How To Sell A War!

I was reading the updates on Zero Hedge last night when I came across this gem and it shocked me!

It is a documentary filmed in 1992 about the fabricated evidence that tipped American public and political opinion into unleashing the first Gulf War against Saddam Hussein. America was conned by a lying 15 year old girl!

http://documentaryaddict.com/To+Sell+a+War-5766-doc.html

The film shows how the Kuwaiti government hired the biggest PR firm in America to create a campaign to win over an indifferent American public to “want” to fight Saddam Hussein on the other side of the world. The clincher was the claim that over 300 babies died horrible deaths after being callously dumped from their incubators in Kuwaiti hospitals and the equipment taken back to Baghdad. Americans from the President down were horrified, within days the UN had voted for war and the rest is history.

However the whole story of the incubators was a lie designed to get America into the save Kuwait. Watch the documentary to find out how cleverly it was done.

And it got me to thinking, how many other American wars (and all the others for that matter) were deceptions and lies designed to grease the wheels of their military-industrial complex.

We all know that in the second Gulf War, President Bush Junior deliberately fabricated evidence of weapons of mass destruction. Another deception, another war. At the time I sat horrified each night watching the drums of war grow louder on TV, angry at the gross injustice and immorality of a bullying superpower wanting to invade a sovereign state on the other side of the war simply because they didn’t like them. In my mind no state has the right to interfere in the internal affairs of another.

What about the Afghan war? Same story. We had no right to be there. Our troops lives were lost in vain.

This makes me wonder about what is really happening in the Ukraine at the moment. The propaganda war is intense and the truth was lost to us a long time ago. We will never know who really shot down MH17.

The old adage is still true: “Believe half of what you see and a quarter of what you hear!”

As a Christian we have very clear teachings from our Lord on violence and war. Here are Jesus and Paul’s teachings on the subject:

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. (NIV, Matthew 5:38-45)

Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. “But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (NAS, Romans 12:17-21)

As followers of Jesus we must be ever vigilant not to get sucked into the propaganda machines of the modern media and political elites. After all, governments have been responsible for over 260 million deaths in the last 100 years.

God bless

Kevin

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