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Re: Jeremy Scahill Kicked Ass On Bill Maher 8/21/2009
« Reply #120 on: September 12, 2009, 10:14:46 pm »
4. Creation of Nuclei

This involves the mobilization of a specific number of agitators of the
guerrilla organization of the place. This group will inevitably attract an
equal number of curious persons who seek adventures and emotions, as well as
those unhappy with the system of government. The guerrillas will attract
sympathizers, discontented citizens as a consequence of the repression of the
system. Each guerrilla subunit will be assigned specific tasks and missions
that they should carry out.

Our cadres will be mobilized in the largest number possible, together with
persons who have been affected by the Communist dictatorship, whether their
possessions have been stolen from them, they have been incarcerated, or
tortured, or suffered  from  any other type of aggression against them. They
will be mobilized toward the areas where the hostile and criminal elements of
the FSLN, CDS and others live, with an effort for them to be armed with clubs,
iron rods, placards and if possible,  small  firearms, which they will carry

If possible, professional criminals will be hired to carry out specific
selected "jobs."

Our agitators will visit the places where the unemployed meet, as well as the
unemployment offices, in order to hire them for unspecified "jobs." The
recruitment of these wage earners is necessary because a nucleus is created
under absolute orders.

The designated cadres will arrange ahead of time the transportation of the
participants, in order to take them to meeting places in private or public
vehicles, boats or any other type of transportation.

Other cadres will be designated to design placards, flags and banners with
different slogans or key words, whether they be partial, temporary or of the
most radical type.

Other cadres will be designated to prepare flyers, posters, signs and pamphlets
to make the concentration more noticeable. This material will contain
instructions for the participants and will also serve against the regime.

Specific tasks will be assigned to others, in order to create a "martyr" for
the cause, taking the demonstrators to a confrontation with the authorities, in
order to bring about uprisings or shootings, which will cause the death of one
or more persons, who would become the martyrs, a situation that should be
made use of immediately against the regime, in order to create greater

5. Ways to Lead an Uprising at Mass Meetings

It can be carried out by means of a small group of guerrillas infiltrated
within the masses, who will have the mission of agitating, giving the
impression that there are many of them and that they have popular backing.
Using the tactics of a force of 200-300 agitators, a demonstration can be
created in which 10,00-20,00 persons take part.

The agitation of the masses in a demonstration is carried out by means of
sociopolitical objectives. In this action one or several people of our convert
movement should take part, highly trained as mass agitators, involving innocent
persons, in order to bring about an apparent spontaneous protest
demonstration. They will lead all of the concentration to the end of it.

Outside Commando. This element stays out of all activity, located so that
they can observe from where they are the development of the planned events. As a
point of observation, they should look for the tower of a church, a high
building, a high tree, the highest level of the stadium or an auditorium, or
any other high place.

Inside Commando. This element will remain within the multitude. Great
importance should be given to the protection of the leaders of these elements.
Some placards or large allusive signs should be used to designate the Commando
Posts and to provide signals to the subunits. This element will avoid placing
itself in places where fights or incidents come about after the beginning of
the demonstration.

These key agitators of ours will remain within the multitude. The one
responsible for this mission will assign ahead of time the agitators to remain
near the placard that he will indicate to them, in order to give protection to
the placard from any contrary element. In that way the commander will know
where our agitators are, and will be able to send orders to change passwords or
slogans, or any other unforeseen thing, and even eventually to incite violence
if he desires it.

At this stage, once the key cadres have been dispersed, they should place
themselves in visible places such as by signs, lampposts, and other places
which stand out.

Our key agitators should avoid places of disturbances, once they have taken
care of the beginning of the same.

Defense Posts. These elements will act as bodyguards in movement, forming a
ring of protection for the chief, protecting him from the police and the army,
or helping him to escape if it should be necessary. They should be highly
disciplined and  will  react only upon a verbal order from the chief.

In case the chief participates in a religious concentration, a funeral or any
other type of activity in which they have to behave in an organized fashion,
the bodyguards will remain in the ranks very close to the chief or to the
placard or banner carriers in order to give them full protection.

