Monday, July 19, 2010

Rebranding 'psy-ops' to military information support ops

A quiet period today, whew! So, I come here?
Pathetic, isn't it? ;)
Not really I know there is a good bunch lurking about.

This is interesting and you might find it comforting, but, probably not-
Army drops 'psy ops' name for influence operations
Different name, same game.

Psychological operations, mind control, perception influence, perception management....

U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Ken McGraw said Thursday the new name, adopted last month, more accurately reflects the unit's job of producing leaflets, radio broadcasts and loudspeaker messages to influence enemy soldiers and civilians.

"One of the catalysts for the transition is foreign and domestic sensitivities to the term 'psychological operations' that often lead to a misunderstanding of the mission," McGraw said.

According to this fellow the moniker 'psy-op' abbreviated version of psychological operations has a "nefarious connotation"

"Somehow it gives a nefarious connotation, but I think that this baggage can be overcome," said Paddock

According to the article psy-ops are all about producing leaflets, radio broadcasts and loudspeaker messages. Decidedly non-nefarious stuff. Still, a name change was in order?
What should be obvious to you is that the name change was necessary to hide the underhanded, nefarious, downright evil of psy-ops.

I will share some other links with you- you decide harmful or harmless?

When Seeing and Hearing Isn't Believing

Digital morphing — voice, video, and photo — has come of age, available for use in psychological operations. PSYOPS, as the military calls it, seek to exploit human vulnerabilities in enemy governments, militaries and populations to pursue national and battlefield objectives.

To some, PSYOPS is a backwater military discipline of leaflet dropping and radio propaganda. (As the article linked at the beginning of this post would have us believe) To a growing group of information war technologists, it is the nexus of fantasy and reality. Being able to manufacture convincing audio or video, they say, might be the difference in a successful military operation or coup.

Think of Osama Bin Laden tapes?

A Magnetic Field Applied to the Brain Can Alter People's Sense of Morality

Perfect for brainwashing an evil clone army
Or just getting people to behave in a way that is detrimental to themselves and beneficial to others?

Then of course there is the entire gamut of mkultra experimentation. Experimentation conducted to gain psychological advantages that could be used, against the population if necessary, for all manner of nefarious reasons.

click the mkultra label at the bottom, there is lots to read, also check the sidebar for documentaries.


  1. "U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Ken McGraw said Thursday the new name, adopted last month, more accurately reflects the unit's job of producing leaflets, radio broadcasts and loudspeaker messages to influence enemy soldiers and civilians."

    Hahaha. This is Monty Python territory! The truth from a group whose raison d'etre is to tell lies so as to control people's minds. As if!

    I hope Mr McGraw has psychiatric cover in his medical benefits package coz I think he's gunna need it before his career is finished.

    I hope your family worries work out well for you soon, Penny

  2. The name change has everything to do with them losing the information war. How many articles can ever be drawn out for the positive uses of PSYOPS. It is by its nature and design the hard gaming of deceit and the selling of fraud and lies. Who but the grossly uninformed could fall for this rubbish when confronted by fact and truth before their eyes. PSYOPS only work on those who buy into the system wholesale who use the fraud of nationalistic zealotry to nurture cognitive dissonance.

    The real absurdity is that some people actually believe that these operations are never used in domestic circumstance, like the rigging of elections in other countries. When the reality is that these operations are simply refined and tested in other countries and then deployed to their home countries. Even internationally it's a joke, because how can PSYOPS convince a man whose family was wiped out by a remote drone attack that they're the good guys coming to "restore" democracy, Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse. How can PSYOPS persuade a starving man to dine at the buffet of freedom as hands steal the bread of life from the table. PSYOPS works only on those who mainline hope like heroin, and wear their flag like cheap make-up on a prostitute trying allure the desperate and gullible. It's run exactly like a confidence game, you supply the fool's dream and they supply you the lie while deftly depriving you of every available commodity and resource. Leaflets and loudspeakers for some, Hollywood films and adverts for others to achieve the same insidious goal.

    They're running PSYOPS on us now and can't you see how well it's (not) working?

  3. hey james and hhq!

    that part made me chuckle also.
    wrt family issues?
    thanks for the thoughts james.
    we just go day by day. that is all that can be done.


    "The name change has everything to do with them losing the information war."

    exactly why it was done!
    which was why I called it rebranding.
    changing the name changes nothing about the 'product' it is intended to change the perceptions or the minds.

    Which when you think of the goal psyops, this is just another psyop!

    Do either of you recall when during the Bush administration there was going to be a rebrand of the 'war on terror'? 2009

    They can call it apple pie in the sky, it ain't going to change a thing...

    The 'war on terror' overseas is imperial, domestically it is tyrannical.
    Those are the basic facts.
    nevermind the name

  4. Going back through old stories here, sorry for the late post . . .

    From the Defence Department (formerly the War Department) comes news that Psychological Operations is definitely not about anything bad or nefarious or sinister, we just try to change enemy perceptions through the written word and spoken word. Thus, because some people (probably terrorists) get a bad feeling about the word "psy-ops", it shall be re-named "Military Information Support Operations", or "MISO".

    No word was given on what the military designates as enemy soldiers or civilians, and why the military would target any civilians in any way, as that is supposedly illegal (and immoral). Supposedly. Also, no commentary was provided at the eyebrows raised by the massive press corps covering this statement as people could hardly contain their guffaws at the mention of leaflets, which is so 1950's it must have been a historical joke reference used in place of the tv advertising campaigns, ad companies employed, and multi-faceted attack on all forms of media to generate a positive and glowing outlook on the US military - nevermind the 'real' psychological operations which remain underground. Also, Special Operations command spokesman - ie., the actor chosen by the military to look and sound important while maintaining his compassion and sincerity, not any actual military man being paid to do his job by the people - declined to comment on the fact that changing a name to alter public perception was exactly the definition of a psychological operation.