Voice of America Outs US Military Families as Putin’s Unwitting Agents

Putin got to them!

Russians and their mind-controlling abilities

VoA reports that US military families have far more favorable view of Russia than the public at large:

While most Americans still see Moscow as a key U.S. adversary, new polling suggests that view is changing, most notably among the households of military members.

The second annual Reagan National Defense Survey, completed in late October, found nearly half of armed services households questioned, 46%, said they viewed Russia as ally.

Overall, the survey found 28% of Americans identified Russia as an ally, up from 19% the previous year.

The government-funded outlet even identifies the obvious reason why this is so:

Generally, the pollsters found the positive views of Russia seemed to be “predominantly driven by Republicans who have responded to positive cues from President Trump about Russia,” according to an executive summary accompanying the results.

However, that’s not the line the US government mouthpiece is really interested in so they primarily blame something else:

PENTAGON CONCERNED RUSSIA CULTIVATING SYMPATHY AMONG U.S. TROOPS

Russian efforts to weaken the West through a relentless campaign of information warfare may be starting to pay off, cracking a key bastion of the U.S. line of defense: the military.

While a majority, 71% of all Americans and 53% of military households, still views Russia as an enemy, the spike in pro-Russian sentiment has defense officials concerned.

“There is an effort, on the part of Russia, to flood the media with disinformation to sow doubt and confusion,” Defense Department spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Carla Gleason told VOA.

“This is not only through discordant and inflammatory dialogue but through false narratives designed to illicit sympathetic views,” she said, adding, “we are actively working to expose and counter Russian disinformation whenever possible.”

Concern among U.S. officials runs deep, partly because other surveys have also found a growing willingness in the U.S. to view Russia positively.

For example, a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults by the Pew Research Center from September 2018 found 35% of Americans wanted more cooperation with Russia.

However, there is more to the fears than just polling data.

U.S. defense and security officials have told VOA that Russia has been targeting U.S. military personnel, specifically, with a ramped-up influence campaign, as far back as 2017 in preparation for the November 2018 midterm elections.

Russia’s goal, they said, was not so much to swing the result of the elections but to seed U.S. military personnel with the right type of disinformation so that they would be predisposed to view Russia and its actions in a more favorable way in the future.

“We know it goes on,” said Ed Wilson, then deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, said at the time. “That’s why we’ve amped up and increased the attention that we’re paying.”

So there you go, if you’re part of a military family and don’t think Russians are a threat or an enemy — it’s not because you know a thing or two about the world, or even just because you still think that’s Trump’s line — it’s because you have come under Kremlin’s dark spell. I bet you feel very stupid now.

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FilastinHuratan
FilastinHuratan
1 year ago

The military-industrial complex is a completely sick organisation. What would they do without an enemy? How sick can you get to insist on having an enemy and provoking it incessantly; and not just any enemy, it’s a nuclear power.

If there is one thing we should be grateful for is to have a militarily strong, defensive Russia, the only power that can keep the OUTLAW, psychopath-run, blackmailing, sanctioning, belligerent, rogue empire-in-decline in check.

Tahau Taua
Tahau Taua
1 year ago

It’s simple, Russia is telling the whole World the truth; while the “US-Deep State” is lying to it. As central players in the “US-Political Establishment”, the “GOP” and “Democrats” are instruments of the US-Deep State. Neither gives a damn about the World and certainly not the US worker.

When Trumps announces one thing and the State bureaucracy heads off in the opposite direction; you know that the US-Deep State is at work. This has been consistent throughout Trumps Presidency. The US-Deep States “Russia-gate” campaign via the Democrats DNC; was a monumental lie.

The Democrats push for an impeachment of Trump; is to avoid an investigation into massive corruption in Ukraine involving Democratic Party bigwigs like Joe Biden and many others. Again, in the service of the US-Deep State.

In the mean-time, the GOP forces of Conservative “reaction” (remember the Pentagons Lt-Col Carla Gleason); are falsely claiming that Russia is flooding the US with “Mis-information.” This also is a lie on behalf of the US-Deep State.

The Russian State, is not the only purveyor of genuine information (around the World). Alternative media and the internet, are a growing means by which people around the World are diseminating truthful information. This is the real reason why the US-Deep State’s misinformation campaign is being destroyed; and an alternative narrative taking its place.