The participants in this mission  should be guerrilla combatants in civilian
clothes, or hired recruits who are sympathizers in our struggle and who are
against the oppressive regime.

These members must have a high discipline and will use violence only on the
verbal orders of the one in charge of them.

Messengers. They should remain near the leaders, transmitting orders between
the inside and outside commandos. They will use communication radios,
telephones, bicycles, motorcycles, cars, or move on foot or horseback, taking
paths or trails to shorten distances. Adolescents (male and female) are ideal
for this mission.

Shock Troops. These men should be equipped with weapons (Knives, razors,
chains, clubs, bludgeons) and should march slightly behind the innocent and
gullible participants. They should carry their weapons hidden. They will enter
into action only as "reinforcements" if the guerrilla agitators are attacked
by the police. They will enter the scene quickly, violently and by surprise, in
order to distract the authorities, in this way making possible the withdrawal
or rapid escape of the inside commando.

Carriers of Banners and Placards. The banners and placards used in
demonstrations or concentrations will express the protests of the population,
but when the concentration reaches its highest level of euphoria or popular
discontent, our infiltrated persons will make use of the placards against the
regime, which we manage to infiltrate in a hidden fashion, an don them slogans
or key words will be expressed to the benefit of our cause. The one responsible
for this mission will assign the agitators ahead of time to keep near the
placard of any contrary element. In that way, the comandante will know where
the agitators are, and will be able to send orders to change slogans and
eventually to incite violence if he wishes.

Agitators of Rallying Cries and Applause. They will be trained with specific
instructions to use tried rallying cries. They will be able to use phrase such
and their technique for agitating the masses is quite similar to those of the
leaders of applause and slogans at the high school football or baseball games.
The objective is to become more adept and not just to shout rallying cries.

6. Conclusions

In a revolutionary movement of guerrilla warfare, the mass concentrations and
protest demonstrations are the principle essential for the destruction of the
enemy structures.


1. Generalities

The separate coverage in these sections could leave the student with some
doubts. Therefore, all sections are summarized here, in order to give a clearer
picture of this book.

2. Motivation as Combatant-Propagandist

Every member of the struggle should know that his political mission is as
important as, if not more important than, his tactical mission.

3. Armed Propaganda

Armed propaganda in small towns, rural villages, and city residential districts
should give the impression that our weapons are not for exercising power
over the people, but rather that the weapons are for protecting the people; that
they are the power of the people against the FSLN government of oppression.

4. Armed Propaganda Teams

Armed Propaganda Teams will combine political awareness building and the
ability to conduct propaganda for ends of personal persuasion, which will be
carried out within the population.

5. Cover ("Facade") Organizations

The fusion of several organizations and associations recognized by the
government, through internal subjective control, occurs in the final stages of
the operation, in close cooperation with mass meetings.

6. Control of Mass Demonstrations

The mixture of elements of the struggle with participants in the
demonstration will give the appearance of a spontaneous demonstration, lacking
direction, which will be used by the agitators of the struggle to control the
behavior of the masses.

7. Conclusion

Too often we see guerrilla warfare only from the point of view of combat
actions. This view is erroneous and extremely dangerous. Combat actions are not
the key to victory in guerrilla warfare but rather form part of one of the six
basic efforts. There is no priority in any of the efforts, but rather they
should progress in a parallel manner. The emphasis or exclusion of any of these
efforts could bring about serious difficulties, and in the worst of cases, even
failure. The history of revolutionary wars has shown this reality.


The purpose of this appendix is to complement the guidelines and
recommendations to the propagandist-guerrillas expressed under the topic of
"Techniques of Persuasion in Talks and Speeches," to improve the ability to
organize and express thoughts for those who wish to perfect their oratorical
abilities. After all, oratory is one of the most valuable resources for
exercising leadership. Oratory can be used, then, as an extraordinary political

2. The Audience

Oratory is simultaneous communication par excellence, i.e., the orator and
his audience share the same time and space. Therefore, every speech should be a
different experience at "that" moment or particular situation which the
audience is experiencing and which influences them. So the audience must be
considered as "a state of mind." Happiness, sadness, anger, fear, etc., are
states of mind that we must consider to exist in our audience, and it is the
atmosphere that affects the target public.

