UK Gov used M16 to plant anti-Saddam press stories

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  1. toontra macrumors 6502

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    In the period leading up to the war, it now turns out that a special M16 operational team was formed to plant "news" items in the media which exaggerated or misrepresented the extent of Iraq's WMD capability with the express intent of gaining public support for war.

    So now we know. What smelled like s**t all along turns out to have been s**t.

    Read more in the Times - LINK
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i see the UK media is just as "liberal" as what we've got here in the US
     
  3. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Wow. That's a pretty heavy-handed way to plant a story. You'd think they'd use a little more tact than to immediately whip out an assault rifle. ;)
     
  4. amnesiac1984 macrumors 6502a

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    LOL.. yeah i think toontra means MI6
     
  5. Neserk macrumors 6502a

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    Re: UK Gov used M16 to plant anti-Saddam press stories

    not at all surprised... if we find any it will be because we put them there. I went to the times article but you have to register. Too late and too tired. Maybe later!
     

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