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Thursday, May 04, 2006

What if America really followed its own propaganda?

Did it in Iraq, but what about America?

Propaganda can take on a life of its own. It's one thing to say things about others. Its quite another to realize the "propaganda about others" is really the truth about ourselves.

If only America spent as much time following the laws, as it did in trying to find excuses to illegally invade other countries.

See: Congressional Hearing on US Intelligence Gathering on the Internet [ Click Click ]

DoD Contractors Trolling the Internet, Ignoring the Constitution

It's curious what is happening. DoD hires linguists to search the internet. They claim are looking for "big scary things": People who are expressing themselves.

They do the same in America. They call it "Market research." Their only aim: To maniulate others to commit more war crimes.

The American military linguists and contractors likes to surf the internet. They claim those who speak their minds are a threat to America. Indeed, those who think are refusing to obey illegal orders.

Notice what the arrogant Americans say: They claim that those who express a view are extremists. They say the same about those who dare assert the rule of law, or stand up for themselves whether they be in Baghdad, Palestine, or Vermont.

What America cannot explain: If there are many sites that are saying nasty things, why do the Americans not listen to what is being said? They just write more non-sense. The Americans are not listening to understand; rather, they are simply listening in order to find new ears to drown with lies

America loves to wage illegal war, not just against people in the Middle East, but also against Americans. The Americans like to use technology to violate the rights of their own people.

The Americans employ buffoons as translators. They believe if they surf the internet, looking at things, that they can figure out what to do. The problem with America is that they focus on technology, not on the human soul.

They admit that they cannot reach out to people of the Middle East. Rather, they would throw slurs and comments. American translators are lazy. They freely choose to work with those who support the war criminals in the White House.

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Do not be fooled when America says they are concerned with your culture. America has no respect for its own culture and values. You are right to not trust the Americans. They are not to be trusted. They will say whatever they think you will believe in order to manipulate you.

It’s interesting to hear how much time Americans spend learning about things they do not understand: But they cannot do the same when it comes to their own Constitution.

The arrogant Americans are not serious about showing respect for culture. Look at what they do to their own system of values and laws: They have no respect for their own laws.

Why should we believe that they are serious about respecting the culture and values of other cultures? However, if it is true that they respect the culture of others, then this means that they respect those who oppose them, but not those in America convinced to grovel at their feet.

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Americans like to whine that young people are being recruited. But if you look at the government “pages for kids” you’ll see the US does the same: Tailors messages to the youth. The NSA has pages for kids, all the while neglecting to mention that the NSA violates their parent’s rights at home.

The Americans use propaganda to advertise to fill jobs. The US likes to use computer games to attract people to commit violence in the Middle East. The Americans use false information to justify blind support for this war criminal in the White House.

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GAO report on probem with coordination on propaganda: [ Item 2 at Think Progress Click ]

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Yahoo Reports the SAIC; but AP cites "security concerns"

Why is Ron afraid of having his company listed; or did he leave SAIC on bad terms?

Curious commentary by the SAIC on teh same day the "big mystery" about Ron's employment:
SAIC has a $7 million Defense Department contract to monitor 1,500 militant Web sites that provide al Qaeda and other militant organizations with a main venue for communications, fund-raising, recruitment and training.

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SAIC executive Eric Michael said researchers suspect Islamic militants are using video games to train recruits and condition youth to attack U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq. [ Click ]

Here SAIC is openly identified by Reuters as the contractor providing testimony:
Devlin spoke before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, at which contractors from San Diego-based Science Applications International Corp., or SAIC, gave lawmakers a presentation that focused on Iraq as an engine for Islamic militant propaganda from Indonesia to Turkey and Chechnya.

SAIC has a $7 million Defense Department contract to monitor 1,500 militant Web sites that provide al Qaeda and other militant organizations with a main venue for communications, fund-raising, recruitment and training.
[ Click ]

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Here's the same topic, and Roughead's last name is misspelled:

Extremist propaganda is most often used to recruit jihadist fighters and supporters between the ages of 7 and 25, the officials said. But "we've seen products that are aimed at ages even lower than 7," testified Pentagon contractor Ron Roughhead. His company wasn't identified, for security reasons.