The human being is made up of a mind and soul; he acts in accordance with his
thoughts and sentiments and responds to stimuli of ideas and emotions. In that
way there exist only two possible focuses in any plan, including speeches: the
concrete, based on rational appeals, i.e., to thinking; and the idealized,
with emotional appeals, i.e., to sentiment.

For his part the orator, although he must be sensitive to the existing mass
sentiment, he must at the same time keep his cold judgment to be able to lead
and control effectively the feelings of an audience. When in the oratorical
momentum the antithesis between heart and brain comes about, judgment should
always prevail, characteristic of a leader.

3. Political Oratory

Political oratory is one of the various forms of oratory, and it usually
fulfills one of three objectives: to instruct, persuade, or move; and its
method is reduced to urging (asking), ordering, questioning and responding.

Oratory is a quality so tied to political leadership that it can be said that
the history of political orators is the political history of humanity, an
affirmation upheld by names such as Cicero, Demosthenes, Danton, Mirabeau,
Robespierre, Clemenceau, Lenin, Trotsky, Mussolini, Hitler, Roosevelt, etc.

4. Qualities in a Speech

In general terms, the most appreciated qualities of a speech, and specifically a
political speech in the context of the psychological action of the armed
struggle, are the following:

* Be brief and concise A length of five minutes [line missing in Spanish
text]...that of the orator who said: "If you want a two-hour speech, I'll start
right now; if you want a two-minute one, let me think awhile."

* Centered on the theme The speech should be structured by a set of organized
ideas that converge on the theme. A good speech is expressed by concepts and
not only with words.

* Logic The ideas presented should be logical and easily acceptable. never
challenge logic in the mind of the audience, since immediately the main thing
is lost - credibility. As far as possible, it is recommended that all speeches
be based on a syllogism, which the orator should adjust in his exposition.
For example: "Those governing get rich and are thieves; the Sandinistas have
enriched themselves governing; then, the Sandinistats are thieves." This could
be the point of a speech on the administrative corruption of the regime. When
an idea or a set of guiding ideas do not exist in a speech, confusion and
dispersion easily arise.

5. Structure of a Speech

Absolute improvisation does not exist in oratory. All orators have a "mental
plan" that allows them to organize their ideas and concepts rapidly; with
practice it is possible to come to do this in a few seconds, almost
simultaneously with the  expression of the word.

The elements that make up a speech are given below, in a structure that we
recommend always putting into practice, to those who wish to more and more
improve their oratorical abilities:

* Introduction or Preamble One enters into contact with the public, a
personal introduction can be made or one of the movement to which we belong, the
reason for our presence, etc. In these first seconds it is important to make an
impact,  attracting  attention and provoking interest among the audience. For
that purpose, there are resources such as beginning with a famous phrase or a
previously prepared slogan, telling a dramatic or humorous story, etc.

* Purpose or Enunciation The subject to be dealt with is defined, explained as a
whole or by parts.

* Appraisal or Argumentation Arguments are presented, EXACTLY IN THIS ORDER:
First, the negative arguments, or against the thesis that is going to be
upheld, and then the positive arguments, or favorable ones to our thesis,
immediately adding proof or facts that sustain such arguments.

* Recapitulation or Conclusion A short summary is made and the conclusions of
the speech are spelled out.

* Exhortation Action by the public is called for, i.e., they are asked in and
almost energetic manner to do or not to do something.

6. Some Literary Resources

Although there exist typically oratorical devices of diction, in truth, oratory
has taken from other literary genres a large number of devices, several of
which often, in an unconscious manner, we use in our daily expressions and even
in our speeches.

Below we enunciate many of their literary devices in frequent use in oratory,
recommending to those interested moderate use of them, since an orator who
over-uses the literary device loses authenticity and sounds untrue.

