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A leaked CIA report says:
Public apathy enables leaders to ignore voters.
The report is discussing apathy among the French and German people to their countries’ involvement in the war in Afghanistan, but the same is true to the apathy of Americans towards the Iraq and other wars as well.
For a little background on the manipulation of public opinion, see this and this.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
reply to post by Vinveezy
What i find interesting, is wikileaks had this and held it. until it was apparent the CIA was after wikileaks going down.
I wonder what else they are holding as bargaining chips
Originally posted by Vinveezy
Leaked CIA Report: "Public Apathy Enables Leaders To Ignore Voters" In Waging Endless Wars
This classified CIA analysis from March, outlines possible PR-strategies to shore up public support in Germany
and France for a continued war in Afghanistan. After the Dutch government fell on the issue of dutch troops in
Afghanistan last month, the CIA became worried that similar events could happen in the countries that post the
third and fourth largest troop contingents to the ISAF-mission. The proposed PR strategies focus on pressure points
that have been identified within these countries. For France it is the sympathy of the public for Afghan refugees
and women. For Germany it is the fear of the consequences of defeat (drugs, more refugees, terrorism) as well as
for Germany’s standing in the NATO. The memo is an recipe for the targeted manipulation of public opinion in two
NATO ally countries, written by the CIA. It is classified as Confidential / No Foreign Nationals