[lit-ideas] Fabricating a "Zarqawi Legend"

  • From: Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 03:21:54 -0700 (PDT)

The internal military documents leaked to Washington
Post confirm that the Pentagon is involved in an
ongoing propaganda campaign which seeks to provide a
face to the enemy. The purpose is to portray the enemy
as a terrorist, to mislead public opinion.

Counterterrorism and war propaganda are intertwined.
The propaganda apparatus feeds disinformation into the
news chain. The objective is to present the terror
groups as "enemies of America." responsible for
countless atrocities in Iraq and around the World. The
underlying objective is to galvanize public opinion in
support of America's Middle East war agenda.

US military-intelligence has created it own terrorist
organizations. In turn, it has developed a cohesive
multibillion dollar counterterrorism program "to go
after" these terrorist organizations. To reach its
foreign policy objectives, the images of terrorism in
the Iraqi war theater must remain vivid in the minds
of the citizens, who are constantly reminded of the
terrorist threat. The Iraqi resistance movement is
described as terrorists led by Zarqawi.

The propaganda campaign using the Western media,
presents the portraits of the leaders behind the
terror network. In other words, at the level of what
constitutes an "advertising" campaign, "it gives a
face to terror."

The "war on terrorism" rests on the creation of one or
more evil bogeymen, the terror leaders, Osama bin
Laden, Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, et al, whose names and
photos are presented ad nauseam in daily news reports.
Without Zarqawi and bin Laden, the "war on terrorism"
would loose its raison d'être. The main casus belli is
to wage a " war on terrorism".

The Pentagon documents leaked to the Washington Post
regarding Zarqawi have revealed that Al Qaeda in Iraq
is fabricated.


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