We’ve been sent a link to what looks to be the “Mahmoud Raslan” named in the AP piece as a “photo-journalist for Al-Jazeera Mubasher.” Here’s a screencap of page
We [the Rockefeller seminar] have been willing, without thought, to sacrifice both truth and human individuality in order to bring about given mass responses to war stimuli,” Slesinger contended. “We have thought in terms of fighting dictatorships-by-force through the establishment of dictatorship-by-manipulation.
Psychological warfare was destined to become a full arm of the U.S. military, equal in status to the army, navy, and air force.
Lasswell and Lippmann, however, advocated not just order in an abstract sense, but rather a particular social order in the United States and the world in which forceful elites necessarily ruled in the interests of their vision of the greater good.
Army’s Research Branch created an extraordinary postgraduate school with obvious scholarly benefits for both “students” and the seasoned “professors.”
Clausen. “Perhaps most intriguing” in this regard, Clausen writes, was the number of our members who became foundation executives.
“Among OWI alumni,” (Office of War Information– Propaganda) he wrote in 1953, are the publishers of Time, Look, Fortune, and several dailies; editors of such magazines as Holiday, Coronet, Parade, and the Saturday Review, editors of the Denver Post. New Orleans Times-Picayune, and others; the heads of the Viking Press, Harper & Brothers, and Farrar, Straus and Young; two Hollywood Oscar winners; a two-time Pulitzer prizewinner; the board chairman of CBS and a dozen key network executives; President Eisenhower’s chief speech writer; the editor of Reader’s Digest international editions; at least six partners of large advertising agencies; and a dozen noted social scientists.
Barrett himself went on to become chief of the U.S. government’s overt psychological warfare effort from 1950 to 1952 and later dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and founder of the Columbia Journalism Review.
Science of Coercion: Communication Research & Psychological Warfare, 1945–1960 (Simpson, Christopher)
Why Produce The Same War Propaganda Over & Over Again? Because It Works!
Very likely the image of Aleppo boy has now been seen in every major media outlet, not only in the United States, but throughout the western world. Aleppo Boy is one of the keys that opens the Hidden States dank closet where its intentions for war are kept. As I have mentioned many times in the past, creativity is not necessary in the science of public opinion persuasion and herd mind control. For the tried and true methods will always do their insidious magic of manipulating the public mood to follow the path intended by the propaganda machinery of the State.
Over and over again, Americans have fallen for the same lies wrapped up in tales of death and misery to either our fellow citizens or those who have supposedly suffered from the hands of our targeted enemies. The list of false memes and patent lies is truly breathtaking. However, after the Second World War the art not only was refined to perfection, the minions of the Ministries of War propagated throughout the entire spectrum of the American media.
From the elite to the common, the editors of the national press and the household names of news and even fashion were all bred and indoctrinated within the various arms of the military propaganda machinery, as were many of the presidents of the nation’s prestigious foundations. The science of propaganda delivered throughout America by almost all the sources of news and the shapers of public opinion, as well as, academia were funded and controlled by the military industrial complex. It not surprising then that there are no independent voices in the mainstream media when it comes to preparing the nation for war.
Our docility and easily manipulated collective minds are so ingrained with State sponsored lies and propaganda that even when the facts and truth are ultimately revealed years after the blatant, intentionally emotive government lies, used to rally our national blood lust, have set the nation into war with an eagerness that is only equaled by our herd like stupidity, the ruling power elites never have to pay the price. It is truly amazing that George H. W.Bush not only did not end up being tried for treason and murder for knowingly deceiving the American people during the first Iraq war, but has been able to maintain his aura of respectability as a senior statesman and father figure.
Even Manuel Noriega’s removal by invasion in Panama in the Orwellian named Operation Just Cause was an act of treason, as Noriega was a well known protected asset of the CIA under Bush and throughout the entire Reagan Presidency with his involvement in the cocaine trade approved and abetted by the CIA. American lives were lost in both excursions, as were many more lives of innocent citizens in the invaded nations. I call this murder.
FDR has never truly been tried in absentia for the intentional deaths at Pearl Harbor, in fact his historical reputation has been totally protected from the overwhelming circumstantial evidence that the Japanese attack was not only based on well executed plans of his administration to force the Japanese to do exactly what occurred, but that he intentionally denied knowledge of the impending attack to Admiral Kimmel and his staff and subsequently allowed the innocent Admiral to be demoted and tarred and feathered by public opinion for failing to defend the island from an attack that to FDR was not a surprise. The Day of Infamy was truly his.
But what these despicable stories tell us, the real takeaway, is not only how easily we all can be manipulated into believing what the power elites need us to believe in order to justify our nation’s acts of war, but that even when the truth is known in subsequent years how little consequences there are to the perpetrators of the lies. There is no downside perceived by the elites to lie to the American public, even when thousands, if not millions of lives around the world are destroyed by the actions these lies intended to stimulate. Aleppo Boy is being used just as the dead Muslim refugee child washed up on a Greek beach was utilized by the elites to soften anti-immigration sentiment of the European masses against the Islamic invasion. However, in this case it is not to soften the West to follow the elite directed path to national suicide, but to stir our emotions, to infuriate us and to start the process of preparing us for the War that is coming, for the invasion of death were there had been peace.
