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It’s war that sells (tags)
The war on Iraq won’t be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold. It was a propaganda war, a war of perception management, where loaded phrases, such as “weapons of mass destruction” and “rogue state” were hurled like precision weapons at the target audience: us.
2006 Alternative War News from Yahoo News Boards (tags)
The Iraq War was a daily focus on Yahoo News Boards in 2006. Here are some valuable archives which may interest you.
TWO Battles of Baghdad (tags)
A former Army officer describes the realities of Bush League unreality on the topic of the Battle of Baghdad, just admitted yesterday by Ambassador Khalilzad -- but having happened three years ago. Welcome to Orwell 101.
Media Non-event of 6/26/2006 (tags)
An important story was buried by the mainstream media last week: the 6/26 Senate Democrats hearing on Pre-Iraq War Intelligence. I offer this analysis of the media non-coverage of that damning (ergo, ignored) event. I hope you find it both enjoyable and informative -- and lament that no one else has done this bit of writing yet! Your servant, CPTMAY
Truth and Deception in the Information War (tags)
With the global news streams, allied and friendly countries as well as the American media and people are disinformed.
Iraq took away our innocence!- Spc. Douglas Barber OIF Vet with PTSD (tags)
Interview with Spc. Douglas Barber- OIF Vet suffering from PTSD
SUPER TERRORISTS! 'Pollywood Studios' Latest Production (tags)
The Jordan bombing publicity has Pollywood (as in Pentagon's Hollywood) written all over it. Pollywood's favorite theme, after "THE NATION AT WAR" is "TERRORIST MASTERMINDS." The favorite script always stars a single villain, who is turned into a bogey man of superhuman proportions.
Heroic Fallujah (tags)
US imperialism hits a stumbling block in Fallujah and Iraq as a whole in its drive for global hegemony and corporate control.
The Lessons of Vietnam (tags)
The lessons learned by the US military in Vietnam and their relationship to US casualty figures in Iraq.
Saddam's capture revisited (tags)
On 28 March the BBC aired an "expose" revealing the identity of Saddam Hussein's betrayer, but news of this had already broken by January. And what the BBC didn't mention was that a chain of events, beginning last July, signaled the start of the dictator's demise.
A Tangled Web of Lies about Iraq (tags)
The continuous succession of lies about Iraq and the ever-changing rationalizations for an immoral and illiegal war against Iraq.
Iraq: Washington spinning out of control (tags)
Investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein reveals the Bush administration's glaring use of "spin" to substitute for facts. Some both recent and outrageous manipulations of "official information" make the story.
Corp. Media Bias,Polls,Waffling,VoteBuying SPARKS New Dynamic of Self-Publishing (tags)
The candidates believing the assessment by the weapons-manufacturer-owned-media and their ridiculous polls, because they get coverage fall into trap of having to accept and be defined by it. Later finding out their dependence on orchestrated reality control and conventional wisdom, causes the rug to be pulled out from under them> as events, time and the fluidity of the new info-sharing environment made possible by real peoples participation with self-publishing, pushes the envelope to more accurate and genuine picture, actual portrayal of the environment, Here on the ground in 2004.The truth, morality and validity of the progressive message is that powerful. NPR DEBATE OBSERVATIONS
The Karma of Spin (tags)
A look at Bush Admin. spin, how quickly it has collapsed, and a suggestion that spin is little different from false advertising.
Samarra Battle faked by U.S. Psywar Specialists (tags)
An analysis of the "Samarra Battle" indicates that U.S. Psychological Warfare Operatives faked a "great victory" for U.S. troops similar to the fabricated Jessica Lynch "rescue."
Outsourcing torture? (tags)
We should be the champion of democracy in the world, and human rights can't be separated from democracy. But if Bush expects to be taken seriously on this issue, he'll have to address the contradictions in his own policies. Just months after Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf became Bush's new best friend, he won a new term in an election everyone knows was a fraud. To get a military foothold north of Afghanistan, Bush cozied up to Uzbekistan's longtime dictator, a Stalinist not much better than Saddam Hussein. And Bush still refuses to deal with Yasser Arafat, the democratically elected leader of the Palestinian Authority. And if Bush wants to be taken seriously, he can't condemn Syrian torturers while at the same time his CIA outsources its interrogations to the same brutal thugs.
