Meet the Biden-Supporting General Deploying Military Grade Information Warfare Tools Against Trump Supporters
October 1, 2020 (1y ago)

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General Stanley McChrystal delighted the left and the war-loving neoconservatives today by joining his name to the ranks of military-industrial complex “national security” professionals supporting Joe Biden.

This development should not be surprising. While Trump enjoys overwhelming support from the military rank and file, the brass has been largely corrupted for some time. As the President himself pointed out, many of the Generals and national security bigwigs have their fortunes tied to the continuation of precisely the never-ending war policies that Trump successfully ran against in 2016.

General Stanley McChrystal is a certified military brass swamp creature deep in the bowels of the military-industrial complex. His specific business ventures are disturbing, even by swamp standards. According to a Fox News report, General McChrystal was involved in a venture that aimed to redeploy information warfare tools–originally designed to combat ISIS–against Trump supporters:

An anti-Trump Democratic-aligned political action committee advised by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal is planning to deploy an information warfare tool that reportedly received initial funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon’s secretive research arm — transforming technology originally envisioned as a way to fight ISIS propaganda into a campaign platform to benefit Joe Biden.

The Washington Post first reported that the initiative, called Defeat Disinfo, will utilize “artificial intelligence and network analysis to map discussion of the president’s claims on social media,” and then attempt to “intervene” by “identifying the most popular counter-narratives and boosting them through a network of more than 3.4 million influencers across the country — in some cases paying users with large followings to take sides against the president.”

Social media guru Curtis Hougland is heading up Defeat Disinfo, and he said he received the funding from DARPA when his work was “part of an effort to combat extremism overseas.”

After this article was published, the Post updated its reporting to clarify that Hougland was “using open-source technology initially incubated with funding from DARPA.” The Post originally reported: “The initiative is run by Curtis Hougland, who received initial funding for the technology from DARPA, the Pentagon’s research arm, as part of an effort to combat extremism overseas.”

Hougland explained in an interview with the Post that he was unhappy that top social media accounts often supported Trump, and had effectively defended the president in recent days from claims that he had suggested Americans inject themselves with disinfectant. [Fox News]

So here we have a former General involved in an effort to censor the President of the United States and his supporters, using information warfare technology originally intended to fight ISIS terrorists. This is neither the first, nor will it be the last such example of a former national security officer using tools designed to fight America’s adversaries against Trump-supporting American citizens.

Infamously biased anti-Trump Tech behemoth Google sponsors a project known as Jigsaw whose main purpose is to develop Artificial Intelligence capabilities to censor so-called “hate speech” online. Of course, hate speech is weakly defined, and almost always ends up casting a wide net. Inevitably, those censored tend to be Trump supporters concerned with law and order, fighting open borders, and ending America’s wars. The man who runs Jigsaw, Jared Cohen, is a veteran of Hillary Clinton’s State Department. Cohen made a name for himself in developing digital strategies to advance American national security objectives.

Jigsaw, a technology incubator within Alphabet, says it has developed a new tool for web publishers to identify toxic comments that can undermine a civil exchange of ideas. Starting Thursday, publishers can start applying for access to use Jigsaw’s software, called Perspective, without charge.

“We have more information and more articles than any other time in history, and yet the toxicity of the conversations that follow those articles are driving people away from the conversation,” said Jared Cohen, president of Jigsaw, formerly known as Google Ideas. [CNBC]

“Toxic” is, of course, a term of art used by censorious globalists to justify shutting down speech they don’t like.

Discussion in comments sections often devolves into an offensive and hateful exchange unless it is carefully managed. This has prompted some publishers to turn off the comments section on articles because moderating them can be time-consuming and difficult.

With machine learning, a computer system is programmed to learn from repetition. It takes in training data — essentially, example after example — until it is familiar enough to anticipate with a high degree of confidence the proper response for a given situation.

