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FACEBOOK PARTNERS WITH “MINORITY REPORT” COMPANY – FTC COMPLAINT FILED!

“The ClearForce application was turned into the ClearForce corporation and opened to the public on or around December 2016. Gen. James Jones and his son, Jim Jones are the founders of ClearForce. Other members of the ClearForce board include, former Obama CIA director, Michael Hayden, a Democrat California Congresswoman, a credit reporting agency founder, healthcare medical records founder and many more people with unprecedented access to personally identifiable information, (PII.)”

Patrick Bergy; Formal FTC report filed on 6/28/2019 (FTC Report Number: 108755297)

Since 2018, the FTC has been investigating Facebook’s partnership with a company called, Cambridge Analytica, owned by Joel Zamel. Facebook has publicly acknowledged to shareholders to expect about $5 billion in fines. So why then did Facebook partner with the Atlantic Council, which was then chaired by Obama’s former National Security Adviser; Gen. James Jones?

Jones was one of two senior adviser’s on Wikistrats board, and in 2018, Facebook partnered with Jones at the Atlantic Council to, “restore election integrity worldwide.” Additionally, both Jones and Michael Hayden, Obama’s former CIA director, founded ClearForce.com, which combines social media profiles with real-time criminal, financial, credit, medical and travel data, and with artificial intelligence (AI), they create “Minority Report” like behavioral profiles for employers to use in hiring new employees, and the real-time monitoring of existing employees.

Another company owned by Gen. Jones is Dynology, which offers a commercially available product under the trademarked names, “ShadowNet” and “iPsy.” These social media psychological warfare tools provided the same clandestine, social media influence capabilities we indicted the 12 Russian’s for in 2018. Paul Manafort and Rick Gates company, 3EDC, were Dynology’s #1 preferred partner at that same time.

I don’t find it plausible that Facebook didn’t know of Jones’ involvement with Joel Zamel, Cambridge Analytica, Psy-Group, Wikistrat, ClearForce, Dynology and the ShadowNet. I question if Mark Zuckerberg’s relationship with Gen. Jones and Michael Hayden began with Cambridge Analytica, and I believe this should be investigated, as the threat this poses not just to American, but WORLDWIDE, could be devastating.

The mere appearance of impropriety threatens the very core of America’s Democratic Republic; Election Integrity! The potential for abuse of Facebook’s user privacy in a, “Minority Report” like scenario is, in my personal opinion, far worse – especially in light on $billions in UK and China investment firms into ClearForce.

Patrick Bergy’s interview with Ann Vandersteel on Steel Truth.

Facebook Partnership with the Founder of the ShadowNet

In this interview with Ann Vandersteel, I stated that I would be filing a formal complaint with the FTC by that Friday, and I have included the formatted text contents, as well as screenshots of the actual complaint receipt and case number.

FTC Report Number: 108755297

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About You

Name: Patrick Bergy

Address: REMOVED

City: New Port Richey State: FL Zip: 34653

Country: USA

Email: patbergy@msn.com

Phone: REMOVED

What Happened

SUMMARY OF FORMAL COMPLAINT:

In 2018, Facebook partnered with the Atlantic Council to, “restore election integrity worldwide,” and to “combat election-related propaganda and misinformation from proliferating on its service.” Facebook has stated it will be sharing its user data with The Atlantic Council as part of this relationship.

The Atlantic Council’s chairman of the board at that time was retired 4-star Gen. James Jones, and a partnership of this magnitude must have involved the chairman and his employees and likely additional contract support.

As a former employee of Dynology Corporation, a small, family owned Defense Contracting company ran by Gen. Jones and his immediate family, I find this relationship to be exceptionally troubling.

From 2007-2010, I worked for Dynology in pioneering the same social media psychological warfare capabilities the FBI’s office of Special Council indicted the 12 Russian’s for in 2018. We made this capability commercially available in 2008-2009 under the trademark of ‘ShadowNet’ and its relational database, ‘iPsy.’ At that same time, Paul Manafort’s company, 3EDC, published on their website, Dynology Corporation, as their #1 Preferred Partner. Additionally, Dynology and 3EDC both provided IT, website and “micro-targeted” social media services to John McCain’s 2008 Presidential campaign.

In 2013, following the Edward Snowden leaking of classified information, components of the ShadowNet and its iPsy relational social media profile database was used in the development of a new application, ClearForce, by adding real-time social-media, criminal, financial, medical, travel and other personally identifiable information (PII), then analyzing the PII using Artificial Intelligence (AI). The ClearForce application then creates, “predictive” behavioral profiles of their targets to determine if they are likely to steal or leak classified information.

The ClearForce application was turned into the ClearForce corporation and opened to the public on or around December 2016. Gen. James Jones and his son, Jim Jones are the founders of ClearForce. Other members of the ClearForce board include, former Obama CIA director, Michael Hayden, a Democrat California Congresswoman, a credit reporting agency founder, healthcare medical records founder and many more people with unprecedented access to personally identifiable information, (PII.)

The FTC is currently investigating Facebook and its relationship with Cambridge Analytica following the release of an undercover video recording where the head of Cambridge Analytica discussed seemingly illegal actions with another company, Psy-Group. This company, owned by Joel Zamel, is the sister company of Wikistrat, provides social media intelligence gathering and information operations services nearly identical to that of the ShadowNet and iPsy. In fact, a proposal by Psy-Group, which was reportedly rejected by the Trump campaign in a New York Times article, looked identical to a proposal I would have drafted for Dynology for a bid.

Even more surprising is that Gen. James Jones and Michael Hayden are on Wikistrat’s board, which to me would be like having the CEO of Coke on Pepsi’s board of directors. The potential for abuse is catastrophic and must be looked at very closely by the Federal Trade Commission in their investigation into privacy law violations with Cambridge Analytica, but with potential abuse going back to 2009 with the commercial release of the ShadowNet.

Who Is Your Complaint About

Company/Individual 1

Name: Dynology Corporation

     Address: 8000 Towers      Apt/PO Box:

     Crescent Dr                       #1525

City: Vienna State: VA Zip: 22182-6207 Email Address:

Phone: 703-917-7905

Website: www.ClearForce.com

Representative: Gen. James Jones

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Congressional Ethics Complaint Filed Against Florida Congressmen and Journalists

Since 2017 I’ve been trying to provide Congressional testimony showing military developed, battlefield tested, social media psychological warfare applications I helped to pioneer – being used against Americans.

The media and several members of congress have been covering this up for over 2 years now because it is an indictment of the Obama administration, as well as “never Trump” republicans like John McCain. Conversely, my complaint, which is fully and indisputably documented and supported, exonerates President Trump; are you starting to get the picture…

I am an Afghanistan Veteran and Patriot that enlisted in 2005 at the age of 39, and turned 40 during basic training. I’m not a partisan political hack, please keep that in my when asking yourself whom to trust here. As you will clearly see in the video, my submission to the congressional ethics committee is enforced by the False Claims Act, and any false claims can result in a felony offense and potential prison.

I’m calling out those “journalists” I have listed in the complaint to explain their HIGHLY UNETHICAL ACTIONS! You can’t besmirch the reputation and honor of an Afghanistan Veteran in the way you have with your lies, and then go on TV saying how you, “Support the Military and their sacrifices.”

Your actions betray the work and sacrifice of actual journalists out there doing the right thing. You’ve certainly destroyed my faith in the 4th estate with the bold-faced lies I was told by those listed in this ethics complaint.

Patrick Bergy, Afghanistan Veteran & Patriot!

Click here for details on what happened with these journalists.
https://www.victimoftheswamp.com/2019/03/14/hannity-is-right-journalism-is-dead/

The ethics violation shows how in 2017 the office of congressman Charlie Crist refused to assist me in providing Robert Mueller with indisputable evidence tying the development of the ‘ShadowNet’, which I helped in pioneering for a small, family owned defense contracting company, Dynology. During the time I was developing the ShadowNet, Dynology was owned by Obama’s acting National Security Adviser, Gen. James Jones, Paul Manafort and Rick Davis were our partners, and Dynology was the IT/Website provider for John McCain’s 08′ presidential primary. It gets a bit confusing, I know. Disbelief is a common reaction to my story, which is why it is so important for my information to be investigated.

Per Congressman Crist’s own email, his refusal to help in what is clearly a national security issue was based on it being an actual house ethics violation for anyone on Congressman Crist’s staff to assist.

I did reach out to Robert Mueller’s Office of Special Council and gave my information to a woman on his staff over the phone. I was thanked, and never heard from them again. During the course of the next 12 months, at least 8 people and 2 companies directly connected to the ShadowNet were under indictment by Mueller, and were being accused of doing the exact same thing the ShadowNet was built to do!

