Saddam capture fiction???

First I've seen of this. Is it true? Does it matter? I actually found myself looking around the page in case it was satire and I somehow missed it.

A former U.S. Marine who participated in capturing ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said the public version of his capture was fabricated...


I wouldn't be so surprised. You have to remember All the news is part of the PR campaign... it's not so much what's being said as how you say it. You can take two days to give the same message (cue 9/11 news coverage)and make it bigger than it is and also you can take a few minutes to trivialise a situation (like the rwandan Genocide).


Posted by M
3/11/2005 07:56:00 am  
Right you are, M, perception is more important than truth. That's why so much energy was spent by the NeoCon progaganda organs on the toppling of the Saddam statue or the death of Uday and Qusay. It becomes even more interesting when you go back and read what people like Rumsfeld said about Saddam at the time of his capture and how he was always holding a rifle, but didn't fire a shot (or something to that effect).

I found this blog from a comment WhyNot did on my own blog and I like what I see. Keep up the good work, folks.


Posted by eponymous
3/11/2005 03:18:00 pm  
December 22, 2003 - "We got him: Kurds say they caught Saddam " 

Saddam’s capture: was a deal brokered behind the scenes?The Bush/Cheney Cartel "War on Terror" continues to be the greatest taxpayer fleecing psyop of all time.

The simple fact that the American government would stage such a symbolic psychological operation to validate the hundreds of billions spent and hundreds of thousands dead is a sad reflection on the mindset of jingoistic Americans who unquestioningly support American imperialism.
A simple bit of psyop theatre can clog an emptied American mind that would otherwise perhaps be open to the hard and dirty corruption behind the Bush/Cheney/Halliburton/Bechtel/KBR/Boeing/NorthropGrumman/GeneralDynamics/Raytheon/BP/Shell/Exxon/GE/LockheedMartin/
Etcetera and all of their subsidiaries – War on “Terror”.

Taunting a pathetic fallen dictator is far more important than the real reasons for the permanent occupation of Iraq and the Middle East.
The psyop is also in accordance with the newly revealed American policy and apparent fetish for the sadistic (and often sexualized) torture/murder of Arabs and Muslims.

It will all have been worth it when American Grandma blames “terrorists”, “Hollywood Liberals” and the ACLU for the inevitable cuts in her social security benefits as Joe Sixpack rails against “liberal environmentalists” because he is still paying through the nose for his "liberated" Iraqi Oil.

Divided and conquered by the special interest robber barons who prop up the war criminals in the White House the American public must be appeased by cheap staged theatre and empty “patriotic” rhetoric so they don’t notice the backdoor gutting of basic Civil Liberties and the foundations of American democracy.

Fear has manufactured American public consent for mass murder and purposefully sustained ignorance will see that it continues unabated.


Posted by Youngfox
3/11/2005 03:18:00 pm  
Thanks to all of you for the great comments. I must say I am surprised. I expected to come back and find this particular blog filled with the usual 'you anti-American socialist idiot.'

I remember the Kurd story, Youngfox and how quickly it came and then drifted away. This man if I read correctly lives in Lebanon and that's the reason I questioned it or the timing of it. I certainly do know that a lot of PR has gone into winning the hearts and minds of US voters. It worked.

Eponymous I will be visiting your blog soon. Thanks for dropping in, contributing and the kind words. We will certainly continue to pound the beat and hope that you come again.

M, what genocide? What's a Rawanda? I'm playing the fool here, of course. It's such a good point and I can't help myself.  

Posted by Dianne
3/11/2005 06:41:00 pm  
Pulling Saddam out of a hole makes for a good symbolic story. There likely many very creative people working in PR for the US Government to make the news interesting and promote the government. I'd say that would be a pretty cool job ;) 

Posted by Jim
3/12/2005 04:33:00 pm  



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