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Re: [casi] MEMRIs Are Mad of This!

Dear Roger & List,

Sorry, HZ, this doesn't answer your questions.- I've done some surfing on
MEMRI (The Middle East Media
Research Institute). You wonder whether M is funded by the US government? Or
are you making a statement?  No, it's not, at least not officially.
According to the M website, it was "Founded in February 1998 to inform the
debate over U.S. policy in the Middle East, M is an independent,
nonpartisan, nonprofit...organization. M's headquartersis located in
Wahington, DC with branch offices in Berlin, London & Jerusalem, where Malso
maintains its Media Center." Come on, you Rocket Science & Quantum Physics
people, out there, any ideas? Some of you may wish to see which persons &
orgs. are reccommending M. Example: "You know you've got things in the Saudi
papers now that thanks to the MEMRI Research Institute we can read in
English translation." (Fox News, May 16, 2003). Saudi news is one thing, but
- as with any media - how is it selected & used? Think I've said enough, for
now, I'll
leave you, Roger, & others on the List to put 2 + 2 together.


Bert Gedin,
Birmingham, U.K.

>Subject: Re: [casi] MEMRI: Action Plan in event of Regime Downfall
>Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 08:21:09 EDT
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>I am wondering, MEMRI is funded by the US government.  Would this perhaps
>an excellent opportunity to "do" something about this?
>Amidst all the forged documents, Niger, Sexed up dossiers, plagerized
>dossiers, aluminum tubes, 'deployed chemical weapons,' rebuilt weapons
>sites, etc., this seems to me to be the sort of the thing that should be
>public knowledge esp as it is publicly funded.
>Seems to be another shoe hitting the ground and a link to Israeli
>attempting to further sully the Arab world.
>Roger Stroope
>Northern Arizona University
>Flagstaff USA
>During the war crimes trials at Nuremberg, psychologist Gustave Gilbert
>visited Nazi Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering in his prison cell. "We got
>around to
>the subject of war again and I said that, contrary to his attitude, I did
>think that the common people are very thankful for leaders who bring them
>and destruction," Gilbert wrote in his journal, Nuremberg Diary.
>"Why, of course, the people don't want war," Goering shrugged. "Why would
>some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that
>he can
>get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? ... That is
>understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine
>the policy
>and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a
>democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a parliament or a communist
>... That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked
>denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to
>danger. It works the same way in any country."
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