CHERYL SEAL ALERT: Bush Pentagon Plans to Orbit Monstrous Space Bomber (tags)
While America's is diverted by the Bush UK visit and the Energy and Medicare bills crises, Bush, aided and abetted by NASA and Boeing, are laying plans to create a fleet of space bombers
Bring'em Home - Not Send'em Off (tags)
I have worked for years with veterans of other wars living under bridges, in abandoned cars and empty tenements. Forgotten cannon fodder-kicked to the curb. War is about, and always has been, despite the Public Relations propaganda; power-greed and conquest; with the poor doing the dirty work of filling rich men's coffers. No politician's sons or daughters are over there, and President Bush's daughters (for all his "Bring'em On" bravado), won't be joining young, beautiful NH Commander Mary. I rest my case. Jude Moriarty
Governing With All The Keen Skill Of Delta House (tags)
Isn't it amazing, and sad, that the only consistent voice with any credibility when it comes to Iraq has been 20-year-old Jessica Lynch, the former Army private who has resisted efforts by the Pentagon to turn her into a Sgt. York of the Persian Gulf?
Yet ANOTHER person, a threat to Bush, ENDS UP DEAD!!! (tags)
CaptainMidnight and his merry band of stoned idots rides again.
Veteran's Day truth (tags)
From Today's L.A. Times Patt Morrison column
50 False News Stories By Bush Propaganda Machine (tags)
Lies, damned lies, and Bush. The Bush War Machine seems to be less on Speaking Terms with the truth than Clinton was. What a memorable accomplishment.
Bush renames Body Bags, Transfer Tubes (tags)
As the saying goes, if you can't convince them, confuse them. With more lies told each day by President George Bush, here is yet another one. The US Department of Defense changed the name from "Body Bag" to "Transfer Tube" to describe how the bodies of our young warriors are returned home in the dark of night, with no official count of their growing numbers, and no solemn public ceremony to honor their proud service
Info War on USA Public (tags)
Info War on USA Public
New book on PR industry ties to Bush regime (tags)
New book by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber exposes the role that PR companies play in manufacturing consent for US wars. Go out and buy a copy today to help put this title on the bestseller lists.
CNN: Saddam's Sons Confirmed Dead; Bush, Blair, Cheney Still At Large (tags)
CNN is reporting that Saddam's sons,Qusay and Uday, have been killed by U.S. troops. Still unconfirmed is whether the Pentagon is lying again. Meanwhile, war criminals Bush, Blair, Cheney, and Rumsfeld are still at large.
The Fictitious Symbor of a Fictitious War: Private Lynch (tags)
The rescue of Jessica Lynch defined the Iraq war - and now defines what it was not, writes Malcolm Knox.
Truth spoils a good war story (tags)
July 11 2003 The heroic tale of Jessica Lynch, the teenage United States Army soldier rescued from Iraqi captivity in a televised commando raid, has been largely debunked by a military investigation.
IRAQ: The Human Toll (tags)
The 'daisy-cutter' bounced and exploded a few feet above ground, blasting red-hot shrapnel into the walls not of a tank but of houses. Rahad Septi and 10 other children lost their lives; another 12 were injured. Three adults were also killed.
Lies the Government Told Us Part 4 (tags)
Marines Arrive in N.C. After Iraq Mission (tags)
Read this article. The whole thing is fine and makes perfect sense except for the last comment. From that last comment, I can tell that that woman is probably some stupid stupid suburban housewife who doesn't know jack shit. She probably heard somebody say something like that on ABC news or some other shitty "news" station and she just chose to repeat it because in the "lala teletubby" head of hers it sounded like something meaningful and intelligent. That last comment makes absolutely no sense.
Fibbing It Up at Fox (tags)
Fox's protracted apologia is that despite promises of evidence of current weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) by the Bush Administration, the evidence has been ambiguous at best. Unfortunately for the network, I’ve been keeping a scratch diary of their reports since the war began.
