Truth Wanted: IDF military intelligence propagandists need not apply

Soldiers Media CenterWell, engaging the Israeli Internet Megaphone was an interesting experiment, although the popular consensus interjected the qualifier “hardly.” Now smeared across the NMT comment record is the indelible impression of what an industrial strength, defense department white-wash program can do to an open blog forum. It’s particularly distinct at NMT because we don’t have the red-neck yahoos which usually camouflage the disinformation agents. Well, we’ve documented the propaganda mechanism, it’s provided the scat samples, now it’s time to close the study.

Much as we’re plenty eager to take on the front line soldiers working PR combat, we must also realize our limitations. Their eloquence may be invitingly mud-hued, but they’ve got a machine gun to our dueling sword.

In every war, of chief concern to aggressors is the strategy to dominate what’s being said about them, from propaganda leaflets to postal censors to intelligence departments directing the press. It should be no surprise that the blogosphere would be of intense interest to them. It’s become cliche to say it, but in war “the first casualty is the truth.” Whereas journalism is always misperceived as representing the truth, blogs are truth’s living, breathing aspirants. Up against mercenary contractor liars, truth-adherents will asphyxiate.

Here’s what we’re going to do. When we detect comment coming from a documented military intelligence source, it’s gone. Well, replaced with a link to this post. That way Not My Tribe can still bear witness to the frequency of the onslaught. And if we’re then hit with denial-of-service attacks, we’ll serve as a record of those too. Freedom of speech on the internet is not going down without a fight.

And so we bid the truth-assassins adieu, and thanks for the fish. You’ve helped us demonstrate how it’s done, who’s doing it, and to what lethal extreme. Israel is not the only military maneuvering online. China and the US have legions working sabotage and censorship. NMT represents only the blogosphere arena, and only an English-language sampling. No doubt whichever governments commit atrocities, they have military advisers tell them the job isn’t done until public discussion is controlled.

But you’ve given us a ray of hope too. No matter what the budget, I don’t care if you’re paid $1000/hr, your voice will never resonate above the intellect of a dullard. As universities know, brains don’t come cheap, and the best are free. Thank goodness. Your voice may be loud and brash, but nothing which will get traction with thinking folk.

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13 Responses to Truth Wanted: IDF military intelligence propagandists need not apply

  1. Avatar Tony Logan says:

    We do not really mind the Israeli spam machine’s presence if it were simply to limit its number of posts it makes daily and make them without pasted in written- before- hand materials glued to the usual sentence or two of personal insults added on. However, it is hardly fair for a Jewish State software program, that can deliver an overwhelming number of posts to a blog, to just be left free to flood the site with their vetted and offensive materials unhindered in any way. We simply do not have the time to reply to each post that this spamware unit can deliver online to this blog.

    What has been most offensive is the continued denial of these posters that they are in fact part of a coordinated campaign when we simply can see quite well that they are, in fact, just that. We do not have to even allow any of this software output of this program to swarm onto the site, but we actually do try to be fair and allow the unknowing observer of these political spam assaults time to learn from the experience of reading this material and seeing over a period of time the coordination of the propaganda assault simply, so they can understand for themselves what is actually being attempted by this software driven propaganda machine?

    In our opinion, the purpose is simply to choke off all and any discussion about Israel’s militarism and ethnic cleansing using computer software to do that with. That simply will not be allowed here on this blog, and denial by the users of this machine about what is in fact being attempted by them will not persuade us at all at this point. Attempts to call us nuts or to tell us that this is not a coordinated effort will simply be removed offline. We will not go over these points endlessly from now on and forever with them.

  2. Well, it appears that the Israeli Internet Megaphone has won here. They got you to violate one of your most-precious principles, that of free speech, and you will now censor their posts. And wouldn’t NMT be the first to clamor for the re-imposition of the “Fairness Doctrine” to Fox News?!?

    It was rather amusing to hear Jonah talking “property rights” in this blog, after the exchange I had several months ago with Eric and Tony, wherein I described the scenario of the wealth of Eric’s Bookman store being “redistributed” to his new competitors, Carlos and Lee Roi. Eric, you appeared to have no problems with helping these minority business owners, even unto sharing the use of the company truck. But Jonah is eminently correct that the owner of this blog has every right to limit the views expressed therein (the right of free speech doesn’t mean that you have to provide a forum for dissenting views…let ’em start their own blog!). (But query: if the funding for this blog actually comes from Marie’s ex-husband, the good doctor, via his alimony and child support payments for those six kids, shouldn’t he have a say also?)

