Susanne Posel, Contributor
Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton says that the US government is engaged in propaganda wars with their own operatives – al-Qaeda.
Clinton sat with Admiral Bill McRaven, head of US Special Operations Command, at a conference that featured more than 100 US and international special operations commanders.
On Yemeni tribal websites, the US government seeks to replace anti-American adverts. Apparently al-Qaeda has been bragging about their impact on Yemen.
While al-Qaeda posted pictures of the US flag draped over coffins, the US government spread photographs of Yemini civilians in coffins on the same website.
“Our team plastered the same sites with altered versions of the ads that showed the toll al-Qaida attacks have taken on the Yemeni people,” Clinton said. “Extremists are publicly venting their frustration and asking supporters not to believe everything they read on the Internet.”
The Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (CSCC), an interagency group comprised of specialists, diplomats, special operators and intelligence analysts, located within the State Department are conducting the “counter cyber maneuvers”, according to Clinton.
CSCC patrols the Internet, focusing on social media, looking for al-Qaeda operatives, as well as surveying digital communications between social media users.
Clinton explains that the CSCC is working to find what they refer to as “extremist propaganda”. It is easier to patrol the Internet, rather than hack into sites covertly. The CSCC engage users openly on forums.
Anonymity is essential to the work of the CSCC.
Yemen is considered a beta test for international diplomats to see if they can interject international agendas onto their fledgling government.
Current President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has been the focus of violent focus between al-Qaeda and the Yemeni government. Unfortunately, the Yemeni people have been caught in this premeditated effort to destabilize their country.
President Obama recently released a new executive order (EO) called Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen.
In this EO, Obama claims the right to confiscate:
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all property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person, including any foreign branch, of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State.
If any person, including US citizens, is accused of assisting a terrorist group of threatening “Yemen’s peace, security, and stability” they will find their possessions and bank accounts confiscated by the US government; as well as being arrested and detained by federal agencies.
In conjunction with this EO, are the premeditated terrorist attacks on Yemen by al-Qaeda. Seems appropriate since al-Qaeda is the US government’s go-to terrorist group; created and funded by our own federal agencies to destabilize foreign governments.
Clinton herself admitted that al-Qaeda is a creation of the US government.
Obama, claiming we live in a “ post al-Qaeda era ”, explained to the American people that: “Now that we have killed most of al-Qaeda, now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al-Qaeda see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.”
How can this be when Obama is now claiming al-Qaeda is terrorizing Yemen?
Propaganda runs rampant within our US government. The targets are not just foreign audiences, but also extensive efforts are made to control the average American’s perception of our government.
Four billion dollars per year is spent by the Pentagon on propaganda aimed at the American public; as well as $202 million spent by the Department of Defense on misinformation operations in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2011.
The Pentagon is using “sock puppet” (fake handles) on social media sites to purvey false information, harass users and enact psy-ops to influence Americans.
Sophisticated software allows military to engage in online conversations with coordinated answers, blog comments and instant messaging remarks that are solely meant to spread pro-American propaganda.
US Army whistleblower, Lieutenant Col. Daniel Davis, believes there is a definitive aspiration within the US government “to enable Public Affairs officers to influence American public opinion when they deem it necessary to “protect a key friendly center of gravity, to wit US national will.”
Al-Qaeda is a CIA creation.
The Pentagon and Department of Defense admit to using fake handles on social media sites to spread US government-sanctioned propaganda.
It makes no sense that the US government would be fighting itself over control over perception.
Yet, it does appear that within factions of the US government (meant to appear as separate) special psy-ops are being used against the Yemeni people (through CIA operatives called al-Qaeda) and carefully controlled propaganda disseminated across the Internet by federal agencies.
The Obama administration is playing both sides of the coin to ensure the outcome they want.
Susanne Posel is the Chief Editor of Occupy Corporatism. Our alternative news site is dedicated to reporting the news as it actually happens; not as it is spun by the corporately funded mainstream media. You can find us on our Facebook page.