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Gulf War

1990 George Herbert Walker 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 Arabia.

Saudi Prince Waleed bin Talal becomes an associate of the The Carlyle Group with his purchase of 10% of the preferred stock of Citicorp.

The Carlyle Group is a huge international investment and 'defense' firm.

Directors at various times have included George Herbert Walker Bush, Frank Carlucci, James Baker, Richard Darman.

The Saudi royal family is a key investor in Carlyle.

August 2, 1991 Upon the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq the Kuwaiti government hired at least twenty law and lobby firms to help shape the opinion of the Americans.

The largest PR firm on Earth, Hill & Knowlton, sponsors "Kuwaiti Liberation Day" passing out tens of thousands of T-shirts.

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 Radio;

Robert Gray, the chairman of Hill & Knowlton's US offices had leading role Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign;

Lauri J. 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 NBC news.

Craig Fuller, the president of Hill & Knowlton , was Chief of Staff for Ronald Reagan, handled presidential campaign public relations of George Herbert Walker Bush during the 1988 elections and later became Phillip Morris' top public relations executive.

Charlotte Beers, "a former Madison Avenue advertising executive who was recently named the State Department's Undersecretary of State for 'public diplomacy', the official government euphemism for 'public relations', was reported by The New York Times as "planning a television and advertising campaign to influence Islamic opinion."

January 17, 1991 - Operation Desert Storm

"I am not a national-security strategist or a military tactician.

I am a politician, a person who uses communication to meet public-policy or corporate-policy objectives.

In fact, I am an information warrior and a perception manager.

We've worked in ninety-one countries.

Going all the way back to Panama, we've been involved in every war, with the exception of Somalia."- John Rendon

The Victory of ‘Perception Management’

During the first Gulf war, each of the big three networks had profound financial ties to the war.

ABC was owned by Capital Cities, now owned by Disney.

The chairman of the board of directors is on the board of directors of Texaco.

CBS, at the time owned by Westinghouse, now owned by Viacom, also owned the RAND corporation and the Honeywell corporation, both of which are major defense contractors.

NBC is owned by General Electric, which had a $2 billion weapons contract with the US military, making both the Tomahawk and the Patriot missiles.

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 Dhahran.

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 cameras.

"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." - Richard Bruce 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 Nations.

February 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 CIA.

The Rendon Group was hired to run a covert propaganda campaign making Saddam Hussein a boggieman.

The Rendon Group hires individuals with experience in both government and media.
"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.

"Our clients 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

October 7, 2001 - Invasion of Afghanistan

al-Qa`ida command is numbered at between 1200 to 2500 men with Taliban troops numbered at between 10 to 30 thousand men.

US Air Force general Richard Myers, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated that approximately 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles, launched by British and United States submarines and ships, 25 strike aircraft from US aircraft carriers, USS Carl Vinson and USS Enterprise and 15 US Air Force bombers - B-1 Lancer, B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress were involved in the first wave, launched from Diego Garcia.

The Lincoln Group acted as an intermediary between the US military and media outlets managing to place more than 1,000 stories authored by US military information operations' troops, translated into Arabic and covertly placed in Baghdad newspapers.

The Lincoln Group helped Ahmed Chalabi and his Iraqi National Congress supply false information to the American people.

American commanders in Iraq forged the Baghdad Press Club were Iraqi journalists were paid to cover and produce stories about American reconstruction efforts, such as openings of schools and sewage plants.

The Lincoln Group, once located on K Street, moved to larger quarters in the Pennsylvania Avenue building that housed the famous restaurant, Signatures, owned by Jack Abramoff*.

October 26, 2001 USA Patriot Act (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) becomes law.

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 wil be spent on an assortment of media projects specifically designed to sell "good" news about the invasion and occupation.

Marketed as an attempt to unify the American people it was a strategy that would cement 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. Among those represented at the meeting were 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.

The group, a part of the Institute for Creative Technologies, was assembled by Army Brigadier General Kenneth Bergquist and requested to "engage in apocalyptic brainstorming of the category that has yielded acts of cinematic terrorism."

February 19, 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.

ABC World News This Morning, NBC's Today, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, CNN, USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, and Newsday - reported that Saddam Hussein had forced the inspectors out effectively re-writing history with propaganda.

1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) - Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

In an early attempt to stamp out dissenting opinions the District of Columbia police force arrested 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 were paid $640,000.

"We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away." - Bill Maher

Less than a week later, his show was cancelled by ABC.

America Online Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin tells MSNBC that his America Online has 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 patriotic, we're supporting the war … now free us from constraints'." - Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy

2003 French officials formally complain in letters to the White House, State Department, and Congress, that their country is the victim of a campaign of 'repeated disinformation.'

January 30, 2003, to February 12, 2003

A quantitative study from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) conducted concerning ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS concludes that of the 393 on-camera sources who appeared in nightly news stories about Iraq, more than two-thirds (267) of the guests were from the US and 75% of those (199) were either current or former government or military officials with only one expressing skepticism or opposition to the war.

March 20, 2003 A coalition of countries, principally the United States and Great Britain, invade Iraq.

The Geneva Conventions forbids the targeting of civilian installations – whether state-owned or not – unless they are being used for military purposes. The broadcasting of propaganda is not considered military use under the Geneva Conventions.

"The coalition of the willing" launched missiles at the Iraqi television offices and US media applaudes the action without a single reference to its illegality.

"The first war plan has failed because of Iraqi resistance. Now they are trying to write another war plan. Clearly the war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi people." - Peter Arnett

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Peter Arnett, an NBC and National Geographic correspondent in Baghdad, is fired for granting an interview with state controlled Iraqi television.

"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." - Peter Arnett

Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North, Reagan's point man for crisis management and coordinator of US counterterrorism efforts, a staff member of Ronald Reagan's National Security Council, and one of the main players of the Iran-Contra scandal is a frontline "embedded" war correspondent for Fox.

Scott Sforza, a former ABC producer, forged the White House 'message of the day' backdrops and helped design the $250,000 set at the United States Central Command forward headquarters in Doha, Qatar.

Bob DeServi, a former NBC cameraman has the title of associate director of communications for production.

Greg Jenkins a former FoxNews television producer in Washington is now the director of presidential advance.

Greg Jenkins manages a small army of staff and volunteers who move days ahead of George Walker 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 Bartlett.

January 2, 2006 "Lincoln has also turned to American scholars and political consultants for advice on the content of the propaganda campaign in Iraq. Michael Rubin, a Middle East scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, said he had reviewed materials produced by the incorporation." - New York Times

Michael Rubin was political adviser for the Coalition Provisional Authority (Baghdad), 2003-2004, 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 Defense.

"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 survival. In speech after speech, Bush and Cheney have done their best to deceive Americans. The uncourageous media has gone with the flow." - Bill Rolfing

September 22, 2008 "The International Monetary Fund has retained the major public relations firm Hill & Knowlton for one year, to boost the international financial institution's "global outreach."

A Hill & Knowlton press release quotes CEO Paul Taaffe as saying, "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 IMF."

The firm will also design "customized contact programs with key opinion formers, influencers and the wider financial and economic community." - Hill & Knowlton press release

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