Posts Tagged ‘Propaganda

02
May
10

Faux News PsyOp: The Times Square Bomb Plot

Pakistani Taliban Claims Responsibility

Times Square Bomb Plot Revenge, Group Says (Fox News)

Evidently, a nice Jewish lady found a video on the Internet that she, and Fox News, believes establishes conclusive proof of a Taliban plot to bomb Times Square. One problem though, The Fox News report headline above (based on the lady’s claims) are deceptively misleading. Of course, one has to read a few lines into the article to find out that there is no specific mention of the attack, New York City, or a car bomb.

The woman who “discovered” the video, Rita Katz, is Executive Director of  SITE Intelligence Group. SITE is a for profit entity (Muslim terror scares = big bucks) started by Ms. Katz in 2002. Basically her job is to comb the Internet looking for evidence of  Islamic terror networks and jihadist propaganda. Ms. Katz also likes to dress up as a Muslim woman and sneak into mosques to expose radical Islamic groups.

Ms. Katz is the daughter of an Israeli spy who was tortured, convicted, and executed in Iraq soon after  Saddam Hussein seized power in 1968. She also had the distinction of serving in the Israeli Defense Forces (thus cementing her complete objectivity in uncovering Islamic terror shenanigans). After studying politics, history, and Middle Eastern affairs at Tel Aviv University, she moved to the U.S. in 1997. Now she valiantly scours the Internet in search of jihadist cave people intent on slaughtering Americans for their “freedoms” and way of life. Thank you Ms. Katz, you, like Fox News hero Sean Hannity, are a great American.

Below is the Fox News article linking the Pakistani Taliban to the Times Square bomb plot.

MYFOXNY.COM – Fox 5 reports that the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bomb plot.

According to Fox News, in a 1 minute video allegedly released by the Pakistani Taliban, the group says the attack is revenge for the death of its leader Baitullah Mehsud and the recent killings of the top leaders of al-Qaida in Iraq.

Images of the slain militants are shown as an unidentified voice recites the message. English subtitles are at the bottom of the screen.

According to the AP, an unidentified speaker on the tape also says the attack comes in response to American “interference and terrorism in Muslim Countries, especially in Pakistan.”

The claim could not be immediately confirmed and the tape makes no specific reference to the attack nor does it mention that it was a car bomb or that it took place in New York City.

A text in gold letters on a black background at the start of the video congratulates Muslims for the “jaw-breaking blow to Satan’s USA.” As the speaker recites the message, images of the slain militants referred to flash across the screen. English subtitles are provided at the bottom of the screen.

The video was uncovered Sunday by SITE, which monitors militant websites and has been accurate with such militant claims in the past.

24
Feb
10

French Anti-Smoking Ad Trivializes Teen Sex Abuse

(Source)

French advertising companies are often criticised for using sexual images to sell everything from designer spectacles to sweetcorn. Now, for the first time, a controversy has erupted in France over the use of sexually suggestive posters as a deterrent.

A campaign to discourage young people from smoking shows male and female teenagers kneeling in front of a man, as if being forced to have oral sex. A cigarette takes the place of the man’s sexual organ. The caption reads: “Smoking is to be a slave to tobacco.”

The campaign, which was devised for a pressure group supporting the rights of non-smokers, has been attacked as “scandalous” and “potentially counter-productive” by feminist and pro-family campaigners.

19
Sep
08

Obsession: Mailbox “War of Terror” Propaganda

It is not often that I receive a free DVD in the mail. When it happens, the sending party is desperately seeking to either reinforce, or change my view, on a particular issue. The last free DVD I received was about some mythical allegorical character named Jesus (whom I somehow entered into a pre-birth contractual obligation to worship because he could perform magic and was brutally murdered by the Romans). Apparently, some well-healed Christian fundie nutjob was gung-ho on spending the afterlife with me in Heaven. He didn’t know me very well.

My interest was instantly peaked when I opened my mailbox and found a DVD copy of the fear-mongering, anti-Muslim, terror-porn flick, Obsession. The movie is a demagogic portrayal of a fringe element of the Islamic world heavily slanted to represent a majority anti-Western viewpoint. Having studied the supposed radical Islamic threat to Western civilization over the past several years, I was aware of this particular piece of mythomaniacal propaganda. I wondered who might be behind this operation.

The DVD was mailed to 28 million households in swing election states by a 501(c)(3) organization named the Clarion Fund. The board of directors and the donors to this organization are a mystery, as the Clarion Fund refused to disclose the names of these individuals. An article (now removed) linked to the group’s website www.radicalislam.org, backed John McCain for president. Copies of the film were handed out at the Republican National Convention.

The packaging indicated that the DVD was produced by a fellow named Raphael Shore (an Israeli-Canadian rabbi and director of both Aish HaTorah International and the Hasbara Fellowships, a pro-Israel advocacy group). Rabbi Shore told the New York Times that his early showings of “Obsession” targeted “evangelical Christians”. The redeemer-complex Armagedonites are the useful idiots in the “War of Terror” brainwash campaign deployed to improve the odds of a McCain presidency.

