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Thrust of argument: Eric Draitser writes 'In 2011, Barack Obama stood before the American people and said: "Faced with... opposition, Gaddafi began attacking his people... In the face of the world's condemnation, Gaddafi chose to escalate his attacks, launching a military campaign against the Libyan people.Innocent people were targeted for killing. Hospitals and ambulances were attacked. Journalists were arrested, sexually assaulted, and killed. Supplies of food and fuel were choked off.Water for hundreds of thousands of people in Misurata was shut off. Cities and towns were shelled, mosques were destroyed, and apartment buildings reduced to rubble. Military jets and helicopter gunships were unleashed upon people who had no means to defend themselves against assaults from the air".

Such was the narrative Obama used to justify the US-sponsored NATO war on Libya.But Obama was only able to make such a case because the corporate media effectively sold the fantasies of Gaddafi 'attacking his own people,' 'targeting innocents,' and so on.The media reported so-called intelligence from on the ground gathered on twitter and other social media, as well as dubious sources that stood to gain from the war. In effect, just as with Iraq, the media was charged with a public relations campaign to sell what would undoubtedly be an unpopular war.

Never mind the fact that studies conducted by serious investigators after the fact have concluded that many, if not most, of the 'crimes' of Gaddafi were in fact completely distorted or, in many cases, entirely fabricated. It should be clear to anyone that the media and military-industrial complex work hand in hand to justify pre-conceived war aims.

The essential point here is that the corporate media does not serve the public interest as some idealistic souls might still maintain. Rather, it serves the agenda of the establishment - the rich corporate elites who own nearly every media outlet through a handful of corporations. It should come as no surprise that many of these corporations are funded by other corporations and conglomerates that profit from America's endless wars. So you see, it is in their best interests to lie us into wars - it is good for business.'
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