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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Fake News Headlines Launch Wars of Aggression
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Without major media support, US imperial wars might not get off the dime. They're vital to gain public support or at least prevent strong opposition.
On August 4, 1964, the NYT headlined "Attack in the Gulf of Tonkin." No attack occurred.
The Times and other media scoundrels falsely said North Vietnamese torpedo boats "deliberate(ly) attack(ed)" the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin.
Naked US aggression raged in Southeast Asia until April 30, 1975, millions of lives lost, enormous destruction inflicted on Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, a generation of US youths adversely affected.
One of numerous Times 9/11 headlines said "US ATTACKED; President Vows to Exact Punishment for 'Evil.' "
Both incidents were false flags, 9/11 the mother of them all, launching endless wars of aggressio
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