Saturday, September 25, 2010

"Poultry Patriots": A lie repeated by a fool. What passes for disinformation these days is truly pathetic.

"The 82nd Airborne is falling! The 82nd Airborne is falling!"

"When in peril,
or in doubt,
run in circles,
scream and shout."

So, I get a call yesterday asking me to use my sources to verify this site's email "alert" from one "M. Freebyrd."

The first clue is Freebyrd's use of "DEFCOM" and "DEFCON" (the latter being military shorthand for "Defense Condition.") interchangeably. What a "DEFCOM" is, I have no clue, but from the body of the message it would seem "Freebyrd" is the nom d'guerre of Chicken Little.

The email:

Sent: 9/23/2010 8:45:48 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: NATIONAL DEFCOM ALERT- Status/ Level 3 Preparedness- Report Immediately









Let us review, shall we, the term "disinformation."

Disinformation is intentionally false or inaccurate information that is spread deliberately. It is synonymous with and sometimes called Black propaganda. It may include the distribution of forged documents, manuscripts, and photographs, or spreading malicious rumors and fabricated intelligence. Disinformation should not be confused with misinformation, information that is unintentionally false.

In espionage or military intelligence, disinformation is the deliberate spreading of false information to mislead an enemy as to one's position or course of action. In politics, disinformation is the deliberate attempt to deflect voter support of an opponent, disseminating false statements of innuendo based on the candidates vulnerabilities as revealed by opposition research. In both cases, it also includes the distortion of true information in such a way as to render it useless.

Disinformation techniques may also be found in commerce and government, used to try to undermine the position of a competitor. It is an act of deception and blatant false statements to convince someone of an untruth. . '

Unlike traditional propaganda and Big Lie techniques designed to engage emotional support, disinformation is designed to manipulate the audience at the rational level by either discrediting conflicting information or supporting false conclusions.

Another technique of concealing facts, or censorship, is also used if the group can effect such control. When channels of information cannot be completely closed, they can be rendered useless by filling them with disinformation, effectively lowering their signal-to-noise ratio and discrediting the opposition by association with a lot of easily-disproved false claims.

A common disinformation tactic is to mix some truth and observation with false conclusions and lies, or to reveal part of the truth while presenting it as the whole (a limited hangout).

The Cold War made disinformation a recognized military and political tactic. Military disinformation techniques were described by Vladimir Volkoff.

Now, I don't know M. Freebyrd so I cannot deduce his motives for blasting out such a "warning" designed to excite the credulous.

I do know after wasting a little time checking this out that it is apparent bullshit. The 82nd's four brigades are, for the first time in a while, all back in country now. There are still some 5,500 troops of the 18th Airborne Corps (also headquartered at Bragg) deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, and some of the SpecOps aviation assets are doing an exercise in Europe. The state-side units are involved in retraining, leaves, rotations and the normal business of units just back from deployment.

You would think that such Chicken Little-ism would terminally discredit its "patriot" purveyors but how then can we explain the continued embrace of folks such as Mark Koernke and Alex Jones? Each breathless "Oh-my-Gawd-we're-ALL-gonna-DIE!" prediction is debunked by events, only to be followed by another and another. Do they ever admit their error or explain why or how they were conned? No. And the next time, the same credulous (or, uncharitably said, STUPID) people believe them all over again.

Were this embrace of disinformation occurring in a vacuum, it would be harmless, I suppose, but it is not.

Real events are threatening enough, thank you very much, and we don't need lies circulated to ratchet up the angst any more than it already is.

Disinformation (unless it is very skilled) is only believed by those predisposed to do so. It is designed that way. But remember, there are some who are sitting and waiting for an excuse to commit a Fort Sumter. How tragically ironic if such an act were to be committed based upon a lie repeated by a fool.

Yet these "patriots" apparently feel no remorse for their recidivism -- whether of lying or stupidity we are left to guess.

For those of us with more than half a brain, I urge you to ignore this kind of crap and wait for reality. Do not take decisions (or even allow yourself to waste time) based upon the fevered imaginings of "Poultry Patriots."



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1911A1 said...

Looks like either tin foil hat stuff or intentional opfor skulduggery. If the latter it's SO far over the top I find it hard to believe that real spooks would put that out there expecting people to fall for it.

WarriorClass said...

There is a lot of disinformation out there. What we know is bad enough; that we have lost our republic, the government has more debt than can possibly be repaid, and doesn't think you are taxed enough, and refuses to protect our borders. Don't let them also fool you with their lies.

Meanwhile, this is what is happening along our southern border:

Of course, they won't tell you that...

dwayne chandler said...

Well said, well received and
understood I hope.
As Confucius, wisdom and history
beckons us to remember: "Be careful what you wish for."
Anyone that treads the political and social waters of this site should know that goes without saying.
Reality is always there, always waiting, always ready, always willing to deliver a lethal boot kick to the head, sooner or later.
Don't make things worse by trying to force the issue, with lies and actions that do nothing but help our enemies attack us.

Most sincerely, dwayne chandler.

Rhodes said...

These have been showing up in my mail for about the last 8 months. I have a sneaky notion of who is responsible but that is not important since credibility is not high on their list.

Judging from the text its the same people that wound up on my Junk mail list. I still see people biting on it despite being easy to debunk with a minimum of effort.

MadDawg308 said...

Well said, Mike. I've been having a difficult series of conversations with a friend of mine who believes everything he hears on shortwave, and wait on news from Alex Jones and John Stadtmiller with baited breath. The number of times I have had conversations with him about weather control, the Illuminati, alien invasions, mind control, Skull and Bones, etc. etc. etc, I wish I could take all that time back to use constructively.

