Operational Proceedings of Psychological Warfare

Mihail Paduraru


Extract from Planning Tactics of Intelligence Operations



Introduction

The control of mass meetings in support of psychological warfare is carried out internally through a covert special ops element, bodyguards, messengers, shock forces (initiators of incidents), placard carriers (also used for making signals), shouters of slogans, everything under the control of the outside special warfare element.
When the cadres are placed or recruited in organizations such as labor unions, youth groups, non-governamental organizations or professional associations, they will begin to manipulate the objectives of the groups.
The psychological apparatus of our movement through social media and inside cadres prepares a mental attitude which at the crucial moment can be turned into a fury of justified violence.
Through a small group of operatives infiltrated within the masses this can be carried out; they will have the mission of agitating by giving the impression that there are many of them and that they have a large popular backing.
Using the tactics of a force of 200-300 agitators, a demonstration can be created in which 10,000-20,000 persons take part.



 Support of Contacts with Their Roots in Reality

The support of local contacts who are familiar with the deep reality is achieved through the exploitation of the social and political weaknesses of the target society, with social media propaganda, combative operatives, armed teams, cover organizations and mass meetings.
The combatant-propagandist operative is the result of a continuous program of indoctrination and motivation.
They will have the mission of showing the people how great and fair our movement is.
Identifying themselves with the people, they will increase the sympathy towards our movement, which will result in greater support of the population for the changing movement, taking away support for the government in power.
The development and control of the cover organizations in psychological warfare will give our movement the ability to create a "whiplash" effect within the population when the order for fusion is given.
When the infiltration and internal subjective control have been developed in a manner parallel to other covert activities, a commandant of ours will literally be
able to shake up the government structure, and replace it.
The mass assemblies and meetings are the culmination of a wide base support among the population, and it comes about in the later phases of the operation.
This is the moment in which the overthrow can be achieved and our changing can become an open one, requiring the close collaboration of the entire population of the country, and of contacts with their roots in reality.
The tactical effort in psychological warfare is directed at the weaknesses of the target system and at destroying their law enforcements resistance capacity, and should be parallel to a psychological effort to weaken and destroy their sociopolitical capacity at the same time.
In psychological warfare, more than in any other type of military effort, the psychological activities should be simultaneous with the military ones, in order to achieve the objectives desired.




1.    Generalities

In the last stages of a psychological war, mass concentrations and meetings are a powerful psychological tool for carrying out the mission.
This section has as its objective giving the operative student training on techniques for controlling mass concentrations and meetings in psychological warfare.

2.    Infiltration of Covert Operatives

Infiltration of covert operatives (whether a member of our movement or outside element) in workers' unions, student groups, new age organizations, NGO's, social/mass-media etc., preconditioning these groups for behavior within the masses, where they will have to carry proselytism for the instructional struggle in a clandestine manner.

Our psychological war team should prepare in advance a hostile mental attitude among the target groups so that at the decisive moment they can turn their furor into violence, demanding their rights that have been trampled upon by the government.

These preconditioning campaigns must be aimed at the political parties, professional organizations, students, laborers, the masses of the unemployed, the ethnic minorities and any other sector of society that is vulnerable or recruitable; this also includes the popular masses and sympathizers of our movement.

The basic objective of a preconditioning campaign is to create a negative "image" of the common enemy, e.g.:

Describe the managers of collective government entities as trying to treat the staff the way "slave foremen" do.
The police mistreat the people like "Gestapo" does.
The government officials of National Reconstruction are puppets of …..
Our psychological war cadres will create compulsive obsessions of a temporary nature in places of public concentrations, constantly hammering away at the themes pointed out or desired, the same as in group gatherings; in informal conversations expressing discontent; in addition passing out brochures and flyers, and writing editorial articles on the tv, online social media radio and in newspapers, focused on the intention of preparing the mind of the people for the decisive moment, which will erupt in general violence.
In order to facilitate the preconditioning of the masses, we should often use phrases to make the people see, such as:
The taxes that they pay the government do not benefit the people at all, but rather are uses as a form of exploitation in order to enrich those governing.
Make it plain to the people that they have become slaves, that they are being exploited by privileged individuals and political groups.

The foreign advisers and their counseling programs are in reality "interveners" in our homeland, who direct the exploitation of the nation in accordance with the objectives of the government, in order to turn our people into slaves of the hammer and sickle.



3.    Selection of Appropriate Slogans

The leaders of the psychological warfare classify their slogans in accordance with the circumstances with the aim of mobilizing the masses in a wide scale of activities and at the highest emotional level.
When the mass uprising is being developed, our covert cadres should make partial demands, initially demanding, e.g. " Resign of…," "We want freedom of worship," "We don't want corruption" - steps that will lead us toward the realization of the goals of our movement, which are: NEW POLITICAL LEADERS, IMBALANCE THE POWER, DIVIDED SOCIETY.
If a lack of organization and command is noted in the target authority, and the people find themselves in a state of exaltation, advantage can be taken of this circumstance so that our agitators will raise the tone of the rallying slogans, taking them to the most strident point.
If the masses are not emotionally exalted, our agitators will continue with the "partial" slogans, and the demands will be based on daily needs, chaining them to the goals of our movement.
An example of the need to give simple slogans is that few people think in terms of millions, but any citizen, however humble he may be, understands that "a pair of shoes" is necessary.
The goals of the movement are of an ideological nature, but our agitators must realize that "food/income/taxes etc" - "bread and butter," - pull along the people, and it should be understood that this is their main mission.

4.    Creation of Nuclei

This involves the mobilization of a specific number of agitators of the covert 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 operatives will attract sympathizers, discontented citizens as a consequence of the repression of the system. Each operative sub-unit 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 government, whether their possessions have been stolen from them, they have been arrested, tortured, or suffered from any other type of aggression against them. They will be mobilized toward the areas where the hostile and criminal elements, with an effort for them to be armed with clubs, iron rods, placards and if possible, small firearms, which they will carry hidden.
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, trains 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 government.
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 government, in order to create greater conflicts.



5.    Ways to Lead an Uprising at Mass Meetings

It can be carried out by means of a small group of operatives 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 Operatives.

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 Operatives.

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 Operative Posts and to provide signals to the sub-units.
 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 other law enforcements elements, 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 special ops combatants in civilian clothes, or hired recruits who are sympathizers in our struggle and who are against the government.
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 operatives. They will use communication radios, telephones, bicycles, motorcycles, cars, or move on foot, 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 special ops 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 operatives.

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 government, 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 as "WE ARE POOR, WE WANT….," and "WE DON'T WANT….." There work 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 changing movement of psychological warfare, the mass concentrations and protest demonstrations are the principle essential for the destruction of the government structures.



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