By Darryl Mason
UPDATE : The Australian newspaper has illustrated a thoroughly discredited story about Al Qaeda and WMDs with a piece of art from an online video game. The Australian newspaper claimed the above was "supplied". But supplied by who? Al Qaeda? News agencies? Corporate American intelligence agencies? Or someone in The Australian's own art department?
Previously : According to Rupert Murdoch's The Australian, the above image turned up on an Al Qaeda website. Or on a website populated by people who claim to be Al Qaeda. Or it was 'supplied' to The Australian newspaper by the corporate American intelligence agency that claims to monitor Al Qaeda websites, and then sells what they find for big dollars to the world's media? It's hard to keep track.
The Australian newspaper is supposed to Murdoch's 'quality broadsheet' down under, but clearly they are more than happy to pump Al Qaeda propaganda as much as the dozens of trash Murdoch tabloids in the US, the UK and Australia.
But don't worry about that massive credibility gap. This imagery (we now know comes from a video game - ed) came with a terrible warning of doom.... or as it's more commonly known, complete and utter bullshit :
Groups that monitor Islamic websites say al-Qaeda will post a new video in the next 24 hours urging jihadists to use biological, chemical and nuclear weapons to attack the West, the FBI said.The FBI warning came as the US-based monitoring group SITE said the video encouraging terrorists to develop and detonate weapons of mass destruction in the US and Europe was posted on an Islamist militant forum.
SITE also released a computer-generated image, showing Washington DC in the aftermath of a nuclear attack, which reportedly appeared on an Islamist forum.
The 39-minute, documentary-style video, titled Nuclear Jihad: The Ultimate Terror, was posted on the al-Ekhlaas forum on May 25, SITE said in a statement.
"The idea of killing lots of people, this idea is available to us, and it must be used under the idea of treating others the same, so I say that terror in their countries must involve human losses and these human losses must be with WMDs," the video says, according to SITE's translation.
Paul Joseph Watson has some very interesting information on American 'intelligence specialists' who have turned the distribution of all but meaningless Al Qaeda propaganda into a very profitable business, and explains why we don't see anymore beheading videos from 'Al Qaeda' :
Nearly four years after Benjamin Vanderford hoodwinked the global media by manufacturing a fake Al-Qaeda beheading tape, America's corporate press whores are once again gearing up to fearmonger about the prospect of mushroom clouds over American cities by instantly ascribing gospel status to a dubious "Al-Qaeda fan" Internet videotape that encourages the use of WMD in a terrorist attack.Since the dubious series of beheading videos, which coincidentally came to a stop when one of our readers managed to expose the ludicrousness of accepting such propaganda at face value by hoodwinking the world media with a fake beheading tape, "Al-Qaeda" has been resigned to spreading its message through Mossad agents like Adam Pearlman and alleged sketchy Bin Laden audio recordings...
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Now Al Qaeda 'fan made' videos, as this 'documentary' is being described, are getting mass media exposure. The MSM is petrified that if they don't pump any and all AQ propaganda that comes their way, and there is another attack on the US, they will be seen as being guilty of not having informed the public of what they knew might have been coming.
Whatever Al Qaeda is, the American (and Australian) mainstream media is doing their job of spread the threat of terror for them, and making money at the same time utilising dramatic free content supposedly supplied by terrorists.
It doesn't matter how absolutely crap and ridiculous the supposed Al Qaeda videos are, the mainstream media gives them all front page and lead evening news story exposure, almost seven years after the United States was last attacked.
How much longer can this Al Qaeda crapfest be kept up? Not much longer. The bitter cynicism from reader-commenters across the American media spectrum in reaction to this 'documentary' has been almost unanimous, and many are disgusted and furious. Not at Al Qaeda necessarily, but at the MSM for once again doing the terrorists' job of trying to spread fear and unease.
Rupert Murdoch, and the rest of the MSM, should give this shit a fucking rest, Or at the very least start mocking the creators of this propaganda for being absolutely crap at what they do.
All the great enemies of the West were mocked relentlessly during the wars of the 20th century. But for this war we are told, by President Bush in particular, that we must listen closely to and believe every word that Osama Bin Laden, or one of his lackey arseholes, have to say.
The scary truth is that the American war machine has as much interest in prolonging this war as Al Qaeda, or whatever passes for Al Qaeda, has. Neither side wants it to end.
We don't seem to get to have a say in this. No matter who we vote for, the war goes on. And on. And onandonandon.
If you preach hatred, violence and intolerance, you should not expect the mainstream media to do most of your work for you in getting out your vile message.
Enough is enough.
UPDATE : Journalists, or somebody, from the UK Telegraph accessed this blog post and have run a story exposing the truth about the above image. Any credit to this blog, and the reader, NikC, who exposed the truth? Of course not.
And The Australian newspaper has still not corrected its original story. They haven't even bothered to change the headline. IT'S FROM A FUCKING VIDEO GAME YOU MORONS!