Monday, June 16, 2008

Newly Posted: US Special Forces Counterinsurgency Manual

Steve Soldz informs us that Wikileaks has posted a copy of the U.S. Special Forces counterinsurgency manual.

From Wikileaks introduction, "How to train death squads and quash revolutions from San Salvador to you":
The document, which has been verified, is official US Special Forces doctrine. It directly advocates training paramilitaries, pervasive surveillance, censorship, press control and restrictions on labor unions & political parties. It directly advocates warrantless searches, detainment without charge and the suspension of habeas corpus. It directly advocates bribery, employing terrorists, false flag operations, concealing human rights abuses from journalists. And it directly advocates the extensive use of “psychological operations” (propaganda) to make these and other “population & resource control” measures more palatable.
Note to those of you wishing to download the entire pdf: it's 219 pages long. Think of it as a course in modern American history. Or you could consider it the nightmare of American power as it is projected abroad for the benefit of a small and corrupt elite that currently hold the reins of power in this country.

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