posted on Jul, 21 2014 @ 11:57 AM
One of the best analyses I have ever read regarding propaganda is Jacques Ellul's "Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes." I think it's worth
reading, especially in today's high-tech instant-information society. If you're feeling bold, also try Ellul's "The Technological Society."
Personally, I think the shooting down of the Malaysian jet was unintentional - I think the shooters (whoever they were) didn't know it was a passenger
jetliner. My opinion is, this was done by a trigger-happy military team with little knowledge of what they were doing and who believed it was a
military target, not civilian - and I don't personally see any covert conspiracy in the event, though I could be wrong and often am.
But that doesn't mean various governments, through media, are not in full "spin" mode, trying to work consequent events to their favor. I think that
is definitely happening.
One thing I do find a bit weird: From the very moment this story broke in the news, everyone was crying SAM and BUK. I never saw one news article
suggest this was a hijacking, or a terrorist, or an on-board bomb. I find that a bit strange.
edit on 21-7-2014 by Stuyvesant because: I removed the link to the Wikipedia entry for Jacques Ellul - Propaganda book.