In this instance, Jigsaw had a team review hundreds of thousands of comments to identify the types of comments that might deter people from a conversation. Based on that data, Perspective provided a score from zero to 100 on how similar the new comments are to the comments identified as toxic. [CNBC]

In case there was any doubt about the political bias of this technology, the first use-case should offer a pretty clear hint:

Jigsaw worked with The New York Times and Wikipedia to develop Perspective. The Times’s comments section is managed by a team of 14 moderators who manually review nearly every comment. [CNBC]

And in case there was any doubt about Jared Cohen’s national security bona fides, the following passage should offer similar clarity:

Cohen’s directorate appeared to cross over from public relations and “corporate responsibility” work into active corporate intervention in foreign affairs at a level that is normally reserved for states. Jared Cohen could be wryly named Google’s “director of regime change.” According to the emails, he was trying to plant his fingerprints on some of the major historical events in the contemporary Middle East. He could be placed in Egypt during the revolution, meeting with Wael Ghonim, the Google employee whose arrest and imprisonment hours later would make him a PR-friendly symbol of the uprising in the Western press. Meetings had been planned in Palestine and Turkey, both of which—claimed Stratfor emails—were killed by the senior Google leadership as too risky. Only a few months before he met with me, Cohen was planning a trip to the edge of Iran in Azerbaijan to “engage the Iranian communities closer to the border,” as part of Google Ideas’ project on “repressive societies.” [Wikileaks]

So, in General McChrystal we have a former General in Afghanistan involved in a firm deploying information warfare tools designed to fight ISIS against Trump supporters. In Jared Cohen, former Hillary State Department official turned Google’s “director of regime change,” we have a man deploying military grade AI censorship tools to police internet conversation, with politically predicable biases.

These two troubling cases must be understood within the context of the undeniable corruption of large swaths of America’s national security bureaucracy–from the CIA, to the FBI, to the DOJ, to other top military brass. Over the past four years we have seen how each institution has been corrupted and repurposed–not to advance American national security interests, but to suppress expressions of populism and nationalism domestically. Ironically, while the national security establishment likes to accuse its adversaries of using weapons “against their own people,” increasingly corrupt elements of the national security state are doing just that—repurposing our vast security apparatus to suppress political expression and activity at home.

Perhaps the most disturbing example of this is the recent claim by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security that “white supremacy” is the biggest national security threat. True white supremacy is virtually non-existent in the United States, and any efforts to “combat” white supremacy simply amount to code-language intended to justify the use of the security apparatus to intimidate and silence conservatives, populists, and nationalists.

The case of McChrystal, his fellow general Mattis, and similarly corrupted individuals in the broader national security apparatus force us to acknowledge difficult truths. Just as Americans had to learn the hard way that corporate America has become fully corrupt with woke ideology, so must they now confront the reality that the same disease has thoroughly infiltrated institutions that Americans traditionally thought of as patriotic and conservative. This infiltration includes the police forces, the FBI, and even the Military, and it goes all the way to the top. As this process accelerates, we run the risk of having our country’s formidable security apparatus increasingly abused for political purposes–specifically to persecute and suppress conservatives.

Such disturbing developments remind us of the stakes of the broader political struggle in which we are engaged as citizens and patriots. We must come to realize that every single institution in the country has come under the control of forces that are utterly hostile to the interests of the American people. To acknowledge this reality with a sober and clear eye is not to give in to demoralization or defeatism. To the contrary, only with a clear eye as to the nature and scope of the challenge we face will we be able to successfully rise to a moment that calls for the very best in us to save our great, and greatly imperiled nation.

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Todd
1 year ago

“Racism” is an accepted global norm, to protect people’s lives, cultures and prosperity from threats.
“Racism” keeps the Japanese from being butchered by Africans, blown up/”groomed” by Pakistanis, losing their quality of life and culture to Indians and Chinese.
Only white people are denied borders and homogeneity, those are exclusively nonwhite privileges. This isn’t “antiracism”, it’s antiwhiteism.
One-way mass immigration and assimilation is not “diversity”, it’s…?

