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salib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:38 PM
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The Great Deception: the propaganda that we pay for
This one is a pretty good walk-through for those who are able to consider something other then the usual propaganda. Might be useful in convincing "friends."

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/09-08-2006/...

What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. (Bertrand Russell)

So it is with Messrs. Bush and Blair which have acted time and again on the flimsiest of evidence to reshape Middle East into what they desire it to be: a neo-colonial possession to supply oil while at the same time helping their rich to get richer. You may disagree with this statement, especially, if you have been listening to so much propaganda about spreading democracy in the Muslim world in general and Middle East in particular. So I ask you to look at the following arguments and then decide if the actions taken so far point to fighting terrorism, spreading democracy or hegemony.

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-Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar
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benddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:08 PM
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1. good article
thanks for spotting it. Love the Goebbels quote.
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