I went back to Congressman Crist around January 4th, 2019 and met with his Veteran liaison, whom then took the information from me and promised to provide to the Special Council. I followed up with him about 30 days later in his office, where he again faxed my information to the respective people and the Special Council. I stood there and watched him to it, when called the special council and confirmed receipt personally.

So either Crist lied to me in 2017 when he refused to help, or he violated the Rules of the House Committee on Ethics – BASED ON HIS OWN EMAIL!

Below is a series of emails, and video and the text of my complaint against the following individuals.

  • Congressman Charlie Crist
  • Gersham (Charlie Crist Veteran Liaison) Mark Douglas (WFLA)
  • Congressman Gus Bilirakis
  • Elizabeth Hittos (Gus Bilirakis Chief of Staff)
  • Congressman Devin Nunes
  • Congressman Adam Schiff
  • Judge Jeannine Pirro (TV Personality)
  • Sara Carter (“journalist?”)

The following video was made to provide evidence of the actual filing and what it contained. Most government sites provide a generic email showing it was received, but without showing the content of your claim.

The following was copied and pasted directly from the official complaint I submitted under penalty of law.

Concise Statement of Facts: (As well as the source of the information, in the event that the person submitting the information does not have first-hand knowledge of the facts.)*

On or around August, 2017 I filed a formal request at the office of Charlie Crist in St. Petersburg, FL. My request was to provide relevant and verifiable information, both classified and unclassified, to the office of Robert Mueller and the congressional intelligence committee. Specifically, I had asked they also inform Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes.

The information was related to my employment from 2007-2015 with Obama’s National Security Advisor, Gen. James Jones. I provided signed, DoD memorandums literally praising me for my work on a classified IIA project for the 4th Psychological Operations Group in Iraq. IIA is the military nomenclature for Interactive Internet Activities. Although I don’t speak about anything we may or may not have done that was classified, and maintain everything we did was fully compliant with the law, I do speak about how this taxpayer appropriated, battlefield tested, social media psychological warfare technology was made commercially available by Gen. Jones under the name, ‘ShadowNet’. It’s relational database was called, iPsy. I provided to Charlie Crist the actual marketing slicks, and informed his staff of my discussions with Gen. Jones’s son, Jim Jones, whom I answered to directly, that its capability for influencing U.S. elections was discussed. I also told them at the same time we were making the ShadowNet commercially available, we were the #1 preferred partner of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, both of whom had just been indicted by Robert Mueller for what amounted to social media influence operations, based on reporting at the time.

As a constituent of Charlie Crist I had assumed such time-sensitive and relevant information would absolutely something my congressman could help me with, but to my surprise, the response, which I have in e-mail, was that they had checked with the DC office, and they were not allowed by ethics rules to help me in providing this information, which exonerates my president, to those people or committees. I asked if they could at least provide me with the phone number to the office of special counsel, and they did. I called and spoke to some unknown staffer whom stated she worked for Robert Mueller, and provided her a brief description of my story, as well as my contact information. Nobody from Robert Mueller’s office ever attempted to contact me back.

As time went by over the next year, I saw at least 8 people directly associated with the ShadowNet, not tangentially, but next-person or first-person connection, under indictment by Robert Mueller. So with this new information I put together in a timeline chart and returned to the office of congressman Charlie Crist on or about January 4th, 2019. I met with the congressman’s Veteran liaison, Gersham, and told him my story. I then filled out a new official request, and Gersham sent the information to the respective parties. I followed up a month later after not hearing back, and Gersham stood right next to me as he faxed it to the respective parties with my request. I was also told by Gersham that congressman Crist was personally aware of my case.

Nobody from the office of congressman Charlie Crist has contacted me back. I sent a follow-up request yesterday, but don’t expect to hear anything back. I had originally filed this same request with congressman Gus Bilirakis when I live in his district, but got nowhere, and had my case transferred to congressman Crist when I moved in 2017. I have since moved back to congressman Gus Bilirakis district this past March, and immediately notified his staff, opened up a new formal request, and have heard nothing back from the congressional intelligence committee. I would also add that I had filed a complaint with the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General before moving sometime in late February, then re-filed it again at the direction of the DoJ IG’s office when I moved to update my address. I have never heard back from the IG’s office on EITHER formal, under penalty of perjury complaints I have filed. To be honest, I don’t expect anything different from a congressional “ethics” committee after what I’ve experienced thus far, but felt it was worth a try.

Additionally, I would add that I have personally spoken with Judge Jeannine Pirro and Sara Carter. I have text messages showing they were investigating my story, and even sent me a text saying they were going to be rolling out my story on Hannity the following week, and that Judge Jeannine was aware of what was happening. I then got a text message from Judge Jeannine Pirro’s persona cell phone, which I know was her’s because I had spoken to her on that very same number and knew her voice. She sent me a text saying she was going to speak with Devin Nunes, and then all communication between Judge Jeannine Pirro, Sara Carter and everyone stopped. Crickets. Not an explanation or anything.

I can provide all emails, text messages and full documentation at your request.

The Law, Regulation, or Rule Allegedly Violated (if known):

Although I think it is terrible when a whistleblower goes to a very public member of the 4th estate for help, and that help is betrayed, I don’t know if it violated any laws. I do know that Charlie Crist sent me one response in 2017 that it was an ethics violation for them to assist me with contacting the respective agencies and individual’s, and in 2019 did just that. So, the question is did they violate the law by refusing to provide information regarding out national security to the respective parties, of did they violate house ethics rules when they faxed the documentation and reached out in 2019? 

Name(s) and Contact Information for any Potential Witnesses (if applicable:

Congressman Charlie Crist

Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Judge Jeannine Pirro (phone available on request)

Sara Carter (phone available on request)

Elizabeth Hittos (Gus Bilirakis Chief of Staff)

Gersham (Charlie Crist Veteran Liaison)

Mark Douglas (WFLA)

Copies of any Documents Related to Allegation (if applicable): File size limit is 5MB. You may also email the OCE directly with your submission.

Submission Affirmation

Affirmation I affirm that to the best of my knowledge and ability all evidence submitted was not obtained in violation of any law, rule, or regulation.

I acknowledge that that Section 1001 of title 18 of the United States Code (popularly known as the False Statements Act) applies to the information provided. (A copy of the False Statements Act is available on the OCE’s website and can be provided on request).

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Facebook Partnered with Paul Manafort’s #1 Partner in Social Media Influence Operations – To Restore The Integrity of Elections Worldwide.

The fake news media has somehow ignored the story of the century – I have not! Below I describe and document my work in pioneering social media psychological warfare for the U.S. Department of Defense, and how my employer, Obama’s National Security Adviser, Gen. James Jones, was Paul Manafort’s #1 preferred partner. Below is the full story.

In 2018 Facebook partnered with the Atlantic Council to restore the integrity of elections worldwide. Gen. Jones is the Chairman of the Atlantic Council, and I believe Mark Zuckerberg owns congress an explanation. Please make sure to share!

The ability to covertly alter elections, influence legislation for lobbyists or shape our foreign and domestic policy is not just a great idea for the next John Grisham novel. The ShadowNet was a commercially available product designed with the capability of doing all that, and much more.

It was developed at taxpayer expense as part of a Defense Department contract in support of the 4th Psychological Operations Group in Iraq. I worked for a small, 15-person company called Dynology in pioneering what was known as Interactive Internet Activities, or IIA in military nomenclature. Here is a copy of the memorandum from the chief of the IIA program I supported in Iraq from October, 2007 – September, 2008.

Dynology was owned by Gen. James Jones, whom has served as former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Obama’s National Security Adviser, and Chairman of the Atlantic Council. The ShadowNet, and its relational database, iPsy, were built at taxpayer expense under both Obama and Bush administration contracts – while Gen. Jones was serving as Obama’s National Security Adviser.

Dynology kept the intellectual property rights to the ShadowNet, then licensed it back to the Department of Defense on later contracts while serving as Obama’s National Security Adviser.

I, Patrick Bergy, worked for Gen. Jones’s company, Dynology, from 2007-2015. It was from 2007-2010 that I worked on the ShadowNet, which was the products commercial name, not a classified operational name. Below is a screenshot of the actual ShadowNet application and a flyer we made to promote publicly. Notice the 2009 Dynology Copyright on the bottom of the application.

Dynology ShadowNet Marketing Slick from 2008 when it was first made available to the public and private sector consumer.

Unbeknownst to me, at the same time Dynology was making this tactical social media psychological warfare capability available to the public commercially, Gen. Jones had partnered with his lifelong friend, John McCain, to provide IT services to his 2008 presidential primary campaign. Gen. Jones was also the #1 preferred partner of Paul Manafort and Rick Davis, whom owned 3EDC.

This is a screen-capture from Google’s “Way-Back” Machine showing a snapshot of 3EDC’s website in 2007.

This is a screen-capture from Google’s “Way-Back” Machine showing a snapshot of 3EDC’s website in 2007.