As the truth finally takes a foot-hold, the Pentagon is worried as hell. They’re totally dependent on lies to exist. Percieved threats are the stuff of huge profits for the Corporate “War Machine.” Both the GOP and Dems, are great defenders of this gigantic entity that is; parasitic on the US tax-payer, a threat to global peace and the environment.

FilastinHuratan
FilastinHuratan
1 year ago
Reply to  Tahau Taua

There is no GOP and Dems anymore, that is just a mirage now. There is only 1 party: the War Party.

Jozo Magoc
Jozo Magoc
1 year ago

The zionist ash-ke-Nazis control the United Snakes government since their assassination of JFK, a true coup d’etat…These snakes originate from the Mesoamerican Snake cultures who were constantly in sacrificial wars,building there pyramids of skulls( and bones).The zionist snakes just do the same,contant( sacrificial) wars,also could build pyramids of skulls and bones from their victims around the globe! The zioNazi snakes even established for that purpose a murderous lodge by the name of Skull& Bones! And 9/11 was their sacrifial domestic war!!!

FilastinHuratan
FilastinHuratan
1 year ago
Reply to  Jozo Magoc

Ah, you’re talking about the United Snakes of Israhell. And guess what …. there is soon going to be a 52nd state, the UK.

StillSameTeddyfromCD
StillSameTeddyfromCD
1 year ago

TOTAL PSYCHOSIS…..SCHIZOPHRENICS …IN EVERY LITERAL. MEANING..

AS a word traveling writer novelist film documentary maker Russian descent ANDREI VILTCHECK puts…among one of hus many wrticles documenting the rampage America has left across the world…even i the followed all these matters for decades was SHOCED at the actual “results” he visited…chilae..Peru..Indonesia…Congo..Kenya..Africa..Ukraine..Vietnam Laos..the legacies still ..the destruction of cultures .environment….things most don’t even see..
AMERICA …MANUFACTURING ITS OWN LIES AND THEN CONSUMING IT…

FilastinHuratan
FilastinHuratan
1 year ago

Andrei is excellent.

CHUCKMAN
1 year ago

I can’t tell you how tiresome it is for someone of my age to be hearing the same official stupidities about Russia of sixty and seventy years ago repeated.

The words are somewhat tamer than they were in the 1950s and 1960s, but the fact that they persist at all is just mind-numbing.

The US seems almost directionless on all fronts these days, falling back on such antique stuff as fear of Russia, fear of China, concern over the Left and nationalism in Latin America, instead of just working hard to make America a better and more competitive place.

We know the words about what the gods first do to those they would destroy.

DarkEyes
DarkEyes
1 year ago
Reply to  CHUCKMAN

If the American people should have the guts they had thrown out the entire Congress under the bus by correct voting. This is no. 1 cause they did not.

IMO 90% of Congress have been bought by the Banksters, others are being blackmailed and or threatened with harm. Why?
They “had to do a favour” or deliver their service (for money?).
All est’ed 90% can already retire with a fat pension and millions on a dark bankaccount somewhere.

So throw them out, which means do not elect them anymore.
I admit this is only known to people who are not fixed on their iPhone or other consumer tech devices used to brainwashing and distractions from reality.

And in the meantime the Republic looks more and more like a beautiful built Titanic. It is known what happened to that beautiful boat? She sank.

FilastinHuratan
FilastinHuratan
1 year ago
Reply to  DarkEyes

Bought by the banksters AND the likes of Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, etc. as well as those mercenaries who euphemistically call themselves defence contractors.

Séamus Ó Néill
Séamus Ó Néill
1 year ago

There is something askew in he American psyche, they’re continuously looking over their shoulder, watching out for the bogey man. They’ve gone through several periods of inane irrationality, prohibition, McCarthy witch hunts etc,etc, add to that their obsessive need to steal and plunder, their all-consuming need to dominate and their continual blood lust for war,,,,which incidentally they’re not very good at. They nonchalantly, with the assistance of the satanists in Israel, murdered around 3,000 of their own citizens just to manufacture a ME war and satisfy that bloodthirsty savagery. This irrationality may yet lead them to their final war, a war in which they’ll be emphatically and utterly defeated.

FilastinHuratan
FilastinHuratan
1 year ago

No, they won’t get into that final war because they know the whole of the U.S. would be toast too.

David Bedford
David Bedford
1 year ago

They are looking for another hot war!

Séamus Ó Néill
Séamus Ó Néill
1 year ago
Reply to  David Bedford

And that would be their final war…..they may believe their own propaganda, but they’re far down in the fighting or winning game.

Anti-Empire