The Intercept: Pentagon Plans To Monitor Social Media Of Military Personnel For Extremist Content

What is worse?

Is it the Pentagon generals who defied the president and who substituted their own judgment in order to keep American troops mired in foreign war zones?

Is it the Pentagon carrying out warrantless surveillance of American citizens?

Is it the Pentagon’s new focus on recruiting trans girls while imposing a political litmus test on service members which tramples all over their constitutional rights?

The Intercept:

“AS PART OF the Biden administration’s crackdown on domestic extremism, the Pentagon plans to launch a pilot program for screening social media content for extremist material, according to internal Defense Department documents reviewed by The Intercept, as well as a source with direct knowledge of the program.

An extremism steering committee led by Bishop Garrison, a senior adviser to the secretary of defense, is currently designing the social media screening pilot program, which will “continuously” monitor military personnel for “concerning behaviors,” according to a Pentagon briefing in late March. Although in the past the military has balked at surveilling service members for extremist political views due to First Amendment protections, the pilot program will rely on a private surveillance firm in order to circumvent First Amendment restrictions on government monitoring, according to a senior Pentagon official. Though the firm has not yet been selected, the current front runner is Babel Street, a company that sells powerful surveillance tools including social media monitoring software. …”

Daily Mail:

“The Pentagon is planning to ‘continuously’ trawl the social media accounts of military personnel for ‘extremist behavior and views’ – and will use a private security company to shield itself from concerns that it’s violating First Amendment rights.

The pilot program, which is being created as part of the Biden administration’s plan to crack down on domestic extremism, will result in the ongoing monitoring of military personnel for ‘concerning behaviors’, according to sources and internal documents obtained by The Intercept

The so-called ‘concerning behaviors’ haven’t been explicitly identified, leading to concerns that social media commissars could squash protected free speech – just as ‘Big Tech’ has in some cases shut down opinion, such as when Facebook locked former President Donald Trump‘s accounts or when Amazon yanked hosting services from Parler, a social site frequented by conservatives

The program is being spearheaded by Bishop Garrison, a senior adviser to President Biden’s Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who has previously said Trump and his supporters are racist and is an advocate for Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project, which teaches that America is an inherently racist nation founded on slavery.  …

The Pentagon social media monitoring program has already sparked backlash over concerns about free speech and fears military members could be targeted for ‘lack of wokeness’. …”

VICE:

“The Pentagon is carrying out warrantless surveillance of Americans, according to a new letter written by Senator Ron Wyden and obtained by Motherboard.

Senator Wyden’s office asked the Department of Defense (DoD), which includes various military and intelligence agencies such as the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), for detailed information about its data purchasing practices after Motherboard revealed special forces were buying location data. The responses also touched on military or intelligence use of internet browsing and other types of data, and prompted Wyden to demand more answers specifically about warrantless spying on American citizens. …”

The Pentagon is already pushing back against this story. Actually, they are doing this in house rather than outsourcing it to a private firm.

Military Times:

“The Defense Department is not planning to troll troops’ social media accounts for extremist activity, the Pentagon’s top spokesman told reporters on Tuesday, contrary to a Monday report about a pilot program to that effect.

DoD already has an insider threat program that looks at social media activity when concerns are raised about an individual, in addition to a preliminary screen during the recruiting process.

“I would remind you, and I think you know this, that we already take a look at the social media footprint when we are considering recruits as we come in … which is just good, common sense,“ Kirby said. …”

The Federalist:

“The U.S. Department of Defense released a memorandum Monday outlining its critical race theory initiative in the Department of the Navy that will take shape through “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Planning Actions” (DEI).

The new effort instructs Caroline Kessmeier, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, to direct several “policies, programs, and operations” among the military. Kessmeier has been assigned to be the Chief Diversity Officer and told Defense Daily in April ” …I believe we must embrace and advocate for a diverse workforce and workplace environment.”

