War Is Sold Just Like Soda or Toothpaste

Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com.

 

White House chief of Staff Andrew Card famously said – in explaining why the Bush administration delayed until September 2002 to make its case for war in Iraq:

From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.

War is – indeed – marketed just like soda or toothpaste.

In fact, the government hired some of the top public relations experts to sell the Iraq and other wars. See this and this.

As the head of Santa Clara University’s Center for Applied Ethics wrote in 2003:

Am I the only one who’s queasy that the Bush Administration has quite publicly announced plans to sell us on war with Iraq the same way a soda pop company might hype a new soft drink?

Everyone knows that truth is the first casualty of war.

Countries need to lie about their enemies in order to demonize them sufficiently so that the people will support the war.

That is why intelligence “failures” – such as the following – are so common:

  • It is also now well-accepted that the Gulf of Tonkin Incident which led to the Vietnam war was a fiction (confirmed here).

That is also why governments from around the worldhave used false flag incidents for thousands of years to sell their people on whatever wars they wish to launch.

Of course, the demonization process is catapulted far and wide by the mainstream media. Indeed, the corporate media is instrumental in spreading the lies so as to support war.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bigalwed Albert Wedworth

    When will we learn?

  • http://twitter.com/brechett Alex Féthière

    “That is also why governments from around the world have used false flag incidents for thousands of years to sell their people on whatever wars they wish to la unch.”

    I don’t see why you would need false flags for “thousands of years,” there’s only a need to deceive where consent of the governed is even nominally necessary, and at afaik such consent is still a young concept.

 

 

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