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Monday, October 18, 2010

Pentagon Braces for Leak of Iraq War Documents on WikiLeaks: Propaganda in 3- 2- 1!

Reports (M) The Washington Post: "The Pentagon said Sunday that it has a 120-member team prepared to review a leak of as many as 500,000 documents about the Iraq war, which are expected to be released by the WikiLeaks Web site this month."

But despite the fact that we now know that the last leak did not endanger anyone in Afghanistan, nor reveal any sensitive intelligence (source via FDL), AND that it disclosed to Americans that the $1 BILLION of our tax dollars which are being sent to Pakistan every year by Washington are being used to coordinate attacks on OUR TROOPS...

Despite all that- we can expect the military-media complex to churn out plenty of propaganda and lies to evade, deflect, and diffuse the power of the information that WikiLeaks is disseminating to We the People.

Check out Glenn Greenwald's excellent breakdown of how it works here, and use that as a guide to your analysis of the media narrative regarding WikiLeaks and our Iraq foreign policy for the rest of this month and next.

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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