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Harker signed the memo, which calls for reviews that ensure the branch aligns with its determined goal of imposing affirmative action. …”

This is another subject where we part ways with conservatives.

Why are we so uncritical of the military which is openly hostile to White Americans who have populist and nationalist views? Why do we suck up to these imperialist generals who defy and subvert president after president? Why should we continue to support enormous military budgets?

Note: The American Empire should be dismantled, the troops should really come home, OUR GREATEST ALLY should be cut loose and the FBI should be abolished.

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32 Comments

  1. It will be interesting to watch the new conflict with Iran. I don’t think the missiles into Israel are going to stop which will eventually cause Greatest Ally to create a conflict with Iran that the US will be forced to intervene in. The $ could lose reserve currency status in a matter of minutes if hypersonic missiles are anything close to what they are billed to be.

    • Punches in bunches. Their Iron Dome systems can only handle so many targets. This has been shown over the past week.
      Iran, and the world can see this. It’s really just about volume. Hamas inundates their Iron Dome defense systems with 1,000 bottle rockets, thus creating a target saturated environment. Iran then comes in with the real heavy hitters shortly thereafter.
      It’s not rocket surgery I tells ya.

      • I have to believe drones with explosive charges could be used also against soft targets like transformers, gas pipelines and water tanks. Greatest Ally in big heap of trouble.

  2. Even in 1998/1999 the military was monitoring the home internet connections of it’s officers. They did in our house. So this isn’t surprising.

    • There are legitimate reasons to monitor officers. They can be spies or assets and admittedly they could be going batshit crazy and murder people or commit suicide and take others with them. But this clearly isn’t about auditing for crazy or for officers selling information.

  3. I have a kid on active right now. Re-enlisted too a couple years ago. If I were that age I’d think it is a good career move. My kid thinks that. Have another family member that has a bad taste in his mouth about it. 16 years and three deployments in hell for this government.

    I tried my best to enlist days after 911 back in the day. Marines. Luckily my criminal record kept me out. Odd how life works.

    I would not advise anyone to fight under the command of this government. This is coming from a guy that had a father that was drafted and fought in the infantry in the Vietnam War. I called him up and told him, fuck it, I’m going in.

    He told me don’t do it. And it wasn’t out of being a weak, it was he didn’t want to see me get played. These wars….. Fucked up.

    I used to live near Camp Pendleton, rear gate. I was out to dinner during the Iraq war and Marines were everywhere gettin home from deployments. Wild. I was in a restaurant and two kids, they are kids in these wars, were being counseled by some other Marines. The conversation was extremely dark

    “We used those phosphorus grenades too”. One of the kids was about to jump out of his skin. I was just trying to ignore the conversation. Killers. And I’m completely ok with violence, but these kids.. it was clear they got into something they regretted. I’ll never forget that night.

    It’s no joke. It can ruin a soul what these kids go through, killing. I m over that, last option is taking a life, unless you really have to.

  4. I used to hang out with a group of Marines in SD, 11th Meu guys. When the war kicked they were gone. Beers, running, bbqs in the parks outside of base.

    One of the guys was married to my ex wife’s sister. He got back and I saw him sitting in a room alone during a get together. I literally didn’t recognize him. Completely different person. This is not a weak person. A lot of the guys that were in his group lost their lives in Iraq,

    I’m not against violence and I’ve certainly been in violent situations. That was odd seeing him that way. The cost of wars are very high. It has to be worth it if we shatter people in that way. These are people. Families. Has to be very worth it.

    • Well…we have already established many years ago that none of those Jew wars were worth it.
      I served in Afshittystan. Spent a year trying to teach Fred Flintstone to repair Cold War era Russian helicopters.
      For all of my effort, and many other’s, one of those cavemen walked into a morning briefing and smoked 7 fellow advisors and a silly villain contractor.
      All any of the ‘formerly gung ho’ advisors could say was “what a waste.”
      So true. So very true, but the machine needs blood to grease the wheels and fiat to grease the palms.
      This country will crumble soon enough, and someone else will take up the guidon of the Jew banker.
      One thing we do know…it won’t be any Jew getting his ass shot off in an Afghan meeting.