The devices that are used the most in oratory are those obtained through the
repetition of words in particular periods of the speech, such as:

Anaphora, or repetition of a word at the beginning of each sentence, e.g.,
"Freedom for the poor, freedom for the rich, freedom for all." In the
reiteration, repetition is of a complete sentence (slogan) insistently through
the speech, e.g., "With God and patriotism we will overcome Communism

Conversion is the repetition at the end of every phrase, e.g.: "Sandinismo
tries to be about everyone, dominate everyone, command everyone, and as an
absolute tyranny, do away with everyone."

In the emphasis, repetition is used at the beginning and at the end of the
clause, e.g., "Who brought the Russian-Cuban intervention? The Sandinistas. And
who is engaged in arms trafficking with the neighboring countries? The
Sandinistas. And who  is  proclaiming to be in favor of nonintervention? The

Reduplication, when the phrase begins with the same word that ends the previous
one. For example: "We struggle for democracy, democracy and social justice."
The concatenation is a chain made up of duplications. For example: "Communism
transmits the deception of the child to the young man, of the young man to
the adult, and of the adult to the old man."

In the antithesis or word play, the same words are used with a different
meaning to give an ingenious effect: e.g., "The greatest wealth of every human
being is his own freedom, because slaves will always be poor but we poor can
have the wealth of our freedom."

Similar cadences, through the use of verbs of the same tense and person, or
nouns of the same number and case. For example: "Those of us who are struggling
we will be marching because he who perseveres achieves, and he who gives up

Use of synonyms, repetition of words with a similar meaning. For example: "We
demand a Nicaragua for all, without exceptions, without omissions."

Among the figures of speech most used in oratory are:

Comparison or simile, which sets the relationship of similarity between two
or more beings or things. For example: "Because we love Christ, we love his
bishops and pastors," and "Free as a bird."

Antithesis, or the counter position of words, ideas, or phrases of an opposite
meaning. For example: "They promised freedom and gave slavery; that they would
distribute the wealth and they have distributed poverty; that they would bring
peace, and they have brought about war."

Among the logic figures are the following:

Concession, which is a skillful way to concede something to the adversary in
order to better emphasize the inappropriate aspects, through the use of
expressions such as: but, however, although, nevertheless, in spite of the fact
that, etc. For example: "The mayor here has been honest, but he is not the
one controlling all the money of the nation." It is an effective form of
rebuttal when the opinion of the audience is not entirely ours.

Permission, in which one apparently accedes to something, when in reality it is
rejected. For example: "Do not protest, but sabotage them." "Talk quietly, but
tell it to everyone."

Prolepsis is an anticipated refutation. For example: "Some will think that they
are only promises; they will say, others said the same thing, but no. We are
different, we are Christians, we consider God a witness to our words."

Preterition is an artifice, pretending discretion when something is said with
total clarity and indiscretion. For example: "If I were not obligated to keep
military secrets, I would tell all of you of the large amount of armaments that
we have so that you would feel even more confidence that our victory is

Communication is a way to ask and give the answer to the same question. For
example: "If they show disrespect for the ministers of God, will they respect
us, simple citizens? Never."

Rhetorical questions are a way in which one shows perplexity or inability to
say something, only as an oratorical recourse. For example: "I am only a
peasant and can tell you little. I know little and I will not be able to explain
to you the complicated things of politics. Therefore, I talk to you with my
heart, with my simple peasant's heart, as we all are."

Litotes is a form of meaning a lot by saying little. For example: "The nine
commanders have stolen little, just the whole country."

Irony consists of getting across exactly the opposite of what one is saying.
For example: "The divine mobs that threaten and kill, they are indeed

Amplification is presenting an idea from several angles. For example:
"Political votes are the power of the people in a democracy. And economic votes
are their power in the economy. Buying or not buying something, the majorities
decide what should be produced. For something to be produced or to disappear.
That is part of economic democracy."

The most usual plaintive figures of speech are:

Deprecation or entreaty to obtain something. For example: "Lord, free us from
the yoke. Give us freedom."

Imprecation or threat, expressing a sentiment in view of the unjust or
hopeless. For example: "Let there be a Homeland for all or let there be a
Homeland for no one."