RDG
1 year ago
Reply to  Todd

It’s genocide and it’s easy to do.

Raul
1 year ago

This time the Military Industrial Complex will make sure the Coup will come from the Military.

alice
1 year ago

Darth Plageuis

Miguelito Loveless
1 year ago

McCrystal is a traitor to the people of the United States and our flag. Remember this moment.

Miguelito Loveless
1 year ago

I wonder what Epstein and the (((foreign))) intelligence apparatus has on him?

Bob Wales
1 year ago

Another arm chair General who doesn’t fight on the battlefield. I predict that the left will make all military guys preform oral sex on each other to prove that they are not homophobic.

Gerald Montgomery
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob Wales

He’s no “armchair general.” He’s ex-Special Forces, Ranger Regiment, and JSOC Commander. His infowar company is the subject of Millie Weaver’s great documentary “Shadowgate.” He’s a deep state scum bag yes but armchair general? Hell no. He’s been in combat. A lot.

Ragnar
1 year ago

Well…that’s not totally accurate. He was an upper field grade and flag officer when he was in those areas. So he wasn’t exactly kicking in doors and shooting people in the face. More like with a TOC somewhere removed from most of the bad stuff. The army is real careful where it lets flag officers go. I had him as a company commander in 3rd Ranger Bn.

Sunny
1 year ago

Yes, his soldiers, he just played the chess pieces

James Johnson
1 year ago

good point. I am surprised the Revolver piece didn’t reference her movie. frankly, I am disappoiinted they didn’t.

Grunt8041
1 year ago

Having his endorsement is like being endorsed by the village idiot. He was relieved from command because of his hubris and gross negligence. He has become increasingly irrelevant and can’t stand not being the center of attention…just a ploy to get “sunlight.” Pathetic really…much like Mattis…which is painful for me considering I spent 27 years in the Corps.

Wolf Strike
1 year ago

Anybody remember the few real journalists in America – Michael Hastings?
He had the guts to deliver the truth to the American people about the
power and agenda of the Deep State/ Pentagon.
He reported on General McChrystal’s actions and comments in
Afghanistan. It came out in a Rolling Stones Magazine article.
Obama fired him. McChrystal personally blamed Hastings for his
firing.
The general had connections to very covert operations and the CIA.
Mysteriously, a few years later in 2013, Hastings, who was about to
blow the lid off the Pentagon and Deep State actions, gets in his car
In L.A. and “mysteriously”, his car somehow accelerates to 80 mph
in a residential neighborhood and crashes and catches fire and he
burns alive.
Michael Hastngs can be seen on YouTube and these moments show
the guts he had in confronting truth to power.
General McChrystal works for the Globalists/Deep State and has betrayed
the people of the United States.
He has worked to overthrow President Trump behind the scenes and should
be tried for treason.

kimberly Dvorak
1 year ago
Reply to  Wolf Strike

good analysis…

jay furman
1 year ago
Reply to  Wolf Strike

Cannot believe how College education for young folks has gone so far off the map. They still have trouble making Right hand turns it seems. Keep you fingers to the keyboard, We love your sentiment which is truth.

Patrick Cusick
1 year ago

This article is exactly what ShadowGate exposed. Corporations within Corporations & platforms within platforms. All designed to cull information and use it as a weapon.

Tom SteChatte
1 year ago

Hold up! McChrystal is the general whom Obammy fired in 2010 for calling Biden, “Bite Me”, to a Rolling Stone inbred, I mean, imbed. This is the guy who coined the effing name! Now, he’s BiteMe’s best bud? Beware the military elite–they are NOT patriots and never were. They have always been in it for themselves. Megalomaniac Ayholes!

Wolf Strike
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom SteChatte

Don’t worry about the “inbred”. That journalist’s name was Michael Hastings.
Hastings was a real journalist.
He dies “mysteriously” and conveniently in 2013 in L.A. when his car
“mysteriously” amped up to 80 mph in a residential neighborhood and
crashed into a ball of flames.
General McChrystal is a traitor and a Deep Stater who has worked tirelessly
to destroy our country.
If anybody is an inbred it is McChrystal.

