Wednesday, September 03, 2014

ISIS is America’s new terror brand: Endless propaganda fuels “War on Terror”

In the wake of World War I, erstwhile propagandist and political scientist Harold Lasswell famously defined propaganda as “the management of collective attitudes” and the “control over opinion” through “the manipulation of significant symbols.”[1] The extent to which this tradition is enthusiastically upheld in the West and the United States in particular is remarkable.

The American public is consistently propagandized by its government and corporate news media on the most vital of contemporary issues and events.

Deception on such a scale would be of little consequence if the US were not the most powerful economic and military force on earth.

A case in point is the hysteria Western news media are attempting to create concerning the threat posed by the mercenary-terrorist army now being promoted as the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, or “ISIS.”

As was the case with the US intelligence asset and bogey publicized as “Al Qaeda,” and Al Qaeda’s Syrian adjunct, “Al Nusra,” such entities are—apparently by design—inadequately investigated and defined by major news media. Absent meaningful historical context they usefully serve as another raison d’ểtre for America’s terminal “War on Terror.” Full story...

Related posts:
  1. Castro compares NATO to Nazi SS, slams US, Israel for ‘creating ISIS’
  2. Fisk - Who are Isis?
  3. Afghan President Hamid Karzai says Al-Qaeda 'more myth than reality'
  4. Washington’s Al Qaeda doesn’t exist and never did...
  5. Al Qaeda is a myth, never existed, says BBC...
  6. Most terrorist plots in the US aren't

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