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UK Media Ignores Murdoch's Role in Incitement for and Support of US-UK Invasion, Occupation of Iraq


Editor's Note:

Murdoch's Media empire is a pillar of the Zionist Empire media. It has been used to advance the Zionist Empire agenda: Staunch defense of the Israeli apartheid occupation regime, incitement against Arabs and Muslims, and blackmail of politicians in US-EU (through character assassination, smearing campaigns, and scandals) to keep them in line with regard to the Zionist global agenda.


UK Media Ignores Murdoch Role in Iraq War


Press TV, Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:51PM


 British media are yet supporting the media mogul, as they have thoroughly ignored the greatest crime of Rupert Murdoch's papers, endorsing the illegal war in Iraq that killed over one million Iraqis.

So far, the UK media revealed that Murdoch's empire has hacked into the voicemails of the royal members, celebrities, high-ranking politicians, a murdered teenager and the relatives of the dead soldiers.

But they have failed to report his worst allegations, grounding the death of one million Iraqis in the illegal war imposed by the Britain and the US. Murdoch's newspapers can be considered as the only newspaper group having blood on its hands for propagandizing the fraudulent military conflicts.

The media tycoon had given his full support to the illegal Iraq war, and many times praised former Prime Minister Tony Blair for his courage. Saying: "I think Tony is being extraordinarily courageous and strong on what his stance is in the Middle East."

News International papers began doing their best convincing people about the terrible threat from Saddam Hussein, even two years before the publication of the government's dossier on Iraq's non-existent Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD).

As the UK government was beating the drums of the war louder, Murdoch's newspaper initiated even more outrageous pro-war propaganda.

Murdoch who was the strong supporter of attacking Iraq and ousting Saddam, said that the best outcome of the war would be cheap oil.

"The greatest thing to come out of this for the world economy, if you could put it that way, would be $20 a barrel for oil. That's bigger than any tax cut in the any country."

Murdoch and his empire could get the war they desired, killing over a million people. Despite the fact that there was no WMD and many Iraqi lost their loved ones in the illegal war, News International had never apologized for the false information they had published, helping to boost the public support for the UK role in the conflict.

Stop the War Coalition formerly revealed that Murdoch's papers and TV channels have been backing all the wars imposed by the Britain in the last thirty years, saying he had supported Margaret Thatcher's government and the Falklands war in 1982, and Tony Blair's government and his bloody wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

SWC added that Murdoch has continued backing the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, leading to the death of hundreds of thousands of the civilians, even in the time Conservative David Cameron was leading the coalition government.

And now his whole empire is encouraging David Cameron to keep the war in Libya, claiming to help the Libyan nationals to have a safer life while the British warplanes are throwing hundreds of bombs on the Libyan cities


British govt.- Murdoch links revealed


Press TV, Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:48PM


All the key players in the phone-hacking scandal in Britain enjoy inextricable, private links to the UK establishment, it has been revealed.

David Cameron had developed private links with Rupert Murdoch's company, the News International, the scale of which have been exposed for the first time, showing that the Prime Minister met Murdoch's chief executives 26 times in a year since he took the job as the UK premier, the daily The Independent reported.

Cameron had invited Rebekah Brooks to Chequers twice, a privilege not extended to the most senior members of his Cabinet, it was disclosed.

Brooks resigned Friday as chief executive of Murdoch's Wapping amid escalating scandal.

Meanwhile, James Murdoch, News Corp's Chairman in Europe and the man responsible for pushing through the BSkyB bid, was a guest at the Prime Minister's official country residence eight months ago.

And, the former News of the World's (NOTW) editor Andy Coulson - who was arrested this week in connection with police corruption and phone hacking - was invited by Cameron to spend a private weekend at Chequers as recently as March.

No 10 Downing Street bowed to pressure over Cameron's handling of the phone-hacking scandal last night and released details of all his contacts with senior staff at the company since he became Prime Minister.

In another development, it is revealed that the MP who will lead the attack on Rebekah Brooks and Rupert and James Murdoch this week over their roles in the phone-hacking scandal has close links with the media empire.

John Whittingdale, the Conservative chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport committee, admitted he was an old friend of Murdoch's close aide, Les Hinton, and had been for dinner with Brooks, The Independent said in separate story.

The revelations show Prime Minister Cameron has held more than twice the number of meetings with Murdoch executives as he has with any other media organisation.

There were two "social" meetings between Cameron and Brooks, one of which was also attended by James Murdoch, and in return they invited the Prime Minister to a succession of parties.

Cameron and Brooks, who are neighbours in West Oxfordshire, met over Christmas - including a get-together on Boxing Day - just days after Vince Cable was relieved of responsibility for deciding the fate of News Corp's BSkyB bid.

Downing Street has always refused to discuss what they talked about.


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