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    The manual entitled, US Special Forces Foreign Internal Defense Tactics Techniques and Procedures for Special Forces, FM 31.20-3, 2003 instructs the "host nation" (US-backed puppet regime) to use "paramilitaries" (right wing death squads) to reppress the "peasents", which is usually over 95% of the country.

    The manual advocates methods such as "pervasive surveillance, censorship, press control and restrictions on labor unions & political parties. It directly advocates warrantless searches, detainment without charge and (under varying circumstances) the suspension of habeas corpus.

    It directly advocates employing terrorists or prosecuting individuals for terrorism who are not terrorists, running false flag operations and concealing human rights abuses from journalists. And it repeatedly advocates the use of subterfuge and "psychological operations" (propaganda) to make these and other "population & resource control" measures more palatable."

    An excerpt..

    Wikileaks: US Special Forces counterinsurgency manual analysis

    Wikileaks has obtained the "Petraeus doctrine" the Pentagon didn't want to show you.

    The manual may be critically described as "what the US learned about running death squads and propping up corrupt government in Latin America and how to apply it to other places". Its contents are both history defining for Latin America and, given the continued role of US Special Forces in the suppression of insurgencies, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, history making.



    The leaked manual, which has been verified with military sources, is the official US Special Forces doctrine for Foreign Internal Defense or FID.

    FID operations are designed to prop up "friendly" governments facing popular revolution or guerilla insurgency. FID interventions are often covert or quasi-covert due to the unpopular nature of the governments being supported ("In formulating a realistic policy for the use of advisors, the commander must carefully gauge the psychological climate of the HN [Host Nation] and the United States.")



    The manual directly advocates training paramilitaries, pervasive surveillance, censorship, press control and restrictions on labor unions & political parties. It directly advocates warrantless searches, detainment without charge and (under varying circumstances) the suspension of habeas corpus. It directly advocates employing terrorists or prosecuting individuals for terrorism who are not terrorists, running false flag operations and concealing human rights abuses from journalists. And it repeatedly advocates the use of subterfuge and "psychological operations" (propaganda) to make these and other "population & resource control" measures more palatable.

    The content has been particularly informed by the long United States involvement in El Salvador.
    To be continued..
    Last edited by Horhey; Feb 22 2012 at 08:09 PM.
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    In this week's presidential debate some of the repub presidential candidates suggested that we should use such methods in the Middle East, especially to overthrow the Syrian government. Newt want to flood them with arms, resulting in more death and destruction.

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    Amazing to see the things people invent and pass on as fact.

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    Don't dismiss it so easily, the CIA created a manual for the contras, which posses a lot of people off when it was published. BTW...it was an excellent read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axialturban View Post
    Amazing to see the things people invent and pass on as fact.
    I know. Of course, you have to realize that the Horhey posts are little more then propaganda posts almost totally lacking in facts. Most of us do not even bother to respond to his nonsense.

    He has included such nice photos. To bad they have absolutely nothing to do with the article. Of course, the original article was written by Julian Assange, so it should be no wonder.

    I invite everybody to use their critical thinking skills. Mr. Horhey (and Mr. Assange) states quite clearly that the manual was written in 1994 and 2004 for use in the US military.

    Then why, may I ask, are their photos dated 1978 and 1981 from Central America? Is this not a decade or more before this manual came out? And have they apparently actually read the manuals?

    I suggest that before anybody passes along crap like this, they actually read the source material. This is known as "research", and prevents you from looking like either a tool, or a fool. Here, let me give an exact quote from this manual:

    Acts of misconduct by HN [Host Nation] personnel

    All members of training assistance teams must understand their responsibilities concerning acts of misconduct by HN personnel. Team members receive briefings before deployment on what to do if they encounter or observe such acts. Common Article 3 of the four Geneva Conventions lists prohibited acts by parties to the convention. Such acts are-
    •Violence to life and person, in particular, murder, mutilation, cruel treatment, and torture.
    • Taking of hostages.
    • Outrages against personal dignity, in particular, humiliating and degrading treatment.
    •Passing out sentences and carrying out executions without previous judgment by a regularly constituted court that affords all the official guarantees that are recog-nized as indispensable by civilized people.
    •The provisions in the above paragraph represent a level of conduct that the United States expects each foreign country to observe.

    If team members encounter prohibited acts they can not stop, they will disengage from the activity, leave the area if possible, and report the incidents immediately to the proper in-country U.S. authorities. The country team will identify proper U.S. authorities during the team's initial briefing. Team members will not discuss such matters with non-U.S. Government authorities such as journalists and civilian contractors.


