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Re: Knowing the enemy: NPA propaganda and tactics exposed
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 03:26:49 PM »
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Re: Knowing the enemy: NPA propaganda and tactics exposed
Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 08:24:49 PM    

one big problem really in the past was the effectiveness of the NDF. they were able to to inflitrate the key sectors in our society and establish legal front organizations... start with teachers during info drive about the true natue of the NPA? you will run into trouble with ACT (Alliance of Concerned Teachers). use media? remember that many in the media used to be members of the College Editors Guild during their college days... influence the LGOs? some of them do cooperate and are active in the ISO, but many of them always consider the votes that will be cast in their favor if they ally themselves with BAYANMUNA, GABRIELLA, etc... use artists? there is that samahan ng manunulat at artista sa sining... there are even those organizations for priests and religious sectors..

the nature of the ISO operation of the AFP in the past was primarily to address the threat posed by the armed NPA units. it was only in the late 80s when the mass base and sectoral  organizations of the enemy were fully recognized as a real threat. you then have those SOTs, however, SOT was designed to dismantle enemy organizations in the rural barangays (and it was effective!) however, there still remain the threat posed by organizations based in urban centers... and foray into this area is met by howls and righteous indignations by the affected groups. one good measure of success a unit is making in its ISO and how much it is hurting the enemy is the amount of  rallies, accusations through press releases and legal cases filed against this unit by enemy front ogranizations...

this is actually a complex problem with no clear cut mathematical solution. psychological operations is an art and this should be waged thoroughly. and an effective psyops requires that the root causes of peoples grievances which the NDF propaganda bureau exploits should be addressed too... but the afp studied and learned the lessons. if you can remember all the noise generated in PUP a few years ago when the AFP started its info drive there, that is one example of the intricacies that involves this endeavor. it is difficult and requires imaginative operators, but it can be done. mindoro and bohol are two good examples of successes. if you, sirs, noted also the number of participants of protest actions and its frequency organized by enemy front organizations and conducted in metro manila during the past years (late 80s, 90s and early 2000) and compare that with today, you may see some trend... almost all of the issues are still there, but the threat had lessened... but still, to totally eliminate enemy influence, there is really a need to address basic issues.

as alex lacson of the "12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do for His Country" fame said, "it is not the fault of the many who know less, but it is the fault of the few who know more but did nothing"...