“3EDC was established to develop cutting edge web and data tools. These tools are designed to connect people and to affect results in the political, social and commercial worlds.”

3EDC’s website in 2007 owned by Paul Manafort and Rick Davis.

Although I originally saw the connection between Paul Manafort’s company, 3EDC, in a Vault 7 Wikileaks dump, it didn’t take long for me to make even more disturbing connections to McCain, Gen. Jones, Paul Manafort and Rick Davis. Below are quotes from a 2008 US News report. The report has been removed by US News, but I was able to dig it up using the Way-Back Machine.

I pulled the following articles together to help better understand Davis and Manafort’s relationship to Gen. James Jones and John McCain. Here is a quote from a TPM article titled, “McCain-Palin (Davis Manafort). I wonder what Mike Isikoff would say if he knew about the ShadowNet’s connection to McCain, Manafort and Davis? I’ve sent him an email asking him that very question along with a link to this post.


“In that Newsweek piece (noted below), which details Rick Davis’s continuing financial ties to mega-lobby firm Davis Manafort, Mike Isikoff reveals that in addition to paying Davis’s salary directly to Davis Manafort, the McCain campaign has paid almost a million dollars to 3eDC, a web development company, part owned by Davis.”

By Josh Marshall September 27, 2008 11:27 pm [https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/mccain-palin-davis-manafort]

“Now, digging around a little, I notice that 3eDC is pretty closely tied to Davis Manafort. Not only, as Newsweek notes, does the company share an address with Davis Manafort. Last year, US News got Davis to admit that the company has two owners — Rick Davis and Paul Manafort.

By Josh Marshall September 27, 2008 11:27 pm [https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/mccain-palin-davis-manafort]

” The questions surrounding Davis concern his part ownership of a company, 3eDC, and its ties to the McCain campaign. Like Weaver and Nelson, Davis, the campaign CEO, is paid $20,000 a month. Additionally, however, Davis’s 3eDC has a lucrative contract with the campaign. U.S. News could find no public record showing Davis’s ownership interest in 3EDC, but in an interview he acknowledged that he was one of its two owners. McCain’s spokesman, Brian Jones, confirmed that Davis “did not disclose his interest in 3eDC to Senator McCain.'”

By Edward T. Pound Posted 5/20/07 [http://web.archive.org/web/20080411212503/http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/070520/28mccain.b.htm]

In this next quote, I found it interesting how they noted Manafort’s company only really existed on paper, and that, “it had a series of other ‘partner firms’ that did the actual work.” The fact Manafort’s number one partner, Dynology, owned the ShadowNet, which uses the same fake online persona’s and influence operations we indicted the Russian’s for in 2018, should alarm EVERYONE – irrespective of their political affiliations.


“And there’s a bit more. According to a July 2007 article in the Wall Street Journal, 3eDC was a “start-up … with one customer — the [McCain] campaign.” The Journalfurther reported that within the campaign it was understood that 3eDC was essentially a pass-through, that it had a series of other ‘partner firms’ that did the actual work.

By Josh Marshall September 27, 2008 11:27 pm [https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/mccain-palin-davis-manafort]

Now, take a look at the Michael Isakoff article where he shows 3EDC’s address is the same as Manafort’s. After, take a look at the address registered for Dynology, a company you will find nowhere shown as having been founded by Gen. James Jones. Then take a look at the address registered to Jones Group International, which is a private lobbying firm with ties to middle-east and Ukrainian energy markets. They do this because they know the optics of owning a defense contracting company when you are the NATO Supreme Allied Commander or Obama’s National Security Adviser looks really, really bad.


“Separately, another entity created and partly owned by Davis—an Internet firm called 3eDC, whose address was the same office building as Davis Manafort’s—received payments from the McCain campaign for Web services, collecting $971,860 through March 2008.”

BY MICHAEL ISIKOFF ON 9/26/08 AT 8:00 PM EDT [https://www.newsweek.com/freddie-mac-money-trail-catches-mccain-89243] FREDDIE MAC MONEY TRAIL CATCHES UP WITH MCCAIN

Below is the address for Jones Group International that is currently listed on their website.
http://www.jonesgroupinternational.com/

Here is the address listed for Dynology Corporation, owners of the ShadowNet. Dynology states on their website they were founded in 1999. Gen. James Jones was serving in uniform throughout that period, and while serving as Obama’s National Security Adviser. The address is the same for Dynology as it is for Jones Group International.

And, of course, the address for ClearForce, which is a massive database of social media profiles, criminal records, travel and other personally identifiable information used to create behavioral profiles designed to predicatively determine if an employee is likely to steal or leak classified information from their employer. ClearForce is the next generation of the ShadowNet, and should be something EVERYONE should be deeply concerned about.

Here are the board of directors for ClearForce. Members include but are not limited to: Gen. James Jones, Gen. Michael Hayden, Jim Jones (son of Gen. Jones) and the California Democrat Congresswoman Eileen Tauscher. These are the holders of the “Keys to the Kingdom,” which I describe in a video in an earlier posting.

Here is what McCain’s 2008 Presidential Campaign provided at payouts to both 3EDC and Dynology.

Here is the payout to Dynology, found on the same FEC website. This is direct and verifiable evidence of the relationship between both Gen. James Jones, the ShadowNet and 3EDC.


http://docquery.fec.gov/pres/2007/Q2/C00430470/B_PAYEE_C00430470.html

In this chart I have put together a list connecting those related to the Mueller indictments for social media influence operations during the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, to the ShadowNet, Dynology and ClearForce. It is just what I was able to uncover myself, imagine if ANY of the journalists I have reached out to in the last 3 years had worked with me…

Updated to add Celeste Wallanger

Now, notice how once the Republican primary had ended and the RNC took over, McCain put $3 million into 3EDC through the RNC. You will find this payment listed by McCain’s campaign as “micro-targeted social media.” I believe it was at this time during Trumps 2016 presidential election, just after candidate Trump won the Republican primary, that John McCain, working with his powerful, lifelong friends with covert, influence operations infrastructure already in place, to insert Paul Manafort into Trumps campaign.

Why Manafort? Recent information being reported by the Ukrainian government shows members of DNC had asked them to find information on Paul Manafort that could be used to influence the election. Who would be more capable of orchestrating that than Paul Manafort’s former business partner and Obama’s National Security Adviser, Gen. James Jones? I’m open to any suggestions, but nobody has shown me anyone with the connections, experience and has a direct relationship with others like McCain that could have put this together. The fact McCain’s hands were literally in possession of the fabricated Russian dossier, and a senior McCain staff member was responsible for its dissemination to the fake news media. Do you think John McCain would do all of this himself, or call on a friend like Gen. James Jones to handle the operation?


“Perhaps not surprisingly, in June, the Post’s Matthew Mosk reported that shortly after McCain took over the Republican National Committee in his role as de facto nominee, 3eDC resurfaced with its second client to date — the Republican National Committee — with a contract potentially worth as much as $3 million.”

By Josh Marshall September 27, 2008 11:27 pm [https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/mccain-palin-davis-manafort]

So, get this. John McCain paid for “micro-targeted social media” in his 2008 presidential bid to the small, privately owned company I was working for pioneering “micro-targeted” social media psychological warfare capabilities – which was also his lifelong best friend. However, in 2018 John McCain sponsors legislation banning it, “as a response to reports of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections” . Notice how his ban is focused on foreign countries, and not domestic threat-actors.


A bill was also introduced in late October by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Mark Warner D-Va. The “Honest Ads Act,” whose sponsors have described it as a response to reports of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, would require online advertisers to meet many of the same disclaimer requirements as sponsors of broadcast messages.

Margaret Sessa-Hawkins | January 08, 2018 “FEC’s New Facebook Ruling Requires Ad Sharing Info Yet Gives Reformers Little to Like” [https://maplight.org/story/fecs-new-facebook-ruling-requires-ad-sharing-info-yet-gives-reformers-little-to-like/ ]

Irrespective of any involvement by Obama’s National Security Adviser, Gen. James Jones, in the fabricated Russian dossier, which is exactly the type of product or service a company like Dynology would provide, Gen. Jones’s personal involvement in social media psychological warfare is not in questions.

Additionally, Gen. Jones served in uniform as a 4 star general, NATO Supreme Allied Commander and other senior government positions while profiting personally from department of defense contracts. I would argue someone with a moral compass that broken wouldn’t hesitate to use illegal or covert means to alter the outcome of an American election if it provided him greater power and profit.

So now Facebook has been called before congress to explain their involvement in the 2016 presidential election influence operations, and has promised congress they were going to clean up their act. Facebook recently reported the potential of a $5 billion fine for violations related to privacy issues.

So you can imagine my surprise when Facebook decided to partner with the Atlantic Council in an effort to, “combat election-related propaganda and misinformation from proliferating on its service.” while Gen. James Jones is the Chairman of the Atlantic Council. Yes, Facebook literally partnered with Paul Manafort’s #1 preferred partner to cleanup the integrity of the election process using social media.