Richard Raymond
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom SteChatte

Some were:https://consortiumnews.com/2020/02/21/why-no-retired-generals-oppose-americas-forever-wars/
http://americanbuilt.us/patriots/smedley-butler.shtml

Dusan
1 year ago

Recall him to duty and court-martial him
Done.

Holden Caulfield
1 year ago

An important article of the highest priority. There are more than 2 dozen AI driven efforts to suppress and distort the narrative of public discussion towards progressive globalism.

We are entering into and incredibly repressive dark period with complete dominance by the world government and the “retired” military utilizing our own National Defense technology.

This is the most serious threat.

N. Remita
1 year ago

McChrystal is a disgrace to our country. He placed our great men and women needlessly in harm’s way in Afghanistan just to promote his own name. A sick individual and those who promoted him.

Realist Thinker
1 year ago

Anyone know what the penalty for treason is?

It seems like police and soros-funded DAs are enforcing the law selectively.

Maybe it’s time for citizens to start enforcing the law.

RightStuff1944
1 year ago

McChrystal is a subversive, and he should be treated that way.

JG
1 year ago

“in some cases paying users with large followings”…
.
WikiLeaks Calls QAnon A Likely ‘Pied Piper’ Operation
.
https://steemit.com/wikileaks/@caitlinjohnstone/wikileaks-calls-qanon-a-likely-pied-piper-operation

JG
1 year ago

“Picture Q as a tall blonde woman with an American accent.”
.
Flashback: Introducing Iarpa: It’s Like Darpa, But for Spies
https://www.wired.com/2008/03/st-alphageek-10/
.
Flashback: DARPA wants to simulate how social media spreads info like wildfire
https://www.networkworld.com/article/3158707/darpa-wants-to-simulate-how-social-media-spreads-info-like-wildfire.html

Jeff
1 year ago

Anti white assholes. The more they do these things, the more of their narrative is exposed, and I for one intend to expose all that I can for as long as I can.

Mikey
1 year ago

He’s a dangerous man. I knew this years ago following his comments on The real Americans.
A traitor who had respect years and lost that long ago.

ImaHippyBurning
1 year ago

Using Military grade AI and disinformation campaigns against Americans as if they were ISIS members is beyond disgusting – These Leftist Humps won’t stop till they’re no longer moving!

robehr orinsky
1 year ago

Pension should be taken away immediately . Won’t happen again .

CK Bristol
1 year ago

We all know where McCrystal lives and he can be dealt with at the appropriate time…

Star Tripper
1 year ago

I used to be a Beltway Bandit and I remember my boss back in 2016 saying that if Hillary won it would be good for business. He said it as a silver-lining perspective to her winning but I was still dismayed.

CP
1 year ago

He can be ventilated like everyone else!

Ron Harvey
1 year ago

Dang. A Real Piece of Journalism. How Refreshing.
It seems we have reached the end-point of the weaponization of the government against The People.
I honestly cannot think of one area of the government that has not been turned against us:
The Judiciary – Letting the BLM/anitfa terrorists out without bail.
The IRS – Remember Lois Lerner?
The Legislature – Passing laws contrary to the American Constitution
The Police – Passing out fines all day for “violations”
The Schools – OMG (endless list of grievous faults)
The Executive – Declaring foreign “police actions” that turn into long term wars.
… and I could go on but my dinner is getting cold.
Hopefully, we will be able to repair these agencies (collectively known as The Swamp) before we get to the point where less palatable solutions are employed.

Roo
1 year ago
Reply to  Ron Harvey

True, and the real “heavy lifting” occurred during the Obama administration.

Kick Ass
1 year ago

What say the genocide table is turned on them and theirs?

truth will set you free
1 year ago

ai and talking points are effective against brain dead sjw’s who have been programmed, but patriots with common sense and critical thinking are mostly immune to this advanced marketing crap.
the truth only has to be heard and taken to heart once and a million lies cannot stand against it

Phenry
1 year ago

McChrystal…isn’t he the guy that caused dozens of young men dying needlessly at Camp Keating?

