UNCLE SAM will give its operatives multiple online identities to combat anti-American comments on the Internet with pro-American postings.
Tit for tat, pro and anti rantings might be a game where the only way to win is not to take part, for the rather obvious reasons that there are far far more anti-American people worldwide than the US government could ever field.
Despite this obvious numerical advantage of people who dont like Fox News, the Dukes of Hazard, Dallas reruns and Two and a Half Men, the US Air Force reportedly is paying a firm to develop the necessary software.
The Guardian has revealed that a California company is developing the software and that the languages it will use are Asian and Middle Eastern. According to the original request for bids, the software will allow 10 personas per user, "replete with background , history, supporting details, and cyber presences that are technically, culturally and geographically consistent."
Trying to manage ten personas, each of which is engaging in online debate, is going to be a continuity nightmare. Assuming this dumb idea is aimed at the Middle East and Asia, will a US service man or woman not at some point get a bit mixed up when trying to bat away unkind comparisons between one local singing idol reality show or another and one local or national football teams' performance and another?
This idea seems as misguided as the "Terrordaq" that the US Department of Defense came up with after 9/11. This was to establish a stock market for tip-offs about terror attacks because it was believed that stock markets were good predictors of future events. What we all know now, of course, thanks to the banksters is that they only reveal a herd instinct among traders. µ
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