The terrorist goal of winning through the media has worked

The main stream media are willing accomplices in conducting psychological operations against the American people to undermine support for the Counter-Jihad. Former Marine Sgt. J.D. Johannes at Daily Dispatch writes:

I have concluded, based both on my experience, and the reports of other newsmen, that an unconscionable amount of what we in the press have been feeding the American public regarding the war in Iraq is fashioned by the propaganda arms of our enemies.  Ba’athist kidnappers and Jihadi bombers are planning their operations not to win the war in Iraq, but to win it in America.  To that end, they are assessing what American reporters are willing to cover, and what American news organizations are willing to risk.

 Stated simply: Al Qaida is not even trying to win the war on the ground anymore.  It is attempting to win the war in the press.

The enemy and the enemy’s Fifth Columnists are winning the info war. 

IF we are to avoid another psychologically paralyzing loss of will like 1975, and it’s a big IF, the enemy’s supporters must be engaged, discredited, humiliated and silenced.  We the People, those of us not subject to military justice, not vulnerable to having our promotions stalled by vengeful politicians,  and not constrained by law from targeting domestic audiences, will have to perform the counter-PSYOP mission.

H/T: Mrs. Greyhawk



Filed under Morale Operations, Old Media, PSYOP

2 responses to “The terrorist goal of winning through the media has worked

  1. A lot depends… they might be winning in the mainstream media, but are they winning among the American people?

    That is a big question – and the answer will not be known until November.

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