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BREAKING NEWS! Facebook Partnered with Founder of The ShadowNet to Combat Social Media Fake News!

Facebook has chosen to cleanup its image with fake news and election influence operations by partnering with the company that was chaired by the founder and owner of the ShadowNet.

Yes, in an attempt to fix their reputation following revelations that Russia had used Facebook in an attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, Facebook decided to partner with the DC Lobbying wing for NATO, Ukrainian and middle eastern energy markets.

You can watch my video broadcast discussing this post here:

But here is where it gets interesting, and irrespective of your political affiliation, you’re not going to like this. The below screenshot is from the official Facebook release of the Atlantic Council’s partnership with Facebook. Notice the name of the Facebook representative that did the press release, and see if you can guess her political affiliation and whom she and her colleagues have all worked for. I bet you can’t 🙂 Please allow me to introduce you to Katie Harbath, Global Politics and Outreach Director for Facebook. Based on all the BS Trump supporters have gone thru in the last two-years, I bet you thought she was a Democrat, didn’t you?

After seeing this partnership with Atlantic Council while my former employer, NATO Supreme Allied Commander and Obama National Security Adviser had been involved with any organization to fix social media fake news, my “Spidey sense” went into overdrive. I mean, seriously?

General James Jones was the founder of Dynology, and was small, military contracting company ran by his children and their families, mostly. From 2007-2010, I worked for Dynology on DoD contracts pioneering social media psychological warfare tools. Dynology retained the intellectual property rights to this taxpayer appropriated weapon, and made it commercially available. Using this to alter the outcome of U.S. elections was discussed by myself, Jim Jones and others. Below is a copy of the actual marketing slicks Dynology made for the ShadowNet.

Marketing Slick #2 – Are those examples of Middle Eastern and SOUTH AMERICAN Social Media Sites in the Examples on this Slick?
Dynology ShadowNet Marketing Slick from 2008 when it was first made available to the public and private sector consumer.

And this is a screenshot of the actual ShadowNet! It allows you to make and manage fake social media persona’s, fake news and perform influence operations using the data analytics from the profiles. Dynology used components of this to build the next generation of the ShadowNet; ClearForce.

I would be remiss in not mentioning that Paul Manafort (see screen capture of Manafort’s company, 3EDC below) was our partner at the time, and that we were John McCain’s IT company.

So I decided to ask our little, innocent looking Katie if she had any idea she chose the owner of the ShadowNet to partner with in fixing her companies image, and I was blown away with what I found next. Never would have expected this, but it helps make all the BS we’ve (Trump/Tea-Party) folks have been put through for years.

I wonder if Paul Manafort worked with Facebook’s Katie Harbath, shown below?

So, our little Katie was a “digital strategist” for the South Carolina Republican Party. In the Military PSYOP community, the nomenclature for social media psychological warfare is IIA, (Interactive Internet Activities.) In IIA, a “digital strategist” is simply known as an analyst, but it’s the same thing.

She then worked at DCI Group, LLC. Well, that sounds like an interesting company, I wonder what they do? Well, I couldn’t tell you from just their Facebook page, which seems odd for a Facebook employee.

Another thing that seemed interesting was the date the companies page was created; September 5, 2013. You know what else happened around that same time? The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act went into affect.

A BILL

To amend the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 to authorize the domestic dissemination of information and material about the United States intended primarily for foreign audiences, and for other purposes.


Sec. 501. (a) The Secretary and the Broadcasting Board of Governors are authorized to use funds appropriated or otherwise made available for public diplomacy information programs to provide for the preparation, dissemination, and use of information intended for foreign audiences abroad about the United States, its people, and its policies, through press, publications, radio, motion pictures, the Internet, and other information media, including social media, and through information centers, instructors, and other direct or indirect means of communication.

H.R.5736 – Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012

So DCI Group, LLC is an interesting company for a Facebook employee to come from. It literally has no information as to what it is, and I don’t have the energy to further research something that, even if I found something, I couldn’t trust it.

I also find it interesting that Facebook algorithms matched pages related to DCI Group, LLC, to the State Department. The State Department was specifically a focus of the Smith-Mundt Modernization act.

Now check out the 1 single, solitary like this site has since its inception in 2013.

So, this partner at DCI Group, LLC was the former Chief of Staff at GOP. Are you starting to get a little confused how Republicans are seemingly in charge of the political speech at Facebook, don’t be. These are establishment, anti-Trump/Tea-Party Republican’s like John McCain, George Bush, Karl Rove and Dick Cheney. Are you starting to get the picture.

Did I tell you this was going to surprise you? At first I was surprised, but then, not. It all makes complete sense. We are all being played – BY OUR GOVERNMENT! Exactly how long is this going to be tolerated? Republican or Democrat, you cannot be ok with this. Remember how happy everyone was when the Stuxnet virus destroyed the Iranian critical infrastructure? You might want to know that same technology was reversed engineered and used against Saudi Arabia’s, Aramco Oil to the tune of burning American flag on 50,000 computers just before they literally burn up internally.

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Social Media Influence Operations: Building Psychological Profiles of Target Acquisitions (TA’s)

From 2007-2010 I worked in pioneering social media psychological warfare capabilities for the Department of Defense. I was recently asked on Facebook what the “ShadowNet” & “iPsy,” which was its commercially marketed name, not the classified code-name; was built for?

The ShadowNet and iPsy were built to support what is known in military nomenclature as IIA, or Interactive Internet Activities. Here is the military’s definition.

The ShadowNet and its relational database, iPsy, served basically two distinctive purposes. The ShadowNet was used to provide anonymity (non-attribution) and dissemination of whatever content or message your wanted to get out to control the narrative. As seen above, IIA supports Computer Network Operations. CNO, for example, could be honeypots, hacking, computer virus… Does this remind you of anything? DNC emails are stolen, then disseminated using sophisticated anonymity which, in my opinion was used to create a “false flag” that pointed the intrusion at Russia.

A screenshot of the commercially available ShadowNet. Notice the Dynology 2009 Copyright. Dynology was a small, family business owned Obama’s National Security Advisor – WHILE SERVING AS OBAMA’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR
– AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE ON A MILITARY CONTRACT!

Think of the ShadowNet as a project management tool for either covert, (using anonymity, fake persona’s and often times fabricated news) to disseminate your message in a way that is 100% unattributable to the analyst sending the message), or overtly, through attributable government organizations like Voice of American or the Public Affairs Office.

I’m only going to tell you what it was capable of, nothing operational. That would violate national security laws, and also violate the sacred trust given with my clearance. It is up to you what you do with this information. I suggest letting your elected officials know if it is something you think has been abused and our nation should have a debate on.

This would be especially useful in situations like the dissemination of the fabricated Russian Dossier and the DNC email scandal as just 2 examples. Here is a recent article I wrote about an IIA/IO operation in Afghanistan that was used by a U.S. Military PSYOP team against sitting U.S. Senator’s in an attempt to get additional funding for the war.

I found it interesting that most people only noticed the fact the U.S. Military used covert, tactical psychological warfare against American Senators, and not the most interesting and concerning part, developing psychological profiles on the TA’s, or Target Acquisitions.

When people think of using social media as a way to influence using psychological warfare, they generally first think of thousands of fake Russian bots engaging on Facebook and Twitter. What is rarely discussed is the intelligence collection process that is used to understand your target(s) for the most effective results.

Mueller’s Special Counsel has indicted 2 companies, Wikistrat & Psy-Group, which are Israeli owned by Joel Zamel. According to an article in the New York Times, Psy-Group , a company that provides the exact same services that iPsy was built to do, presented the Trump campaign with a quote to build detailed, psychological profiles on Republican delegates during the highly contested 2016 Republican convention. The article states there was no evidence the Trump campaign used this service, but it wouldn’t have been illegal.

Another presidential convention in 2008 had a very contested convention, and president Obama went on to tap the owner of the ShadowNet as his National Security Advisor. Perhaps Democrats should look into this?

Patrick Bergy; Original ShadowNet developer.

This process involves not only collecting your likes, things you share and your friends to build a behavioral profile, it now includes a the real-time collection of a targets social media, credit history, financials, travel and criminal records. Components of the ShadowNet and iPsy were integrated into a new application called ClearForce, by Dynology. The ClearForce application was then turned into its own company and includes on its board former Obama CIA director, Michael Hayden, Obama’s National Security Advisor and NATO commander, Gen. James Jones, and a California Democrat Congresswoman/ Diane Feinstein campaign manager. Here is a short video I made to show what I’m talking about.

Having studied the Seth Rich incident from the perspective of a subject matter expert in both cyber-security and social media psychological warfare, I believe Seth Rich was chosen as a target. In such a scenario, a company not unlike ClearForce would use an application like ClearForce to do a detailed psychological profile on everyone with potential access to the leaked DNC emails.

