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    Re: Are government agents posing as DP posters?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    It wouldn't surprise me to learn that there are posers on this forum. I'm sure that they are on all the forums and tap into the radicals. I know that I have run into at least one paid right-wing radical here.
    who would that be?



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    Re: Are government agents posing as DP posters?

    There are more than 17 different Intelligence Agencies and the millions of employees all have to have something to do. Perhaps they participate in hundred of boards and type standard talking points as their prescribed agenda. I remember absolute nonsense when the MH17 propaganda was the hot item. Now that the story is changing and unfolding different than the propaganda, all is quiet.

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    Re: Are government agents posing as DP posters?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    There are more than 17 different Intelligence Agencies and the millions of employees all have to have something to do. Perhaps they participate in hundred of boards and type standard talking points as their prescribed agenda. I remember absolute nonsense when the MH17 propaganda was the hot item. Now that the story is changing and unfolding different than the propaganda, all is quiet.
    be afraid, be very afraid!!!



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    Re: Are government agents posing as DP posters?

    I'm a government poster posing as a DP agent.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: Are government agents posing as DP posters?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I'm a government poster posing as a DP agent.
    As your handler, I am pissed off you let that leak!!



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    Re: Are government agents posing as DP posters?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    There are more than 17 different Intelligence Agencies and the millions of employees all have to have something to do. Perhaps they participate in hundred of boards and type standard talking points as their prescribed agenda. I remember absolute nonsense when the MH17 propaganda was the hot item. Now that the story is changing and unfolding different than the propaganda, all is quiet.
    Regarding propaganda

    Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand

    In the summer of 2005, the Bush administration confronted a fresh wave of criticism over Guantánamo Bay. The detention center had just been branded “the gulag of our times” by Amnesty International, there were new allegations of abuse from United Nations human rights experts and calls were mounting for its closure.

    The administration’s communications experts responded swiftly. Early one Friday morning, they put a group of retired military officers on one of the jets normally used by Vice President Dick Cheney and flew them to Cuba for a carefully orchestrated tour of Guantánamo.

    To the public, these men are members of a familiar fraternity, presented tens of thousands of times on television and radio as “military analysts” whose long service has equipped them to give authoritative and unfettered judgments about the most pressing issues of the post-Sept. 11 world.

    Hidden behind that appearance of objectivity, though, is a Pentagon information apparatus that has used those analysts in a campaign to generate favorable news coverage of the administration’s wartime performance, an examination by The New York Times has found.

    The effort, which began with the buildup to the Iraq war and continues to this day, has sought to exploit ideological and military allegiances, and also a powerful financial dynamic: Most of the analysts have ties to military contractors vested in the very war policies they are asked to assess on air.

    Those business relationships are hardly ever disclosed to the viewers, and sometimes not even to the networks themselves. But collectively, the men on the plane and several dozen other military analysts represent more than 150 military contractors either as lobbyists, senior executives, board members or consultants. The companies include defense heavyweights, but also scores of smaller companies, all part of a vast assemblage of contractors scrambling for hundreds of billions in military business generated by the administration’s war on terror. It is a furious competition, one in which inside information and easy access to senior officials are highly prized.

    Records and interviews show how the Bush administration has used its control over access and information in an effort to transform the analysts into a kind of media Trojan horse — an instrument intended to shape terrorism coverage from inside the major TV and radio networks.

    Analysts have been wooed in hundreds of private briefings with senior military leaders, including officials with significant influence over contracting and budget matters, records show. They have been taken on tours of Iraq and given access to classified intelligence. They have been briefed by officials from the White House, State Department and Justice Department, including Mr. Cheney, Alberto R. Gonzales and Stephen J. Hadley.

    In turn, members of this group have echoed administration talking points, sometimes even when they suspected the information was false or inflated. Some analysts acknowledge they suppressed doubts because they feared jeopardizing their access.
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    This is quite a system my friend. Anyone who believes otherwise is mistaken.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/20/us...anted=all&_r=0

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    Re: Are government agents posing as DP posters?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    As your handler, I am pissed off you let that leak!!
    Yeah, well I'm pissed on because I'm leaking.
    So follow me into the desert
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    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: Are government agents posing as DP posters?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Yeah, well I'm pissed on because I'm leaking.
    The rooster flies north at Dawn



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    Re: Are government agents posing as DP posters?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    What do you think?
    They're coming to take me away, ah ha!
    "It is only when men contemplate the greatness of God that they can come to realize their own inadequacy." Jean Calvin

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    Re: Are government agents posing as DP posters?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    The rooster flies north at Dawn
    The hens roost when the ducks are flatulent.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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