Fakest News: The Iraq War

Majority Are Still Falling for Fake News

A new poll from YouGov shows that most Americans still believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction at the start of the Iraq war:iraq-wmdsThat’s stunning, given that President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, the CIA, SecDef Rumsfeld, SecState Powell, National Security Advisor Rice, Bush’s chief strategist Rove, “Curveball” (the alias of the name of the unreliable WMD information) and other top officials have all publicly admitted that Iraq had no WMDs.

Corporate Media Pushed Fake News

The mainstream media has confessed that they pushed the fake WMD claims.

For example, the New York Times pushed fabricated evidence in the run up to the Iraq war.   A year later, the newspaper apologized for its inaccurate, one-sided coverage.

The Washington Post also apologized for hyping the non-existent WMD threat.

CNN’s Howard Kurtz wrote:

Major news organizations aided and abetted the Bush administration’s march to war on what turned out to be faulty premises. All too often, skepticism was checked at the door, and the shaky claims of top officials and unnamed sources were trumpeted as fact.

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The low level of public confidence in the media has many causes, but one of them stems from what happened back in 2003.

Government Officials Pushed Fake News

We in the alternative media have reported over and over and over and over and over and over that all of the insiders knew that Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). And see this.

Catastrophic Consequences of Fake News

We were told that the Iraq war would make us safer.  We were told that it would be quick, and would virtually pay for itself. (We were also told that it would be a “cakewalk”, and that American soldiers would be greeted with flowers.)

In reality, the Iraq war was a total disaster.

The war cost up to $6 trillion dollars, which – even in a country as big as the U.S. – is a lot of money.

The war made us less secure than before.  Remember, Al Qaeda wasn’t even in Iraq until the U.S. invaded that country. And the Iraq war directly led to the creation of ISIS.

Indeed, the leaders of America and the UK were warned that the Iraq war would increase terrorism … before they pulled the trigger.

That’s “fake news” …

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  • diogenes

    Besides the cost, most of which accrued to the military industrial complex and its investors, the Iraq war killed over a million Iraqis, nearly all of them civilians, women, children, as well as thousands of Americans. The New York Times and its fellow hireling liars has their blood on its hands as much as Bush and Cheney and accomplices outside the hired liar media.

    • awb22

      Everyone who goes along with the world system has blood on their hands.

      “And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus…” (Revelation 17:6 ESV)

      “Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins…” (Revelation 18:4 ESV)

      “He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!”(Revelation 22:20 ESV)

      • diogenes

        Maybe so but telling lies to hundreds of millions of people to sell wars that kill millions for the profits of 160,000 families isn’t the same as “going along” with a system that includes few choices.

    • cityspeak

      You might want to look into how all media outlets in the USA are seeded and controlled by the intelligence community.

      Please watch the documentary The Man who Knew Too Much.
      True in 1970’s and true today.

  • awb22

    How many lives is maintaining the status of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency and our “way of life” worth? Apparently, as many as it takes.

    Then, by the same token, opposing these global elites should be effected by any reasonable means.

  • Charlie Primero

    I personally know five people that advocated attacking Iraq 10 years because Iraq had WMD’s who now SWEAR to me vociferously that they never believed Iraq had WMD’s.

    Fascinating.

    • Mencken’s Ghost

      The same mentality pretends to never having bought the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever, despite its sales of forty million units worldwide . . . but of course, the Bee Gees never killed anyone (though some of us who lived during that cultural era ended up sustaining injuries to our eyes and mandibles from excessive eye-rolling and yawning).

      • Charlie Primero

        Not me M.G. In 1978 my Saturday Night Fever album was thumb-tacked on the wall of my parents’ basement right next to Kiss, Judas Priest, and Black Oak Arkansas.

        We did not realize how horrible disco actually was until around 1981 when the Sex Pistols became widely known, and the metal masterpiece album of the 20th century British Steel came out on cassette.

        🙂

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkShwaM2oRk

  • Carl_Herman

    And these “fake news” known lies that are criminally complicit for mass murder and looting trillions will continue until “We the People” demand .01% arrests for these obvious crimes.

    • Mencken’s Ghost

      Nuremberg II!!! First in the dock, Henry Kissinger.

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  • TellTheTruth-2

    Sadly, most Americans have been faked out by fake news which is the new name for propaganda. Bush and Cheney and Obama and Hillary are MASS MURDERERS who hide behind propaganda and lies.

  • Mencken’s Ghost

    That poll is proof of the efficacy of weapons of mass distraction. Never mind Planet X: there’s a total Kardashi-tush eclipse of reality out there.

  • NobodysaysBOO

    Maybe the FAKE news could do something GOOD. The Faked radio show about the Martians in the town of Downers Grove could be used over and over like 911, ? 911 was the BGGEST FAKE news story of the last 17 YEARS!
    So let ALL make up some FAKE NEWS stories, like the rulers do, some will believe it and send in money ,the Isralies do this constantly!

    BREAKING NEWS! FLASH FLASH!
    ALL the MEXICANS working in the sorry POOR state of TEXAS has SELF DEPORTED , because they fell very bad about destroying neighborhoods and killing US citizens! ENTIRE TOWNS are standing EMPTY!
    They are leaving their house keys on the tables when that go1 WOW!
    WE knew in or heart of hearts that they where GOOD !

  • David S

    And now look at the “Russian hacking” narrative, including the constant expansion of the narrative to (as of this moment – more to come?) the presence of the same hacking code in a New England power company software. Yeah, like that isn’t easily planted (with or without the direct complicity of the likely neocon/democratic party supporter at the power company – they are all “public utilities” after all). I’m sure a huge number still think Iraq had something to do with 9-11 too. All HAIL the alternative media for bringing us some truth.

  • Tom

    What do you expect when religions, education, news and views are hijacked by few who slammed America on to multiple countries under pretext of 911 Lies.

  • Black Swan

    ” In every country or system we control all forms of media expression, including newspapers, magazines, radio and television. We even control the music you hear and the performing artists. We censor songs released for publication long before they reach the publishers. Before long we will have complete control of your thinking through our media.” Harold Wallace Rosenthal

  • Mr Reynard

    More chetoohs ?? More big bowl ?? More Kentucky fried rats ?? More MacDo crap, more CNNNBCABCFOX crap ?? Then watch for the ZOMBIES invasion ??