PSYOPS - Today's Wars Are Won With Military & Messages

Tyler Durden's picture

Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) has been alternatively known in the U.S. as Military Information Support Operations (MISO) since 2010. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, psychological warfare is, "The planned use of propaganda and other psychological actions having the primary purpose of influencing the opinions, emotions, attitudes, and behavior of hostile foreign groups in such a way as to support the achievement of national objectives." PSYOPS influence the behavior of governments, groups, organizations and individuals; and can be used during conflict or peacetime. With the world's geopolitics on edge, we thought now would be an appropriate time to look at just what PSYOPS are?


Psychological Warfare


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So Close's picture

All your thoughts are bewong to us!

gh0atrider's picture

Messages are not real.  You cannot touch them.


/great Zerohead philosopher

Urban Roman's picture

Today's wars are won with 40 page infographics that no one has time to read.

Ben Ghazi's picture

"Yes We Can"


"Hope and Change"




"We are the 99%"

Aaaarghh's picture

Theres probably more than a few spotty NSA/GCHQ/israeli/ruskie/sino scumbags on here trolling the rest of us. Fuck em!

dontgoforit's picture

@gHoatrider: "Messages are not real.  You can't touch them."  No, but when they tell you via message that your mother has died, the message becomes all too real, touch or not.

monad's picture

Today's psyops are why the no ones think they don't have time to read 40 page infographics. 

Turn on. Tune in. Raze the temple.

Urban Roman's picture

Write it with a sharpie on the wall of a restroom stall and snap it with your smartphone.

It's what passes for analysis these days.

papaswamp's picture

The new cyberwarfare bitchez....

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

These techniques are only used against 'our' enemies and never against "We the People"......right?




<But I'm one of the good guys.>

NoDebt's picture

From what I've seen on ZH, you have a nasty tendency to use critical thinking and logic.  These are the hallmaks of a potentially dangerous person to the regime.  You're the enemy to them.  If they didn't pick you up at first logon to ZH, they sure as hell put you on the list when you published your first article here.

Look at the bright side.  You don't have to wornder where you stand any more.  Now you know.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Mrs Cog was sent by the NSA to corral and control me. In an unguarded moment she admitted they do not much worry about what I write as long as my message is to look within. Unless of course I'm talking about looking within my gun cabinet.

But now all my weapons are belong to Mrs Cog.  :))

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Plus she had me 'fixed' I'm shooting blanks anyway. :)

Colonel Klink's picture

Don't they call those "hollow" points?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture


I am now in possession of a non kinetic 'weapon' of mass Mrs. distraction.  :)

dontgoforit's picture

Pleasurably distracted.  My missus is a better shot than me anyway and like you, I'm shooting hollow pts. too.

disabledvet's picture

we don't know. does the fact that we "image"ine it make it real?

i know i don't know.
i know i feel.

are we all just..."part of the program"?


Caviar Emptor's picture

The Freedom Fighters of Iran will help us fight the Terrorists of Iraq.

OldPhart's picture

Maybe we can draft the 'Freedom Fighters' in Syria....umm, uh oh...

Dr. Engali's picture

I'm no expert but, I'm fairly certain that falling towers, staged bombings, and mass shootings by a drug induced white male, all fall under this category.

NidStyles's picture

Why kill a people when you can convince them to obey you or your will be forced to let the "enemy" into the compound. 

seataka's picture

A Prophetic Warning from Dr Robert Oppenhiemer from the Journal of the Atomic Scientists
 May 1959

"In the last ten years physicists have been extraordinarily noisy about the immense powers, largely through their efforts, but through other efforts as well have come into the possession of man, powers notably and strikingly for very large scale and dreadful destruction. We have spoken of our responsibilities and our obligations to society in terms that sound very provincial, because the psychologist can hardly do anything without realizing that for him the acquisition of knowledge opens up the most terrifying prospects of controlling what people do and how they feel. This is true for all of you who are engaged in practice, and as the corpus of psychology gains in certitude and subtlety and skill. I can see that the physicists pleas that what he discovers be used with humanity and be used wisely will seem trivial compared to those pleas which you will have to make and for which you will be responsible."

honestann's picture

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, psychological warfare is,"The planned use of propaganda and other psychological actions having the primary purpose of influencing the opinions, emotions, attitudes, and behavior of hostile foreign groups in such a way as to support the achievement of national objectives.

The ISIS response:  earplugs (wads of cloth).

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

What happens when the most important elements within the "PSYOPS stable" go off the reservation and decide to tell the rest of the Country and more importantly the GDNRs that it ain't what they've been told it is and the cascading affect and pernicious damage it inflicts when you' tell two recruits and they tell two recruits and so-on... and so-on...

No small wonder they are being labeled as the # 1 threat by the DHS?...

However given the damage that's been done to the U.S. military's reputation you would think that they would be having mass scale mutinies that we'd all be hearing about by now!

Let's hope that happens before the ones still following orders for the paycheck get us all killed!

NidStyles's picture

When I last wore a uniform, 2009, I was seeing about 20% of the units I dealt with going AWOL. It doesn't get much more obvious than that. 

dreadnaught's picture

in Vietnam, "fragging" superior assholes-er Officers bacame action of choice-got to be pretty high

tony wilson's picture

tavistock runs the software with in built failure

chatham house rules

rothschild wins



dis connect or at least question the fucking fakery.

withdraw your consent

you tools.

Alcoholic Native American's picture

9/11 was an inside job.


Take this dick.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture


If I had to provide an educated guess that particular "tower" didn't collapse due to nanothermite...

I think that's more like Lebron James consoling himself after the butt kicking he and the rest of the Miami Heat just took from the Spurs...

