Sunday, March 23, 2008

Surprise! US Did Everything Possible To Force Iraq Invasion

Strong arm tactics for war

"In the months leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration threatened trade reprisals against friendly countries who withheld their support, spied on its allies, and pressed for the recall of U.N. envoys that resisted U.S. pressure to endorse the war, according to an upcoming book by a top Chilean diplomat.
The rough-and-tumble diplomatic strategy has generated lasting "bitterness" and "deep mistrust" in Washington's relations with allies in Europe, Latin America and elsewhere, wrote Heraldo Muñoz, Chile's ambassador to the United Nations, in his book "A Solitary War: A Diplomat's Chronicle of the Iraq War and Its Lessons," set for publication next month.
"In the aftermath of the invasion, allies loyal to the United States were rejected, mocked and even punished" for their refusal to back a U.N. resolution authorizing military action against Saddam Hussein's government, Muñoz wrote
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This isn't news to those of us who weren't taken in by the criminals' propaganda blitzkreig. While the fascists were busy bellying around the international bar they were seriously working americans over with meticulous manipulation. It was a $200 million marketing campaign that kicked off in the fall of 2002 to sell us their long planned for invasion and occupation of Iraq. This was cold blooded murder carefully thought out in advance and deliberately presented with lies.

Just like any other marketing campaign it was long on emotion and feelings and woefully short on facts. The 9/11 perpetrators knew their boffo terror attack that day was going to be the justification for invading and occupying Iraq and use it they did, ad nauseum, in balls to the wall saturation coverage by the vile and corrupted MSM. Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz with their Office of Special Plans (OSP) spent hundreds of millions of your tax dollars to sell you their fucking war that would bleed the country dry to the tune of trillions.

Of course justifying the illegal invasion was the hard part, once the occupation began the dependably despicable MSM treated it all as a grand, thrilling spectacle where we cheer the home team on.

As Henry Jenkins tells it in Technology Review:"The U.S. news media covered the war in Iraq the same way they cover the Olympics—with red, white, and blue trappings, human interest stories, bombastic theme music, and an almost total focus on American accomplishments at the expense of any international context. Around the clock coverage gave the illusion of telling and showing everything and made us forget how little we actually knew."

Bush in spring, 2003 - "We're doing everything we can to prevent war."

This is the war that started with lies, and continues with lie after lie after lie

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it interresting that those of your ilk are more inclined to believe what is said by foreign governments than what is being said by your own, without so much as having yet read foryourself what he has written and determined if any of it has basis in fact. The left is overrun with paranoia and hatered.

23/3/08 11:03 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Yes, you are right, anon, I don't believe a word of what my government says as their track record has proven time after time that they are inveterate liars. At least you call it the government, rather than the country, which those of your ilk so often use interchangeably.

23/3/08 6:03 PM  
Anonymous nick z. said...

I have discovered, over the 40+ years of my life in the USA, that the majority of Americans that actually believe everything the US government tells them are either naive, low-IQ, young and inexperienced, gullible fools or complicit with the lies themselves for selfish reasons, to protect their own interests.

The federal government rationalizes most of the big lies it tells its citizens with the idea that most poor, middle and lower-class citizens are like foolish children that simply need to be kept under strict controls.

It's along the same line of rationale, "What they don't know won't hurt them." Unfortunately, however, that rationale has become one of the most overly abused excuses that the ruling-class uses every time it wants something and needs to control its own citizens to get it.

23/3/08 7:16 PM  

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