U.S. Anti-ISIS Recruitment Videos: Why They Don’t Work

By: Friday November 7, 2014 8:35 am

The U.S., via the State Department, is spending considerable effort and money producing anti-ISIS videos and other media (actual example, left), the goal of which is to convince American and other would-be jihadis not to join ISIS. The efforts won’t work, almost can’t work. They fail to understand the way ISIS recruits and as such, [...]

Hilarious Anti-China U.S. Propaganda Video Smoked by Online Ad

By: Friday May 23, 2014 7:37 am

I wrote yesterday about how your FBI is concerned that bonehead Americans will travel overseas to enemy-controlled territory such as China and be recruited as spies. The FBI spent a boatload of your taxpayer dollars to make a cheesy video, albeit one with professional actors and Hollywood-level technical production qualities. The video explains how to [...]

FBI Makes a Video on How You Can Be a Chinese Spy

By: Thursday May 22, 2014 7:37 am

Are you a bonehead? Or do you have a college-age son or daughter who is a bonehead interested in study abroad? Have we got a video for you. Your FBI is concerned that bonehead Americans will travel overseas to enemy-controlled territory such as China and be recruited as spies. Since this apparently happened once to [...]

War Toys for Kids: Back to the Future in Afghanistan

By: Tuesday April 29, 2014 8:29 am

The things people do for money. At least I hope it is for money because if anyone stills believes this stuff they are in sad, sad shape. Drops in the Ocean Lt. Commander Jennifer Cragg at “NATO” headquarters in Afghanistan brings us (only on the “NATO” website of course; even the lamest of the main [...]

What the US Media’s Celebration of Protesting RT Anchors Conveniently Ignores

By: Thursday March 6, 2014 11:32 am

In the past few days, the Russian state-funded media organization, RT, has had two of its staff members express some level of protest against the editorial line of the organization and how it is currently covering the Russia-Ukraine “crisis” that has been unfolding. Abby Martin, anchor of “Breaking the Set,” a show with an editorial [...]

War Movie ‘Lone Survivor’ Makes a Porno

By: Tuesday February 4, 2014 8:57 am

Exploitation Takes Many Forms I don’t watch a lot of porn, or a lot of other movies, but stuck in a motel off a highway on the edge of nowhere, it’s either pay-per-view or Meet the Press, and that show crosses a line in offensiveness. The movie I watched, Lone Survivor, was apparently made by [...]

Former Top CIA Lawyer John Rizzo Hails Agency’s ‘Special Relationship’ with Hollywood Figures

By: Friday January 10, 2014 12:45 pm

The film, Zero Dark Thirty, which dramatized the hunt for Osama bin Laden that ended in his execution by SEAL Team 6, made it apparent how valuable Hollywood could be for the CIA. Declassified memos showed the CIA valuing the film written by Mark Boal and directed by Kathryn Bigelow because, although it was a fictionalized [...]

Declassified Memo Shows ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Filmmakers Played Role of Willing Propagandists for CIA

By: Tuesday May 7, 2013 9:55 am

Filmmakers behind the Oscar-nominated film, Zero Dark Thirty, which dramatized the hunt for Osama bin Laden that ended in his execution, were known to have communicated with the CIA multiple times during production. Now, according to a declassified memo obtained by Gawker, it appears the CIA successfully convinced screenwriter Mark Boal to censor and rewrite certain scenes in [...]

Anti-Leaks Measures to Reinforce Government Secrecy

By: Tuesday June 26, 2012 12:36 pm

(update below) Measures aimed at preventing leaks among United States government employees in the US intelligence community have been announced by the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper. The measures are being instituted as a result of recent news stories on cyberwarfare against Iran and a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) underwear bomb plot sting operation [...]

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