The Tale of Two Propaganda Machines
Notice Any Similarities?
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This morning, a "Democratic official" disclosed Harry Reid's plans for tonight's Senate debate on Iraq. The memo, as reported by Politico, gives instructions on how to use the media to force America's defeat in Iraq. Among its contents:
• Web-Based Products: “Center for American Progress will live-blog the all night session.”
• Propaganda Production: “The Steering and Outreach Committee will release a video of Iraq veterans and military families calling for a change of course in Iraq.”
• Highlighting and Encouraging Direct Action: “Outside groups will hold a 'call to action' event Tuesday night to call on Republicans to end their Iraq filibuster.” “Iraq veterans will make visits to Senate offices asking Republican Senators to allow an up or down vote on the Levin-Reed Amendment.”
• Television Products: “Senate Democrats will tape TV feeds and actualities back to their home states.”
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Last month U.S. forces in Samarra, Iraq, discovered Al-Furqan Media Productions, a major media production center and distribution center for al Qaeda in Iraq. A letter discovered there gives instructions on how to use the media to get out the al Qaeda to amplify their message and force America's defeat in Iraq. Among its contents:
• Web-Based Products: AQI-produced "CDs, DVDs, posters, pamphlets, and web-related propaganda products."
• Propaganda Production: A map that "represents AQI's view of the areas it claimed to control in Iraq in early March. It also asserts AQI dominated much of Anbar and northern Iraq, which by any measure was clearly not the truth."
• Highlighting and Encouraging Direct Action: "An al Qaeda activity report highlighting car bomb, suicide, missile, mortar, sniping and IED attacks" and "a pamphlet and a CD cover of their sniper school."
• Television Products: "A propaganda poster that encourages filming and distributing videos, showing al Qaeda attacks on coalition forces."
Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner of the Multi-National Force in Iraq concluded that "This media center and others like it play an important role in al Qaeda's recruitment efforts in Iraq and around the world." Enough said.