War Propaganda Begins: Media Reports Gaddafi is “Collecting Bodies” To Blame Deaths On UN Bombing
March 18, 2011
Libyan government officials say they have declared a ceasefire. Libyan rebels say the ceasefire is a hoax. The Western military industrial establishment says it will send fighter jets anyway.
The propaganda is already flying in every direction.
The media is repeating totally unsourced stories that Gaddafi is “collecting bodies” of people killed in attacks his forces are still carrying out and that he plans to place them in strategic military locations so he can blame civilian deaths on UN sanctioned air strikes.
Entire reports are being written, many of them based purely on twitter comments and a Youtube video (below), claiming that while it is claiming to have instigated a ceasefire, the Libyan government is still indiscriminately shelling rebel held areas.
Rebels say that Gaddafi is bluffing and that government forces have been bombing the city of Misurata since yesterday evening, while the government insists that the ceasefire is already under way, and that no military attacks have been launched in Misurata or anywhere elsewhere today.
A government spokesman told Reuters, “We don’t know who to reach at the UN Security Council to work out the technicalities of the ceasefire. That is the problem at the moment which we are trying to resolve.”
The spokesman, Moussa Ibrahim, has told the London Telegraph reporter Richard Spencer that the Libyan government has asked the Maltese and Turkish governments to oversee the ceasefire, sending personnel on the ground if they see fit and is awaiting their response, adding that “it cannot be just a one-sided ceasefire,” demanding that that UN provide an intermediary to hold discussions.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is telling the media that she is “not impressed” with the words of the Libyan government.
So, who do you believe? On one side you have a crazy but brutal tinpot dictator, on the other a war hungry neo-colonial global establishment hell bent on expanding its domination of energy rich and politically strategic regions of the planet.
Unfortunately it simply doesn’t matter anymore, either way the people of Libya and the free world still lose.
What started as an uprising of humanity shaking off the shackles of oppression and could have ended in an global expansion of consciousness has once again been strangled in its infancy and completely bastardized by those who live to dominate and dominate to live.
Ask yourself, who is this new war coalition supposed to be protecting? Why do our elites suddenly give a damn about Libyan rebels when for decades they have been openly selling arms to Gaddafi’s regime.
Of course they could give less of a damn about Gaddafi either, our governments have attempted to remove him from power multiple times, even employing the likes Osama Bin Laden to carry out the dirty work.
The Anglo-American establishment, the neo-colonialist elite, the globalist military industrial complex, the new world order – give it whatever fancy dan, wordy or downright kooky name you like – it’s still right outside your door and its still demonically intent on firing death, hate and destruction at anyone or anything that opposes its unequivocal, unconditional and unmitigated global domination.
However, this seemingly unending cycle is wearing thin, every time it is played out more and more people are waking up to reality, discovering who their real enemies are and what they must do if they are to forge any form of fruitful future for their children and their children’s children.
With every illegal, despicable war in which it engages it grows weaker and only speeds its own downfall.
Fox News Contrives “Human Shield” Hoax To Sell Libya War
“Exclusive” story about Gaddafi using western journalists as human shields is “nuts, “outrageous,” “ridiculous,” and “absolutely hypocritical,” states CNN reporter involved in tour
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Just as Bill Clinton’s bombardment of Serbia was launched on the back of a humanitarian hoax about fake concentration camps, establishment media outlets are already busy contriving phony stories about Gaddafi using “human shields” to convince the American people that the $100 million dollar a day attack on Libya is virtuous and noble.
The latest example comes from Fox News, who completely manufactured the claim that Gaddafi was using western journalists as human shields to prevent fighter jets from bombing his compound.
That’s why Fox News completely manufactured a claim about Gaddafi using journalists as human shields to prevent his compound from being bombed and ran it as an exclusive story yesterday.
In a piece entitled, EXCLUSIVE: Libyans Use Journalists as Human Shields, Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin & Justin Fishel wrote, “An attack on the compound of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi on Sunday had to be curtailed because of journalists nearby, Fox News has learned.”
“British sources confirmed that seven Storm Shadow missiles were ready to be fired from a British aircraft, but the strikes had to be curtailed due to crews from CNN, Reuters and other organizations nearby. Officials from Libya’s Ministry of Information brought those journalists to the area to show them damage from the initial attack and to effectively use them as human shields.”
But there’s a problem, one of the CNN journalists supposedly used by Gaddafi as a human shield subsequently appeared on CNN and labeled the claim, “Outrageous and absolutely hypocritical.”
“The idea that we were some kind of human shields is nuts,” CNN international correspondent Nic Robertson told Wolf Blitzer, adding that the 40 journalists on the tour of Libyan government buildings were free to get on and off the bus whenever they wanted.
Robertson pointed out that Fox News didn’t even send a journalist on the trip, instead dispatching a security guard, adding that the Fox News journalists in the country rarely ever leave the hotel.
“To say they didn’t go and for them to say this was government propaganda to hold us there as human shields when they didn’t even leave the hotel is ridiculous,” stated Robertson, adding that the journalists were even physically pushed back on the bus because Gaddafi’s officials wanted to get them out of harm’s way as quickly as possible.
“When you come to somewhere like Libya, you expect lies and deceit from the dictatorship here. You don’t expect it from the other journalists,” said Robertson, adding, “If I sound angry it’s because I am.”
Had it not been exposed by the commendable Robertson, the benefits of this hoax would have been twofold – on one hand, Gaddafi is made to look like a careless savage who has no concern for human life, and particularly western journalists, using them as sacrificial lambs for his own propaganda purposes. Secondly, it gives the “humanitarian” hoax behind the attack some legitimacy, suggesting that British and American bombers really do care about protecting civilians lives.
Fox News has proven itself to be a complete tool of the US military-industrial complex. Nothing it now reports about the attack on Libya can ever be trusted.
The establishment media is no stranger to inventing phony human rights atrocities in order to promote and legitimize wars.
Clinton’s war was launched on the back of a fabricated controversy involving a Serbian relief camp that housed Bosnian refugees, which the media spun into being a Nazi-style “concentration camp” in which emaciated Bosnians were being imprisoned against their will.
The footage broadcast by the global media was contrived so as to make it look as if the Bosnians were inside a barbed-wire enclosure, when in fact it was the British TV news crew who were inside the enclosure and who were filming through the barbed-wire to the outside, where Bosnians had gathered. The “emaciated concentration camp victim” was in fact a man with a natural birth defect.
Publications like Time Magazine ran the hoax alongside headlines like Must It Go On?, and the public was told that air strikes were imperative to protect the civilian population. The subsequent NATO-led attacks on the country, aided by Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, with depleted uranium weapons caused civilian deaths and crippling long term health effects that dwarfed anything Slobodan Miloševic was accused of.