The ClearForce “like” application would then use its artificial intelligence to build detailed behavioral psychological profiles, and the targets most likely susceptible to a socially engineered influence operation that gets your TA to steal the data for you.

As stated, I have no evidence of this, but the question doesn’t have to just be if they did it, it can also be about should we allow private companies owned by senior White House officials and Democrat Congresswomen to have this ability?

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Disturbing Chinese Intelligence Connection to Manafort, Davis and McCain’s 2008 Primary.

According to numerous reports, including this NYT article from October 2007, the McCain presidential campaign paid the social media company, 3EDC, more than a million dollars, which was about 1/10 of their entire campaign budget at the time when Rick Davis took over John McCain campaign in 2007. 3EDC was founded by a former partner of Rick Davis, Paul Manafort. As you can see in the New York Times article below, there were other concerning relationships with 3EDC, most of which flew in the face of McCain’s own politics. The new connection I have just made verifiably adds Chinese Intelligence/Influence to this mystery.

I would also add when you read further down below that you notice how crappy a website 3EDC was. For a company paid nearly $3 million for web services by McCain’s campaign and the RNC, 3EDC sure sucked at making their own website. I guess it’s just a case of, “the plumbers leaky pipes?”

NYT October 2007 – “All told, 3eDC billed the campaign more than $1 million for Web services during the first half of the year. (The amount still owed the company accounts for about a third of the campaign’s debt.) News reports also noted that Davis Manafort, the business development and consulting practice from which Mr. Davis is on leave, had been giving campaign advice to the Ukrainian prime minister, Viktor F. Yanukovich, a favorite of the Kremlin, whose power Mr. McCain often warns against.”

The NYT article goes on to report the campaign was seemingly pulled from political ashes by a viral social media posting showing John McCain service videos. It was published by a group called Foxhole Productions.

NYT October 2007 – “And when high-priced media consultants left the financially struggling campaign, a group of loyalists working for little or no money made a searing television commercial showing footage of Mr. McCain as a prisoner of war. The group that made the advertisement called itself Foxhole Productions.”

I cannot prove it, but having spent years pioneering social media psychological warfare  for the Department of Defense, and Foxhole Productions sounds an awful lot like what in military psychological warfare nomenclature is know as IIA, or Interactive Internet Activities.

I developed IIA for a company called Dynology from October 2007- April 2010. Dynology was owned by a lifelong friend of John McCain; Gen. James Jones. Dynology was a very small, family owned business in which nearly 1/3 of the 15 employees when I started were immediate members of Gen. Jones’s family.

One of the products I helped pioneer for Dynology was known as the ShadowNet and its relational database, iPsy. In simplest terms, the ShadowNet and iPsy were marketed by Dynology commercially, and had the ability to alter the outcome of any size election. It was built to provide the exact same covert, social media psychological warfare capabilities we indicted the 13 Russians for last summer. Only difference is the ShadowNet was built and owned by the former NATO Supreme Allied Commander. Wow, that’s kinda awkward…

Here is a copy of the original Dynology “ShadowNet” commercial marketing slick.

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Marketing Slick #2 – Are those examples of Middle Eastern and SOUTH AMERICAN Social Media Sites in the Examples on this Slick?

Prior to 3EDC taking over McCain’s IT services, Dynology was providing the McCain campaign IT security services. As you can see in the screenshot below of 3EDC’s website captured in 2007, Dynology was 3EDC’s #1 strategic partner. Click for link to Google’s WayBack capture of the screenshot below.

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Now take a look at this Google WayBack Machine capture of 3EDC’s website on March 4th, 2007 below. It is from their “about” page and describes their tools, “…to affect results in the political, social, and commercial worlds.” I’m pretty sure anyone working with me developing IIA in Iraq at the same time 3EDC is selling these micro-targeted social media capabilities to John McCain’s presidential campaign would be EXTREMELY worried.

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This is when I found something extremely disturbing, and I am calling on the FBI to investigate this further. Notice the public website Paul Manafort’s company 3EDC is using is at www.3edc.NET (I capitalized NET to highlight its significance.) Notice the email address is not @3edc.net, it is @3edc.com

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Ok, so let’s take a look at who owned 3EDC.com on November 20th 2007 that is listed on 3EDC’s website contact information… Bohan IT – a state owned Chinese IT company.

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This is an english translation of 3EDC.com’s website several months after the info@3EDC.com email address was listed on the Manafort/Davis corporate site. I would like for ANYONE in U.S. Intelligence to tell me hosting or purchasing anything from that company used in a presidential campaign isn’t an IMMEDIATE red-flag!

From translation – As a Chinese joint venture company of Sakura Internet Co., Ltd. (TSE Mothers listing list 3778, Japan’s top backbone capacity No. 1), since May 2006, we have been conducting Internet hosting business by self-contract data center in Shanghai.

(C) Copyright 2007 BohanIT Shanghai Henan Intelligence Technology Co., Ltd. Copyright ownership

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Why is a person like me with over a decade with the Department of Defense information security concerned when I see a presidential candidate with potential ties to Chinese influence and intelligence? Because this presidential candidate also had a nickname of “Songbird” McCain, and it has been long suspected that Chinese Intelligence had tapes of Songbird McCain singing like a bird to North Vietnamese Intelligence Officers, that’s why…

I am asking our law enforcement to look into this. I can think of a 1000 ways this relationship looks treasonous, and only about 1 way it could be coincidental. I’m hoping someone else might pick this up and peer-review it for accuracy. Please, tell me I made an obvious mistake here, but I just can’t see how.

Lastly, if you are a Republican, I’m saying with 99% certainty that technology from the ShadowNet and iPsy, which was owned by Gen. James Jones, a 40-year personal friend of John McCain, was used by Jones, Manafort and Davis to alter the outcome of the 2008 Republican Primary. Are you ok with not having this investigated? I would also add that I have connected the ShadowNet to several more of Mueller’s indictments.

POST PUBLICATION UPDATE:

I noticed that in 2013 it was reported that the Chinese had hacked both the Obama and McCain campaign servers. As previously mentioned, Dynology provided McCain’s IT security and I remember being told back in 2008 that the intrusion happened after 3EDC had replaced Dynology just after winning the primary. Jim Jones, the president of Dynology told me that with kind of a snicker, which is why I remember it.

Based on what I can see and know, it seems to me like Paul Manafort’s company, 3EDC, may have been the source of the data spillage/breach, but it seems more like there was a relationship between the Chinese Intelligence agency and 3EDC, and not a criminal/victim one you would expect to see.

That said, this new information forces me to change my odds on this being coincidental or not known to Manafort went from 1000 ways it looks treasonous, to two ways it could just be a coincidence. If 3EDC was a Chinese hosted and apparently owned domain, that could easily, and in fact be highly likely, a false-flag. Just thought I would add that little nugget in as well 🙂

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2014 Warnings Of Social Media Election Influence Went Ignored

My 2014 Warnings of Social Media Election Influence by Hostile Nations Went Ignored!

By Patrick Bergy

4 November 2017, Tampa – In late 2014, myself, a three-time Purple Heart recipient, a NASA engineer, and another IT guy, all set out to provide out troops overseas with a safe way to feel that “Touch of Home.”  We launched, MOPS Networks, a veteran based non-profit as a free way to provide video on demand and social media services to our troops overseas. I originally published this article on our MOPS Networks website (now shutdown) back in late 2014 or early 2015. The next few paragraphs will help to setup the original article, ‘Targeting US Military Families through Social Media,’ which I included below. Here is a quote from my 2014 article:

“Right now, as you are reading this article, there are literally thousands of people in Russia, China, Iran and the U.S. that are paid by their government (or by a company or terrorist organization), pretending to be someone that they are not, posting comments on every major (and even smaller) social media sites, blogs and even online media sites. Their mission, to push a narrative that favors their employer, product or country, and you will never know it.”

Our veteran based non-profit project failed after the Director of TV for the Armed Forces Network started contacting our mutual vendors, like FOX Entertainment and others, telling them not to do business with us. We discovered a short time after that AFN had secured a multi-million dollar video on demand agreement with Comcast, and they didn’t want to compete with a veteran based non-profit that was offering content providers a tax deduction for content they were otherwise donating to AFN, but without the tax deduction.

A report from an investigation by the Inspector General acknowledged the collusion between AFN, FOX Entertainment, and others, but lawyer’s from the major networks blocked the investigation, according the the IG’s final report. I go into much greater detail on this in my book, Victim of the Swamp: How the “Deep State” Destroyed the 40-Year-Old-Private.

