similarities of the term TALON!
    Someone at DoD PsyOps does have a sense of humor.

    In 2005 - Be Liberal Support our Allies of Democracy on Human Rights, Environment, Gay Rights and Minorities & EU and UN Development Programs Third World & Our Friends

  •  Here's my cross-post (none)
    LondonYank, sorry I didn't do this earlier --

    From my diary

    Gannon works for Talon and writes for GOPUSA. On GOPUSA, one of the members of the board of directors is Steve Findley.

    Findley is the CEO of Titan Dynamics Systems, which was acquired by Allied Research in June 2002, just before the Plame leak. Allied Research is now Allied Defense Group, and you can see a run-down of their financials here.

    I don't know they exact link there, but I think it's pretty interesting -- anyone with more technical knowledge may want to look over their financials.

    Most of the other board members are pretty boring, but Kerri Houston is where I think we should be focussing, IMO. You can see a quick bio of her on the Frontiers of Freedom website. She's a spinner, and she's also a writer. She has a column in Investor's Business Daily, and she's written op-eds for WSJ, Washington Times (barf), and Forbes, among others.

    If a writer for lil 'ol Talon News/GOPUSA were to get WH credentials, who else would be their hook up?

    My personal thought is that Gannon is practically a ghost, but it wasn't some dumbshit, at all. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Ms Houston were involved.

  •  For the next "This Week in Fascism" (none)
         London Yank let us know about the connection between Fake News & Pentagon Psy Ops. According to the Yank "the players who brought us Iran/Contra and the Iraq War are doing Psy Ops in the USA through NORTHCOM under command of General Ralph Eberhart. General Eberhart war in charge of NORAD on Sept 11, 2001. That means he was in charge of "Air Defense" on the day we were attacked by 4 airplanes. Great job Ralph lets make you in charge of the entire Northern Command where you can be responsible for the defense of the country. General Eberhart is on record as saying that military and "military intelligence" needs to begin working on the "home game" which means operating within the U.S. Does anyone remember last week where the Defense Department is operating Special Forces and Defense Intelligence operations within the United States? Yank added that former General Dexter Poindexter was called an "outstanding American and an outstanding citizen who has done a very good job in what he has done for our country, serving in the military" by President Bush when he was put in charge of the Information Assurance Office. That office is tasked with using Total Information Awareness to identify potential terrorists by tracking available data of the people. Big Brother is here and he has seven felony convictions for lying to Congress about Iran/Contra under President Reagan.

    "It's about the accountability, stupid." Thomas Davis 2005

    by Tomtech on Fri Feb 04, 2005 at 12:20:22 AM PST

  •  to LondonYank and creve (none)
    I have been reading the reports of the Strategic communication Task Force.
    It merges resarch that LondonYank is doing with spiderleaf.
    Have either of you been looking at this group or at The Rendon Group(TRG) or Jim Glassman(AEI) and the DCI Group with the research that you are doing?

    What Would Shirley Chisholm Do?

    by ricardo4 on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 06:32:22 AM PST

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