In fact, the most emotionally moving testimony on October 10 came from a 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl, known only by her first name of Nayirah. According to the Caucus, Nayirah’s full name was being kept confidential to prevent Iraqi reprisals against her family in occupied Kuwait. Sobbing, she described what she had seen with her own eyes in a hospital in Kuwait City. Her written testimony was passed out in a media kit prepared by Citizens for a Free Kuwait. “I volunteered at the al-Addan hospital,” Nayirah said. “While I was there, I saw the Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns, and go into the room where … babies were in incubators. They took the babies out of the incubators, took the incubators, and left the babies on the cold floor to die.”
Three months passed between Nayirah’s testimony and the start of the war. During those months, the story of babies torn from their incubators was repeated over and over again. President Bush told the story. It was recited as fact in Congressional testimony, on TV and radio talk shows, and at the UN Security Council. “Of all the accusations made against the dictator,” MacArthur observed, “none had more impact on American public opinion than the one about Iraqi soldiers removing 312 babies from their incubators and leaving them to die on the cold hospital floors of Kuwait City.”
Muslim refugee child washed up on a Greek beach used as the media propaganda tool for the softening of Europeans opposition to the planned Soros/Merkel/Elites destruction of European nation-states by softening anti-immigration sentiments.
The Aleppo Poster Child — Paul Craig Roberts
Washington’s media presstitutes are using the image of the child to bring pressure on Russia to stop the Syrian army from retaking Alleppo. Washington wants its so-called moderate rebels to retain Alleppo so that Washington can split Syria in two, thereby keeping a permanent pressure against President Assad.
As for the little boy in the propaganda picture, he does not seem to be badly injured. Let us not forget the tens of thousands of children that Washington’s wars and bombings of 7 Muslim countries have killed without any tears shed by CNN anchors, and let us not forget the 500,000 Iraqi children that the United Nations concluded died as a result of US sanctions against Iraq, children’s deaths that Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said were worth it
Let us not forget that Washington’s determination to overthrow the Syrian government has brought many deaths to Syrians of all age groups. Washington alone is responsible for the deaths. The evil Obama regime has stated over and over that “Assad must go” and is prepared to destroy the country and much of the population in order to get rid of him.
According to the Obama regime, Assad must go because he is a dictator. Washington tells this lie despite the fact that Assad was elected and re-elected and has far higher support among Syrians that Obama has among Americans. Moreover, whatever Washington accuses Assad of doing to Syrians is nothing compared to the death and destruction that Washington brought to Syria.
Perhaps the tragedy of Aleppo could have been avoided if the Russian government had not prematurely declared “mission accomplished” in Syria and withdrawn only to have to rush back after the Russian government was again deceived by Washington.
You must have seen this video, because it’s everywhere right now. You’ll find it all over the Guardian, NBC, Independent and most other major corporate news outlets, most using the same AP source. The boy is allegedly five-year-old Omran Daqneesh. According to the AP report neither he nor the rest of his family sustained anything but superficial cuts and bruises.
So, the alleged event the MSM are doing their best to make a catalyst for more Western intervention in Syria, was filmed by friends of al Nusra, and its chief witness seems to be an associate of the worst and most depraved murderers in the region.
Here he is in a screencap from the video (bottom left & right) wearing a distinctive blue patterned shirt, and again, wearing the same shirt (top left) with some men who very closely resemble the “rebels” filmed tormenting a 12-year old boy before cutting off his head.
Is there any independent confirmation that this video is showing what it claims to show? Do we positively know the little boy was hurt by a bomb and not by any of his handlers?
Maybe those misguided people currently chiding and insulting us for daring to question the video should turn their attention to the real issues here. The boy in the video is fortunately alive. The one beheaded by Mahmoud Raslan’s chums is not. If your outrage is real and not feigned – turn it where it deserves to be.
Saudi coalition kills 10 children in their classroom in Yemen air strike
Photographs from the scene showed rows of small bodies lined up on tarpaulin. Other pictures showed showed wounded and bloodied children being treated in hospital.
A coalition of Arab nations led by Saudi Arabia began bombing Yemen in 2015 in support of the country’s government against a Houthi rebel group aligned with Iran.
The coalition has been accused of bombing indiscriminately and the UN says it has around killed 2,000 civilians with its air strikes.
Saudi Arabia denied responsibility for the latest incident. General Ahmed Assiri, a spokesman for the coalition, said that warplanes had bombed a Houthi training camp, killing rebel fighters including a commander named as Yehya Munassar Abu Rabua.
He added that Yemen’s government had confirmed “there is no school in this area”.
Both the US and UK sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and other Arab members of the coalition.
Hisham al-Omeisy, a political analyst, said the air strike took place at around 9.15am in the village of Juma’at Bin Fadel in the Sa’ada governorate in northwest Yemen.
The area is far from the front lines of the fighting but is a power base for the Houthi rebels.
“There’s no active ground fighting near area attacked but Sa’ada is Houthi’s home governorate and stronghold, and has been relentlessly and aerially bombarded by the Saudi-led coalition since the beginning of the war in March of 2015,” Mr al-Omeisy said.
Ten children have been killed and more than 20 injured by an air strike on a school in Yemen carried out by the Saudi-led military coalition, residents and aid agencies said on Saturday.
Coalition aircraft bombed the small village school in Sa’ada province early on Saturday morning as children on their summer holidays were gathering for religious lessons.
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said that ten children were killed by the blast and another 28 injured in the attack. All the victims were between eight and 15 years old, the group said.