One of the major issues our veteran based non-profit was trying to address, was the threat to our troops overseas, and their families back home, from terrorists and hostile nations using social media. Sound familiar? Notice in my article, Russia wasn’t the only threat I mention. In watching the recent Senate “Hearing on Social Media Influence in the 2016 United States Election,” I wanted to again be at least one voice of reason that points out Russia is not our only threat. It’s great our Senator’s are looking into this, but it was in so many instances seen as a partisan, political opportunity for Senators, and less about addressing a problem ALL OF THESE SENATORS have known about for a very long time.

It seems to me they haven’t learned that their decades of complaining, but not fixing, did not result in any lessons learned from the 2016 election. I hope voters are again paying attention in 2018. I would bet at least half of the Senators in that room, both Republican and Democrat, had knowledge of, or participated in, some sort of covert, social media election influence in 2016 and likely previous elections.

Targeting US Military Families through Social Media

By Patrick Bergy

(December, 2014?) Seoul, South Korea – It seems like every day there is another article in the news reporting on how a company’s website was hacked and thousands of customers lost personal information. Recently, a group out of Austria filed a lawsuit against Facebook for collecting their information and using it in ways we will likely never fully understand.

During the 2010 and 2012 elections, Facebook conducted a “randomized controlled trial of political mobilization messages delivered to 61 million Facebook users during the 2010 US congressional elections.”   Why should this worry Republicans, just look at this screenshot from Facebook’s own website for that answer. Seems like they favor supporting Democrats? Just wait until the Republican’s catch on and start paying more. Do you think Facebook cares about politics more than profit?

Although Republicans should be immediately concerned about the above screenshot, it is only a matter of time until everyone with the right amount of money is using social media to control our moods, voting habits, diets, and yes, even wars – and you will likely never even know that it happened, or what company, country or political party was responsible. This isn’t some sort of fringe, radical conspiracy theory – it is already happening.

Right now, as you are reading this article, there are literally thousands of people in Russia, China, Iran and the U.S. that are paid by their government (or by a company or terrorist organization), pretending to be someone that they are not, posting comments on every major (and even smaller) social media sites, blogs and even online media sites. Their mission, to push a narrative that favors their employer, product or country, and you will never know it.

Here is just a 2 minute search.

Special Forces get Social in New Psychological Operation Plan

Is the Islamic State Propaganda a Psyop? Calls To Shut Down Social Media “Extremism” Intensify.

PsyOps and Socialbots

Every major country, corporation and extremist group is getting in on the action. Think that person you are arguing with online in that forum you are in, or in the comments section below that article you just read on CNN is a real person? You shouldn’t be so sure about that. Sometimes, they are pretty easy to spot, but the more sophisticated organizations are so well coordinated and organized in documenting everything they do, and instructed on everything they say, you will never, ever even know you have just been socially played.

Recent events involving over 100 military and their families should be a real wake-up call though.

CNN – As ISIS threats online persist, military families rethink online lives.

From 2007 to 2009, the U.S. government understood this threat and acted to protect military families by blocking most of the major social media networks on all bases. Although their intentions were good, without another viable, commercial option for service members to communicate safely with their families back home, or any real enforcement of the regulations available off base, they again made social media available to our troops on base. What we should learn from this failed experiment is that you cannot take something away from someone, without offering them an even greater experience without expecting less than positive results. MilTube would be a great example of that.

This threat is very real to everyone in the military. Family members, friends, battle buddies – everyone. That is why MOPS Networks is building our MOPS verified secure social media platform, strictly for verified active and prior military, their families and civilian assets that support them. With membership thoroughly vetted and verified by ID.me and strong account security measures, all service members, both active and prior, will have a safe and secure means by which to communicate with their families and battle buddies. Eventually, even certain friends can be sponsored by members once their ID has been verified, but access to profiles outside of their sponsors will be restricted. Encrypted chat and VOIP phone capabilities will be brought online shortly after our official launch. The MOPS social network will also be linked to FreedomStream.TV, our members only, online VOD service that will allow you to share your favorite movies and watch what is trending. A truly first of its kind integration of social media and home entertainment!

This is a new, digital world we are living in. There are people (criminals, governments, terrorists) everywhere that seek to do you, your family and your country harm. Even with the most secure social media site, you should always keep yourself informed of new scams, and understand all the tools and knowledge bases out there that can help you to prevent, or at least limit the likelihood of something happening to you.

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Manafort, McCain, and The Military Industrial Complex

Did Paul Manafort, John McCain and The RNC Pay $4 Million for Covert, Military Grade, Social Media Psychological Warfare in 2008?

With Paul Manafort’s political baggage, why did anyone ever recommend Manafort to work for the Trump campaign?

By Patrick Bergy

31 October, 2017 – Tampa, FL. –  Having both served in the U.S. Army, and worked as a private contractor in the military industrial complex for over a decade combined, I’m not a big believer in coincidence as it relates to politics and the DC Swamp, and this story from the Washington Post back in June, 2008, didn’t help.

Full disclosure:

I worked for the defense contracting company, Dynology, for over 8 years.  It was a small company owned by General James L. Jones, and I answered directly to his son, Dynology’s president, Jim Jones.  I spent over 6 of those years deployed overseas in Iraq and South Korea providing contract support for Dynology in support of the Department of Defense.  My career was ended in May, 2015, after filing an official report of fraud, waste, and abuse.  within 24 hours of filing that report, the contract I had been supporting for over 5 years, was modified by the very people I profiled in my official report.

Within a few days of me leaving the contract, it was magically modified back to its original requirements, and my position was replaced.  I was denied whistleblower protection by the Inspector General, not based on any merits of my official reports, but because I was a contractor, and told I wasn’t covered under whistleblower protection, even though the IG’s very own website stated that contractors had been added under whistleblower protection since 2013.  I tried every legal means within the system to find justice, and when all other means failed, I took to social media to try and get support, and have my story heard.  I recently published my first book, ‘Victim of the Swamp: How the “Deep State” Destroyed the 40-Year-Old Private’ as yet another attempt to expose the decade of systemic fraud, waste, and abuse I experienced between our government, military, and the military industrial complex.

So, back to the Washington Post story. According to the report,

“the RNC and 3eDC have apparently been negotiating a larger contract for the firm to oversee microtargeting, a deal that could be worth $2 million or $3 million.

Here are some facts The Washington Post didn’t know when they wrote the article in 2008, and I’ll let you decide if it’s all just a coincidence.  Just as the Washington Post, I am not accusing anyone of anything, I am merely pointing out facts.  It is up to American’s that read this to make their own conclusions.

Fact #1 – 3eDC was an internet firm owned by Richard “Rick” Davis, then McCain 08′ campaign manager, and Paul Manafort, whom I think can best be described as a political “fixer,” and international man of mystery.  Many news organizations felt it was inappropriate for McCain to be paying Paul Davis through his company, 3eDC, when his campaign was struggling financially, and Davis had said he would “forego” his campaign salary.  I would also be in that camp.

NEWSWEEK. Federal campaign records show the McCain campaign paid Davis Manafort $90,000 through July 2007, when a cash crunch prompted Davis and other top campaign officials to forgo their salaries and work as volunteers. Separately, another entity created and partly owned by Davis– an Internet firm called 3eDC, whose address was the same office building as Davis Manafort’s–received payments from the McCain campaign for Web services, collecting $971,860 through March 2008.”

Fact #2 – What was 3eDC?  According to a Google “Wayback Machine” capture of 3eDC’s website from 2008, “3eDC was established to develop cutting edge web and data tools… designed to connect people and to affect the results in the political, social, and commercial worlds.

When I saw the Washington Post report the RNC was in negotiations to pay 3eDC for “Microtargeting,” and then saw the company, Dynology,  everything started to fall in place for me.  I had spent from 2007-2010 pioneering microtargeting, social media psychological warfare application for on a DoD contract in Iraq, and also back in Tampa, at McDill, and it made me wonder… Notice Dynology is listed as 3eDC’s top Strategic Partner – forgoing alphabetical order.

According to the Washington Post, “the RNC and 3eDC have apparently been negotiating a larger contract for the firm to oversee microtargeting, a deal that could be worth $2 million or $3 million…”

 

 

Fact #3 – Dynology Strategic Partnership.  A couple quick facts: Dynology is owned by the 4 Star General, James Jones. To understand Gen. Jones’ moral compass, it was a family owned business that was making millions of dollars from Department of Defense contracts, both while Gen. Jones was in uniform serving as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, and while also serving as Obama’s National Security Advisor from 2009-2010.  I’m sorry, but in what world is it honorable, or even legal for that matter, for someone in uniform, or sitting at the right-hand of a U.S. president as his National Security Advisor, while at the same time your family owned and run defense contracting company is profiting millions in Department of Defense contracts.

