Skip to comments.Branding Iraq with al-Qaida [Treasonous Media Propaganda Alert]
Posted on 12/12/2005 2:53:34 AM PST by Jim Robinson
With every passing Iraqi death we lose another piece of our humanity. How can we or Washington justify the mass murder of thousands?
The desperate attempt of government officials to brand the Iraqi insurgency with al-Qaida is part of a deliberate misinformation campaign aimed at dissuading the American public from demanding an end to the Iraq war.
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Shortly after 9/11, the Bush administration realized it had a serious problem: Decades of U.S. foreign policy aimed at pillaging other countries resources had sparked an abiding sense of resentment and anger among the worlds masses. With the stark reality of the United States increasingly precarious economic and military position impossible to ignore, administration officials did what any wealthy political clique with close ties to multinational corporations would do they assigned one of the nations top advertising executives to improve the United States image abroad. The Pentagon also gave a four- month, $397,000 public relations contract to Rendon Group, charging it with the unenviable task of covering up the real human toll of the war in Afghanistan. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell responded to criticism by asserting, There is nothing wrong with getting somebody who knows how to sell something. We are selling a product. We need someone who can re-brand American foreign policy, re-brand diplomacy. Four years later, the Bush administrations efforts to re-brand American foreign policy can be seen on the nightly news in the hard contours of Abu-Musab al-Zarqawis face.
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Stop it! Yunz'all are killing me!
This is the funniest post I've read today....sadly!
Dang the MSM to hades!
No agenda here?
Mr. Paulson sure has a clear view of things from his armchair up there in Minnesota, doesn't he? Wow! Partisan hacks have no limit or sense of decency. Nevermind that the Iraqis are now turning in al-Qada members to the US forces in record numbers.
Now these traitors and sedionist paint the US Military as mass murderers. The writer, email@example.com , who put together this extreme hate filled article has already heard from me.
We don't. That's why we took out the mass murderer, Saddam.
Al-Qaida and the insurgency are linked together, along with Iran and Syria. Nathan, don't you see that Al-Qaida is the secreted army of radical Islam? You did indeed start with the right question, With every passing Iraqi death we lose another piece of our humanity. How can we or Washington justify the mass murder of thousands? , but as the atrocities of despot regimes like Saddams don't even register with you..you are complicite with the murder of thousands. The Iraqi people will remember all those innocent who died as heroes on the road to Freedom. Many of those people died not from Coalition forces, but were murdered by the insurgency, al-Qaida, or Saddam loyalists. This time last year we were in a battle for Fallujah and while the media focused on the Marine who shot the wounded insurgent they missed the FACT that as our Marines conducted house to house searches they found holding areas, torture chambers, and whole families killed/beheaded. This was not our troops doing this...this was the al-Qaida insurgency.
How many schools has the insurgency built in Iraq?
How many waterlines installed or repaired?
How much infrastructure repaired?
Who is allowing them to vote for freedom?
Oh, that's right it is al-Qaida and the insurgency doing all these wonderful things...
Leftist nutcase. Seems to be a pre-requisite for jobs at Minn. newspapers.
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Nathan will be receiving comments from me tonight, after the work day.
Actually, we would have lost our humanity had we REFUSED to demonstrate our willingness to shed blood to defend ourselves. The "Mogadishu Model" was used by our enemies to deem us "inhuman"; weak, and void of a natural defense mechanism.
Our dead in Iraq have restored the natural respect human beings must have for each other. We have not been attacked on our soil again, and the death of these soldiers is the reason why.
Decades of U.S. foreign policy aimed at pillaging other countries resources had sparked an abiding sense of resentment and anger among the worlds masses.
Such as the decade before Bush2?
I wrote Mr. Paulsen, and let him know he doesn't have a clue as to what is transpiring in Iraq.
Fortunately, he floated these lies to Stephen Hayes of the Weekley Standard... who corrected him in no uncertain terms. After getting the truth from Hayes... Mathews mumbled... Well... they certainly gave that impression... and the American people believed it.
Bring back the Sedition Acts. Back in the good old days, this guys would have done at least 10 years in prison.
So it's up to the administration to prove a negative, right or wrong?
Wasn't Zarkowi in Iraq a year before we invaded? Didn't Dean just say he came after we invaded? Where's the left's denial of that lie?
Ummm .. since these lib reporter is sooooooooooooooo concerned about humanity??
Does this mean he's gonna report on the mass graves of Iraqis that were murdered under the orders of Saddam??
Or the young girls that were brutually raped by Uday and his goons??
As usual the MSM is really stuck on stupid. They really believe we believe what they say. They are so pathetic. Amen.
That's right - their policies resulted in the mass murder of millions and they try to take the moral high ground by mischaracterizing who is doing the actual murdering and that we are trying to kill the murderers - a distinction that they are incapable of making.
How vain it is to sit down and write when you have not stood up to live. Thoreau
Yeah, just like the gov't lied to us about the Viet Cong being Communists, when they were REALLY just patriots who wanted to run their country in their own unique way. Anyway, as the commies told us at that time, we were just there for the oil (or was it for the tungsten, I forget).
Fast forward to Iraq. Different war, same commie script.
Iraqi's were involved in the 1993 WTC bombing.
Sir: You are standing with those using the stick of intimidation, weapons of mass cultural destruction (WMCDs), Kerry, Kennedy, Pelosi, Reid, Boxer, and Dean.
President Bush has a solution and it is called Winning the WOT, a stance 85% of Americans favor rather than your advocacy of 'cut and run'.
Sincerely, XXXXX, a true American
There is such a thing, imo, as a feedback loop that gets created by a traumatic event in our lives. Certain sights, sounds, smells, etc. trigger the loop to be replayed in our memories. Someone, for example, might have 9/11 triggered in their memories by the sight of a huge cloud of dust reminiscent of the rolling cloud that engulfed that region around the WTC when the towers fell. Part of the treatment for PTSD is to break into that feedback loop with another more positive message.
That doesn't mean, though, that the Iraqi insurgency should not be connected with Al Qaeda. The 2 basic reasons for this is first, that the old Ba'athists did participate with the terrorists that Saddam did harbor, aid, and abet within his own country. Zarqawi was protected in Iraq PRIOR to the Iraq War. Second, those old saddamites are now participating with al qaeda.
The connection between old Iraq and al-qaeda is not a nefarious scheme designed to play on a trauma feedback loop.
It is a fact.
"Washingtons public relations experts have 'justified' the cold-blooded murder of 100,000 Iraqis and the daily humiliation of an entire nation."
This boy just justified all of Saddam's murders, insulted Iraqis and called American troops 'murderers' because America has given him a free pass to do so, signed by John F. Kerry. Swift Vets only mission was to keep Kerry from CIC and any further action on their part, they feel, would cloud their reputation. It is time for someone else to pick up that torch, and I would wholeheartedly support efforts by Free Republic to be that 'someone' in a concerted effort to get the message out that this behavior will not go unchallenged by any silent majority. The White Flag video was put together by a grassroots organization of the GOP. SW laid out the blueprint, all FR need to is follow it. I've asked a couple FReepers and got support on this idea, What say you?
Do you have a cite?