      • Was it worth your time, bro?

        Did you guys accomplish anything, was the mission a success?

        Had your time been better spent at home.

        • No, it wasn’t/isn’t/won’t be worth anyone’s time. Those people don’t want us there. A full 99% want and support a Sharia state. We were trying to shoehorn a system that no one supported. However, that’s what we do now, isn’t it?
          My mission was accomplished some years later…Operation Pension.

    • No sympathy for any “American” who ever has been maimed, killed, or mentally fucked up that fought in wars for the jews.

      Pawns in a game aren’t victims of chance.

      Onward Christian soldiers.

      • Me either, and I am retired military. However, I was never there for you, or them, or even America. It was always about me. I have my retirement, and my disability now which permit me to work, or not work if I choose.
        Mission Accomplished.

        • @Gigilo Johnny – No way the pension is worth what it cost you. I’m glad you made it through. God bless.

  5. No White person should join the U.S. military. It does not defend the country. It’s a force for corporate globohomo shopping mall Weimerica, let it go. If you are White, you are not wanted in the military so leave them alone, do not go where you are not wanted.

    The U.S. Government loves war; war is the health of the State.

    The geniuses in charge of the U.S. probably sincerely believe in those few cubic inches of brainpower they have that they can successfully fight and win wars against sophisticated enemies with this big nog in charge of DoD and their diverse military with its trannies, perverts and wogs.

    They are in for a rude awakening when China finally says to the U.S.: “We’ve had enough of your shit, we’re taking Taiwan back now. What are you fuckers going to do about it?” China is probably waiting until after the 2022 Olympics however as that is a national showpiece event much like the 1936 Olympics in Germany.

    • Yes: Biden, Gen’rl Coon, the rest of the (((Cultural Marxists))) & their new bitch-mud-fag “army” need to he exposed & crushed in war. All shat-opon White men of military age need to just sit back with popcorn & enjoy.

      FUCK this jew-usurped tyranny.

      • @NBF

        I look forward to seeing how the U.S. Airfarce performs against the S-400 SAM system, the latest Russian fighters, the Kh-47M2 Kinzhal, and how all of the services deal with the Iskander M.

    • 12AX7,

      Germany wasn’t seeking conflict or war in the aftermath of the very successful 1936 Summer Olympics. Germany never wanted war with its neighbors, but they were going to eventually come to blows with the Soviet Union.

      • The German’s wanted to defeat communism while the US and it “allies” sided with it when they sided with Stalin. As the drunk Churchill one said… ” I would side with the devil to defeat the “Nazis.” If not for the early Russian winter and Hitler’s overconfidence, the Germans would most likely defeated Stalin and his jewish Bolsheviks.

      • Hello November;

        Yes, you are correct of course that Germany didn’t seek war after 1936 and the Olympics weren’t part of some nefarious plan. They were a prestigious international event Adolph used to successfully show off Germany’s tremendous progress under only three years of Nazi rule. There were even public television broadcasts of Olympic events at many venues around Germany so more of the public could watch the Olympics without travelling. Adolph also did not snub Jessie Owens at the Olympics, he acknowledged him with a wave just like other Olympic champions but FDR did snub Jesse and other negro Olympians.

        I mentioned the 2022 Olympics because they are being held in China and are considered a national prestige event by the government in Peking. Any action against Taiwan will probably be after the Olympics so as not to invite sanctions and boycotts The Taiwan issue is however still an unresolved issue for China that will get resolved one day in Peking’s favor in spite of U.S. actions. The diverse U.S. military will be unable to do anything about this either.

        • @12AX7,

          I wholeheartedly agree with everything you wrote.

