By Business Insider
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
By Robert Johnson
Environmental activist Sharon Wilson showed up to an oil industry event in Houston last week and caught a startling glimpse into how the fracking industry approaches residents in towns where they drill.
Wilson recorded industry insiders confirming they hire military psychological operation veterans, and use procedures pulled straight from the Army’s counterinsurgency manual.
The first half of the following slide titles are pulled exactly from the manuals section on ASPECTS OF COUNTERINSURGENCY. The second half is our interpretation of how that directive would be employed in American towns.
The text in the slides is pulled directly from the manual as well, though references to government etc. are put in brackets and changed to [corporation] for context. The corporations are referred to as the counterinsurgency or COIN.
Legitimacy is the Main Objective: Insert the government of choice
“The primary objective of any counterinsurgent is to foster the development of effective governance.
… All [corporations] rule through a combination of consent and coercion. [Corporations] described as “legitimate” rule primarily with the consent of the governed, while those described as “illegitimate” tend to rely mainly or entirely on coercion.
[Both] Their citizens obey the state for fear of the consequences of doing otherwise, rather than because they voluntarily accept its rule. A [corporation] that derives its powers from the governed tends to be accepted by its citizens as legitimate.
It still uses coercion for example, against criminals—but the bulk of the population voluntarily accepts its governance.”
Source: Army FM-34
Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/11/09/list-10-military-psy-ops-corporations-use-against-americans/