Gerald: Internet Anthropologist Think Tank
The Military has expressed the opinion that mass media news
is enough for American Troops, and blocked the troops from
I found that insulting, short sited and wonder what their
concept of OSINT is?
Their motivation feels anti-American, censorship.
AFNOC has imposed bans on all sites with "blog" in their URLs, thus cutting off any sites hosted by Blogspot. Other blogs, and sites in general, are blocked based on content reviews performed at the base, command and AFNOC level ...
The idea isn't to keep airmen in the dark -- they can still access news sources that are "primary, official-use sources," said Maj. Henry Schott, A5 for Air Force Network Operations. "Basically ... if it's a place like The New York Times, an established, reputable media outlet, then it's fairly cut and dry that that's a good source, an authorized source," he said ...
Public mass news media is a partial picture of the news paradigm.
If you are just reading/watching the "News", then your missing the
Whle the mass media are Reliable, the context is generally missing.
I genneraly run the news channels while writing a post.
Some of the news casts, are hosted by idiots.
Some of the news casts aren't, they are gossip and indignation.
Some of the news casters should be whipped.
When Sadam was about to announce, live on TV,
that he was going to release the American guests/hostages,
the news caster cut for commericals...
He could have changed his mind during the commerical.
Some of the news casters know nothing about the subject.
They are just reading a news monitor and adlibing simple
Some of the news casts hide behind netural BS.
While expressing a hiden agenda.
Maj. Henry Schott, The New York Times printed secret info
about USA listening on Binys Phone calls.
New York Times, an established, reputable media outlet, then it's fairly cut and dry that that's a good source, an authorized source.
My head just SPINS, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.
When the US is doing a good job on the Info War they won't be worried about
what the Troops read, CENSORSHIP won't be an issue.
The news casts will report on Terrorist press releases
like they are factual and balanced, equal to Western
Blogs generally expand the paradigm, turn it upside
down inside out and give an opinion.
Some of the Genius class Bloggers are guides for American
Just a few that come to mind.
These Genius Bloggers are blocked from American troops.
The majority of terrorist propaganda sites bend the truth
Lie, and spin news into effective propaganda.
Because their audience doesn't hear the truth.
Doesn't get the truth from the propaganda
This from a Paki forum:
Why should this be a surprise to anyone. The fact of the matter is no matter who is in power, Pakistan was going to let the americans bomb these people. Why should the elected government protect these people when its these same people who dont recognize the writ of the government and are actively working to overthrow it, who just yesterday carried out the assassination of an ANP lawmaker. I say let the Americans bomb these cavemen. Less work for the PAF.
LOL prehaps you havnt lost a loved one that your making such a comment. They are pakistanis and have every right to fight Government Writ if we allow some foreign country come and bomb and kill children and women and our citizen. We chose to be part of this WoT and than we are complaining that our own people are turning against us. Go ask the father of those kids that were killed by these bombs? i guess he will give you a fine answer.
First of all y does USA need to be here? second of all who are the target of all this? for sure not TTP.
i was speaking to some pathan freinds the other day and they said the same thing!
they said that Pakistan uses predator to attack them and thats why local population will continue to fight goverment because Pakistan goverment wouldnt ever allow such attacks in punjabi or sindh but allow in NWFP because pathans are considered 2nd class i was shocked!
Whoa! Lets get one thing straight here....Abu Laith Al-Libi the Al-Qaeda leader they killed in NWFP via these strikes early this month isn't a Pakistani. Neither is Usama Al-Kini nor Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan (the guys who planned and carried out the Marriot Bomb blast last year) who they killed in January using the drones. These are people who openly call for the downfall of the Pakistani government and kill Pakistani civilians. Anyone who supports these freaks have shown that they dont give a rats ass about Pakistan. Your telling me its ok for these people to let these foreigners come in and kill Pakistanis? We're just giving them a taste of their own medicine.
We chose to be part of the war on terror because it was high time that we finally took some action against these people. They were willing to risk the integrity of Pakistan for the sake of their perverted views on Islam and hence they deserve no sympathy.
Don't talk to me about dying civilians, when you're completely ignoring the thousands killed by these cavemen every year....this includes our own Pakistani civilians and our own Pakistani soldiers. SWAT the most beautiful part of the country is now a ##### thanks to these people. Just watch the videos on how they use young children to cut the head off a Pakistani soldier and then come to me and whine about justifying their right to fight against Pakistan.
The propaganda is eaisly countered, but the effort is missing, USA is AWOL in the Info War.
Censorship is counter productive.
Of course since the Military
has my blog blocked they
will never read this.
The censorship makes it feel like they are trying to hide something besides a fear of the WWW, leaves a bad taste.