Robert Greenwald / Brave New Films – 2007-08-23 00:10:13
I remember very clearly the daily fearmongering led by FOX as they cheered for war with Iraq. The 24/7 images, sound effects, yelling and threatening were an ever-present drumbeat for war. We had to invade, and we had to invade now.. anyone who didn’t see that was a traitor. They viciously attacked those of us who worked to get out the truth.
You’d think that with the complete failure in Iraq, those days would be behind us. Sadly, you’d be wrong.
FOX wants war with Iran.
It’s almost too ridiculous to believe, but it’s shockingly real. We’ve already compiled over 4 hours of FOX footage just in the last few months… the same images, sound effects, yelling and threatening that led the U.S. to invade Iraq is happening right now to sell a war with Iran. They are saying the exact same things!!
Here is the video evidence, side-by-side with what they said about Iraq.
• Watch FOX Attacks: Iran
This time is different though. We’re prepared, and we have the means to alert people to what FOX is doing. Everyone has seen the terrible tragedy and the awful price paid by so many Iraqis and Americans. We know this is coming, and we can stop it.
It was about this time in the lead-up to the Iraq war when the other TV networks started following FOX’s lead. As CNN’s Christiane Amanpour says in the video, they were intimidated by FOX into cheerleading for the Iraq war.
WE CANNOT LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN.
This is a critical moment, and we must send a message to the major television networks urging them to ask tough questions, be skeptical, and tell us what is really happening. They must not follow FOX down the road to another war.
We’ve put together an open letter to the networks. Will you sign it?
ACTION: Sign the letter:
Please forward this message to everyone you know. We must raise our voices now. This is so important, we cannot let history repeat itself.
Robert Greenwald and the Brave New Films team
P.S. Here are some recent articles on the Iran issue:
• Guardian: “Cheney pushes Bush to act on Iran”
• Bob Baer, Time Magazine: “Prelude to an attack on Iran”
• New York Times: Bush admin labels Iran’s 125k Revolutionary Guard troops “terrorists”
Zebari says Iran supports Iraq government: report
Merh News Service
TEHRAN (August 22, 2007) — Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari has said Iran has been constantly supporting the Iraqi government and political process in the country, Radio Sawa said on its website.
“Since the beginning we have witnessed Iran’s support for Iraq’s government and the political process in the country,” Zebari said as quoted by the radio.
He also said Iran and Iraq cooperate on security issues. “The security issue has been one the subjects on the agenda of our talks with Iranian officials.”