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Army Deploys Psy-Ops On U.S. Senators

In Afghanistan, News, NWO, Other Leaks on February 26, 2011 at 6:44 PM

The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in “psychological operations” to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war.”

So says the first sentence of a Rolling Stone article released today.

The exposé reveals the orders came from the office of Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, who is in charge of training Afghan troops.

Lt. Gen. William Caldwell

The article says Caldwell wanted to use the units psychological expertise to convince members of Congress to send more troops to Afghanistan.

Caldwell’s Chief of Staff is quoted as asking, “How do we get these guys to give us more people? What do I have to plant inside their heads?”

The list of psychological targets included:

Sen. John McCain

Sen. Joe Lieberman

Sen. Jack Reed

Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Carl Levin

Also:

Czech Ambassador to Afghanistan Petr Pelz

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière

Adm. Mike Mullen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Rep. Steve Israel of the House Appropriations Committee

and many influential think-tank analysts

Federal Law prohibits the Military from practicing PSY-OPS on Americans. “Everyone in the PSY-OPS, intel, and IO community knows you’re not supposed to target Americans,” says a veteran member of another psy-ops team who has run operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. “It’s what you learn on day one.”

In his first television interview since the article became public, Michael Hastings of Rolling Stone sits-down with Lawrence O’Donnell to talk about what he has discovered.

General Petraeus has denied the allegations and started an investigation.

Lt. Gen. William Caldwell ordered psychological operations against visiting congressional delegations to manipulate them into giving the Pentagon more troops and more money for the failing war in Afghanistan.

Caldwell’s actions are disrespectful, dangerous and illegal, and he should resign immediately. If he does not, the president should fire him.

Dinner for Free Speech: Julian Assange’s Message to WikiLeaks Donors

In WikiLeaks on February 26, 2011 at 4:03 AM

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Libya Revolution 2011…Alright!

In Libya, Viral Videos, World Revolution on February 26, 2011 at 2:47 AM

Made in support of the Libyan Revolution.

Bring down Gaddafi and his regime!


Egyptian Army & Masked Men Remove Protesters From Tahrir Square

In Egypt, World Revolution on February 26, 2011 at 1:39 AM

Shortly after midnight, the Egyptian Army started removing peaceful protesters from Tahrir Square with batons and tasers. Masked men with machine guns and snipers were also reported to be part of the operation. “Army was brutal,” quoted some protesters via Twitter. Nearly 100 people were arrested according to witnesses.

Latest Twitter Feeds:

Via @Maswad tasered some1 as he was running,fell shaking on ground then went motionless,heard them say get him,dont know where he is #Jan25

@teecrash They were the military police and the military. No thugs

Salmajalabi Salma Jalabi 0.45 by la_morkina @AJEnglish @CNN @cnnbrk @BBCWorld the army are attacking ppl at #tahrir square!!! #jan25 #Egypt

AymanBasheer Ayman S. Basheer 0.30 It’s dangerous situation in #Tahrir square: Snipers, heavy beating, stun guns use by military units. #Egypt #Jan25

ReemAO8 Reem 0.28 by SarmounSufi Caller on #AlJazeera: Military police beating people in #Tahrir, beat a female activist with several blows & kicks from behind #Egypt #Jan25

AhmadFahmy A Crazy One 23.43 by eggeny And now the army is violently dispersing the other protest near the parliament after issuing warnings #egypt #jan25 #tahrir

coraandaluz Rita Gonzalez 0.41 PLZ SPREAD: Masked ppl wt walkie talkies@machine guns along wt military police inTahrirSquare trying toShutDown the strike #Jan25 #tahrir

adamakary Adam Makary 0.38 by melborizzle after army’s violent crackdown on peaceful protest in #tahrir, protesters chanting “are we in libya” “the army and the police are one”

dictatorhunt Masrawy 0.35 Reportedly they arrested 100’s of peaceful protesters for nothing but they voiced their demands NOTHING HAS CHANGED in #egypt #jan25 #tahrir

khalidabdalla Khalid Abdalla 0.35 When clearing the square the army kept claiming they were moving us to protect us from thieves and the women from rape. #Tahrir

ticklerton ticklerton 0.33 @monaeltahawy “@Gsquare86: The army was brutal, they beat and arrested protesters both in Tahrir and parliament” #Tahrir #Egypt #jan25

