on August 19, 2016
Rixon Stewart — August 18, 2016
The media is now an integral part of any modern conflict, and not just as passive observers. They are active participants who play a key role in manipulating public opinion to support whatever has been decided by the politicians and generals.
For example the 1992 photo of Fikret Alic, a Muslim, staring through a barbed wire fence, was used to “prove” that the Bosnians were running modern day “Concentration Camps”. As the headline of “Belsen 92” indicates, every possible association with the Nazis was made to sell the necessity of sending yet more NATO troops to the former Yugoslavia.
Yet Fikret Alic hadn’t been deliberately starved, his emaciation was the result of a congenital disease. Nor was he imprisoned. The British ITN News team that took the photo had simply filmed him through a stretch of broken…
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