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LEADING TO WAR: See Where the Truth lies - The Movie

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LEADING TO WAR: See Where the Truth lies - The Movie Empty LEADING TO WAR: See Where the Truth lies - The Movie

Post by KneelB4Zod! Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:37 pm

One of my older threads, ostensibly destroyed while ago during the purge on the cointelpro discussion forum.

Imo, this movie deserves every minute of your time as it explains not only Bush's administration rhetoric, but also Obama's and Trump's administrations rhetorics and mechanisms regarding conflicts and wars that they intend to sell to the wide audince, from which they expect support for their further criminal actions and military agressions.


How does a government lead its people to war? How does it communicate to its citizens – and to the wider world – the reasons and rationale for initiating military conflict? What rhetorical devices and techniques are employed? And how is a nation brought to support the profound decision to wage war against another nation? These are the questions that LEADING TO WAR seeks to explore.

This 72-minute film shows the evolution of the United States government’s case for military action against Saddam Hussein’s regime, leading to the Iraq War which began in 2003.

LEADING TO WAR is comprised entirely of archival news footage – without commentary, without voiceover – presented chronologically from President Bush’s State of the Union address in January, 2002 (the “axis of evil” speech), and continuing up to the announcement of formal U.S. military action in Iraq on March 19, 2003.

Covering these 14 months, the film presents selected interviews, speeches, and press conferences given by President Bush and his administration, including Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin Powell, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, as well as by British Prime Minister Tony Blair and others.

This compressed, chronological view offers a unique opportunity to examine the media record from a historical perspective, allowing the material to speak for itself. Footage was licensed from major news sources, including ABC, AP, BBC, CNN, ITN, and NBC.

LEADING TO WAR is also intended as a historical record for future generations, who will not have had firsthand experience of the precise, incremental steps taken by the government in presenting its case for war.



A Mechanism for War

- Manufacturing a Problem
- Dismiss Other Policy Options
- 'We Have No Choice'
- Rhetoric and Spin
- War Through Rose-Colored Glasses
- Abuses and Misuses of Intelligence
- A Mythic Reality
- Four Items of Note
- Bush Administration Claims vs. Facts


"This is not a new world, it is simply an extension of what began in the old one. It has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever planted the ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has refinements, technological advances, and a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom. But like every one of the super-states that preceded it, it has one iron rule: logic is an enemy and truth is a menace." - "The Obsolete Man" - The Twilight Zone, 1961

"I assure you, ladies and gentlemen that, very soon history will show that we and our allies have fought a war on behalf of the whole world against terrorism supported by governments that will be held accountable by its own people..."
Quoting Dostoyevsky:
"Rest assured, hell is big enough for all. It doesn't deserve this fierce competition over who will be the worst." - Dr. Bashar Jaafari, UNSC session, 22nd of February, 2018

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