Mamoudinijad Mahmoud M. Khattab 0.31 by LaraAasem So much 4 freedom of speech & a new dawn? The army in #Tahrir is using tasers, beating protesters and arresting some of them! #Egypt #Jan25

@RamyYaacoub: 0.19 cameras, recording device, etc. grabbed by military and masked/armed men. Protesters being arrested. #Tahrir #Egypt #Jan25

Mamoudinijad Mahmoud M. Khattab 0.37 @tololy Army is beating and arresting protesters from in both #tahrir and in front of the parliament

AlJazeera:

The Egyptian army has used force to disperse activists gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demand the removal of Hosni Mubarak loyalists from the interim cabinet.

Egyptian soldiers fired in the air and used batons in the early hours of Saturday to disperse the crowd, the Reuters news agency reported.

Demonstrators had also gathered in front of the parliament building in Cairo, where police beat protesters and used tasers to suppress the crowds, an Al Jazeera producer in the capital reported.

The people had gathered to celebrate two weeks since the removal of Mubarak from power and remind the country’s new rulers of their promise to guard against a “counter-revolution” of the people’s power.

Activists urged the military, who had promised there would be “no return to the past” of the Mubarak era, to overhaul the cabinet.

But after midnight, protesters said the military fired in the air, shut off lamp posts and moved in on protesters to force them to leave the square.

“Military police used batons and tasers to hit the protesters,” Ahmed Bahgat, one of the protesters, told the Reuters news agency by telephone. “The military is once again using force. But the protesters have not responded.”

Protesters left the main centre but many had gathered in surrounding streets, another protester, Mohamed Emad, said.

Witnesses said they saw several protesters fall to the ground but it was not clear if they were wounded or how seriously.

“I am one of thousands of people who stood their ground after the army started dispersing the protesters, shooting live bullets into the air to scare them,” Ashraf Omar, a protester, said.

Black masks

The army officers who moved in on protesters in Tahrir, donned black masks to cover their faces to avoid being identified by protesters, Omar said.

Military buses were parked in the square to take in protesters that were caught, Mohamed Aswany, one protester who had decided to stage a sit-in, told Reuters by telephone.

Protesters were heard yelling and shouting as they were chased down side streets to Tahrir.

“It is a cat-and-mouse chase between the army and the people,” Omar said. “There is no more unity between the people and the army.”

“They were using tasers and sticks to beat us without any control. I thought things would change. I wanted to give the government a chance but there is no hope with this regime,” Omar said.

“There is no use.

“I am back on the street. I either live with dignity or I die here.”

Protesters say they want the resignation of the government of Ahmed Shafiq, the immediate release of political prisoners and the issuing of a general amnesty.

Tweets from people there during the attacks:

2:30 am – Ramy Raoof tweeted army soldiers are runing behind us and attacking. #Egypt #Jan25

2:55 am – Jano Charbel tweeted: Army forcefully dispersed protest outside parliament. Soldiers punched, kicked & slapped me. Then clubbed me w/ an electric prod in my face.

3:00 am – Gigi Ibrahim tweeted: Revolution phase 3 begun tonight, I heard the taser guns, witnessed the beatings and arrests carried BY THE ARMY.

The Army also attacked protesters gathered at the Egyptian Parliament.

Rowan El Shimi blogs:

At the end of the day we have to remember, the army  follows orders. Who’s orders? The Generals of the High Council of Armed Forces. Who was their leader 2 weeks ago? Mubarak. Let’s not forget that these people were a huge part of the regime and benefited greatly from it. That means that protests can’t stop now until we have a civil transitional government with the participation of the army in it. The revolution will continue, in the form of protests, strikes until we actually get people involved with the old regime out of powerful positions and replace them with people who actually want Egypt to develop into a democracy.

Gigi Ibrahim recounts the violent removal of peaceful protesters from Tahrir Square by the Egyptian Army. She describes the Army using tasers and batons on the protesters.

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