There seems to be a mystery surrounding who bankrolled this massive DVD propaganda campaign. Clarion Fund Communications Director Gregory Ross declined to say how much Clarion was spending on distributing the DVD, beyond a vague “millions of dollars.” Ross said that “for the privacy of everyone involved, we try to limit” information. Secrecy is usually necessary when propaganda peddlers want to keep their tracks hidden.

According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz:

Shore and director Wayne Kopping of South Africa are the only figures associated with the film willing to release their real names and appear in media interviews; the executive producer is listed as Peter Mier, while the production manager is listed as Brett Halperin. But Mier and Halperin are just aliases, Shore says. He describes the real Mier as a Canadian Jewish businessman who wanted to do something significant, but asked to remain anonymous for fear of his safety. According to Shore, about 80 percent of the film’s $400,000 budget was provided by Mier.

Why all the aliases and secrecy I wonder. Maybe it has something to do with that pesky federal 501(c)(3) law prohibiting foreign political institutions or foreign organizations from contributing to the Clarion Fund’s operations. Given that both the producer and the director are foreigners (with an anti-Muslim agenda), and the financial backers are anonymous, it all looks very suspicious.

The release of the film coincided with the 7th anniversary of the 9-11 mega ritual, and was on the eve of a presidential election. Who else might be behind this psy-op operation designed to influence American public opinion? Israelenews.com reported that:

The Republican Jewish Coalition is responsible for a mailing received by Reform rabbis and other Jews that included a DVD of the controversial anti-Muslim film Obsession. At least part of the mailing was sent under the postal permit of Christians United for Israel, a leading Christian Zionist organization.

Christians United for Israel (CUFI) was founded by none other than everyone’s favorite nutjob – McCain supporting pastor, John “Hitler was a hunter sent by God to chase the Jews out of Europe” Hagee. Strange bedfellows one would assume, that is until you dig a little deeper into the relationship between the Zionists, the Bush administration Neocons, and the Christian fundie end-o-times half-wits (a gullible herd that can be easily whipped into a hate-filled fervor at the thought of dark-skinned peoples worshipping another Abrahmic belief system).

The Neocons, and their well healed “Clash of Civilization/Islamacists vs. West” narrative collaborators, have a large-scale propaganda fight to win. If enough of the U.S. electorate starts to connect enough dots, and uncover their crafty machinations, the jig is up. Great nations must have a powerful and ominous enemy to solidify national cohesion, and to guarantee a profitable military-industrial complex. Without a segment of the global population to hate, how can you justify a half-trillion dollar defense budget?

If the threat does not exist, it must be created. We can thank Zbigniew Brzezinski (Barack Obama’s foreign policy adviser), in part, for manufacturing our current bogeyman (Al Qaeda) with Operation Cyclone. In Afghanistan, The U.S. government “spent millions of dollars to supply Afghan schoolchildren with textbooks filled with violent images and militant Islamic teachings. The primers, which were filled with talk of jihad and featured drawings of guns, bullets, soldiers and mines, have served since then as the Afghan school system’s core curriculum (source: The Washington Post). In other words, your tax dollars were spent on radicalizing youth in a foreign country to create a threat to the Western world.

The Republicans, desperate to ensure a 2008 presidential election victory, have enlisted this newly minted secretive 501(c)(3) to provoke anti-Muslim fervor. The aim is to perpetuate fear in the hearts of Americans regarding the Islamic West-hating menace in order to get out the angry “War of Terror” anti-Muslim bigot vote. An underhanded and nefarious tactic to be sure, but would you expect anything less from a war-mongering, pudding-brained, shit heel like John McCain?

Terrorism is in good part an effect of government propaganda; it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse towards a mostly imagined, highly dangerous outside enemy ~ Mark Poster

15
Apr
08

When Ya Get Drafted

Please understand that American men and women must die to defend the Caspian oil pipeline, and to protect our country from the next U.S. sponsored Iraqi dictator. $12 billion a month, 4000+ American body bags, and tens of thousands of war cripples is a drop in the bucket when compared to the threat of dried-up filling stations and a possible nuclear salvo originating from the former Babylonian empire.

Your children must be sacrificed for the continuing Iraqi meat-grinding effort. How would you feel if all those soldiers died in vain? George W. Bush would not call for the wholesale slaughter of your lower-class born babies unless the cause was noble and just. Hell, we all die in the end.

Are you believing the morning papers?
War is coming back in style
There are generals here, advisers there
and [Islamicists] nibbling everywhere
The chessboard’s filling up with [Jihadists]
We make profits when we blow off their heads

Economy is looking bad
Let’s start another war when ya get drafted
Fan the fires of racist hatred
We want total war when ya get drafted

Drooling fingers
Panic buttons
Playing with missiles like they’re toys
There’s easy money, easy jobs
Especially when you build the bombs
That blow big cities off the map
Just guess who profits when we build ’em back up
Yeah, what Big Business wants Big Business gets

It wants a war when ya get drafted
Trilateral Commission goonies laugh
and scheme for more when ya get drafted
Call the Army!
Call the Navy!
Stocked with kids from slums when ya get drafted
If you can’t afford a slick attorney
We might make you a spy

Forget your demonstrations
Kids today sit on their ass when ya get drafted
Just a six-pack
And you’re happy
We’re prepared
For when ya get drafted ~ The Dead Kennedys (When Ya Get Drafted)

War does not determine who is right – only who is left ~Bertrand Russell




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