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PsyOps versus the MegaMedia #4: Reporting Innocence as Guilt“On 8/21[/98], the front page of The Times featured a map of the areas in Afghan and Suden that the U.S. had bombed. The map was entitled: ‘Suspected Terrorist Installations.’
Is anything wrong with this title?
The word ‘suspected’ is an example of Suggestion. It suggests the missile strikes were normal acts of law enforcement: policemen are supposed to arrest ‘suspects’, aren’t they? What’s wrong with police taking action against ‘suspects’, to restore law and order?
What’s wrong is that the U.S. has no right to police Afghanistan or Sudan. And if it did, police are not supposed to hurl bombs into neighborhoods where they claim to believe ‘suspects’ may be hiding. Indeed, even if they ‘only’ kill the ‘suspects’ you may recall that we are supposed to consider ‘suspects’ innocent until proven guilty and thus one could say blowing them to bits is excessive.”
Israel, Credible Deception: the NY Times and the Sudan missile attack,
1998 (revised 99, reposted 01), well before 9-11-01,