For decades, the US and its Western allies have been violently and frequently meddling in the Middle East. Beginning with the clandestine overthrow of democratically elected leaders, moving on to financing violent extremist groups, and morphing into full blown invasions of entire countries, the Middle East has been the target of destruction since at least 1953.
On March 20, 2003 the United States launched one of its most brutal and murderous assaults in history as American military forces invaded the sovereign nation of Iraq. America was not asked to be there, no one from Iraq attacked the US, and the entire invasion and subsequent slaughter was based entirely on lies.
As we reported years ago, a bombshell in the form of a leaked classified report—a “smoking gun” if you will—confirmed the utter deception carried out on the American people to support the invasion.
Turns out there were never and weapons of mass destruction and the tens of thousands of slaughtered civilians — turned into a fine red mist by US missiles — were murdered over the lies of a few individuals that were echoed by all mainstream media ad nauseum.
In May 2004, one year after the U.S. commenced a full-scale invasion of Iraq, the New York Times issued a half-baked apology for its abysmal coverage of the “intelligence” used to convince America that Iraq was a threat.
“Looking back, we wish we had been more aggressive in re-examining the claims as new evidence emerged — or failed to emerge,” wrote the NYT editors. They also lamented their dependence on Iraqi defectors who made spurious claims to further the goal of regime change, like claiming Saddam Hussein was murdering babies.
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