Talk:US covert war on Syria

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US involvement in Syria?

We should rename this article to something covering all forms of US involvement in the Syrian civil war.

Anyway, here is a useful reference:

-- Petri Krohn (talk) 13:32, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Information war

This link is not directly related to Syria, so I will just leave it here: -- Petri Krohn (talk) 03:27, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Well, those PR guys would not do it for free, and somebody has to pay... As presented, electronic surveillance of viewers IP addresses is a new element here. But the whole theme has a long history. E.g, see below. And hat we see right now, goes another extra mile... --Resup (talk) 04:11, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Earlier history

CIA unit's wacky idea: Depict Saddam as gay, by Jeff Stein, Washington post blog, 25.5.2010
Fake videos of jihadists, Saddam, etc, were made for PR and propaganda purposes. Result, largely failure.
  • In Afghanistan, there were several programs to gain support of local population. It was straightforward, no fake news, no false flags. Result, largely failure.
  • In Iraq, leaflets were dropped telling units they will be destroyed unless they surrender, and many did surrender. (Success).
  • In WW2, British convinced Germans that invasion will be at Calais, and used staged BBC 'English lessons' to implant an impression that if Germans try to cross the channel, they will be burned by mystery fire and drown in cold water (link somewhere). Result, success.
  • Alexander the Great (350 BC) used fake left over oversize body armor to make an impression that his army consists of giants.Result, success.
  • Sun Tzy, The Art of War, 5th century BC . Result, became a classic