This is just a sidenote, but it’s an interesting one about the propaganda used on Americans during the illegal invasion.
We all know about the Jessica Lynch story, and how the military waited to “rescue” her and her fellow Army mechanics from their Iraqi doctors (who were portrayed at the time as “terrorists” holding them hostage, instead of medical professionals giving them proper treatment under the Geneva Conventions) until they had a camera crew in place to record it all for propaganda purposes.
But what I hadn’t put together, was the TIMING of the revelation of that operation, and how it worked in conjunction with another event.
The same day that the Pentagon revealed this “heroic story” (which Jessica Lynch herself finds embarrassing, apparently not appreciating her role as a tool of propaganda), they had blasted the Palestine Hotel with a tank killing journalists there, and also killed another journalist in the process of blowing up the Al Jazeera studios.
So that night, the lead story in the American media wasn’t “Hey, they just killed our fellow journalists,” but rather it was Jessica Lynch, 24/7.
I heard this information in a documentary film called “Psy War” which was narrated/produced by the same folks who made the movie “The Corporation”, and has great clips from Howard Zinn, the people at PR Watch, Michael Parenti, etc. Russ Baker, the investigative journalist who wrote about the wackjob religious group “The Family” has praised this doc highly for what it’s research has revealed.
The filmmakers are inviting people to make copies of the film to give to their friends to make sure this gets distributed as widely as possible, and you can see it online here:
PSYWAR – Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPvOrjZRgwQ
PSYWAR – Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YStCvkGW4K4
PSYWAR – Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjtZSwWre4s
PSYWAR – Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqQbT1dvpVk
PSYWAR – Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1usQZBDcmSA
PSYWAR – Part 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPCy1jv1p3M
PSYWAR – Part 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajTl02A9VJA