Perhaps it explains how he can afford this house, as was reported by Angelajean? If you read her post, you will notice in her description of General Jones, there is no mention of his relationship with Dynology, yet he has the largest office in Dynology’s headquarters, on the 15th floor of the Towers Crescent building, one of the most premier high rise buildings in Tyson’s Corner, VA.  In fact, try doing a Google search looking for any relationship with General James L. Jones and Dynology, and you will find virtually nothing. He founded it early in 2000 or 2001, and has profited millions from its Department of Defense and Marine Corp. contracts for nearly two decades now.  General Jones openly boasts of his membership publicly on many other boards, and his position in many other corporations and non-profits.  Why is there virtually nothing to the fact Dynology was being run by his two sons, and many other family members, as well as his massive private office suite in such a luxurious building?  I think most can make their own conclusions based on the facts.

Fact #4 – Dynology (Gen. Jones) was paid a tremendous amount of taxpayer funds to send me to Iraq on an Interactive Internet Activities (IIA) Defense Department contract to build social media psychological warfare applications that were capable of covertly “microtargeting” (sound familiar) social network users.  I’m not acknowledging ANYTHING we may or may not have done with it, as any of the dissemination process or actual projects would be classified at the Top Secret level!  Additionally, Dynology maintained the intellectual property rights to the application, and made it commercially available to the public.  Understanding the potential for such an application to be misused, I was personally troubled by this at the time, but never spoke out.  Below is a screenshot of the application, notice the copyright Dynology 2009 at the bottom of the application window.  The only thing I discuss is what the application is capable of when it was made publicly available.

Fact #5 –  Think of iPSY (what I named it for commercial sale at Dynology) as a “Fake News” project management tool.  Let’s say you woke up one day and wanted to alter the outcome of an election, or start riots that spread across the United States, like what we witnessed in Ferguson. (I actually saw this happening in 2014 and spoke out, but nobody listened, until a few weeks ago when Facebook and the FBI acknowledged it.)  If you did decide to go such an unscrupulous route, you would require a project management tool exactly like this.

Fact #6 –  If you think it’s just a coincidence Paul Manafort, John McCain, Richard Davis and the RNC was funneling millions of dollars into a project billed as “microtargeting” using 3eDC, a social media influence company, and a Strategic Partner with Dynology, think about this.  It’s not like you can call up ‘The Geek Squad’ and ask, “do you sell covert, social media PSYOP project management applications capable of microtargeting specific demographics in Facebook, Twitter using multiple fake persona’s?   Projects that “effect the results in the political, social and commercial worlds,” as 3eDC boasted on their website, which is exactly what iPSY was designed to do, are very well funded, covert and tactical. How many U.S. companies in 2007 actually had this capability outside, or within, the military industrial complex?  The answer to that is like one or two, including Dynology in that figure.  I also worked a contract in Afghanistan for another company for a few months on an Interactive Internet Activities project.  I know what I am talking about here.

Fact #7 – Why covert, well, for two reasons. First, when you’re managing a small group of analysts (maybe 10-15) using multiple fake social media “persona’s,” (maybe 10-25 fake persona per analyst,) trained in psychological warfare to disseminate a particular narrative, you might have a problem if your opponent found out and made it public.  You can’t have anyone tracing it back to you.  You must be able to make it look like your anyone you want, coming from anywhere in the world you want to make it look like you’re coming from, and do it in such a way that no intelligence agency on the planet could tell.  Second, many blog sites and social networks have site administrators that look at where you’re internet IP address is located, as well as many other characteristics of you and your computers profile.  Look at what Facebook just admitted to congress about identifying over 250 fake persona’s coming from a single location in Russia.  If a group of fake persona’s all show up using the same software, computer profiles, and are all from the same physical location in Tyson’s Corner, VA., you would busted.  It is for that very reason I strongly question the U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia was actually doing this.

Firstly, you wouldn’t have a team of 250 people, that would be ridiculous to manage and maintain anonymity.  You would use a small, 10-15 person group of highly skilled analysts, and project managers that had years of experience in Psychological Warfare.  Second, the only “breadcrumbs” the program would leave that could trace back to anyone, would be what they wanted you to find.  Having Facebook and U.S. intelligence agencies so quickly and easily find a group of 250 Russians, on a project they claim was budgeted at close to $100 million, makes me think it is more likely someone in the U.K., like GCHQ, which would seemingly love to bring us to war with Russia based on their recent actions.

After going to war in Iraq based on false intelligence, I’m sorry, but I need to see more evidence before I get on board with the Russia scandal.  I openly acknowledge Russia uses social media to influence the U.S., but the actual stuff they are doing, we wouldn’t know about, and won’t for years, if ever.  They’re some of the best, if not the best, on the planet at this stuff (after me, of course.)

Fact #8 – On March 22, 2017, the Associated Press reported,

“Manafort was paid $10 million from 2006 to 2009 to lobby on behalf of the Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, using a strategic “model” that the AP said Manafort wrote would “greatly benefit the Putin Government if employed at the correct levels with the appropriate commitment to success.”

It deeply concerns me that the timing of 3eDC’s reported payments by McCain and the RNC, as well as descriptions like “microtargeting,” and “affect the results in the political, social, and commercial worlds,” is used by a company that was seemingly propped up overnight as a front under suspicious circumstances.  If Dynology did license military grade, social media psychological warfare technology it was contracted to build by the Department of Defense, commercially, what steps would have been taken to prevent it falling into the hands of our foreign adversaries?  Especially given the report by AP listed above describing Paul Manafort’s talks with close allies of the Russian President Vladimir Putin around 2006.

Fact #9 – Even if the Strategic Relationship between Dynology and 3eDC, as well as the descriptions of services, was all just a coincidence, I don’t believe it should just be ignored.  It should be investigated!  Paul Manafort was just indicted on multiple charges relating to money laundering, and numerous accusations by news outlets and foreign leaders for interfering with elections well before he got involved with the Trump campaign.  Manafort’s moral piggy bank seems to have a few “IOU’s” in it?  Then you have, in my personal opinion, a morally bankrupt, 4 star General owning a defense contracting company making millions on Defense Department contracts, both while in uniform, and while serving as National Security Advisor.  You have Rick Davis owning a business, 3eDC, that is taking in money from the very campaign (John McCain’s Straight Talk Express) he is managing, as well as the RNC reportedly giving him many millions more through that very same company.   McCain’s Straight Talk Express seems less like an “Express,” and more like a commuter service, making stops at every lobbying firm and donor kickback it sees, in my personal opinion.

finally, what was the RNC and others around Trump supposedly tasked with protecting him thinking when they recommended Paul Manafort work for the Trump campaign?  I get it, Trump hasn’t been in politics like the rest of these folks, how was it ever a good idea in anyone’s mind to allow this to happen?  Something here smells very “swamp like” and fishy, if you ask me.

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Interactive Internet Activities (IIA); The U.S. Governments Nomenclature for “Fake News.”

The Military Has A Name For “Fake News,” And It’s Called ‘Interactive Internet Activities’ (IIA)

By Patrick Bergy

Tampa, Florida – Since virtually days after the U.S. Presidential election, when the Clinton campaign covertly released the now infamous British “Dossier” on Donald Trump, all you hear in the news is how the Russian’s were trying to alter the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election.  We now know it was a multi-million dollar “fake news” work of IIA fiction by the Clinton campaign to bring down, or weaken, a democratically elected U.S. President, while destroying any hope of better U.S. relations with Russia.

The military uses Interactive Internet Activities, or IIA, as the Psychological Operations nomenclature for a tactical social media warfare program like this (left.)   IIA can also both covertly and overtly support other PSYOP components, such as Information Operations (IO) and Computer Network Operations (CNO.)  Many countries do it, most have their own name for it.  I use IIA, because when I was contracted by the U.S. Government from 2007 – 2010 to pioneer this technology, this was what we called it.

The image on the right is of Patrick Bergy at the 4th Psychological Operations Group, Psychological Operations Task Force in Baghdad, Iraq, where I provided IIA contract support for from 2007-2008.

We were basically tasked with moving Psychological Operations (PSYOP) from airplane dropped leaflets, to tactically targeting social networks, blogs, and online news feeds.  It was truly a challenge, as the Department of Defense was strictly prohibited from EVER targeting or influencing American citizens. Other such government agencies with three letter acronyms did not have such restrictions.

It was 2007, and the true potential of Information Operations using social media was just being understood.  Apple had just announced the release of their “iPhone,” and the smartphone revolution had begun.  Personally, I had been using the HP iPac smartphone since around 2001, but it was mostly a market for nerds until Apple made it “cool.”

Having pioneered this weapon you know as social media “fake news,” I was able to recognize when other countries or organizations were using it to tactically target and influence.  It took me all of a few seconds to recognize it was being use by whom I believe was either North Korea or Russia (Ukraine) to influence social chaos during the Michael Brown riots, and I published this in my blog online in 2014 when I was working on a Defense Department contract in South Korea.  I warned about IIA being used to alter the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election – in 2015.  I also believe I recognized it being used in March, 2017, by the British intelligence agency, GCHQ, using a “journalist” known as Louise Mensch, to harm President Trump.

