1990 United States Ambassador, April C. Glaspie directly to
Saddam Hussein, ''We have no opinion on the Arab-Arab conflicts, like your
border disagreement with
''We were reluctant to draw a line in the sand,'' a senior
Administration official said. ''I can't see the American public supporting the
deployment of troops over a dispute over 20 miles of desert territory and it is
not clear that the local countries would have supported that kind of
commitment. The basic principle is not to make threats you can't deliver on.
That was one reason there was a certain degree of hedging on what was said. The
crucial factor in determining the American response was not the reality but the
extent of the invasion.''
"Secretary of Defense Dick
Cheney, for example, was quoted as telling journalists at a press breakfast
on July 19 that the American commitment made during the Iran-Iraq War to come
to Kuwait's defense if it were attacked was still valid. The same point was
also made by Paul Wolfowitz, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, at a private
luncheon with Arab ambassadors." - By Elaine Sciolino With Michael R. Gordon,
US Gave Iraq Little Reason Not to Mount Kuwait Assault, NYT,
George HW Bush
pays Binladen Brothers Construction - later the Saudi Binladen
Group - to help build airfields for US aircraft and later to construct an
American air base in Saudi
Saudi Prince Waleed bin Talal becomes an associate of the
The Carlyle Group with his purchase of 10% of the preferred stock of
Group is a huge international investment and 'defense'
Directors at various times have included
George HW Bush,
James Baker, Richard
The Saudi royal family is a key investor in
1991 Upon the invasion of
Iraq the Kuwaiti government hires
at least twenty law and lobby firms to help shape the
opinion of the American
The largest PR firm on Earth, Hill & Knowlton, sponsors
"Kuwaiti Liberation Day" passing out tens of thousands of
Thomas Ross, senior vice-president, Pentagon spokesman during
the Carter administration;
Frank Mankiewicz, vice chairman, former
press secretary and advisor to Robert F. Kennedy, president of National Public
Robert Gray, the chairman of Hill & Knowlton's US offices
had leading role Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign;
Fitz-Pegado, supervisor of the Kuwait account, former Foreign Service Officer
at the United States Information Agency;
Lew Allison, producer of Hill
& Knowlton's video news releases distributed to news channels and
often broadcast unedited as "news" was a former producer at both CBS and
Craig Fuller, the president of Hill & Knowlton ,
Chief of Staff for Ronald
Reagan, handled campaign public relations of
George HW Bush during
the 1988 elections and later became Phillip Morris' top
public relations man.
"a former Madison Avenue advertising executive who was recently named the State
Department Undersecretary of State for 'public diplomacy', the
euphemism for 'public relations', is "planning a
television advertising campaign to
influence Islamic opinion."
January 17, 1991 - Operation Desert Storm
"I am not
strategist or a military
I am a
politician, a person who uses
communication to meet public-policy or
I am an
information warrior and a perception
We've worked in ninety-one countries.
Going all the way back to
Panama, I've been
involved in every war, with the exception of
During the first Gulf war,
each of the big three networks had profound financial ties to the
ABC was owned by Capital Cities,
now owned by Disney.
chairman is on the board of directors of
the time owned by Westinghouse, now owned by
Viacom, is also owned the
Honeywell, both of which are
NBC is owned by General Electric, which had a $2
billion weapons contract with the US military, making both the
Tomahawk and the Patriot
The Kuwaiti royal family are
major General Electric stockholders.
Jack F. Welch, CEO of General
Electric, insists that NBC
News had no greater responsibility for public service than
any of General Electric's
traditional lines of business.
During the Gulf war the Associated Press sent
photographer Scott Applewhite to cover victims of a SCUD missile attack near
The warhead had hit an American tent, killing 25 Army
reservists and wounding 70.
Scott Applewhite, an accredited pool
member, was stopped by US Army military police.
When he objected, they
punched and hand cuffed him while ripping the film from his
"Frankly, I looked on it as a problem to be managed. The
information function was extraordinarily important. I did not have a lot of
confidence that I
could leave that to the press." -
Cheney, America's Team: Media and the Military
1998 In an impressive collection of news reports, Fairness
& Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) showed that in , ABC World News This
Morning, NBC's Today, Associated Press, Los Angeles
Times, National Public Radio, CNN, USA Today,
New York Times, Washington
Post, and Newsday all reported the fact that
the United Nations weapons
inspection teams were removed from Iraq by order of the United
1998 A report by Peter Jennings cites records obtained by ABC News which showed that The Rendon Group spent more
than $23 million dollars in the first year of its contract with the
"Through its network
of international offices and strategic alliances The Rendon Group provides
communication services to clients in more than 78 countries and maintains
contact with government officials, decision-makers, and news media around the
globe." - Rendon Group website
John Rendon, the firm's founder and
senior partner, "previously served as a Public Information Officer for the
Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as a member of Jimmy
Carter's national political staff.
Phil Angellis, the Director of
Operations, spent 22 years working in the Massachusetts State Senate.
Jeff Schmidt, producer/editor/videographer, was on staff at ESPN.
Tara Haggett, production manager, has coordinated various levels of
marketing campaigns and post production for over 40 movies.
are government agencies, private sector enterprises, and non-governmental
organizations that face the challenge of achieving
information superiority in order to impact public opinion and outcomes." -
Rendon Group website
US air attacks could delay Clinton
2001 - Invasion of
al-Qa`ida command is numbered
at between 1200 to 2500 men with
numbered at between 10 to 30 thousand men.
