Inventing Enemies, Manipulating Public Opinion, Selling Escalated War on Syria

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
By Paul Martin

By Stephen Lendman
Global Research
April 11, 2017

Selling war requires inventing enemies, fear-mongering, substituting fake news for truth-telling, manipulating public opinion, and manufacturing consent.

Media (MSM) play along, feeding the public a steady diet of managed news misinformation, suppressing full and accurate reporting – featuring state-sponsored press agent journalism instead of the real thing, most people none the wiser.

Since GHW Bush’s 1991 Gulf War, America raped and destroyed Iraq, Somalia, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and Yemen.

It colluded with Kiev’s war on Donbass, partnered in three Israeli wars on Gaza, and toppled governments in Haiti, Honduras, Paraguay, Ukraine, Egypt and Brazil, along with other coup attempts.

Obama terror-bombed seven countries, destabilized others. Hostile Sino/Russia policies risk nuclear war. In the last generation alone, US aggression caused millions of casualties, endless chaos and horrific human suffering.

Trump so far continues reckless policies of his predecessors, escalating wars instead of ending them.

His April 7 naked aggression on Syria appears prelude for greater war, risking direct confrontation with Russia.

Neocons infesting Trump’s administration lied, claiming Moscow knew about the April 4 Kahn Sheikhoun CW attack in advance, AP News reported, citing an unnamed senior US official.
The accusation is false, yet AP reported it with no due diligence checking, saying

“(t)he official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on intelligence matters and demanded anonymity.”

The source claimed a Russian drone overflew a Syrian hospital, treating CW attack victims. Hours later,

“a Russian-made fighter jet bombed the hospital in what American officials believe was an attempt to cover up the usage of chemical weapons.”

Fact: No evidence suggests Syrian responsible for the Khan Sheikhoun attack.

Fact: No evidence suggests either Russian or Syrian aircraft bombed any hospital any time during over six years of conflict.

Fact: AP’s report is fake news, part of a campaign to build public support for escalated US aggression on Syria.

Fact: As president and commander-in-chief of America’s military, Trump bears full responsibility for ongoing US wars of aggression – the highest of high crimes against peace.

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