    I have been conspicuously absent from this whole Israeli/Arab discussion, and with good reason: I couldn’t care less what happens in the Middle East. It was a damn fool idea to put Israel there in 1948, right in the midst of their ancestral enemies, when it would have been just as easy to create the new Israel in Utah (lots of sand, the Great
    Salt Lake being just like the Dead Sea, and those Mormons are one of the Lost Tribes anyway).

    The only possible outcome in the Middle East will be when one of those crazy Arab states launches a nuke against Israel, Israel launches ten or twenty back, and all that sand is turned into a sea of glass, inaccessible for the next 2000 years (or at least until Elon Musk, boy-genius founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors, and now SpaceX, figures out a safe way to get to the oil).

    The basic problem, that can never be solved via posts on the internet, is that both the Arabs and the Israelis base their decisions and values on the “Will of God”. You can get away with any atrocity, any violation of someone else’s rights, if Yahweh or Alllah is telling you to do it. Reason and logic are the only guides to survival and peaceful co-existence, and the separation of church and state is vital. But we know that can never happen in the Middle East.

    Consider the words of John Galt in Atlas Shrugged:

    “Existence exists – and the act of grasping that statement implies two corollary axioms: that something exists which one perceives and that one exists possessing consciousness, consciousness being the faculty of perceiving that which exists.

    If nothing exists, there can be no consciousness: a consciousness with nothing to be conscious of is a contradiction in terms. A consciousness conscious of nothing but itself is a contradiction in terms: before it could identify itself as a consciousness, it had to be conscious of something. If that which you claim to perceive does not exist, what you possess is not consciousness.

    Whatever the degree of your knowledge, these two – existence and consciousness – are axioms that you cannot escape, these two are the irreducible primaries implicit in any action you undertake, in any part of your knowledge and in its sum, from the first ray of light you perceive at the start of your life to the widest erudition you might acquire at its end. Whether you know the shape of a pebble or the structure of the solar system, the axiom remains the same: that it exists and that you know it.

    To exist is to be something, as distinguished from the nothing of non-existence, it is to be an entity of a specific nature made of specific attributes. Centuries ago, the man who was – no matter what his errors – the greatest of your philosophers, has stated the formula defining the concept of existence and the rule of all knowledge: A is A. A thing is itself. You have never grasped the meaning of his statement. I am here to complete it: Existence is Identity, Consciousness is Identification.”

  3. Avatar Tony Logan says:

    ‘Well, it appears that the Israeli Internet Megaphone has won here. They got you to violate one of your most-precious principles, that of free speech, and you will now censor their posts. And wouldn’t NMT be the first to clamor for the re-imposition of the “Fairness Doctrine” to Fox News?!?’

    Huh? Jeer all you want, Michael, but at least you are a real human being and not a software driven program of interruption designed to actually stifle free speech. We listen to you and respond to you because you are not a piece of software driven advertisement.

    As to what we’ll do to the Internet Megaphone crowd? I wouldn’t call that censorship exactly. The Internet Megaphone is designed to drive an excessive number of posts onto blogs that they decide beforehand that hate their Jewish State racialism. It is the sheer flood of them that was the problem and not really so much the tripe that was contained in each post of theirs.

    If we wrote 5 replies, they bombarded us with 10 posts… if we wrote ten replies, they bombarded us with 20…. and so on. We were responding to a machine driven (by software) program that was spamming us an excessive flood of posts pushing Israeli military propaganda.

    Michael, it is expected from your long track record as commentator here, for you to do as you have done, which is to make your usual cynical and snide comments. They always seem to go ass backwards as to what the real issue is, and to mainly miss the real situation totally. We do not wish to apply fairness doctrine to Fox News at all. We wish that Big Money should be denied the right to buy the public media, something that would be totally abhorrent to you no doubt if we were actually to win that fight? Nothing about censorship there at all, but rather a matter of us trying to counter the censorship of the public airways that Big Money always brings about.

  4. Avatar jonah says:

    Actually, no.

    If they wish to bring a lawsuit demanding access to this site or any other, would you willingly take their case? I mean, knowing that you would charge money to take their case and probably lose anyway.