The "fringe" patriot news and other mis-information serves one purpose - to get our minds off the bigger picture of government intrusion into our lives in a thousand provable, factual ways. It also turns many people off, who think that to be a patriot you must believe all the off-the-wall stuff as well, and they get turned off and leave, so as not to get involved with who they perceive as "wackos".

Focus on the facts - ignore the chicken littles - and GET READY.

Temnota said...

I haven't visited the listed site, but if Mr. Freebyrd (why do I have the sudden urge to hold a lighter aloft?) wants everyone to contact him, I'd suspect he's after identifying info on those who wish to be known as militia commanders. Seems a bit crude and heavy-handed for the feddies, but I can think of others who might want such data, from press to "militia watch"-type organizations.

If you know the trick to churning your IP it might be fun for threepers to feed this guy some "tailored" data. Imagine the next SPLC bulletin reporting a multi-division-strength militia mobilization.

Sp00k said...

Went to their site to eyeball the place.I've seen better writing from school kids. Freebyrd, don't give up your

Anonymous said...

Who the heck cares if the 82nd and the 101st show up? We ain't after them, and they ain't enough to protect the ones we would be after. They can't be everywhere, which is somewhere we already are, savvy?

Unknown said...

Well whoever this M.Freebyrd is he is not putting forth a good faith effort to even check this so-called intelligence that he claims to be getting. I called my contacts down at Fort Gordon, GA who in-turned called his contacts at Fort Bragg and what did we find out. Yep, no alert what-so-ever.

This is the second alert message that he has sent out that is bogus. He will not admit that he is wrong and the intel is false that would be too much man for him to do that.

I got on his chatroom thread and reported this as being debunked and he accused me of being a Muslim and a Troll because I told him to stop spreading his lies. He would not even believe me talking to an old Cav Scout friend of mine from our old days of Cold War West Germany.

Rumor has it this M.Freebyrd is sometype of big wig with the Minuteman Organization.

So M.Freebyrd, take it from all of us that have common sense and military experience, stop spreading your lies and false flag intel. You are doing nothing but hurting the real and true Patriots of this country.

Anonymous said...

If only I could make a few puns from this situation...

Damn, my sense of humor must be on its last legs.

Johnny said...

I've listened to a fair bit of Alex Jones and I enjoy it. Mike, get yourself on Alex Jones' show. IMHO, he's not as you characterise him and he gives people a much better hearing than on the MSM. He always enjoins people to do the research for themselves, so at the very least by appearing on his show you're likely to get more people interested in taking a look at your writings.

Anonymous said...

Maybe somebody controlling the flow of disinformation thinks this'll have a "cry wolf" affect on us? And uh...I wonder where that fool is lying because I'd like to punch him in the fist with my face. I've got a titainium skull, you know?

Anonymous said...

not such a far throw from " throw a brick in the window for the cause of liberty and to prevent a civil war"
and then "well I did not think some one would really do it"
Mike You need to remove your self from Docs bull shit before your credit slips over the hoirizon

Andy said...

When did you become an idiot, Mike? Attack our enemies, not people who are on our side. Aint'cha got no real enemies to mock and ridicule? Damn.

John Robert Mallernee, KB3KWS, in Vernal, Utah said...

Mr. Vanderboegh, Et Alii:

When I was at Camp Evans with the 101st Airborne in Viet Nam, we used the term "DEFCON" to mean defensive concentration artillery fire.

At sunset, the various batteries would fire rounds close to our perimeter, to make sure they had the correct range, in case the enemy attempted to attack in force.

It got particularly scary for me (and hilarious for the other guys!) because those rounds started coming in while I was still out in the rice paddy setting up my claymore.

(I hated rice paddies.

I was scared of booby traps and snakes.)

In the pitch dark, with high explosive rounds bursting, I scrambled back to my foxhole, stumbling and tearing my fatigues on the concertina wire, as the guys in the next foxhole howled with glee.

Well, we can't always be stalwart heroes, can we?

Of course, that was long ago, and far, far away.

Mox nix.

Thank you.

John Robert Mallernee
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, D.C. 20011-8400

J. Travis said...

Is that Mark K again?

It has the look of his alerts from FIDONET days.

Anonymous said...

After reading the alert and then going to the site and reading them there, it would appear that these were alerts and would also indicate from the language used more information was needed. It clearly asks for situation reports and more information. I, can not see anything to indicate a "Sky is falling or boots on the ground" report. Bad Intel probably, childish name calling yes indeed. The infighting and name calling hurts the movement as a whole. I, personally would rather say nothing in response to bad Intel other than to report accurate information and leave it at that. I certainly not post a story like this to publicly damage someone. I would let them do their own thing and let them do it to themselves.

M.Freebyrd said...

Nice blog post, even if it is a bunch of shit, that Doc of sacramaniacsmc put you up to. It's sad how easily swayed you are in attacking someone you know nothing about. You can make fun of my typos "DEFCOM" all you want and you can say that the so called report itself is false.

In the first place, it is merely something that was being reported in to us, we made no claims about it being "confirmed", in fact we listed it as unconfirmed when we posted it. We always do that in order to get others to help us disseminate the data.

But all in all and after the dust has settled.......I don't suppose you have cared enough to actually view the TRUE and factual evidence that a Domestic Deployment exercise ACTUALLY did happen and that it was confirmed by even the LA TIMES.....all evidence of the initial report being true is posted at my site, as usual.

It never ceases to amaze me, that when a report like this happens, the roaches crawl out of the woodwork and are so eager to report that they have contacted a "friend of a guy they once knew that had a relative who once was in the service" that has said the story isn't true.

Come on give me a friggen break, and Michael, if this is the best you got, then you have extremely failed in your attempt to discredit someone you don't even know.

Keep on being Doc's lackey why don't you, and leave the INTEL to people who truly care and know what they are doing. Your a loser plain and simple.