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Pentagon paid $540m to create fake terrorist videos: Report

By Waitup follow Waitup   2016 Oct 4, 12:25am 2,218 views   5 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


http://www.khaleejtimes.com/international/americas/pentagon-paid-540m-to-create-fake-terrorist-videos-report

In a shocking expose by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Pentagon was caught paying $540m to a UK-based PR firm to allegedly create fake terrorist videos in Iraq.

The Bureau reports that PR firm Bell Pottinger made "short TV segments made in the style of Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them, according to a former employee."

The firm's former chairman Lord Tim Bell had confirmed to the Sunday Times, that his firm had worked on a "covert" military operation "covered by various secrecy agreements," according to the Bureau.

He added that Bell Pottinger reported to the Pentagon, the CIA and the National Security Council.

#politics

1   bob2356   ignore (4)   2016 Oct 4, 6:13am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Waitup says

The Bureau reports that PR firm Bell Pottinger made "short TV segments made in the style of Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them, according to a former employee."

Finding out who is watching terrorist video's and checking them out is a great idea. Good to see some proactive thinking in the pentagon. What would be shocking about it?

2   Waitup   ignore (0)   2016 Oct 5, 12:45am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Wow! so spend $540m of tax payer money on the stupidest deductive reasoning. So whoever watches those videos is a terrorist. Are you F'in serious?

3   OneTwo   ignore (0)   2016 Oct 5, 12:55am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

$540m to a UK PR firm to produce a handful of short videos. You quite sure?

4   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (43)   2016 Oct 5, 3:46am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Why not spend this money making films of Mohammed fucking camels and dogs in the ass?

5   bob2356   ignore (4)   2016 Oct 5, 4:06am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rashomon says

$540m to a UK PR firm to produce a handful of short videos. You quite sure?

Did you read a some other article? Where did it say a handful of short videos? I did read a different article before this was posted that said it was done over 5 years from 2007 through 2011 with a number of agencies, not just the Pentagon. I'm sure the 540 million covers a lot more than a handful of short videos, but hey it's on the internet so it must be true. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) has certainly never published self serving, self promoting bullshit before. Oh wait, yes they have, frequently.

Maybe it's a boondoggle, maybe it's brilliant success. I'm don't have enough information to judge and neither does anyone else including the TBIJ. But it certainly gets TBIJ in the news, which is always TBIJ's first priority.

Waitup says

So whoever watches those videos is a terrorist. Are you F'in serious?

Talk about stupid deductive reasoning you have certainly provided a fine example. Gee I wonder who would be watching news reports of terrorist acts on arab tv and al queda propaganda films? Whoever watches those videos MIGHT very well be a terrorist or be associated with terrorists and is well worth checking out.


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