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Old 03-21-2017, 06:19   #16
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I'm no SME, but when I look at the history of not only how the West brought down the Warsaw Pact, starting in Poland with Solidarity, but particularly with how the Soviet Union and its allies polluted the west thru active measures in the form of war protest movements, anti-nuclear movements, etc....the effects have been very long lasting.

One could almost make a claim that "active measures" and their 2nd, 3rd, 4th order effects have resulted in long-term genetic damage to the fabric of societies.

So many have rallied against the development and deployment of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons due to their horrifying and lasting effects.

But we seem to have allowed a new(more like unknown/unrecognised) class of intellectual/cultural/tribal weapons of mass destruction to be deployed and fired with reckless abandon.


To me it seems like we watched as Intellectual/cultural/tribal phosgene gas sprayed on the population in the 60's/70's/80's, took a decade long nap, and then watched again as Intellectual/cultural/tribal VX got sprayed on everyone.

Meanwhile, it seems like our "betters" have "inoculated" us with polonium instead of atropine.

Internal threats.

External threats.

Emerging threats.

Technological threats.

Both the volume and complexity of the problems we face are accelerating.
That is why we need to look at long term effects not just immediate results.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:49   #17
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It's better for him to be 'pro-SF' than ill informed and looking down his nose at us.

Maybe now that he has visited USASOC, we will be able to get a free Facebook page.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:26   #18
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I remember years back an NPR exposay on his Cl@ contracts.....you don't hear much about that anymore nor can you find much about them....and why not, I suppose there is a tremendous amount of very detailed intel if one can sort it out.
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Old 03-21-2017, 13:51   #19
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It's better for him to be 'pro-SF' than ill informed and looking down his nose at us.

Maybe now that he has visited USASOC, we will be able to get a free Facebook page.
I seriously doubt he's pro-SF. He likes to rub belly buttons with Chinese leadership, they murder by the millions, torture, kidnap, oppress.... we all know who the communist Chinese are.....

I'd like to think Special Forces was the anti-communist Chinese answer.

Sorry, I'd never allow the fakebook CEO to have dinner at my house.
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:23   #20
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You "get it". A lot of people don't. The potentials inherent in FB (social media in general) are mind numbing. We're like a weatherman in the path of a Pacific cyclone trying to influence its course. How do we leverage what we can and mitigate the effects of what we can't? And on a related note - what is ethically permissible? Do ethics even apply when you're in an existential battle for survival?
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http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39947942

I found these very enlightening. Get your nerd out, and nerd away...
https://labs.rs/en/facebook-algorith...ithmic-labour/
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:45   #21
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He's probably meeting with him to plant the seeds for a post-army job.

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Old 06-05-2017, 08:40   #22
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I seriously doubt he's pro-SF. He likes to rub belly buttons with Chinese leadership, they murder by the millions, torture, kidnap, oppress.... we all know who the communist Chinese are.....

I'd like to think Special Forces was the anti-communist Chinese answer.

Sorry, I'd never allow the fakebook CEO to have dinner at my house.

Agree 100% TS. And I would not be sorry either!
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Old 06-05-2017, 19:57   #23
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Since when did Special Operations cdr's entertain social justice warriors and social media billionaires?

CEO of Lockheed I could see, CEO of Colt, Aimpoint, Remington, etc. I could understand, but a pimple faced, pillow biting frat-boy that enjoys fakenews and bows to communist censorship......

I'm at a loss.

I stopped receiving google Special Forces alerts because of this "image".

Good luck in the Army Special Operations, you're going to need it.

( I now tell people that I'm a retired parking lot attendant. )

I would like to think they are trying to co-opt them but after the last few years I am not sure.
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Old 06-05-2017, 20:09   #24
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Like it or not social media is a driving force behind today's world. The US, Armed Forces and SOF especially better learn how to use it to their advantage, our enemies have. What that commie fuck stick is talking to who he is makes me wonder as well. The reality is we can learn a lot from him even if we do not like him or agree with him. Isn't know your enemy one of the lessons we learned? Beside the last couple of years I have lost respect for the "leadership" of the Army, very few if any warriors left in the command structure, they are all political hacks.

True the issue with social media and SOF is we can't stop our own from bragging and seeking fame...hell just look at linkedin there are more attention seeking profile pictures from SOF than anyone higher ranking SOF at that. I told my wife it was a job networking site she looked at it and saw exactly what it is or has become regardless of its intent. The question is why aren't the non liberals in America producing uber successful talent that creates sites like Facebook?? Why can't be be as devious as the other side??....morals?

Zuckerberg is a classic modern super wealthy elite whom after making billions has now denounced the wealthy and successful now that they got theirs and have become allegedly philanthropist.....the stipulation to this as long as they stay the wealthy elite and the liberals are the only ones who like the Bolsheviks want to keep the rest of us under their level.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:46   #25
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For most of the past 25 years i have made my living in the IT industry. It has borne out an observation made by Ross Perot - "People will write things in an email they would never say to your face."

The lack of personal contact does release inhibitions for a seemingly overwhelming number of people. That makes Facebook a real trove of personnel intel gathering capability. A number of people live their lives on social media without much of a filter on actions and thoughts.

It is a gold mine for information operations opportunities - for and against us.

Having said that, there is still nothing that compares to the ability to put a bullet in the head of an opponent.

Bonus points for being able to post the life changing event to your opponent on Facebook.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:52   #26
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Having said that, there is still nothing that compares to the ability to put a bullet in the head of an opponent.

Bonus points for being able to post the life changing event to your opponent on Facebook.
You're so behind the times - the "cool" thing now is streaming it live.
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I would like to think they are trying to co-opt them but after the last few years I am not sure.
That train left the station decades ago. All I see is a general that wants a job after retirement..........

Fakebook, CNN, NY Times, Google, MSNBC, nothing but the propaganda arm of the Democratic National (socialist) Committee.
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That is why we need to look at long term effects not just immediate results.

"How Facebook's tentacles reach further than you think"

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39947942
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Full article from the BBC summary Flagg posted. Worth the read.

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The Human Fabric of the Facebook Pyramid

In this article, we will try to map some elements of Facebook’s human fabric, the social structure and the power relations within the company.

We will investigate and reflect upon the phenomenon of Facebook in terms of the social networks of its employees. We will also consider the social relations between the members of Facebook’s management board and other spheres of society. This article is a contribution to the contemporary critique of the strong ties between political establishments and global business, i.e. that of the issue of the revolving door.[2] In short, we will deal with the phenomenon of digital capitalism.
https://labs.rs/en/the-human-fabric-...ebook-pyramid/
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