The gang that couldn’t think straight (tags)
Now some U.S. lawmakers are calling for congressional hearings to find out whether the Bush Administration truly did overhype the threat posed by Iraq. Republican Sen. John Warner, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a former secretary of the Navy (as well as one of Liz Taylor’s ex-husbands), has said his panel will take part in such a probe. But somehow House Majority Leader Tom DeLay thinks this is all unfair.
A Personal Chronicle of a Season of ‘Better to Laugh than Cry” Antiwar Activism. (tags)
Here is one NY-RTS' memories of the recent past- a memory of the particular groups anti-war activism.-- To be published on-line in the Journal of Aesthetics and protest. (print issue #2 to be released in late June, early July)
Lights! Camera! Rescue! (tags)
We do want to feel good, to believe that we are good. We want to be seen as virtuous liberators, not conquerors. Yet these two signature stories from the invasion of Iraq are, in fact, too good to be true.
Lights, Camera, Rescue! (tags)
Reposted because the last time it was posted it got spammed to death.
Lights, camera, rescue (tags)
Everybody is lookfing for a figleaf a way to "feel good" about killing a few thousand people and taking their resources. "Saving Private Lynch" was made to order for "good War PR". Another Bush Junta LIE.
More myths, misconceptions and unanswered questions about the war in Iraq (tags)
In the wake of the war in Iraq, a number of questions have arisen about events during the war and Iraq's alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction and ties to Al Qaeda. As in our earlier columns about the Iraq debate, this article is intended to deal only with claims that have been addressed definitively or near-definitively in the public record. It is our hope that this column will serve to clarify some of the key issues being debated in the aftermath of the war and correct some of the most pervasive myths in circulation.
Saving Private Lynch- a Hollywood Drama (tags)
Secrets galore (tags)
But calling stuff "SECRET" to cover up Pentagon screw-ups that cost soldiers' lives or to protect war racketeers' pet scams violates what our country is about. Ditto the Pentagon-employed spinmeisters and the big bucks they waste annually hiding the truth from U.S. citizens unknowingly footing the bill for their deceptions.
'Next rescue: Uncovering the truth about Jessica Lynch' (tags)
The day before the American forces burst into the hospital with guns blazing and helicopters swirling overhead, Kampfner found, the Iraqi military had fled. The hospital was completely unguarded. "We were surprised," said another doctor, Anmar Uday. "Why do this? There was no military, there were no soldiers in the hospital."
US POW rescue was 'stage-managed' (tags)
Just keep telling yourself - we have no stage managed controlled Presstitutes, it was not about Oil, Hi I'm from the Government I'm here to help you, we have no stage managed controlled Presstitutes, it was not about Oil, Hi, I'm from the Government I'm here to help you, ...
Jessica Lynch's "Rescue" was a fake. (tags)
See this article from the BBC.
Achtung! Are We the New Nazis? (tags)
Presently, American military veterans—rank and file former soldiers mostly--are speaking out against American Imperialism, as well as ministers, artists, reporters, scientists and educators. But the powerful alliance of media monopolies and corporate-financed political leaders sway public opinion to war.
Saving Private Lynch Pt2. What Really Happened. (tags)
"We agreed to stay in one room, not to intervene," Hassan said. The soldiers broke down several doors in the hospital before locating Lynch, and then went to the back of the hospital to recover the remains of nine U.S. soldiers buried in shallow graves. Eight of them, from Lynch's unit, were killed in the same ambush.
LAST TWO WEEKS OF WAR (tags)
CNN Subtly Alters POW Coverage; Seven Stray Missiles Two Unhappy Allies; Murder At 160 K; "Simon-Says" Reporting; "Their Liberation Is Now In The Hands Of God"; POW Coverage Shows Bias In Favor Of Beauty; U.S. Directly And Indirectly Targets Civilians; The Shu'ale Market Bombing: Case Closed; Checkpoint Shooting Galleries; A Besieged Basra; Kurdish Victims Of Liberation; Dissent In The Ranks; Cluster Bombs In Iraq; Pentagon's Version Of "Stop The Press"; Welcome To The Liberation