    Not that you’re not a competent trial lawyer but the case would be so weak and besides, the Discovery phase would have them admitting to their malfeasance

    By operating a Spam Machine they violate the terms of use of ANY Name Server and Any ISP.

    I know my account at GoDaddy had that specified, you aren’t allowed to use an automated software or hardware device to flood other websites.

    Perhaps you’re aware of Talmudic Law concerning Shabat.

    The only exception to the Shabat laws are Warfare.

    The Trolls worked all day on Saturday. If they, claiming to be Jewish, worked on Shabat like that then the only justification they could make would be if they considered it to be Warfare.

    In which case they would be deliberately committing a hostile act that under all international protocols would be defined as Warfare, against Civilian citizens of a nation against which their own nation has never declared war.

    That falls very neatly into the realm of Terrorism, by the definitions of The United States government, particularly State Department, Defense Department and Justice Department.

    It also is defined exactly that way by the Government of Israel.

    If the Government of Israel wishes to make the statement on any level that they committed acts of War against American Citizens, IN America, and in direct retaliation of OUR exercise of free speech, which violates neither the laws of the United States nor the laws (as written) of Israel.

    At the very least the Government of Israel would owe reparations for at least one Denial of Service Attack on this website, and by Stealing the resources of the World Wide Web in measurable amounts of Web Hosting services across The United States and Canada, possibly opened themselves up for Criminal Prosecution…

    For THEFT.

    If we were to demand that Fox Networks were to outright GIVE us more than half their resources in order to spread our messages of Peace, Not Killing, Not Stealing etc etc etc. the interview the Fox spokesfreak would immediately end.

    If we continued to make that demand Fox would hit us with a Cease and Desist order and in short order a Summons to answer a civil lawsuit alleging Harassment.

    For all I know, Mr Slivka, you would take their case for them and represent them in court.

    And you would more than probably win.

    They made their point with the first two posts, they believe the Israeli Defense Force does no wrong, there is no evidence they will accept other than a full confession from the IDF which would change their minds, and so forth.

    After the second posted comment it became redundant.

    Eric was well within his rights if he had immediately deemed it to be Unlawful Spam at any time.

    The fact that they were allowed to Spew their seething hatred and their fears on this blog for as long as they were shows Good Faith and beyond on the part of Eric and plentiful evidence of Arrogant and Aggressive Harassment on their part.

  5. Avatar jonah says:

    On a different note, they would have had better success if, instead of trying to shout down real people with legitimate websites, they could just as easily have bought their own domains, set up dummy Weblogs with Poseur Leftish agendae and then shout down their sock-puppets when the time came.

    That way they would be guaranteed as long a run as they wanted, the “left wing” actors would only put up token responses that would be easily shot down and they could have kept it up for a long long time.

    They could have done it with Arabic web sites and pretend that they were REAL macho types, beating up on Weak But Insolent Arabs.

    It would have been a Win-Win for them.

    Have their Imaginary Friends pick a fight with their Other Imaginary Friends.

  6. Avatar Don says:


    Speaking only for myself, your description of a “software driven program of interruption designed to actually stifle free speech” could not be farther off the mark. There was no software program.

    As noted in my response that was not posted by NMT, freedom of speech applies to the public sphere, only. NMT is a private website hence it can limit discussion, as it has done so in becoming a moderated site that suppresses dissenting viewpoints.

  7. Avatar Don says:


    It appears that NMT has returned to becoming unmoderated.

  8. Avatar Tony Logan says:

    Actually, Jonah, they have done before just what you suggested that they could do, and it was quite a spectacle I assure you. Most of the Zionists seemed to have a great love of using Arab fictional names for their posts on that ‘newsgroup’, supposedly set up by a ‘Kuwaiti’.

    These days, they already have years of experience in pretending to be just who they aren’t on the internet. That’s why I do take the words of the Return Again of Don to be less than reliable.

    Don says, ‘Speaking only for myself, your description of a “software driven program of interruption designed to actually stifle free speech” could not be farther off the mark. There was no software program.’

    Sorry. We already saw the text paste-ons used in so many of the supposedly individualized posts that spammed into our site. They were used to try to make yourselves look much more accomplished than you really are. Plus, we know that you are an interconnected system of some sort, that can turn on the volume of posts, or turn it down to low, as deemed needed by some sort of coordinator.

    Don, we don’t intend to discuss the system much with you though, or debate whether it is a system or not. We already know that it is and that point is settled with us. NMT has been forced to use a form of semi moderation with your software group. We simply don’t want to eliminate discussion with Zionists entirely but just to moderate the amount of flow for ourselves, rather than have you flood the site at will with IDF spam propaganda cloaking itself as being expression of Free Speech.

    As far as we are concerned, you have already shown us your lack of integrity and we simply cannot trust a system of propaganda infusion such as yours to be anything other than what it actually is. It is a system, too, that tells you to simply lie about it being in use. That’s it in a nutshell.

  9. Avatar Don says:


    Rest assured, I’m not going to waste further time countering your “interconnected system” hypothesis. It’s creative, but that’s the extent of it. Certainly, I belong to no such system and I report to no such “coordinators.”

  10. Avatar jonah says:

    Don, the source for virtually ALL of the comments in question was one computer.

    Meaning, since it’s impossible for all 25 or so being on the same computer at the same time, they were sharing a gateway.

    It was automated.

    This wasn’t the only site to which that particular IP address was posting.

    How fast do YOU type? I do 60wpm fairly accurately with lots of practice and a really good keyboard layout (dvorak)…

    As I understand, they were typing several hundred words per minute across several domains.

    Thats the problem with using bots.

    Bots use patterns and patterns can be traced.

    Did I mention, (why, yes, I did, I really really did) that I have a bot? Never use “her” for her intended purpose, but other people have.

    Her Default name is “Amy” and the name of the program is ainebot.

    The A.I. bit stands for Artificial Intelligence.

    The program was written in the mid 1990s.

    I know that because every time you mention the word “computer” her response is “I have an IBM ThinkPad, it’s CUTE!”

    Conversations with her on AI related themes are a lot more complex than conversations with the Spam Machine output.

    Themes like “are Robots also human?”

    As I understand, she was really popular in AOL chat back in the day.

    But 15 years of technical advancement makes a few differences.

    “They” have used some of her themes though…

    It’s what I meant when I asked “melissa” (such a sweet name for such a bitter entity) to find and read a book called “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” which is a real book by the way.

    If “they” weren’t being directed by a Bot then “they” are so singularly focused on one pattern “they” would be diagnosed as schizophrenic.

  11. Avatar Tony Logan says:

    The Israeli military accuses other countries of using the internet to wage their propaganda warfare, yet casually denies that it is doing the same. Don-David-Melissa-etc simply will not ever admit to being part of a propaganda campaign originating from Israel no matter what.

    Below is an example of an Israeli media site’s use of the pointing finger about this internet warfare… The message? They do it so we’re just beating them at their own game. That really has been the message of ‘Don-David-Melissa-etc.’, too.,7340,L-3663679,00.html

  12. Avatar jonah says:


    Rest assured, I’m not going to waste further time countering your “interconnected system” hypothesis. It’s creative, but that’s the extent of it. Certainly, I belong to no such system and I report to no such “coordinators.”

    You do, however, have a different IP address than “they”.

    The whois database identifies your IP as being on a U.S. military installation.

    That makes a significant difference.

    Being directed by such controllers might be a lot different than BEING such a controller.

    Following Orders without question is something you had to be trained to do.

    It’s not something that comes naturally to Humans.

    You do show recognizable thought and behavioral patterns, also, that suggest more than just strongly Military Indoctrination.

    Which is the biggest part of your training, whatever you want to call it.

    You’re a willing participant in Pavlovian Conditioning, but your willingness does not negate the reality of the “training”.

    Sacrifice control of your independent thought processes and you make yourself into a slave.

    Willing slaves are still slaves.

  13. Avatar jonah says:

    One step ahead bubba.

    The “I’m sacrificing my freedom to defend yours” indoctrination is a standard and demonstrates that what I wrote is actually true.

    It’s also a tacit admission that you have been brainwashed.

    That’s what YOUR uses to describe identical “training” techniques by Cults, terrorist groups and other Military in other countries.

    The techniques work equally for al Qa’eda as they do for IDF as they do for USMC as they do for Soviet Army, as they do for Special Forces as they did for Charlie Manson as they did for Adolf Hitler as they did for The People’s Temple.

    Your conditioning will compel you to deny it though.

    It’s been in practice for a long time so there’s plenty of literature available describing it.

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