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Dear Mark, Yes, without that infamous incubator story Bush would probably not have got the vote he needed to bombing Iraq. But, who did imagine that DEMOCRACY means how to tell lies and win the wars! The war against Iraq was and still a media war. There are many books speak through documents about this huge media war. The first book is (Attention It Is the Media) by the Michel COLLON, 1991, published by IPO, Belgium. In this book one can discover that the giant American Media Companies began the war against Iraq and they ready foe other war against Iraq and elsewhere because they owned by giant weapon companies that need war to get more and more profits, thew book is in French. The second book, in Arabic, is (the Western and American Media during the Two Gulf Wars) by Omer Jumaa, Amman, 1999. Omer Jumaa was the correspondent of VOA in Baghdad from 1974 till 1990, when he was faired because his wrote a story assuring those incubators was is a fake through documents. In his book, Jumaa published many documents about the way through which western and American Media distorted the truth. The other books are (the Gulf TV War ) by Douglas Kilner, introduced by Naom Chomsky, ( the Double Speech Dictionary) any many others. All these books assured that war is a Media war. Through giant companies and huge amount of money VOA, BBC and other TV-Radio companies can make many fake stories fall of lies that look like truth through computers. As journalist, I worked with Americans and as contributed writer in many Arab and foreign dailies, and I found that they did not publish any story about the ongoing sanctions. I admit that we must do our best, but! I think that you discover that even through CASI we want to say the truth but (some) became angry and began to attack us. Let us work toward an alternative media, more noble and honorable. Best regards Nermin Al-Mufti, Baghdad, Iraq ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Parkinson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 10:21 PM Subject: Re: [casi] The Myth of Iraq's Fake Funerals > > Hi Abi & all, > > There is no response till now. But I want to clarify that Sweeney's story it > > is just an imaginary one. What did he quote from Ali was nonsense. > > Nermin al-Mufti, Baghdad > > I agree with you Nermin but what we see as obvious nonsense is seen as fact by most > ordinary people who come across it. This has enormous implications because it makes a > war to oust SH (for this read: covert Iraq into a client state) so much easier. > > How can a democracy like ours succeed in this genocide against the people of Iraq? > Two main reasons: > > 1) lack of information in the mainstream media - especially TV > 2) misinformation (distortion, lies etc) > > Without that infamous incubator story Bush would probably not have got the vote he > needed. > > Here in the UK the BBC is critical. There is almost nothing about Iraq, no news (eg the > resignations of Halliday & Von Sponeck), no documentaries and no specials. > > Mark Parkinson > Bodmin > Cornwall > > > > _______________________________________________ > Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. > To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss > To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org > All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk > _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk