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The influence of the media

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Submitted by muminsalih (European Union), Oct 17, 2006 at 14:45

I am glad that at last I read something like this by a westerner. A nation cannot win a war divided. I strongly believe that the anti American feelings by the Arabs ( and Muslims)were largely because of the bias demonstrated by the pro Saddam Al jazira TV, which played alone in the Arabic media field for a number of years. This anti American channel used anti American Americans to prove their point.

Before the Iraq war, the US gave Al jazira and its likes a year to build up the Anti American feelings. Terrorists of all backgrounds keep a constant watch on the American media; any critical opinion will be seen as a vote for them. Considering Afghanistan and Iraq it seems that America started to loose its wars even before they start.

Some western anti American newspapers went to the extreme and got away with it. After Abugraib scandal, the London Daily Mirror published fake photographs to tarnish the image of British troops and was able to get away with it!

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