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We are a Nation at War. Psyops is real. Twitter is a war zone. Republicans have joined forces with the enemy. A thread.
@karolcummins posted this last night and I did a thread on it. And Twitter ate my thread, but here it is in abbreviated form. documentcloud.org/documents/6177…
The Pentagon assembled experts from within and without the government to assess the state of the contest between the US and Russia. The assembled includes folks from West Point, USAF, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and our own Dr. John Schindler - @20committee
Schindler runs a 10 bucks a month private channel @thespybrief that is the most informative thread in my feed. If you can afford it, I strongly recommend it. He doesn't always say what I want to hear, but he brings a perspective valuable enough for the Pentagon.
Among the big takeaways: We are in the new hybrid war where political operations and psyops replaces mechanical war. Russia and China have joined forces against the US and its allies.
GODDAMMIT. In the past 24 hours, my phone has been bricked and now I can't access the Pentagon paper. I don't know if it is under DDOS attack or what, but ARGH. I'll circle back when I can get access again.
Bottom Line: The republicans - especially the Trumpers - have joined forces with the enemy. Psyops and information operations are being deployed against everyday Americans. Keep the focus on the bad people. THE ONES IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
OK, with a restart, I have access again for now. When the US went insane with Bush's War On Terror, Russia started a campaign of malign influence against the West and in the US.
Russia uses energy as a weapon to sow distrust with US allies; to corrupt and to influence. Diversification of energy (ie solar, wind) away from Russian imports is A GODDAMN NATIONAL SECURITY IMPERATIVE (Ok, I added that).
The threat we face is what Schindler terms Special War: espionage, disinformation, cyber-attacks, propoganda, terrorism, and assassinations abroad. I'll add: coordinated propoganda attacks like driving migrant "crisis" to drive policy to hard right and hard left voices.
Response: the US and NATO need to take this seriously and develop and deploy counterespionage and counterterrorism capabilities AND ACCEPT COLD WAR 2.0 IS UPON US.
END FOR NOW. DIRK TAKE AWAY. We individually must acknowledge that psyops are being deployed against us. We have to think critically and act cautiously and use our knowledge to help. We must vote in overwhelming numbers.
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