Rolling Stone Magazine has sparked another furore and the promise of a major Pentagon investigation today, after revealing that Lt. General William Caldwell, in charge of the training operation in Afghanistan, illegally ordered “psy-ops” soldiers to manipulate visiting Senators and other top officials into providing additional troops and additional funding for the war.
According to the leader of the psy-ops unit, he was repeatedly ordered to “target” Senators and Congressmen, and when he began refusing those orders he was officially reprimanded. The magazine also revealed internal documents detailed officials to be targeted, including Sens. John McCain, Joe Lieberman, Jack Reed, Al Franken and Carl Levin.
The Pentagon’s pledge of an investigation promised to look into both which operations took place against US Congressmen and “if any of them were inappropriate or illegal.”
And while the seedy on-the-ground lies told to Congressmen visiting the warzone are sure to be troubling, they likely pale in comparison to the Pentagon’s long-standing testimony about the “progress” in the war to Congress, which WikiLeaks documents revealed was repeatedly contradicted by the “classified” facts in the military’s possession. Lying to Congress and the American public has been a matter of course for the Pentagon, and it is hardly surprising that they would try to use such operations inside Afghanistan itself.
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Why would they waste a psy-ops operation on these war mongers. They are all pro war anyway.
I fully support this investigation. One thing that will be important would be the identification of all money that was involved. It would be import to learn how much of AIPAC money was the real reason for the war over "psy-ops". It will be difficult be very important to identify why liberman, graham, mccain always push to attack those that AIPAC want bombs. If it was only the money then we need to impeach the three of them. Others have not been as aggressive in push the AIPAC desires but just as offensive to the taxpayers of the USA. Maybe this is the one thing that the professional war mongers cannot sweep under the rug. The public needs to know if they were fools or brain washed when they pushed to start the fiasco of Iraq.
Seriously, this "investigation" is not going to go anywhere. The Pentagon has always been at loggerheads with Congress. Even those Congresscritters who willingly proselytize for the Pentagon are looked upon by the Pentagon as morons, sometimes useful but morons just the same. I haven't heard anything from McCain, Lieberman, Franken (surprised there) or Levin so they must not be too pissed. Reed came out yesterday and said it made no difference on his position to the war and its funding – He was "all in" anyway. The Pentagon has never respected the Congress and consider them, generally, as a hindrance to their programs of world domination.
The question regarding the use of PysOps on Americans – against the law – probably should be investigated – but not by the Pentagon. But that ain't gonna happen either. I give it 1, maybe 2 weeks and this is out sight and gone. NEXT!!!
I think I mean I now the US sells drugs and wepons to evil leaders for a number of different reasons including genocide.We let what went on in Ruwanda happen and we are doing the same in Darfur.I gess if It's not evil or for oil the US and others don't care about human life we all need revelution just like the parts of the world that are winning.It's not the American people it's there elected officials there military I belive if were educated about what they were doing they would join citizens in an over through.Because most are good caring people.But some are not including the ones that not only treated the prisoners at Gwantanamo with pitures as proof most humans would not treat animals in such a horrible way. take over and make money.We as citizens of the world have the have the ability to take back the world and treat every one the way you would like to be treated.Some of us will die but if we don't stand and fight all of us will have courage .
I left a comment just before this one but it was to long and I don't now what will be shown.Nothing that the top US government does against the law suprizes me we need to hold these people accountable for there war crimes./We outnumber them by atleast 100 to 1 sop we can't keep being bullied.Here's something from William Shakespeare I what to leave you with.. Cowards die many times before their deaths:The valiant never tast death but once.Of all the wonders that I have heard, It seemes to me most strange that men shoulh fear;Seeing death, a necessary end,Will come when it will come………
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