    Now does this sound like a bit of instruction from a "Death Squad Manual"? In fact, most of the "death squad" tactics are listed in this manual as the tactics of the insurgents they are intended to fight!

    Civilian Self-Defense Forces [Paramilitaries, or, especially in an El-Salvador or Colombian civil war context, right wing "death squads"]

    When a village accepts the CSDF program, the insurgents cannot choose to ignore it. To let the village go unpunished will encourage other villages to accept the government's CSDF program. The insurgents have no choice; they have to attack the CSDF village to provide a lesson to other villages considering CSDF. In a sense, the psychological effectiveness of the CSDF concept starts by reversing the insurgent strategy of making the government the repressor. It forces the insurgents to cross a critical threshold-that of attacking and killing the very class of people they are supposed to be liberating.

    To be successful, the CSDF program must have popular support from those directly involved or affected by it. The average peasant is not normally willing to fight to his death for his national government. His national government may have been a succession of corrupt dictators and inefficient bureaucrats. These governments are not the types of institutions that inspire fight-to-the-death emotions in the peasant. The village or town, however, is a different matter. The average peasant will fight much harder for his home and for his village than he ever would for his national government. The CSDF concept directly involves the peasant in the war and makes it a fight for the family and village instead of a fight for some faraway irrelevant government.


    Notice how it is putting this listing into a context, not endorsing it's activities. And if the revolutionaries are fighting a corrupt government, is it not surprising that some parts of the military will also become corrupt? Or will end up putting themsleves into a survival mode that allows anything as long as the government survives?

    Mr. Horhey loves to try and put things into a start black and white, either everything is good, or everything is bad. And to him (and Mr. Assange), everything that the US does is bad and evil.

    I encourage people to go out and find the actual information he talks about. Not what other people says it means, but in this case the actual manual. It is out there, and not hard to find at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mushroom View Post
    If team members encounter prohibited acts they can not stop, they will disengage from the activity, leave the area if possible, and report the incidents immediately to the proper in-country U.S. authorities. The country team will identify proper U.S. authorities during the team's initial briefing. Team members will not discuss such matters with non-U.S. Government authorities such as journalists and civilian contractors.
    ^^
    Omg. Fixed.. Ill post the rest of it after work. Yes, death squad activities are encouraged by the manual. You left that stuff out and your analysis is extremely flawed. Pick and choose all you want.
    Last edited by Horhey; Feb 27 2012 at 01:56 PM.
    "As long as politics is the shadow cast on society by big business, the attenuation of the shadow will not change the substance".

    --John Dewey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horhey View Post
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    Omg. Fixed.. Ill post the rest of it after work. Yes, death squad activities are encouraged by the manual. You left that stuff out and your analysis is extremely flawed. Pick and choose all you want.
    If you say I am wrong, then please show us why. Do not just accuse me of "picking and choosing" my friend. You know where to find the manual. Go thorugh it yourself and tell us where in there you find instructions for "death squads".

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    Horhey,

    Just out of curiosity, what year was this manual published? AND, can you send me a copy? Maybe can give me the title and date?

    Quote Originally Posted by Horhey View Post
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    Omg. Fixed.. Ill post the rest of it after work. Yes, death squad activities are encouraged by the manual. You left that stuff out and your analysis is extremely flawed. Pick and choose all you want.
    (COMMENT)

    Maybe back in the 1960's, but something doesn't sound right here (a half century later). We don't conduct unsanctioned targeting.

    Most Respectfully,
    R
    Last edited by RoccoR; Mar 01 2012 at 11:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axialturban View Post
    Amazing to see the things people invent and pass on as fact.
    I must not question
    I must not question .
    My brain does not work anymore .

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    Quote Originally Posted by horhey View Post
    the Manual Entitled, us Special Forces Foreign Internal Defense Tactics Techniques And Procedures For Special Forces, Fm 31.20-3, 2003 Instructs The "host Nation" (us-backed Puppet Regime) To Use "paramilitaries" (right Wing Death Squads) To Reppress The "peasents", Which Is Usually Over 95% Of The Country.

    The Manual Advocates Methods Such As "pervasive Surveillance, Censorship, Press Control And Restrictions On Labor Unions & Political Parties. It Directly Advocates Warrantless Searches, Detainment Without Charge And (under Varying Circumstances) The Suspension Of Habeas Corpus.

    It Directly Advocates Employing Terrorists Or Prosecuting Individuals For Terrorism Who Are Not Terrorists, Running False Flag Operations And Concealing Human Rights Abuses From Journalists. And It Repeatedly Advocates The Use Of Subterfuge And "psychological Operations" (propaganda) To Make These And Other "population & Resource Control" Measures More Palatable."

    An Excerpt..



    To Be Continued..
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