Compliant Press & Willful Blinds
…”The story of how high officials misled the country has been told. But they couldn’t have done it on their own; they needed a compliant press, to pass on their propaganda as news and cheer them on.” … Enabling Bush’s Wars of Aggression, Gordon Prather, antiwar.com, April 28, 2007
Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media, Media Lens, April 26, 2007 – Suggested action.
Some more background: “In May 2003, Iran sent a secret proposal to the U.S. for settling our mutual disputes in a “grand bargain.” It is an astonishing document, for it tries to address a range of U.S. concerns about nuclear weapons, terrorism and Iraq. I’ve placed it and related documents … on my Blog, www.nytimes.com/ontheground …” Diplomacy at Its Worst, Nicholas D. Kristof, NYT. April 29, 2007
“… the most lawless war of our generation. All wars of aggression lack legitimacy, but no conflict in recent memory has witnessed such mounting layers of illegality as the current one in Somalia. Violations of the UN charter and of international humanitarian law … ”
Inside Africa’s Guantánamo, Salim Lone, The Guardian, April 28, 2007
Mogadishu: The new killing zone on the neocon “liberation trail”, Les Politiques, April 26, 2007