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Pentagon Paid UK PR Firm $540mn To Create Fake Terrorist Videos

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has revealed how the Pentagon paid a British PR firm over half a billion dollars to run a top secret propaganda programme in Iraq PR firm Bell Pottinger, known for its controversial clients including the Saudi government and Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet’s foundation, worked with the US military to create fake terrorist videos in Iraq in a secretive operation. As the Iraqi insurgency raged at the height of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, fake Al Qaeda propaganda videos were being manufactured inside a highly-secured building at a U.S. military base emblazoned with “do not enter” and “classified” signs. RT reports: The firm reported to the CIA, the National Security Council and the Pentagon on the project with a mandate to portray Al-Qaeda in a negative light and track suspected sympathizers. Both the White House and General David Petraeus, the former general who shared classified information with his mistress, signed off on the content produced by the agency. Fake news and false flags: How the #Pentagon paid a British PR firm $ 500M for top secret Iraq propaganda https://t.co/Wg86h9GXrY pic.twitter.com/9q45cOJ1ZI — The Bureau (@TBIJ) October 2, 2016 The Bell Pottinger operation started soon after the US invasion of […]

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