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Pentagon paid PR firm $540mn to make fake terrorist videos

Submitted by: Odio @ 01:02 PM | Sunday, October 2, 2016 | (url: https://www.rt.co...)

The Pentagon paid a UK PR firm half a billion dollars to create fake terrorist videos in Iraq in a secret propaganda campaign exposed by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.
PR firm Bell Pottinger, known for its array of controversial clients including the Saudi government and Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochets foundation, worked with the US military to create the propaganda in a secretive operation.

The firm reported to the CIA, the National Security Council and the Pentagon on the project with a mandate to portray Al-Qaeda in a negative light and track suspected sympathizers.

Category: Politics | 15 Comments
Tags: propaganda

10-02-16 - 01:05 PM
Not in Obama's transparent presidency!
10-02-16 - 01:08 PM
Originally posted by Plasmatic  
Not in Obama's transparent presidency!


But but its all because of BUSH!!!!! :psyduck:
10-02-16 - 01:25 PM
US law prohibits the government from using propaganda on its population, hence the use of an outside firm to create the content.


I thought propaganda was legal again as of 2013 or something like that (obviously it was illegal during the time of the campaign in the article, but that statement is incorrectly present tense)? :weird:
10-02-16 - 01:27 PM
Yes, of course! Hence the name: movement. It moves a certain distance, then it stops, you see? A revolution gets its name by always coming back around in your face. You tried to kill me you son of a bitch... so welcome to the revolution.
10-02-16 - 01:28 PM
Originally posted by Plasmatic  
Not in Obama's transparent presidency!

No, mostly not.

Originally posted by Plasmatic  
Documents show the Pentagon paid $540 million to Bell Pottinger in contracts between 2007 and 2011, with another contract for $120 million in 2006. The firm ended its work with the Pentagon in 2011.
10-02-16 - 01:34 PM
the real news is:
The videos were created to play on Real Player which needs an internet connection to run. The CDs were embedded with a code linking to Google Analytics which allowed the military to track IP addresses that the videos were played on.
10-02-16 - 01:35 PM
Originally posted by cogzinofa  
the real news is:


Treason right there. case closed
10-02-16 - 01:40 PM
Obv trump shouldve paid his taxes so the govt could wisely redistribute his wealth to the people that need it most lolololololol

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10-02-16 - 03:23 PM
[img]http://img.cinemablend.com/cb/0/f/e/f/7/5/0fef752da5dc9da9539812e373a78c245af464cd99da969b6a7565ff763cf8ef.jpg[/img]

the new false flag of american politics
10-02-16 - 03:48 PM
Originally posted by Plasmatic  
Not in Obama's transparent presidency!



The Bell Pottinger operation started soon after the US invasion of Iraq
10-02-16 - 03:50 PM
yeah, plasmatic must be thinking about the fabrication of ISIS

not Mandarin operation
10-02-16 - 07:43 PM
Question: is there any terrorism in the world today that is not backed by US? It seems to me that America trains all the terrorists, funds them, eggs them on to commit their attacks, and now it turns out even propagandizes for them. Is America the Great Satan as the Arabs say?
10-02-16 - 08:42 PM
Holy shit :lol:

So the beheading videos are paid for? Jj or wat
Half a billion buys a lot of film. :worried:
10-02-16 - 08:47 PM
wow

for once i'm legitimately angry
10-02-16 - 09:31 PM
Betcha the "Bureau of Investigative Journalism" (lol who?) is paid for by Putin, as is RT News. :p:

Neeways, thank you Mr. Putin for the investigative journalism. :D

So which videos? got dam half a bill buys a lot of movies even by Hollywood standards.
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