Thursday, February 24, 2011

Psy-Ops Conspiracy: Did They Get to President Obama, Too?

Sometimes the conspiracy view of history can be useful in explaining the erratic warmongering behavior exhibited by politicos and Pentagon VIPs. If they look a little brainwashed, out of it, if they make belligerent ├╝ber-hawk statements, they may have been snared in a secret military psy-ops operation. Like the one Rolling Stone reports, in which U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan ordered a secret psychological operations (psy-ops) to "play with people's heads, to get the enemy to behave the way we want them to behave."

In this case the "enemy" includes "senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, Jack Reed, Al Franken and Carl Levin; Rep. Steve Israel of the House Appropriations Committee; Adm. Mike Mullen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Czech ambassador to Afghanistan; the German interior minister, and a host of influential think-tank analysts." The objective, increase support for the increasingly unpopular Afghanistan war through "information operations."

Yikes. Admiral Mullen is top Pentagon honcho. He was subjected to secret psy-ops conditioning on orders from a three-star general?!? Whatever happened to the "chain of command"? Is it any coincidence that Admiral Mullen is the most progressive, and dovish, CJCS since John Shalikashvili under Bill Clinton?

Remember John McCain's "bomb-bomb-bomb bomb bomb Iran"? He doesn't seem like the kind of guy who needs "positive reinforcement" to increase the war budget, ya think? Or Traitor (Homeland Security) Joe Lieberman? Yet, seeing John McCain's downright insane behavior whenever a military issue comes up — DADT, Egypt (Israel is doomed, let's go to DEFCON 5) — the claim these guys might've been CandidateManchurianized seems to be credible. The military loves its redundancy.

Overstimulating McCain's and Lieberman's bellicosity synapses is not a good use of taxpayer's money. It really isn't. Just look at these guys. Their judgment can't be trusted. McCain is reinventing himself as the Senate's most conservative member — and the second coming of Curtis LeMay. Joe Lieberman (thank you!) has wisely decided to retire, announcing it in a rambling statement in which he compared himself to the dovish JFK. Was he under the influence of competing synaptic overload?

But here's the concern. If they targeted guys from Mullen to Al Franken (Al has been a solid pro-Pentagon war budgets vote) and Carl Levin, a powerful senate chairman of key committees, what's to say these rogue operators haven't selected both President Obama and Vice President Biden for the same subliminal warmaking seduction. The President has been downright hawkish and enthusiastic about prosecuting the Af-Pak wars. And so has Biden, despite his pre-election rep as a military policy contrarian. All that vanished once he became the President's trusted right-hand man.

Call it a tin-foil hat theory, but it might even explain this (see below). Or the new progressive Obama 2012 slogan: Cut the President a Break. He was Brainwashed By The Pentagon.

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