I spotted Louise on Twitter by her use of IIA nomenclatures.  She used terms that someone not trained in IIA wouldn’t know, and I quickly made her connection with the British intelligence agency, GCHQ from there.  I responded to one of her tweets, asking how she knew so much about IIA, when seemingly nobody else online had any clue.  She responded to me in typical Tory Twitter Trash fashion, calling me “Hitler,” or “Putin.” I can’t remember for sure, as she calls anyone who threatens her narrative that.  I responded with the fact I didn’t think such attacks were warranted, having served in uniform in Afghanistan alongside British soldiers.  At that point even her supporters said she was out of line, but she continued with hateful remarks, rather than addressing my question.

I felt somewhat vindicated today when I saw a WikiLeaks posting of an email between Louise Mensch and the Clinton campaign back in 2016.

“From:mkives@caa.com To: ha16@hillaryclinton.com, john.podesta@gmail.com, re47@hillaryclinton.com Date: 2016-02-14 16:29 Subject: Fwd: Hillary ad

 

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Voice of America Pushes Iran Propaganda

Voice of America Pushes Iran Propaganda Using MSNBC Producers; Report Claims Anti-US Narrative – None Spoke Farsi!

So much in the news today are stories about fake news, so I would like to take a moment and help you understand what #FakeNews truly is. As a subject matter expert in social media psychological warfare, this comment caught my eye. In a recent tweet by President Trump he made a very carefully crafted claim;

“…It is very possible that those sources don’t exist but are made up by fake news writers. #FakeNews is the enemy!” 

This was not said by accident! You know the president has access to pretty much everything in the intelligence world at the highest levels of classification. That said, this post is about #FakeNews at the unclassified level called Voice of America. It is a taxpayer funded, self-licking ice cream cone of appropriations which seems to be lacking in oversight. What the president was referring to were state or privately funded IIA (Interactive Internet Activities) tactical social media PSYOP campaigns.  Often these operations will include IO, or Information Operations, which involves more clandestine/anonymized tactical operations, often which tie into a main IIA operation.

The reports surrounding the performance of both VOA TV and Radio broadcast starts out with 2 scathing reports by Senator Tom Coburn to President George W. Bush.

Here is the link to the original NewsMax Story

The report stated, and I quote,

“Undermines U.S. policy on Iran, often even supporting the propaganda of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

You will not believe the examples the report sites, it will make you either laugh until you cry, or just simply cry? A pro American narrative is in VOA’s mission statement, and they reportedly had requested an additional $50 million in taxpayer funding from the Congress just the previous year. Yes, the good old days when money was no object in the Middle East for stuff that doesn’t work. Perhaps this seemingly impossible to believe report will make a little more sense when I tell you that VoA hired MSNBC producers, and they didn’t speak Farsi, the primary language.

For those of you that have never heard of Voice of America (VOA,) it is essentially a crappy version of Russia’s far more popular, RT (Russian TV.) A good analogy would be to compare the ratings of FOX News and MSNBC, as a good example. To keep it simple (and historically accurate) we can use VoA’s to represent MSNBC barrel bottom ratings, and RT’s ratings can be more realistically represented by FOX News. Why anyone would be surprised that by hiring MSNBC producers, you would get the same dismal results in the ratings.

So much of what you hear in the news following the 2016 Presidential election, is how Russia was meddling in our sovereign, democratic election process – again. U.S. officials on both sides of the isle express their feigned outrage,while the U.S. Government run VoA goes plugging right along, messing with the sovereignty of other nations elections. The hypocrisy is so thick, you can cut it with a knife. The real outrage should be that we’re getting our asses kicked by the Russians in social media, broadcast radio, TV PSYOP (Psychological Operations) and IO (Information Operations) like hacking.

One obvious explanation for VoA having ratings comparable to MSNBC, is that we contracted MSNBC producers to provide propaganda for America’s foreign policy narrative in Iran. One can only assume this liberal infiltration is systemic throughout VOA’s global presence. Going at least as far back as the beginning of George W. Bush’s second term, strange things began to happen with VOA’s political agenda,

The VOA’s Persian services Washington, D.C. office was managed by an Iranian/American Sheila Ganji, and it was her VOA email address published on WikiLeaks that came up in an unrelated search. According to an intra-agency report,  I go into more detail on this in another post, www.blogspot.pfc40book.com and on our weekly podcast at http://www.spreaker.com/show/the-swamp. I pushed to use the public, VoA proxy servers used at that time to help Iranians get outside information, but found out Obama had cut funding for these servers within his first month or so in office.  Looking back over the last 8 years of Obama, I can’t help but see a connection to him with Iran, which we are not party to.

According to the NewsMax article, a U.S. Interagency steering group submitted a report stating, “neither network has been effective at representing the views of the U.S. government, a mission defined in VOA’s charter, let alone at promoting democracy.”

In one broadcast, NewsMax reported the following;

In one April 18, 2006, program devoted to Iran’s nuclear program, for example, VOA News invited two nuclear “experts.” One of them was a Mr. Nakhai.

“VOA News did not describe his academic and/or professional affiliations. As it turns out, Mr. Nakhai was an adviser to the Iranian regime and a defender of its nuclear policy,” the report found.

Another show, broadcast on April 14, 2006, was devoted to U.S. policy toward Iran, inviting guests who were almost uniformly critical of the administration.

Here is what NewsMax quoted as the most “stunning” example;

Perhaps the most stunning comments were made by Hoover Institution scholar Abbas Milani, who recently has been called to testify in Congress as an “expert” on the pro-democracy movement in Iran by Rep. Tom Lantos, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

In a segment devoted to Iranian human rights abuses, Milani was asked how can a country that violates human rights be a defender of international human rights?

“I think that what you are saying is 100% correct, that is why the U.S. is in a problematic position because of this,” Milani replied. “An America that has the Guantanamo Bay jail in it, an America in which minorities, blacks, have suffered from legal deprivations, without a doubt has international issues with regards to this. . . .”

The VOA host thanked Milani for his answer. “Of course, the country I was referring to as the violator of human rights which cannot be a defender of international human rights was the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he added.

My jaw just dropped to the ground when I first read that. I hope all of yours did as well.

Voice of America is a fully attributable U.S. government run news organization, but there are also programs that many governments run that are somewhat less than attributable, if not entirely COVERT.  These project can include building completely legitimate online news organizations, much like InfoWars.com, as an educated guess/example? Contract “journalists” will produce their deliverables to support a carefully orchestrated narrative using state of the art, tactical IIA/IO project management tools. On the left, compliments of the UK’s own GCHQ, I strongly suspect this total lunatic, Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch), and on the right, Mike Cernovich/Jack Posobiac. I use my experience and knowledge as a subject matter expert in this to make these statements. I don’t have the resources to prove anything. I would guess worldwide there are more than a thousand fake journalists, or even real journalists, that are paid contractors.

The application I developed for the DoD while under contract for Dynology, would be a perfect example of tactical IIA/IO you would want use in such an operation. Think of it as a fake news project management application. Dynology was owned by General James Jones, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Obama’s National Security Advisor, and lifelong friend of John McCain. Dynology is a preferred partner with Paul Manafort’s company, whom is also friends with Brietbart’s, Steve Bannon. All of these people are deeply connected to politically motivated social media, top level elections, and the social media PSYOP application I pioneered, which anyone wanting to alter the outcome of an election through the use of social/streaming media would require. Smoking gun? No. Enough for federal investigators to look more closely at, I believe so.

VAULT 7 EXPOSED VOA/CIA CONNECTION!

I found a name online in the Vault7 document dump by WikiLeaks. I wasn’t looking for it, but rather it came up in an internet search I was doing. That said, an email address I saw led me to this article about a scathing report that came out in a 2007 NewsMax article regarding the VoA, Iran. I sent an email to the person who’s information had shown up in the online WikiLeaks CIA document dump letting them know what I had found, but did not receive a response.

What makes this article news, is my reporting on the VOA’s use of anonymized proxy servers to help spread American values throughout the world. Proxy servers allow people in countries where access to social media, like FaceBook, and many other sources of information, is blocked. Users can circumvent Geo-location filters by installing free proxy software on your computer. Unlike VOA’s TV and Radio broadcasts which are banned from viewing in Iran, you don’t need to install a large dish or antenna, which makes it easy for Iranian officials to spot. It costs pennies on the dollar compared to over the air broadcasts, and imagine what someone could do installing malware in VOA’s proxy software. Keep reading to discover what the Obama administration did to VOA’s anonymized proxy program in his first few weeks in office.

I go into more detail on this subject in my book, Victim of the Swamp: How the “Deep State” Destroyed the 40-Year-Old Private. I am trying to get a message out on a topic I have been paid heavily to corrupt, social media/fake news. As you can image, I am not getting a lot of support from online journalists. We need your help in retweeting this article to your friends and family.