Pentagon: The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an enemy "weapons system".

Pentagon: The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an enemy "weapons system".

by Brent Jessop

Global Research, February 2, 2008
Knowledge Driven - 2007-11-19

Information Operation Roadmap Part 3

The Pentagon's Information Operations Roadmap is blunt about the fact that an internet, with the potential for free speech, is in direct opposition to their goals. The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an enemy "weapons system".

The 2003 Pentagon document entitled the Information Operation Roadmap was released to the public after a Freedom of Information Request by the National Security Archive at George Washington University in 2006. A detailed explanation of the major thrust of this document and the significance of information operations or information warfare was described by me here.

Computer Network Attack

From the Information Operation Roadmap:

"When implemented the recommendations of this report will effectively jumpstart a rapid improvement of CNA [Computer Network Attack] capability." - 7

"Enhanced IO [information operations] capabilities for the warfighter, including: ... A robust offensive suite of capabilities to include full-range electronic and computer network attack..." [emphasis mine] - 7

Would the Pentagon use its computer network attack capabilities on the Internet?

Fighting the Net

"We Must Fight the Net. DoD [Department of Defense] is building an information-centric force. Networks are increasingly the operational center of gravity, and the Department must be prepared to "fight the net." " [emphasis mine] - 6

"DoD's "Defense in Depth" strategy should operate on the premise that the Department will "fight the net" as it would a weapons system." [emphasis mine] - 13

It should come as no surprise that the Pentagon would aggressively attack the "information highway" in their attempt to achieve dominance in information warfare. Donald Rumsfeld's involvement in the Project for a New American Century sheds more light on the need and desire to control information.

PNAC Dominating Cyberspace

The Project for a New American Century (PNAC) was founded in 1997 with many members that later became the nucleus of the George W. Bush administration. The list includes: Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney, I. Lewis Libby, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz among many other powerful but less well know names. Their stated purpose was to use a hugely expanded U.S. military to project "American global leadership." In September of 2000, PNAC published a now infamous document entitled Rebuilding America's Defences. This document has a very similar theme as the Pentagon's Information Operations Roadmap which was signed by then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

From Rebuilding America's Defenses:

"It is now commonly understood that information and other new technologies... are creating a dynamic that may threaten America's ability to exercise its dominant military power." [emphasis mine] - 4

"Control of space and cyberspace. Much as control of the high seas - and the protection of international commerce - defined global powers in the past, so will control of the new "international commons" be a key to world power in the future. An America incapable of protecting its interests or that of its allies in space or the "infosphere" will find it difficult to exert global political leadership." [emphasis mine] - 51

"Although it may take several decades for the process of transformation to unfold, in time, the art of warfare on air, land, and sea will be vastly different than it is today, and "combat" likely will take place in new dimensions: in space, "cyber-space," and perhaps the world of microbes." [emphasis mine] - 60

For more on Rebuilding America's Defences read this.

Internet 2

Part of the Information Operation Roadmap's plans for the internet are to "ensure the graceful degradation of the network rather than its collapse." (pg 45) This is presented in "defensive" terms, but presumably, it is as exclusively defensive as the Department of Defense.

As far as the Pentagon is concerned the internet is not all bad, after all, it was the Department of Defense through DARPA that gave us the internet in the first place. The internet is useful not only as a business tool but also is excellent for monitoring and tracking users, acclimatizing people to a virtual world, and developing detailed psychological profiles of every user, among many other Pentagon positives. But, one problem with the current internet is the potential for the dissemination of ideas and information not consistent with US government themes and messages, commonly known as free speech. Naturally, since the plan was to completely dominate the "infosphere," the internet would have to be adjusted or replaced with an upgraded and even more Pentagon friendly successor.

In an article by Paul Joseph Watson of Prison, he describes the emergence of Internet 2.

"The development of "Internet 2" is also designed to create an online caste system whereby the old Internet hubs would be allowed to break down and die, forcing people to use the new taxable, censored and regulated world wide web. If you're struggling to comprehend exactly what the Internet will look like in five years unless we resist this, just look at China and their latest efforts to completely eliminate dissent and anonymity on the web."


The next article will examine the Pentagon's use of psychological operations or PSYOP and the final article in this series will examine whether or not there are any limits to using information operations on the American public or foreign audiences.

Brent Jessop is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Brent Jessop

The Eye in the sky .. (4MB PDF)
"Listen carefully now : DO NOT DESTROY OIL-WELLS" Dubya

Not interested in more of your fear, doubt and uncertainty

Do you have anything positive to say on this matter? That creepy logo doesn't scare me. This is nothing new.

The important part of this story is not monitoring and profiling, which is no surprise, but the possibility that the Internet as a tool of citizen communication will be allowed to degrade and be made more expensive.

What can be said positively...

...on this matter other than something about our ability to anticipate the reaction from the eVil ones. We've known it was coming for a long time and can see it quickly being put into place almost every day.

I guess the best thing to do is to use this information to inform and expose their gameplan to others.

"But truthfully, I don't really know. We've had trouble getting a handle on Building No. 7."
~Dr. Shyam Sunder - Acting Dir. Bldg. & Fire Research Lab. (NIST)
"We are [still] unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse." (NIST)

If there are eVil ones

I don't want to look at their propaganda. I say the eye is blind and can't see the base of the pyramid crumbling. If it's not blind, it ought to be able to see my middle finger pointing at it.

Yeah, we need to be concerned about what looks like a plan to let the Internet wither away and be replaced with a more restrictive, expensive one, but in the meantime, we shouldn't be worried about saying what we think because the all-seeing Eye of DARPA is smelling our underwear.

Dear Pentagon

Hi Pentagon,
Just FYI, we have the infrastructure to replace the internet. You already sold us the wireless technology. We also have the technology to use your sniffed internet without you being able to read it.

To everyone else:
Get off of Windows / Mac!!!


'To everyone else:
Get off of Windows / Mac!!!'

Any suggestions on what we should be getting on to instead?

Be Aware, Don't Contribute To Poison Memes

Yes, the internet is getting so popular that it is displacing traditional media. It's only reasonable that those that control traditional media would also try to control internet content.

Just be aware that there are organizations monitoring and attempting to steer the content of conversation on the internet. When coming across a comment or posting that is overly negative (or however you can sense manipulative messages) consider carefully whether or not it deserves your emotional input or even your attention.

Here's a clear example from a couple years ago.

Note that the organizations attempting to control thought might not be limited to government agencies. Corporations are most certainly interested in controlling the mass mind too. The entire advertising industry is a testament to corporations desire to control thought. ...Edward Bernays, cough cough, ahem

Effecting the mass mind is perhaps the most important aspect of 9/11 Truth. And one area in which there has been great success. Be aware that some organizations (like the pentagon) will consciously fight to keep the masses ignorant. No need to be afraid though, 9/11 truth is completely unstoppable.

For additional reading take a look at this...
"Memeering" Frontiers of thought Control

Please not that i am not vouching for the credibility of this last article.
I hope that it is thought provoking and perhaps provides a higher perspective.