We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Most of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

No laughing matter:Comedian Robin Williams' longstanding contribution to US war propaganda

by Cem Ertür Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at 1:19 PM

The late actor and comedian Robin Williams has consistently devoted his fame, talent and charm to U.S. Army's propaganda events for the genocidal wars on Afghanistan and Iraq.

No laughing matter: Comedian Robin Williams' longstanding contribution to U.S. war propaganda

Propaganda alert

compiled by Cem Ertür

13 August 2014

The late actor and comedian Robin Williams has consistently devoted his fame, talent and charm to U.S. Army's propaganda events for the genocidal wars on Afghanistan and Iraq.

According to the United Service Organizations (USO):

“ [Robin] Williams went on six USO tours from 2002 to 2013, including five overseas. He visited [U.S.] troops in 12 foreign countries, making three stops to both Iraq and Afghanistan. [...]  The USO’s Entertainment team estimates [Robin] Williams performed for or visited with more than 89,000 [U.S. Army] service members during his 12-plus years of volunteering.”  [1]


According to U.S. Defense Minister Chuck Hagel:

“The entire [U.S.] Department of Defense community mourns the loss of Robin Williams. Robin was a gifted actor and comedian, but he was also a true friend and supporter of our troops. From entertaining thousands of service men and women in war zones, to his philanthropy that helped veterans struggling with hidden wounds of war, he was a loyal and compassionate advocate for all who serve this nation in uniform.”  [2]

Standing next to a RQ-1B Predator drone, actor Robin Williams entertains the 776th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron crew during his visit to
an overseas U.S. Air Force base used in the war on Afghanistan, 19 October 2002

Actor Robin Williams poses with the 776th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron crew during his visit to visit to an overseas U.S. Air Force base
used in the war on Afghanistan, 19 October 2002

Actor Robin Williams gets a briefing on the equipment of 438th Air Expeditionary Group during his visit to an overseas U.S. Air Force base
used in the war on Afghanistan, 19 October 2002

Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers, USCENTCOM commander John Abizaid, U.S. 4th Infantry Division commander Ray
Odierno, 173rd Airborne Brigade commander William Mayville, wrestler Kurt Angle, model Leeann Tweeden and racing driver Mike Wallace
pose during a United Service Organizations (USO) show, U.S. Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, 17 December 2003

Actor Robin Williams entertains the crew aboard USS Enterprise aircraft carrier which has been deployed for the war on Iraq, 19 December

Actor Robin Williams greets U.S. troops prior to his show at a U.S. military base in Ramadi, Iraq, 19 December 2007


Actor Robin Williams performs in a United Service Organizations (USO) show at the U.S. military base Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq,
13 December 2010. The show, hosted by Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen and his wife, Deborah Mullen, also featured
performances by comedians Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan, country singer Kix Brooks, country songwriter Bob DiPiero and racing
cyclist Lance Armstrong.



[1]   ‘He Brought Them Light’: How Robin Williams Turned his USO Tours into Personal Experiences for Troops
United Service Organizations (USO) website, 12 August 2014

[2]   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Passing of Robin Williams
U.S. Department of Defense website, 11 August 2014


From the archives:

Flashback to 2001: Hollywood stars salute Afghanistan's 'enduring freedom'

by Cem Ertür, Global Research, 25 December 2012

Britain’s sports stars at the service of war propaganda

by Cem Ertür, Indybay, 11 November 2011

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM


lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

test O06 10:01AM

test O06 9:59AM

test O06 9:59AM

100 Ways GOP Have Stolen Elections Since 1876 O06 12:03AM

Proximospective de l'univocité réifiée O05 6:27AM

“Kava-no!!!” O04 6:42PM

Trump & Palestine vs. Genesis, Rashi & The Land of Israel O03 6:29PM

The Criminality of the Elites O03 11:35AM

Business de l'inhumanitaire O03 7:51AM

Marriage Rape/Date Rape Highest Rapes O02 2:59PM

Women I Know Get Raped - Too Many Times To Count! O02 2:55PM

Women In USA Have Stockholm Syndrom O02 2:50PM

Shooting Drill's Are Political Actual Shootings O02 2:47PM

Dr. Ford's Father Works With CIA O02 2:44PM

Weaponizing Frequencies O02 2:41PM

Google Abuses: Worldwide Spying, Censorship, War Promotion, Spying On Children, Etc O02 11:08AM

Paraphysique de l'administration O02 8:34AM

Paraphysique O02 8:31AM

Affordable Rents? A State of Emergency Intensifies O01 11:36AM

A Few Of Many Impeachable Acts by Trump Sessions And Others O01 4:41AM

Désengrammation, l'éloge de la suite S30 7:01AM

someone Should Work In Hollywood - Good Acting! S28 2:55PM

Ford Gives Psych Drugs To Lower Class To Shut Them Up? S28 2:51PM

Hilllary Calls Ford Trailer Trash? S28 2:47PM

Most Rapes Are In Marriages S28 2:43PM

Nice Boys Dirty Deeds S28 2:41PM

Minnesota 2nd Largest Rape State S28 2:39PM

Paraphysique de la plus-value S28 7:18AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy