Saturday, May 17, 2008

Pentagon Propaganda Documents Go Online

THIS IS A..."propaganda campaign
aimed at deliberately misleading the (deluted) American public." created, pd for by OUR GOVERNMENT..But Will the Media Ever Report on Them?
........ our single agenda, paid for media refuses to cover it. Ask yourself-- "Is this in conflict with the 1st amendment??" What benefits to US, who benefits--- how--why??

John Stauber: Pentagon Propaganda Documents Go Online

Pentagon Propaganda Documents Go Online. By JOHN STAUBER. Eight thousand pages of documents related to the Pentagon's illegal propaganda campaign, ...
counterpunch. org/stauber05072 008.html

Eight thousand pages of documents related to
the Pentagon's illegal propaganda campaign,
known as the Pentagon military analyst program,

(Pentagon military analyst program - SourceWatch

The Pentagon military analyst program was launched in early 2002 by then-Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Victoria Clarke. ...
www.sourcewatch. org/ index.php?title=Pentagon_military_analyst_program)

are now online for the world to see, although in a format
that makes it impossible to easily search them
and therefore difficult to read and dissect. This trove includes
the documents pried out of the Pentagon by David Barstow
and used as the basis for his stunning investigation
that appeared in the New York Times on April 20, 2008.

The Pentagon program, which
clearly violated US law against covert government propaganda,
embedded more than 75 retired military officers -
- most of them with financial ties to war contractors -
- into the TV as "message surrogates" for the Bush Admin.

To date, every major commercial TV network has failed
to report this story, covering up their complicity and keeping
the existence of this scandal from their audiences.

News of the Pentagon's online posting of the documents
came from Joe Trento of the National Security News Service,
who notes that NSNS provided the New York Times
"limited info. about a military office early in the reporting process."

Here is the official Pentagon website with the 8,000 pages
of documents, the most interesting and revealing of them previously
secret and only available to the Pentagon and the New York Times:

http://www.dod. mil/pubs/ foi/milanalysts/

More than two weeks after the New York Times
reported on the Penatgon'

George Clooney Stares At Goats

George Clooney will be staring at goats in a film adaptation of British journalist Jon Ronson's bestselling book on psychic warfare in the American military (The Men Who Stare At Goats, Amazon US or UK). The film will be directed by Clooney's long-time collaborator Grant Heslov, best known for writing the Oscar-nominated Good Night and Good Luck. Heslov also appeared in an episode of The X-Files, season 8's Via Negativa.

Unfortunately, ESP phenomena, and the people who practice and research it, continues to be treated with scorn and ridicule by smug, condescending pseudoskeptics. Will Heslov and Clooney give Ronson's book the Oh Brother Where Art Thou? slapstick treatment, or will we see a more open-minded Syriana mixed with the humour of Three Kings? I'm hoping the latter: Remote Viewing deserves a serious film, but the subject isn't all black clothing and frowns. The anecdotes of ex-military Remote Viewers display a healthy dose of humour and absurdity, such as Reading The Enemy's Mind by Major Paul H. Smith (Amazon US or UK).

Will the movie open doors to more research and acception of psychic phenomena, or will a taxpayer backlash pour enough ridicule on the subject to bury any chance of future development? All I know is Colonel John Alexander is disappointed George Clooney is playing him instead of Brad Pitt, and Jason Alexander (George Costanza from Seinfeld) is the spitting image of Paul Smith.

Incidentally, good friend Ed Kovacs wrote the first big-screen treatment of Remote Viewing, 1992's Blink of an Eye. It stars Michael Pare, which should warn you that this film never won any awards, but Ed's writing is solid.

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