Thursday, July 5, 2018

Caitlin Johnstone — This Is What Modern War Propaganda Looks Like

Propagandizing for "liberal" intervention in Iran. Read "imperial" instead of "liberal.
Back in December a memo was leaked from inside the Trump administration showing how then-Secretary of State, DC neophyte Rex Tillerson, was coached on how the US empire uses human rights as a pretense on which to attack and undermine noncompliant governments. Politico reports:
The May 17 memo reads like a crash course for a businessman-turned-diplomat, and its conclusion offers a starkly realist vision: that the U.S. should use human rights as a club against its adversaries, like Iran, China and North Korea, while giving a pass to repressive allies like the Philippines, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
“Allies should be treated differently — and better — than adversaries. Otherwise, we end up with more adversaries, and fewer allies,” argued the memo, written by Tillerson’s influential policy aide, Brian Hook.
Caitlin Johnstone — Rogue Journalist
This Is What Modern War Propaganda Looks Like
Caitlin Johnstone

See also

Sticking with what's working in spite of the illogic and lack of evidence.

UK demands Russia explain nerve attack after two more people struck down
Alex Fraser, Henry Nicholls


Noah Way said...

Bad fish 'n chips.


Ryan Harris said...

Human rights being code word for open markets, free movement of capital etc. We've all seen the Bush, Obama and Trump approach to human life and dignity. Not a priority.