Friday, October 21, 2005

Tweek of the Week (21 October 2005)

US Military personnel in Afghanistan (US Psychological Operations Unit)

Not content with helping to whip up fundamentalist extremism in Iraq, the US has now apparently shifted its attentions back to Afghanistan where it has managed to offend even moderate Muslims and breach the Geneva Convention, with a decision by the US Psychological Operations Unit to burn the bodies of two Taliban fighters, whom US troops had killed earlier.

The bodies were arranged to face Mecca (Islam’s Holy City) and then set alight.

This stunt, reminiscent of the Crusades, was used as part of a psychological exercise by the US Psychological Operations Unit to “taunt [the Taliban] to retrieve their dead and fight."

The global security website ( notes that …

“Psychological Operations (PSYOP) soldiers use persuasion to influence perceptions and encourage desired behavior. The cornerstone of PSYOP is truth, credibly presented to convince a given audience to cease resistance or take actions favorable to friendly (US) forces.”

I note that this type of ‘persuasion’ has been really successful thus far in the Middle East and Asia and South America and…

Tweek of the Week - US Psychological Operations Unit


At Tuesday, October 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't you find an American not carrying an AK-47 and kitted out in Russian gear?

At Tuesday, October 25, 2005, Blogger Comrade_Tweek said...

Well, since it came from a US Army website and stated that it was a US Special Op soldier - I assumed it was...Maybe, since you are up on your firearms and uniforms, you should talk to the US Army/Airforce? I would hate for them to shoot one of their own - but, they appear to do that anyway...


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