          I’m glad you brought up Jesse Owens. ZOG has been using his gold medals from the 1936 Berlin Olympics as anti-National Socialists ideology propaganda. Obviously, jews do not want anyone to dig any further than that, but if they did a quick internet search of what country displayed overwhelmingly dominance at those summer games, they’d be crying kosher tears.

          https://www.topendsports.com/events/summer/medal-tally/1936.htm

  6. The military was always political. Another conservative and nationalist myth where people don’t understand the military before the 60’s. It just wasn’t as overt before. The only difference now is that it’s becoming overt and changing due to which political faction has gained power over much of society (or forcing that which isn’t under its direct control to align to the ideology of the Order in question). This is just again, the illusion of liberalism, which convinces people that the military was never political. Everything is political. The military before had more white nationalist, patriarchal ideological bents, combined liberalism about being the army of “freedom” and “democracy.” Every military ad has been political (going on and on about the values which that military defends of a society that embodies certain ideas). It makes sense they want to solidify the military and stamp those with oppositional ideas.

    Even the Nazis had a word for this entire natural process, Gleichschaltung (which I have not known about this word until recently and have used my own terminology to describe the very same process that people like Carl Schmitt has described). Totalitarianism is the natural law and process which all societies go through. Where the an ideology spreads throughout the entire society, in totality, after a group has solidified power (until it breaks down and a new group rules). This coordination process is ongoing as the group solidifies and more and more and steers society the way it wants. After a while, such a society will be taken over by a new group, conquered, collapses, etc.

    The only difference now is that because the current Order feels challenged, things are becoming more bare, honest, and naked. The flimsy cover that masks how societies, power, control, etc, really works, is starting to slip away. The Liberal mirage is breaking down. A more overt ideological purge is taking place to maintain loyalty of the army to the ideological factions that rules.

    But the military has ALWAYS been political. Always.

    • The English Civil War broke out when the King attempted to raise a modestly small army to go fight the Irish. All the Puritans in Parliament panicked, suspecting the army was meant to quash them with Prince Rupert of the Rhine at its head. Poor Old Charles didn’t know what hit him. The Chief Oogabooga In Charge now is something like a foreign man leading the host. It can’t last.

      • Captain John Charity Spring MA

        “The Chief Oogabooga In Charge”

        You mean the head nigger in charge. Or the HNIC.

  7. Extremist content aka criticism of Israel lgbt and political antiwhite bullshit they spew 24/7 daily on their twatter accounts

  8. The Dems using Jan 6 as their excuse to take over DC and commit their coup with the use of military was just the beginning. Just wait until the weapons of the military are pointed inward at regular people, and we are the ones treated as the jihadists.

  9. It is boys from red states-including the South that fight our wars (Audie Murphy, Sgt. York, Chris Kyle) an yet it is a region hated be the powers that be marked for destruction by diversity in the decades to come. I agree with Occidental Dissent that is high time we quite being yap dogs on the military. After all even the Navy refers to itself now as a global force for good! Patriotism should not be absolute just like nations should never be an end in itself. What is patriotism? Patriot from the Latin world Pater denoting father. Thus in its original and most pristine meaning it is loyalty to a kindred stock! What the system projects to our people is not patriotism but pseudo-patriotism which actually negates the original meaning of patriotism. Remember in the Soviet Union KGB agents were assigned to all branches of the military to ensure enlistees did not deviate from Marxism-Leninism. (PS besides fighting the war for blue state America red state America feeds them and the rest of thee entire world)

    America is dominated by a great Tri-Axis of evil located in Washington DC, New York City, and Hollywood. There you will find the governmental, financial, and cultural toxins that are destroying our people. Notice they are all firmly embedded in solid blue state areas!

  10. @Heartland Separatist.

    “Notice they are all firmly embedded in solid blue state areas!”

    Yep. We noticed it back in the 1830’s.

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