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"War Is A Lie" British Version Published in London Just as UK Troops Sent to Libya


By davidswanson - Posted on 20 April 2011

http://www.bitebackpublishing.com

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN HONEST WAR

ISBN: 9781849540926
368pp paperback
£12.99
PUBLISHED: 19 May 2011

Every war ever fought has been sold to both sides as a fight between the forces of good and evil. Politicians are willing to tell any lie to ensure the public believe they were in the right and the enemy undeniably in the wrong.

In War is a Lie, anti-war activist David Swanson deconstructs virtually every argument ever put forward in favour of war. Drawing on examples throughout history, including the Second World War and the Iraq War, he shows how politicians will use any excuse not simply to justify war but to continue it after the death toll has long since shown the utter futility of continuing with the bloodshed. and showing how politicians will use any excuse not simply to justify war but to continue it after the death toll have long since shown the utter futility of continuing with the bloodshed.

‘David Swanson despises war and lying, and unmasks them both with rare intelligence. I learn something new on every page.’ Jeff Cohen, founder of Fair and author of Cable News Confidential

David Swanson is the author of Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union. Swanson holds a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia. He is cofounder of WarIsACrime.org (formerly afterDowningStreet.org). Swanson was instrumental in exposing the Downing Street Minutes and other evidence of Iraq war lies. He served as press secretary for Dennis Kucinich’s 2004 presidential campaign.

For press, publicity, review copies and interview requests, please contact katy.scholes@bitebackpublishing.com 02070911264

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Hey kidz!!! There are many ways to "LIE"!!!

Here's CNN "Poisoning the Well" . . .

. . . or trying to anyway . . . ;-)

(clipped text from Wikipedia)
"Poisoning the well is a logical fallacy where adverse information about a target is pre-emptively presented to an audience, with the intention of discrediting or ridiculing everything that the target person is about to say. Poisoning the well can be a special case of argumentum ad hominem, and the term was first used with this sense by John Henry Newman in his work Apologia Pro Vita Sua (1864)."

(link to above Wikipedia text)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poisoning_the_well

So, how is Zio-Media outlet CNN, "The Most Trusted Name In News" trying to "LIE"??? . ..

(clipped headline and article from CNN)
"11 political myths that we still fall for - Sex, lies and murder. Americans seem to love conspiracies theories and too-good-to-be-true rumors . . . All fun to talk about. And all wrong. CNN takes a look at 11 political conspiracies, myths and urban legends and help you tell fact from fiction."

(full story)
http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/04/20/political.myths/index.html?hpt=C2

Check out #5 on the CNN "Myth Busters" list, kidz . . . ;-)

(clipped text from above CNN article)
"5) The myth: The government was behind the September 11 attacks. The facts: The September 11 terrorist attacks have become of a lightning rod for conspiracy theorists who have offered alternative explanations to the horror of that day."

Yes, that 9-11 has become a "lightning rod" for people who have offered alternative explanations may be a "Fact" but it does little to undermine "the myth" stated by CNN's Ed Hornick.

Maybe it's in the next paragraph . . . ;-)

(clipped text from above CNN article)
"Some of the theories include that the U.S. government was behind the entire terror plot, including taking down the World Trade Center, in order to take the country to war in the Middle East; the Pentagon was not hit by a commercial plane but rather by a missile; and United Flight 93 did not crash after passengers stormed the cockpit, but an Air Force jet took it out."

Yes, these are more "alternative explanations" . . . but, again, there are no "FACTS" here to undermine "the myth" that CNN's Ed Hornick is trying to discredit . . .

Maybe it's in the last paragraph . . . ;-)

(clipped text from above CNN article)
"Popular Mechanics magazine looked into the claims and was able to 'debunk each of these assertions with hard evidence and a healthy dose of common sense.'"

Oh, so CNN's Ed Hornick defers to Michael "Dancing Israelis" Chertoff's cousin, Benjamin Chertoff, to provide the "FACTS" to discredit this 9-11 "myth" in his own article . . . ;-)

(clipped headline and link to February 3, 2005 Popular Mechanics)
"Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report"
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/news/1227842

So, since all these other "myths" are supposedly false, the reader of this CNN article is to believe that #5 has been debunked as well

. . . not by any "FACTS" actually presented in the article . . .

. . . but by another source that Ed Hornick of "The Most Trusted Name In News" assures us is sound. . . Popular Mechanics . . . ;-)

Set the way back machine, Sherman, to March 7, 2005 when Christopher Bollyn debunks the Popular Mechanics 9-11 debunk . . . ;-)

(clipped headline and article from 07 March 2005 Prison Planet)
"Chertoff's Cousin Penned Popular Mechanics 9/11 Hit Piece - But the March 2005 issue of Popular Mechanics (PM) plumbs new depths of nepotism and Hearst-style 'yellow journalism' with its cover story about 9/11. PM's senior researcher, 25-year-old Benjamin Chertoff, authored a propagandistic cover story entitled 'Debunking 9/11 Lies' which seeks to discredit all independent 9/11 research that challenges the official version of events."

(full story)
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/march2005/070305chertoffscousin.htm

(clipped text from above Prison Planet article)
"But who is Benjamin Chertoff, the 'senior researcher' at Popular Mechanics who is behind the article? American Free Press has learned that he is none other than a cousin of Michael Chertoff, the new Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security."

I hear some kid named David Swanson once said:

"Every war ever fought has been sold to both sides as a fight between the forces of good and evil. Politicians are willing to tell any lie to ensure the public believe they were in the right and the enemy undeniably in the wrong."
- David Swanson, author of "War Is A LIE"

To this ol' fool, it looks like Michael Chertoff, Benjamin Chertoff, Ed Hornick, and CNN are pretty willing to keep those BIG LIES going, too . . . ;-)

"A different kind of poverty
Now upsets my soul
Night after sleepless night
I walk the floor
And I want to know"
- "420" by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

peace.

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