Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould expose the official 1980s “narrative” on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan as propaganda

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Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould expose the official 1980s “narrative” on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan as propaganda created by the MSM to build support for Charlie Wilson’s War. See http://invisiblehistory.com/ for more information.

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Charlie Wilson’s War is a Fantasy! by Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

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by Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould
Sibel Edmonds’ Boiling Frogs Post
Tuesday, 22. December 2009

The Rallying Cry for an Arms Buildup & to End Public Debate about American Foreign Policy on Afghanistan

As the first journalists to enter Kabul in 1981 for CBS News following the expulsion of the Western media the previous year, we continue to be amazed at how the American disinformation campaign between Hollywood, Washington and Wall Street built around the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan lives on. We’ve seen this pattern from the media again and again. It was particularly disturbing to read Ken Herman’s December 18 interview, Charlie Wilson pessimistic about future of Afghanistan, in the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN filled with CIA disinformation. The secret campaign was activated before the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan to sell the American people on financing the coming Muslim holy war against the Soviet Union.

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via Sibel Edmonds’ Boiling Frogs Post | Home of the Irate Minority

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World’s Sole Military Superpower’s 2 Million-Troop, $1 Trillion Wars by Rick Rozoff

September 11, 2001: America and NATO Declare War on Afghanistan by Michel Chossudovsky

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from the archives:

Bill Moyers Journal: Charlie Wilson

Imperialist Propaganda – Second thoughts on Charlie Wilson’s War By Chalmers Johnson

Imperialist Propaganda – Second thoughts on Charlie Wilson’s War By Chalmers Johnson

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By Chalmers Johnson
ICH
07/01/08 “TomDispatch

I have some personal knowledge of congressmen like Charlie Wilson (D-2nd District, Texas, 1973-1996) because, for close to 20 years, my representative in the 50th Congressional District of California was Republican Randy “Duke” Cunningham, now serving an eight-and-a-half-year prison sentence for soliciting and receiving bribes from defense contractors. Wilson and Cunningham held exactly the same plummy committee assignments in the House of Representatives – the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee plus the Intelligence Oversight Committee – from which they could dole out large sums of public money with little or no input from their colleagues or constituents. Continue reading