Recent talk of the alleged use of psy-ops on many politically influential figures, such as John McCain, Joe Lieberman, Jack Reed, Al Franken and Carl Levin, comes at an already charged time for the military, specifically with it’s enormous budget.
We’ve been in Afghanistan and Iraq for too long, everyone in the world wants us out, but for some reason we just don’t seem able to leave. Maybe we just like the view from the top of the Pamir Mountains, maybe we need to be patient with our government, or maybe the wigs in office have been brainwashed to stay there.
Rolling Stone magazine covered the meltdown between the opposing views of Lt. Colonel Michael Holmes and Lt. Gen. William Caldwell on the application of psy-ops on the previously mentioned visiting guests in Afghanistan. The dramatic battle between lieutenants concluded with Holmes having to resign. Holmes defended his actions by saying:
“My job in psy-ops is to play with people’s heads, to get the enemy to behave the way we want them to behave. I’m prohibited from doing that to our own people. When you ask me to try to use these skills on senators and congressman, you’re crossing a line.”
With the score 1-0 in favor of the psy-ops division of the U.S. military, one must acknowledge their ability to fight off these accusations. And not only to defend themselves but manage to get $553 billion for the Defense Department’s baseline budget.
So who knows? Maybe the military has an EC-130J flying around the capital, “brain-washing” politicians to support spending millions on obsolete aircraft parts when the majority of the human race wishes the U.S. could leave the middle east peacefully.