Mike
1 year ago

Right on!

John W Rossow
1 year ago

Anton Myrer’s “Once An Eagle” is a moving, well-done historically correct work of fiction that addresses the military-industrial complex, military leadership and the dirty ‘business’ of war. The John Bolton’s and Jeff Bezos’ of the world are only about power and profit. President Trump has exposed the ‘swamp’ and needs to continue draining it out.

him
1 year ago

It’s past time to take security clearance from retired and relieved Government employees.

Roo
1 year ago

You are better than (the old) Drudge Report (ever was)! …..were pretty much just a news aggregator.
Your excellently written articles bring new angles on the current “pulse” !

BTW, wasn’t there a scathing article in Rolling Stone done about 10 years ago on McChrystal and his nefarious activities? The reporter, shortly after, died in a fiery crash in Los Angeles.

Martin Goodbody
1 year ago

Obama and Biden treat the general like dirt and fired him. Now he is sucking up to them for money. That’s all you need to know about him.

E T Gwynn
1 year ago

“General Stanley McChrystal is a certified military brass swamp creature deep in the bowels of the military-industrial complex. His specific business ventures are disturbing, even by swamp standards.”

It has been apparent for some time that there is a national, targeted, anti-American Propaganda Campaign in progress. Which is to say that it is no coincidence, no accident, that the MSM all use the same phraseology, terminology and talking points within seconds of each other. Such coordination is no accident.

Further, it must be remembered that deep in the bowels is the place where excrement is developed and from which it is expelled.

alberticus
1 year ago

He could not beat the TALIBAN & AlQueda but he is working to destroy America.

John
1 year ago

Stanley McChrystal and Jared Cohen are members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), flagship of the globalist “liberal world order” which has dominated US policy since WW2. Other notables include the Clintons and George Soros. See lists at the CFR website.

In 2011, the Obama White House tapped McChrystal to head a new advisory board to support military families, an initiative led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of the vice president.

JRobby
1 year ago

Kill all your political opposition and wipe out the culture, family, religion and scholars

Sounds like…..?….?…..? Cambodia!!!!

Wreyth
1 year ago

I’m not actually political. I just want to see the diddler industry exposed and destroyed.

Cccccc
1 year ago

McChrystal is this generation’s Benedict Arnold

Marvin Milstein
1 year ago

You all need to slow down, lean in, and pay better attention to typos for this diminishes your credibility… look at the link to this important article. This is getting to be a habit… not good.

Donovan Godfrey
1 year ago

agreed. we fail when we are closest to success. too much good info on this site to be discounted by avoidable errors.

Sophie Maele
1 year ago

I’m sure that Stanley McChrystal is just as honest and virtuous as Joe Biden.

Tab
1 year ago

Obama went on a General firing spree. WTF is wrong with, The Orange Goof?

Tom Paine
1 year ago

No surer sign that Trump is doing something good than when the military corporate complex pulls out all stops to destroy you well short of JFK.

토토사이트
1 year ago

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but instead of that, this is excellent blog. A fantastic read.
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Expat47
1 year ago

The ranks of General, Admiral, etc. (O7 and above) are more political than anything else so it’s not surprising that there are many swamp critters in the mix.
But….
They all serve at the pleasure of the Commander in Chief.

Grunt0302
1 year ago

After serving for 27 years and retiring as a senior officer in the USMC, I am appalled with our active and retired senior General Officers. Their hubris and egotism are shocking and needs to be addressed with a very aggressive and debilitating response—fire every one of these pentagon Generals and force retirement. The disgraced fools like McChrystal and Mattis need to be marginalized and treated like pure political operatives.

barbara Estill
1 year ago

Shocking news about General McChrystal
Glad i found your news site

Becki Crider
1 year ago

Treasonous scum

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