Conmination, similar to the previous one, presents a bad wish for the rest. For
example, "Let them drown in the abyss of their own corruption."

The apostrophe consists of addressing oneself towards something supernatural or
inanimate as if it were a living being. For example: "Mountains of
Nicaragua, make the seed of freedom grow."

Interrogation consists of asking a question of oneself, to give greater
emphasis to what is expressed. It is different from communication, since it
gives the answer and is of a logical and not a plaintive nature. For example:
"If they have already injured the members of my family, my friends, my
peasant brothers, do I have any path other than brandishing a weapon?"

Reticence consists of leaving a thought incomplete, intentionally, so that
mentally the audience completes it. For example, "They promised political
pluralism and gave totalitarianism. They promised political pluralism and gave
totalitarianism. They  promised social justice, and they have increased
poverty. They offered freedom of thought, and they have given censorship. Now,
what they promise the world are free elections..."
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Re: Jeremy Scahill Kicked Ass On Bill Maher 8/21/2009
« Reply #121 on: September 12, 2009, 11:14:22 pm »
Open Letter On Inhuman CIA Torture/Interrogation
by peter chamberlin | August 27, 2009 - 11:39am

Open Letter to Congressmen Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich, and to Sen. Jim Webb
On Inhuman CIA Torture/Interrogation

The Honorable Ron Paul,
Congressman Paul, we are writing you concerning the investigation into the abusive inhuman torture tactics used for interrogation by the US Army, under the direction of the CIA. Widespread public outrage over the official “unofficial” hypocrisy of fighting a “war on terror,” driven on torture-based intelligence, demands that these investigations are both legitimate and transparent, and not just another cover-up or whitewash, like the 911 “investigation.”

The ensuing investigations of the agency’s tactics, which are derived from the “learned helplessness” theories of Prof. Martin Seligman, must explore his theories, which served as the central core of the entire counter-insurgency strategy being followed by US and NATO forces in Asia, as well as torture guidelines. (Weaponizing Psychology).

This “helplessness” strategy is terror-based psychological warfare focused on the entire population of both Afghanistan and Iraq (this includes Pakistan), as well. The intent of this psywar is to shock, bomb and deprive these people of their basic humanity, until they respond like Pavlov’s dogs and just lay-down (as if to die) on command. (Seligman’s Puppies). To wage war upon an entire population, not just the “enemy combatants,” even if it’s just “limited warfare,” is a war crime. (The ten points of the Nuremberg Code)

The Army is using its own Gerry-rigged adaptations of Seligman’s theories for “resilience” training to treat ptsd in returning troops and those who cannot stand battlefield stress. The program is advertised as a means to remove the stigma within the military of seeking psychological counseling for stress-related problems, but it is no more than a cosmetic approach to a very serious problem of GI suicides and crime, intended only to improve the military’s image.

In actuality, the Army’s reverse Seligman program is but their latest attempt to “butch-up” troops who don’t measure up to their macho standards, or otherwise don’t have the ability on their own to just “suck it up,” when they really want to lie down and die. This is just another attempt to indoctrinate soldiers into allowing the military to replace their own thoughts with new ones that the Army implants within them.

In the past the military has used all known brainwashing techniques (including electroshock therapy) to recondition the minds of stressed-out and “inadequate soldiers,” especially since World War II. The fact that now electroshock is mostly only used for actual torture and not for therapy is a small improvement.

Please do your utmost from your good office to investigate and correct the conditions and policies which have stained the image of the United States in such a despicable manner throughout the world.

Most Respectfully,
Peter Chamberlin, Internet Writer/Researcher
Dr. Dan E. Dunlap, Clinical Psychologist, retired
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Re: Jeremy Scahill Kicked Ass On Bill Maher 8/21/2009
« Reply #122 on: September 12, 2009, 11:47:15 pm »
Sane, I think you chased him away.

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Re: Jeremy Scahill Kicked Ass On Bill Maher 8/21/2009
« Reply #123 on: September 13, 2009, 12:39:27 am »
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