Gods of War: The "Minerva Research Initiative" - DoD Preparation For “Mass Civil Breakdown”
2014 06 16

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The Minerva Initiative is the name of the US Department of Defense research program which studies civil unrest with intent to develop a military response.

Critics worry about the involvement of the NSA, and how this behavioral research may target peaceful protests and label those involved as terrorists.

Symbolism:
Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom, intelligence and warfare.

IrishOriginsofCivilization.com writes that the Bavarian Order of the Illuminati divided their system of initiation into categories and stages, one of which is the "Minerval".

They continue:
It is suggestive that the Illuminati employed the term "Minerval" for one of their introductory stages of initiation. The term apparently denotes the Roman goddess Minerva. She was connected to intelligence and warfare. She was probably revered by the Illuminati because of her connection to Prometheus who, with the goddess’s assistance, stole fire (knowledge) from the gods of Olympus so that men on earth could rise above a primitive level and eventually match the gods in power and ability.


The famous statue of Prometheus outside the Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Both Prometheus and his divine helper Minerva are revered by the Order of the Illuminati. The Rockefellers could not be making their secret society allegiance more obvious. Like their masters they too are adept at symbolic communication. The fountain over which the figure of Prometheus stands is significant because Minerva was associated with the healing power of water. The word "mineral" may derive from her name.

Minerva is usually depicted with her sacred creature - the owl.

The owl is used to represent learning and education, but also is a symbol of mystery, sorrow, death and occultism. A giant stone owl was infamously photographed presiding over the "Cremation of Care" - a fiery ritual held by elite globalists at Bohemian Grove.

More on protest, unrest, and ’insurrection’ and how the Pentagon will combat it with ’intelligence and war’...

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Meet The “Minerva Research Initiative” – The Pentagon’s Preparation For “Mass Civil Breakdown”
By Tyler Durden| The Daily Sheeple


About a month ago we showed photos of the Chinese police engaged in a drill designed to crush a “working class insurrection”, in which the police did precisely what would be required to end a middle class rebellion. It made us wonder: what does China know that the US doesn’t. As it turns out, nothing.

Because long before China was practicing counter-riot ops using rubber bullets, all the way back in 2008 the US Department of Defense was conducting studies on the dynamics of civil unrest, and how the US military might best respond. The name of the project: “Minerva Research Initiative” and its role is to ” “improve DoD’s basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the U.S.”

The Guardian which first revealed the details, reports that, “The multi-million dollar programme is designed to develop immediate and long-term “warfighter-relevant insights” for senior officials and decision makers in “the defense policy community,” and to inform policy implemented by “combatant commands.”

The premise behind Minerva is simple: study how violent political overthrow, aka mass civil breakdown, happens in the day and age of social networks, and be prepared to counteract it – by “targeting peaceful activities and protest movements” – when it finally reaches US shores.

Among the projects awarded for the period 2014-2017 is a Cornell University-led study managed by the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research which aims to develop an empirical model “of the dynamics of social movement mobilisation and contagions.” The project will determine “the critical mass (tipping point)” of social contagions by studying their “digital traces” in the cases of “the 2011 Egyptian revolution, the 2011 Russian Duma elections, the 2012 Nigerian fuel subsidy crisis and the 2013 Gazi park protests in Turkey.”

Twitter posts and conversations will be examined “to identify individuals mobilised in a social contagion and when they become mobilised.”

Another project awarded this year to the University of Washington “seeks to uncover the conditions under which political movements aimed at large-scale political and economic change originate,” along with their “characteristics and consequences.” The project, managed by the US Army Research Office, focuses on “large-scale movements involving more than 1,000 participants in enduring activity,” and will cover 58 countries in total.


Minerva is well funded: From the outset, the Minerva programme was slated to provide over $75 million over five years for social and behavioural science research. This year alone it has been allocated a total budget of $17.8 million by US Congress.

Among the purely “theoretical” recent studies Minerva is funding is a University of Maryland project in collaboration with the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to gauge the risk of civil unrest due to climate change. The three-year $1.9 million project is developing models to anticipate what could happen to societies under a range of potential climate change scenarios.

But what is most disturbing is that since the pretext for Minerva is simply to conduct theoretical social science experiments, there should be zero practical uses of the knowledge gleaned. Well, no.
Although Office of Naval Research supervisor Dr Harold Hawkins had assured the university researchers at the outset that the project was merely “a basic research effort, so we shouldn’t be concerned about doing applied stuff”, the meeting in fact showed that DoD is looking to “feed results” into “applications,” Corman said in the email. He advised his researchers to “think about shaping results, reports, etc., so they [DoD] can clearly see their application for tools that can be taken to the field.”

Many independent scholars are critical of what they see as the US government’s efforts to militarise social science in the service of war.

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Read the full article at: thedailysheeple.com



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