måndag 18 juni 2012

Svårt att föra krig utan massmedierna

Det här artikeln nedan är intressant därför att beskriver den oerhörda betydelse massmedia har i de moderna krigen. NATO behöver en krigshetsande massmedia för att smidigt kunna genomföra anfallskrigen. Storbolagsmedierna i Sverige ställer snällt upp.

I verkligheten handlar det om att krigsanhängarna måste övertyga några få mycket rika svenska och norska familjer och personer att ställa upp bakom kriget så att de upplåter sina TV-kanaler och tidningar åt krigspropagandan. Om du får med dig Ole Jacob Sunde så är det stor chans att du ut "rätt" information i norska tidningar samt i Aftonbladet och Svenska Dagbladet. Lyckas du övertyga Pontus Bonnier så blir det nog några "lämpliga" inslag i TV4 och lagom blodiga artiklar i Expressen och Dagens Nyheter. Men journalisterna är kanske så vana att hämta information från "officiella" källor som t.ex. amerikanska regeringens hemsida att krigsanhängarna inte behöver göra så mycket för att "rätt" information skall nå allmänheten.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/202f4b50-5312-11e0-86e6-00144feab49a.html#axzz1y9otWCjx 

March 20, 2011 5:13 pm

Al-Jazeera’s backing is
key for coalition


In a script carefully and jointly written by the US, France and Britain, every political statement on the military effort against Muammer Gaddafi’s regime is preceded by a mention of Arab support.
Desperate to distinguish between Libya and other western interventions in the Muslim world, which have sharpened anti-western sentiment, the three leading powers in the Libya campaign are drawing legitimacy for their actions by stressing that they are born out of Arab requests.

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While some people ask where are the Arab jets, the international coalition – for now at least – has a more powerful weapon on its side: the al-Jazeera television channel.
The Qatar-owned al-Jazeera had highlighted the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as American aggression against Muslims, but in the case of Libya, the popular channel has supported the revolution.
Presenters refer to those killed by the Libyan regime as “martyrs” and to the air strikes as “western military operations” by an international coalition.
Col Gaddafi has blamed al-Jazeera for inciting the rebels. That his forces are suspected of having killed an al-Jazeera cameraman in rebel-held territory has only added to the network’s anti-regime stance.
Al-Jazeera’s owners, the Qatari royal family, are among those backing the international effort.
Although Doha has often used al-Jazeera to deflect criticism of previous partnerships with the US, its rulers have been more open about their support for the Libyan rebels, though Qatar’s specific role is still uncertain. “Qatar will participate in military action because we believe there must be Arab states undertaking this action, because the situation there is intolerable,” Sheikh Hamid bin Jassem, the prime minister, told al-Jazeera on Saturday.
Indeed the Libya crisis represents a rare moment of unity between the people and their leaders in the Arab world, with al-Arabiya, the Saudi-backed channel also on the side of the rebels.
Meanwhile both channels paid less attention to the uprising in Bahrain – where their government backers have supported the Sunni royal family rather than the protesters.
“It is not nice to have an Arab country targeted by the west and others but having said that, this is an exceptional case. The Libyan people, are going through a very tough time. Muammer Gaddafi would go all the way to be the last Libyan alive,” says Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, a professor at Emirates University in Dubai.
Even then, many Arabs remain uneasy about western intervention and question why their own governments are not playing the leading role in the campaign.
Amr Moussa, the secretary-general of the Arab League, said the air strikes diverged from the aim of imposing a no-fly zone and analysts warn that the aversion to outside intervention could provoke opposition in the Arab world and impact al-Jazeera’s coverage if the military effort drags on.
“If thousands of civilians are killed in operations or western powers tried to impose a political system in Libya public opinion may shift,” says Najeeb al-Khunaizi, a Saudi writer.
Additional reporting by James Drummond in Abu Dhabi.

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