By KATHERINE SHRADER Associated Press Writer
© 2006 The Associated Press Click

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Ron Roughead is a former Army Colonel Defense Attache, employed as of 2005 with SAIC, and took over in Iraq from Bob Teasdale

[ Archived Article ]

IMN: Iraqi Media Network
SAIC: Science Applications International Corporation

Gordon - we never met (I think)....I was the Baghdad Bureau Chief just prior to your arrival. I think we spoke on the phone a few times, when I was back at SAIC headquarters in DC for the "recompete" (which never happened). This is a great story, sad, but oh, so true. I left SAIC when their involvement with IMN ended, and am now working for the government. I have a number of questions about al-Iraqiya now, and wonder if you have any knowledge of events did IMN lose Baquoba ? it's not listed as an al-Iraqiya station any more...and your note on Harris expanding station rebuilds and reconstruction contradicts what I've been told about lack of movement outside the Green Zone....reconstruction virtually halted due to security concerns. While SAIC failed miserably at many things, we (I in particular) drove by myself to virtually every IMN station in the Central Region several times (I never made it to al-Qaim, nor to al-Rutbah)...and why isn't Fallujah still on the air ? we upgraded Ramadi with a brand new (albeit only a 1kw) transmitter...did Harris bring in bigger transmitters ? anyway, great reading your story....thanks for the memories...Bob Teasdale (Ron Roughead took over for me)

Posted by: Bob Teasdale at June 30, 2005 08:23 PM

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Security Assistance: Gearing up for the next phase in Iran -- Who's done the planning, and who's writing the good excuses: [Click ]

DoDD 2055.3

2002 GAO

Army: FAO: Sample Pub

Army Office: DATT/ARMA [ Army POC Governors ]

1998-era: See page [ 9 of 28 ] for Naval Commander view of FAO. [Rear Admiral Route]


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Assigned to SAIC

Anti-Coalition Information Operations:Themes, Methods, Products
Col Ron Roughead (USA, ret) & Dr Ala Fa’ik
Science Applications International Corporation

Col Ron Roughead (USA, ret.): Project Manager – Global Media Development; Director, Net-work Services, IMN (Iraq wide); Bureau Chief, S. Bureau, Iraq; Instructor/Mentor, USA CGSC;US Senior Defense Rep, Kenya and the Seychelles; MS, U of Utah; U.S. Army War College.

Dr. Ala Fa’ik: Deputy Project Manager – Global Media Development /Senior Policy Analyst;Ph.D., Islamic Theater, Univ of Michigan; MA, Theater Arts, University of Missouri; Lectured atCETO; Director of TV programs, Iraqi Media Network, CPA; Lectured on Iraq and Islamic Cul-ture at Columbia, Univ of Michigan, and George Mason University

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Guess Who May have Crossed Paths With Joe Wilson and Nairobi?

Roughead is a former Marine, Retired Colonel.

Colonel Ronald Roughead, USA. Chief, Kenya United States Liaison Office.

Security Assistance Management Overseas Course
Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM)

Project Manager – Global Media Development; Director, Network Services, IMN (Iraq wide); Bureau Chief, S. Bureau, Iraq

Key Officers of Foreign Services Posts -- Spring 1996 (6)Ronald Roughead DAO

USCENTCOM 1999 Security Assistance Conference

Tanzania Bombing investigation team.
Roughead, Ronald
Kenya/United States Liaison Office
American Embassy, Nairobi

Defense Attache in Nairobi, familiar with NSA, CIA produts, and Special Forces:

"The crux of ACRI is that the forces deployed have the necessary equipment. It is given them as part of the training," said Colonel Ron Roughead, the US embassy's defencee attache in Nairobi.

"I categorise their (Kenya's) forces as very professional and disciplined. Like all of us they lack money which impacts their readiness overall, not for training but for equipment," he told The Associated Press.

