The nature of political communication, positively referred to as the
"art of persuasion" or negatively as "propaganda", has transmuted over
the course of the two World Wars. The British (Lord Baeverbrook and
Lord Northcliffe) were pioneers in creating a Ministry of Information,
elevating deception to the rank of military strategy. Their example
was followed first by the United States and subsequently by Germany
(Goebbels) and the USSR (Tchakotine).
In principle, what was permitted in the throes of war was not tolerated in time of peace. But the in-between status of the Cold War was exploited by the two blocks to develop competing propaganda systems in their respective areas of influence. In the 1970s, the Non-Aligned Movement attempted to restore freedom of information by challenging the monopolistic stranglehold of the press agencies. Their defiance was nipped in the bud when the United States and the United Kigdom pulled out of UNESCO.
At the end of the 80’s, with the USSR on the wane, the United States spread their media hegemony on a global scale. They introduced a new model of consumption: round-the-clock televised news and information imbued with their self-serving contents. The fast broadcasting pace allowed them to circumvent any verification by journalists and thus impose their own narrative of events.
At the beginning of the 21st century, the Anglo-American governments set up common tools of "global communication" aiming to coalesce news commentary with an emotional charge and mass conditioning gambits. An example of this occurred on the occasion of the year 2000, with the fear-mongering announcement by the White House of a gigantic computer bug.
The hoax was tagged with various stories about its foreseeable consequences together with useful safeguard tips. The stage setting, which was conveniently backed by a temporary United Nations agency by the name of International Y2K Cooperation Center (IY2KCC), allowed the United States to sell 200 billion dollars worth of software equipment, turning Bill Gates into the richest man on earth.
President Obama has decided to replace the «Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications», created in 2011, by a «Global Engagement Center». To that end, on the 14th March 2016, he signed a secret decree – but a copy is already in circulation (see document below).
The new administration will be charged with fighting recruitment by terrorist groups. While still placed under the authority of the Secretary of State, it will be directed by Michael D. Lumpkin (photo). It will be (...)
Secretary of State John Kerry visited Hollywood on February 16, 2016, to meet with key producers and ask them to help in the fight against Daesh ideology.
Those in attendance:
Jeff Shell, Universal Pictures, President of Broadcast Board of Governors (the official propaganda organ of the United States)
Chris Dodd, president of Motion Picture Association of America
Donna Langley and Jimmy Horowitz, chairman of Universal Pictures
Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks Animation president (...)
You don’t understand the change of attitude of the United States deal with Syria? This is normal because there is no relation between what they do and what they say. In Munich, Washington —which has continued to arm groups fighting against Syria— comes to promote the principle of a cease-fire. Indeed, we must save the soldier Daesh that the Russian and Syrian armies are about to defeat.
The premeditated operation of New Year’s rapes, in Cologne and elsewhere, continues with a denunciation of the responsibility of the Federal Chancellor, Angela Merkel. A study of computer traffic certify that the Twitter accounts organizing this protest are based on the West Coast of the United States.
This is almost turning into a farce, albeit a tragic one: since 9/11 there has been one single terrorist attack in which the authors, who are supposed to try and remain unidentified, have not somehow left ID documents behind. For sociologist Jean-Claude Paye, what might look like repetitive asininity must be interpreted as a rhetorical device used by those in power to achieve sideration. It is because the official version is absurd that we may not, must not question it.
The war which has now spread to Paris is incomprehensible for those French citizens who are ignorant of practically all the secret activities of their government in the Arab world, of its unnatural alliances with the Gulf dictators, and its active participation in international terrorism. These policies have never been discussed in Parliament, and the major media have rarely dared to take an interest in them.
Considering that journalists work in the service of peace, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution designed for their protection in combat zones. However, only two weeks later, the US Department of Defence published instructions for the arrest of media professionals who engage in espionage – an initiative which could harm journalists from the member states of NATO, observes Thierry Meyssan.
A few months ago, the Gulf press accused Damascus of buying petrol from Daesh that Daesh had stolen from Syria.
General Salim Idris, Minister of Defence of the provisional government of the National Opposition and Revolutionary Forces, accused the Syrian Arab Army of having delegated 180 officers to fight with Daesh.
The United States Embassy in Damascus, which has continued its work from Washington via the Internet, made public on the evening of the 1st June 2015 (in other words, taking (...)
Human Rights Watch, a US association for the defence of Human Rights financed to the tune of 100 million dollars by the speculator George Soros, has multiplied its communiqués and reports accusing the Syrian Arab Army of using barrels of explosives against its own civilian population.
Questioned on this subjet, President Bachar el-Assad replied to the BBC and France2 that his army had no reason to use barrels of explosives when it disposes of classic bombs which are far more effective . (...)
On the 8th of May 2015, the Qatari television channel, Al-Jazeera, broadcast a debate intended to explain the necessity for all Sunnis to torture and massacre all Alawites.
An Internet poll of millions of TV spectators throughout the entire Arab world indicated that 96,20 % of them were in agreement with the genocide of Alawites.
Contrary to what was claimed in the broadcast :
70 to 80 % of the Syrian Arab Army is composd of Sunnis,
Since the beginning of the war, more than one (...)
David Pujadas: Good evening, Mr. President, I’d like to start straight forward. For most French, you are in a very large part responsible for the chaos going on in Syria, because of the brutality of the repression during the last four years. According to you, what is your part of responsibility?
Bashar al-Assad: Actually, since the first few weeks of the conflict, the terrorists infiltrated the situation in Syria with the support of Western countries and regional countries, and they started (...)
In 2012, the US television channel NBC suddenly decided to revise the story of the 5-day kidnapping of its team in Syria. Until then, we were asked to believe that Richard Engel and his assistants had been imprisoned by the « Shabihas » - which means, in Western propaganda rhetoric, a « secret militia of the dictatorship »). The journalist even specified that they were « chiites », and that they had been « trained by the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards ».
But … O dear! (...)
At the request of President François Hollande, the French Socialist Party has published a note on the international “conspiracy theorist" movement. His goal: to prepare new legislation prohibiting it to express itself. In the US, the September 11, 2001 coup established a "permanent state of emergency" (Patriot Act), launching a series of imperial wars. Gradually, the European elites have aligned with their counterparts across the Atlantic. Everywhere, people are worried about being abandoned by their States and they question their institutions. Seeking to retain power, the elites are now ready to use force to gag their opposition.
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