The Effective Use of Disinformation

"Babies Thrown From Incubators"- the LIE that allowed George HW Bush to begin the Gulf War.

Nayirah al-Ṣabaḥ, (called "Nurse Nayirah" in the media) was a fifteen-year-old Kuwaiti girl, who alleged that she had witnessed the murder of infant children by Iraqi soldiers in Kuwait, in verbal testimony to the U.S. Congress, in the run up to the 1991 Gulf War.

Her testimony, which was regarded as credible at the time, has since come to be regarded as wartime propaganda.

The public relations firm Hill & Knowlton, which was in the employ of Citizens for a Free Kuwait, had arranged the testimony.

This publicly available evidence that the first Bush (George HW Bush) administration orchestrated an elaborate conspiracy to gain support for the first Gulf War.

Iraqi soldiers were reported by alleged eye witnesses to have removed babies from incubators. As it turns out, this was a handy liethat was promoted in speeches by George Bush Sr.

He repeated the false testimony of the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador who was carefully coached by a Washington public relations company.

He was a role model for his son in the effective use of disinformation.

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