Tag: CIA Director

Desert Storm

Gulf War

Wikipedia Gulf War

The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait arising from oil pricing and production disputes. The war is also known under other names, such as the Persian Gulf War, First Gulf War, Gulf War I, Kuwait War, First Iraq War or Iraq War,[25][26][27][a] before the term “Iraq War” became identified instead with the 2003 Iraq War.

Kuwait Air Force McDonnell Douglas A-4KU Skyhawk ground-attack aircraft, Wikimedia Commons


To Sell a War

The Fifth Estate, CBC (1992)

To Sell A War is a documentary film, first aired in December 1992 as part of CBC programme The Fifth Estate. The programme was directed and produced by Neil Docherty.

It chronicles the Citizens for a Free Kuwait campaign efforts to spin public relations sentiment in the United States in favor of the Gulf War, focusing on the story of Nurse Nayirah, who was, in fact, Nayirah al-Sabah, the daughter of Kuwait’s ambassador to the United States Saud Nasir Al-Sabah. Her infamous testimony about Iraqi soldiers removing babies from incubators, which was widely disseminated, was a result of coaching by PR firm Hill & Knowlton.

To Sell A War – Gulf War Propaganda (1992)


The Great Conspiracy, The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw *
Barrie Zwicker, 2004

The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw is a 70-minute sequel to The Great Deception – a ground-breaking 44-minute video also by Barrie Zwicker. He was the first mainstream journalist in the world to go on air (in January 2002) and ask hard questions about the official story of 9/11. The Great Deception is a compilation of his series of seven commentaries on 9/11. In The Great Conspiracy, Zwicker updates and expands his critique. He analyzes the use of fear to befuddle the public. He reconstructs the so-called ?war on terrorism.? He examines in depth the failure of the military on 9/11 and George Bush?s highly inappropriate behavior that day. He finds the 9/11 Commission to be a total cover up operation. Throughout, he analyzes the role of the mainstream media as complicit in keeping the public massively misinformed and befuddled. And he suggests what we can do. Those who have seen both works find them complementary.

Barrie Zwicker – The Great Conspiracy (2004)


Remembering George H.W. Bush, 41st president *
PBS NewsHour, Dec 3, 2018

George H.W. Bush assumed many roles during his 94 years, from Navy hero, Yale graduate and Texas oilman to congressman, CIA director, vice president and president. He also had six children with his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, who passed away in April. The former president was active both physically and philanthropically in his final years. Judy Woodruff remembers the 41st president.

Remembering George H.W. Bush, 41st president – PBS, Dec 3, 2018


‘We think the price is worth it’
Madelaine Albright, 60 Minutes, May, 12, 1996

On May 12, 1996, Albright defended UN sanctions against Iraq on a 60 Minutes segment in which Lesley Stahl asked her, “We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?” and Albright replied, “We think the price is worth it.”[110] Albright later criticized Stahl’s segment as “amount[ing] to Iraqi propaganda,” saying that her question was a loaded question.[111][112] She wrote, “I had fallen into a trap and said something I did not mean,”[113] and she regretted coming “across as cold-blooded and cruel.”[110] Sanctions critics took Albright’s failure to reframe the question as confirmation of the statistic.[113][114][115] The segment won an Emmy Award.[116][117]

Wikipedia Madeleine Albright

Madelaine Albright, 60 Minutes, May 12, 1996