A special two-year training programme has been set up for Kenyan troops - who have served in UN peacekeeping missions in the former Yugoslavia, East Timor and Sierra Leone - to reflect their relative professionalism, Roughead said.

It will begin October 2 with training at battalion (800 troops) level with classroom and field exercises covering areas such as convoy escorting and roadblock security. For the first time with an ACRI programme, Kenyan officers will also be trained so they can conduct their own training. Some 40 US special operation troops will conduct the training, Roughead said.

The next phase, which is expected to take place six months later, will be at the brigade level, another first for ACRI, he said. A brigade has four battalions assigned to it.

"It's (ACRI) been very successful ... It's the right training the countries need. More and more countries are interested in providing troops for training," Roughead said. He said it was too early to evaluate the effectiveness of the training.

- Sapa-AP

Hmmm, what dids someone know about the July 1999 forgeries?

Major Neil Kringel, USAF, awarded the Airman's Medal for multiple acts of courage and heroism : An article from: DISAM Journal of International Security Assistance ManagementOn Dec 13, 1999, Major Neil Kringel was awarded the Airman's Medal for multiple acts of courage and heroism, without regard for his own life, following the terrorist attack on the US Embassy, Nairobi, Kenya on Aug 7, 1998.

This digital document is an article from DISAM Journal of International Security Assistance Management, most recently published by Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management on December 31, 2000. The length of the article is 1093 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

Citation Details
Title: Major Neil Kringel, USAF, awarded the Airman's Medal for multiple acts of courage and heroism
Author: Ronald Roughead
Publication:DISAM Journal of International Security Assistance Management (News)
Date: December 31, 2000
Publisher: Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management
Volume: 22 Issue: 2 Page: 91-93


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Date: Monday, June 27, 2005
Source: Advertising Age

Advertising Age via NewsEdge Corporation :

Bush administration has awarded three contracts, worth a total of up to $300 million, for overseas advertising-to three companies with limited experience of the craft.

A spokesman for the U.S. Special Operations Command said despite the size of the contracts, initial spending will be less than $3 million total this year and actual spending may be far less than the $300 million. Each company is guaranteed $250,000 this year and $500,000 a year if their contracts are extended through their full five-year term.

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The contracts, handed out by the U.S. Special Operations Command's Joint Psychological Operations Support unit, went to SYColeman, Lincoln Alliance Group and Science Applications International Corp. Each company has a contract worth up to $100 million. In a news release, SYColeman's parent company, L-3 Communications, said its unit's contract was ``for global media development, production and dissemination support.''

According to the documents distributed during the bidding process, the purpose of the effort ``is to conduct media campaigns to garner support for U.S. government policies and objectives in foreign countries among foreign audiences'' and the contractors would need to be ``capable of managing, coordinating and conducting media approach planning, prototype product development, commercial-quality production, product distribution and dissemination and media-effects analysis.''

``These capabilities will be used to enhance operations of the Joint Psychological Operations Support Element ... in support of international programs.''

SAIC set up the Iraqi Media Network after the U.S. came to Iraq, but is no longer involved in that operation. The contract and government spending on it drew criticism from the Pentagon's Inspector General, while the network was criticized for offering ``mediocre programs.'' The Lincoln Alliance Group provides public relations activities in Iraq.


SYColeman has done some Pentagon Web sites, but an L-3 news release describes its primary business areas as program management, information-technology services, systems engineering, operational support to warfighters, strategic planning and communications and integrated security solutions.

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``A good example would be developing commercials for use in Iraq illustrating how roadside bombs meant for soldiers also harm children and other innocent civilians. The individual companies will apply their expertise and creative skills in developing recommendations for possible information campaigns. ... The intent is to allow the companies the creative license to explore all avenues and approaches.''

Outsourcing arguments: Very high cost. Same excuses to pay Halliburton.

Bids available. Other contractors have attempted.

Uses native language advertising such as fliers in Kirkuk, Iraq, in 2003.