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Thursday, December 01, 2005

War is good for profits

Rupert Murdoch likes war. Before the Iraq invasion, he praised the bravery of Tony Blair and George W. Bush and said the price of oil would be one of the war's major achievements. "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", he said. "That's bigger than any tax cut in any country." He harnessed his vast media empire to get behind the war effort and nothing has changed in nearly three years.

Media moguls have long supported state terror. We now learn that Frank Packer, father of mogul Kerry, offered Richard Nixon his media empire to back the President's bombing of Vietnam at the end of 1972.

Never trust a mogul.

3 Comments:

Blogger smiths said...

didnt quite work though did it?

'Oil production and energy production are below pre-war levels. Our reconstruction efforts have been crippled by the security situation. Only $9 billion of the $18 billion appropriated for reconstruction has been spent. Unemployment remains at about 60 percent. Clean water is scarce. Only $500 million of the $2.2 billion appropriated for water projects has been spent. And most importantly, insurgent incidents have increased from about 150 per week to over 700 in the last year. Instead of attacks going down over time and with the addition of more troops, attacks have grown dramatically. Since the revelations at Abu Ghraib, American casualties have doubled. An annual State Department report in 2004 indicated a sharp increase in global terrorism'

from Congressman Murtha

exactly what is the good news in iraq that the shabadoo's would have people reporting?

Thursday, December 01, 2005 12:16:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

According to senator Joe Lieberman, freedm has flowered in the country. See my post above.

Thursday, December 01, 2005 12:42:00 pm  
Blogger Ian Westmore said...

To be fair Antony, not all newspaper moguls have behaved this way.

Rupert's dad, Keith, at considerable personal risk single bought the utter stupidity of Gallipoli to world attention greatly hastening the end of the slaughter. He must be spinning in his grave at what his son has become.

Monday, December 05, 2005 11:29:00 am  

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