My advice is that you change your personal picture for your posts -I'd call that a bit too descriptive even for this site.

Hovel Downs's picture

Nice graphics. watit say

Caviar Emptor's picture

My neighbor was a 9/11 inside jobber. On his death bead he confessed to planting nukes inside WT7. He said it was revenge for Kennedy's assassination

Ben Ghazi's picture

Wow, thanks for the info.


All this time I thought it was Colonel Mustard, in the study, with the rope!

kchrisc's picture

The Anti-Government "Serenity Creed":

All government, all, are nothing more than criminal syndicates of violence organized to steal from or kill you. They want your labor and product, money, your kids and your compliance and silence.

All plans and actions by government are nothing more than schemes, scams and rackets, deceptions, organized to facilitate their thefts and murders.

All utterances by government, pols, crats and their bankster masters, are nothing more than lies and cover, deceit, for their thefts and murders.

In the end, government can only produce three things: poverty, misery and death. Any evidence to the contrary is an illusion and temporary.

Once you understand and know this, the world is a totally different place and no lie, promise or psyop can reach you.


DarthVaderMentor's picture

So this is how Hillary is going to fool the sheeple making them think she's kind, gentle and competent and win the election?

Duc888's picture



Since all warz are basically bullshit.  The biggest bullshitters win the biggest warz.


What do I have against some stupid head chopping asshole 6000+ miles away.  That's a local problem over there.  When I have some asshat shitbag letting 30,000+ leachfucks through out porous borders every week, then the problem becomes local over here.


Let's put the blame where it belongs.


Too bad we don't have any defenses here in CONUS.  Might as well just fire all the morons in the Pentagon....WTF are they even there for if they can not perform job number fucking one.  Just more useless leachfucks with nice uniforms.

deflator's picture

A good example of thought control is the concept of racism. A hundred years ago no one would have a clue what you were talking about much less the meaning of the word. Is the thought that people should organize themselves according to race something that should be vilified, ostracized and stricken from the record?  At the turn of the century 1899-1900 European Whites made up 40% of the worlds population--100 years later there has been several doublings of the worlds population but today European Whites make up less than 8% of the worlds population and are having less than 4% of the worlds babies.

  Obviously tptb created the notion of racism because it was in their interest of infinite economic model. Most racists say that the reason that there was immigration act of 1964 was socialism. No it wasn't, it was because you need more of everything including people, cars, houses, etc. to maintain an infinite economic model. Dumbasses don't understand the simple concept that ism doesn't matter unless it is in the interest of the .0001% The reason we have mass immigration policy is because of falling demographics and you can't support an infinite economic model on anything that is falling.

jaxville's picture

 "Racism" only applies to whites. It is the white race that must be destroyed because it is the only race that stands up to the Jew. For now most whites are unaware and are busily going about their mindless consumption oblivious to that reality. Fear of being termed a racist or any other 'politically correct" construct keeps them in line.


 Soon the reality they bought into will be overwhelmed by cognitive dissonance as so much taken for granted no longer works, When that fire starts I will be throwing buckets of gasoline on it and ISIS will look like humanitarians compared to what will happen here.

bilbert's picture

Really now??

Next thing you're gonna tell me is that "Dancing with the Stars", and "American Idol" are psyops!






kurt's picture

Yes they are to cement the concept of Social Darwinism, a key underpinning of the ruling mechanism. If you believe winners are the ultimate outcome from talent, and damn few, say 1 or 1%, then you turn a singing or dancing show into a competition wherein MOST participants are losers, like you.

What was Ed Sullivan's Show... entertainment. Now you can't have that. Somebody has to go down in flames. The winner is to be worshipped. Get it? The 1% is to be WORSHIPPED!

Now another example with proofs: Go to a thrift store. Go to the stacks of OLD LP's, specifically, look at the cover art. The further back you go the more homely, plain people are featured, people by today's standards are just too old and too ugly... losers like you, Joe Schlump. Now look at the cover art on modern music. How pretty they are, how rare, how perfect. 

Duc888's picture



Oh wait....DHS is here to protect me...



Sorry, my bad.

dreadnaught's picture

"Der Ministry uf Faderland Sekurity" ???

My Days Are Getting Fewer's picture

I was the PSYOPS officer for the 2/101 in Vietnam from 1968-69.  We did all of that 24/7 - leaflet drops; broadcasts from helicopters flying low over triple canopy jungle near the A Shau Valley in and near the border of Laos; loudspeakers mounted on jeeps passing through villes and Hué; fake radio slip-ups on unsecured channels; and more.  We left our 101st calling cards near the dead; we never camouflaged our patches - the Vietnamese had never seen an eagle - they called us the "chickenmen".

They knew that we would fight to the death and had our own air power to put the shit on them whenever.  All of the above gave us a tactical advantage - the enemy would rather withdraw contact, unless they had an overwhelming fighting force.

Thinking back some 45 years, I know that we wore some of our opponents down with PSOPS.  While, what we did back then is primitive compared to contemporary methods - our stuff worked.

Flash forward to 2014.  Today, everything is PSYOPS.  Most PSYOPS are prosecuted against civilians rather than combatants.  Facts do not matter.  Fundamentals - what are they.  24/7, we are bombarded with opinion, half truths and lies.  Gold no good.  Savings no good.  Honor no good.  God - please name me a clergyman of any faith in America who had protested the despoilment of our Republic.

We are "PSYOPED OUT".  The effect wears off after a perpetual dose of anything.  You know something is wrong and only feel numbness. In that state, you are weakened and very vulnerable.  Don't let the bastards get you down.

Wait What's picture

as they say in Kentucky, "Air Assault!"

thank you for your service.