Richard Myers, chairman of
the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, reports 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles, launched by
British and US submarines and ships, 25 strike aircraft from US aircraft
carriers, US$ Carl Vinson and US$ Enterprise and 15 US Air Force bombers - B-1
Lancer, B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress are involved in the first wave,
launched from Diego Garcia.
Group, acting as intermediary between military and media outlets,
covertly places over 1,000 stories authored by military information operatives,
translated into Arabic and placed in Baghdad newspapers.
commanders in Iraq found the Baghdad Press Club.
Iraqi journalists are paid to
cover and produce stories about American reconstruction efforts, such as
openings of schools and sewage plants.
Charlie Black Catapulting the Propaganda
October 26, 2001
USA Patriot Act (Uniting
and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept
and Obstruct Terrorism) is signed into law by GeorgeW Bush.
November, 2001 Karl Rove meets with
entertainment executives to discuss the
war on terror and ways that
Talmudwood might work together with the
administration's communications strategy.
Hundreds of millions of
dollars is spent on media projects specifically designed to sell "good" news
about the invasion and occupation.
Marketed as an attempt to unify the
American people it is a strategy that
cements the hold of the
transnational elite over the American people while appearing to be bold and
broad initiative to end terrorist acts.
The meeting is spearheaded by
Karl Rove and Jack Valenti and
organized by Sherry Lansing of Paramount Pictures.
represented at the meeting are CBS, Viacom, Showtime,
Dreamworks, HBO, and MGM including writers Steven E.
DeSouza, David Engelbach, and directors Joseph Zito, David Fincher, Spike
Jonze, Mary Lambert, and Randal Kleiser.
A part of the Institute for
Creative Technologies, assembled by Brigadier General Kenneth Bergquis,
they are requested to "engage in apocalyptic brainstorming of the category that
has yielded acts of cinematic terrorism."
2002 Although the US government is barred by law from propagandizing
within America, the Pentagon plan of the Office of Strategic Influence
leads to disinformation planted in a foreign news reports being picked up by
American news outlets.
News, NBC's Today, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, National
Public Radio, CNN, USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, and Newsday - report
Saddam Hussein has forced
weapons inspectors out.
In an early attempt to stamp out dissenting
opinions the District of Columbia police force arrests 120 protestors
protesting the war in Iraq.
In a legal settlement reached in the summer
of 2007 the District of Columbia agreed to pay the protestors illegally
detained $1 million.
14 other demonstrators illegally arrested are paid
"We're cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away."
- Bill Maher
Less than a week later, his show is cancelled by
Gerald Levin of America Online
informs MSNBC that AOL already helped terror investigators by "providing access
to e-mail traffic."
"There's an implicit
quid pro quo here. The
industry seems to be saying to the administration, 'we're
supporting the war
now free us from constraints'." - Jeff Chester,
Center for Digital Democracy
officials formally complain their country is the victim of a campaign of
2003, to February 12, 2003
A quantitative study from Fairness & Accuracy in
Reporting (FAIR) conducted concerning ABC World News
Evening News, NBC Nightly News, and The News Hour with
Jim Lehrer on PBS concludes that of the 393 on-camera sources who appear in
nightly news stories about Iraq, more than two-thirds (267) of the guests are
from the US and 75% of those (199) are either current or former government or
military officials with only one expressing skepticism
about the war.
March 20, 2003 A coalition of
countries, principally the United States and Great Britain, invade
Convention forbids the targeting of civilian installations
whether state-owned or not unless being used for military purposes.
Under the Geneva
Convention broadcasting propaganda is not
"The coalition of the willing" launches missiles at
the Iraqi television offices and US media
applaudes the action without a single reference to its
"The first war plan has failed because of Iraqi
résistance. Now they are trying to write another war plan. Clearly the
war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi people." - Peter
Pulitzer Prize winning
journalist Peter Arnett, an NBC and National Geographic correspondent in
Baghdad, is fired for granting an interview with state controlled Iraqi
"My NBC reporting career was turned to ashes because I
stated the obvious to Iraq television; that the US war timetable has fallen by
the wayside. I don't want to give aid and comfort to the enemy I just
want to be able to tell the truth." -
Oliver North, the
National Security Council staffer
of the Iran-Contra
scandal, is a frontline "embedded" war correspondent for
Scott Sforza, a former ABC
producer, designs the White
House 'message of the day' backdrops and helps design the $250,000 set at
the US Central Command forward headquarters in Doha, Qatar.
a former NBC cameraman has the title of associate director of communications
Greg Jenkins a former FoxNews television producer in
Washington is now the director of presidential advance.
Greg Jenkins manages a
small army of staff who move days ahead of Bush and his entourage to set up the
staging of all White House events.
"We pay particular attention to
not only what the president says but what the
American people see." - Dan
January 2, 2006
Rubin is political adviser for the Coalition Provisional Authority
(Baghdad) following two years (2002-2004) as staff assistant on Iran and Iraq
in the Office of Special Plans in the Office of the Secretary of
"The poll in the summer of 2006 showed that 43% of Americans
continue to believe that Saddam
Hussein was personally involved in 911.
The White House
misinformation campaign has been the cornerstone of Bush's political
In speech after speech, Bush and Cheney have done their best
to deceive Americans." - Bill Rolfing
2008 "The International Monetary
Fund has retained the major public
relations firm Hill &
Knowlton for one year, to boost the
institution "global outreach."
The IMF plays a crucial role around
the world working to stabilize financial markets. H&K's regional expertise
and global network means the firm is ideally suited to support the
The firm will also design "customized contact programs with key
opinion formers and influencers." - Paul Taaffe,
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