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, 11/23/1990
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 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, Frank
Carlucci, James Baker,
The Saudi royal family is a key investor in
August 2, 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 NBC news.
the president of Hill & Knowlton , Chief of Staff for
handled campaign public relations of George HW Bush during the 1988 elections
and later became Phillip Morris' top public
Charlotte Beers, "a former Madison Avenue advertising
executive who was recently named the State Department Undersecretary of State
for 'public diplomacy',
the official government
euphemism for 'public relations', is "planning a
television advertising campaign to
influence Islamic opinion."
January 17, 1991 - Operation
"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 war.
ABC was owned by Capital
Cities, now owned by Disney.
ABC chairman is on the board of directors of
CBS, at the time owned by Westinghouse, now owned by
Viacom, is also owned the RAND corporation and the Honeywell corporation, both
of which are major defense
NBC is owned by
which had a $2 billion weapons contract with the US
military, making both the
Tomahawk and the Patriot
Kuwaiti royal family are
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." -
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
February 1998 A report by Peter Jennings
cites records obtained by ABC News which showed that The
Rendon Group spent more than $23 million dollars in the first year of its
contract with the CIA.
"Through its network
of international offices and strategic alliances The Rendon Group provides
communication services to clients in more than 78 countries and maintains
contact with government officials, decision-makers, and news media around the
globe." - Rendon Group website
John Rendon, the firm's founder and
senior partner, "previously served as a Public Information Officer for the
Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as a member of Jimmy
Carter's national political staff.
Phil Angellis, the Director of
Operations, spent 22 years working in the Massachusetts State Senate.
Jeff Schmidt, producer/editor/videographer, was on staff at ESPN.
Tara Haggett, production manager, has coordinated various levels of
marketing campaigns and post production for over 40 movies.
are government agencies, private sector enterprises, and non-governmental
organizations that face the challenge of achieving information superiority in
order to impact public opinion and outcomes." - Rendon Group
October 7, 2001 - Invasion of Afghanistan
is numbered at between 1200 to 2500 men with
numbered at between 10 to 30 thousand men.
Richard Myers, chairman of
the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, reports 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles, launched by
British and US submarines and ships, 25 strike aircraft from US aircraft
carriers, US$ 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.
Among those 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."
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, 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
"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 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 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 military use.
"The coalition of the willing" launches missiles at the Iraqi
television offices and US media applaudes
the action without a single reference to its illegality.
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 Arnett
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." -
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 survival.
speech after speech, Bush and Cheney have done their best to deceive
Americans." - Bill Rolfing
September 22, 2008
Monetary Fund has retained the major public
relations firm Hill &
Knowlton for one year, to boost the international financial institution's
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.
will also design "customized contact programs with key opinion formers and
influencers." - Paul Taaffe,
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