Wadah Khanfar, Al Jazeera and the triumph of televised propaganda

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by Thierry Meyssan

Voltaire Network | 26 September 2011

Al-Jazeera – the Qatari news channel that in the space of 15 years established itself in the Arab world as an innovative news outlet – suddenly embarked in a vast intoxication campaign to overthrow the regimes of Libya and Syria through any means. As demonstrated by Thierry Meyssan, this was not a conjunctural shift but one that was planned long in advance by individuals who shrewdly concealed their personal interests to the public

The Qatari-based Al-Jazeera channel announced the resignation of its director general, Wadah Khanfar, and his replacement by a member of the royal family, Sheikh Hamad Ben Jassem Al-Thani on September 20, 2011.

Sheikh Hamad is a Qatargas executive, and spent a year at the head office of Total in Paris. He is the former chairman of the Al-Jazeera Board of Directors.

This development is protrayed by the Atlanticist media in three different ways: either as a forced resignation and a takeover of the channel by the State, as a revenge on the part of the Palestinian Authority following the release of the Palestinian Papers or, finally, as the result of the Wikileaks leak exposing some of the connections between Mr. Khanfar and the United States.

While each of these interpretations may contain some truth, they nevertheless obscure the overriding factor: the role of Qatar in the war against Libya.

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One Response to Wadah Khanfar, Al Jazeera and the triumph of televised propaganda

  1. shirley Clay says:

    I WOULD LIKE TO OMMENT ON YOUR CONSTANT NAGGING AND ONE TRACK ABOUT AL JAZEERA WHILE NEVER ONCE COMMENTING ON IRAN OR PRESS TVS INSIDIOUS CAMPAIGN AGAINST GADDAFHI I HAVE COMMENTED AND ASKED YOU TO STOP YOUR BIAS AND LOOK AT PLAYERS AND YET YOU CONTINUE ON THE SAME ONE TRACK IRAN FOR MONTHS HAS RAN A SHOCKING DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN THROUGH PRESS TV AGAINST GADDFHI AND HAMAS AND IRAN RECOGNIZED TNC BEFORE UN MEETING IRAN HAS RUN A TOTAL LYING CAMPAIGN AGAINST SALEH IN YEMEN WHICH IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO ME AS YEMEN IS DEMOCRACY AND WARN YOU TO CHECK THE FACTS PEOPLE HAVE STATED BAHRAINIS ONE OF SOROS COLOR REVOLUTIONS IRAN HAS BEEN MEDDLING BECAUSE MINORITY SHIA ALSO IRAN ATTACKS YEMEN AND MAKES OUT IT IS DICTATORSHIP AND REGIME WHEN FULL OPEN ELECTIONS WERE HELD IN 2006 AND THESE ARE ARMED THUGS AND KILLERS IN YEMEN AGAINST GOV THE GOV HAS AGAIN SAID IT WILL HOLD EARLY ELECTIONS BUT THESE BUNCH OF THUGS DIRECTED BY IRAN WILL CAUSE MORE CHAOS IRAN IS TRYING TO CONTROL ME CHECK FOR YOURSELF ABOUT YEMEN IRAN IS DETERMINED TO PROTECT SYRIA AT ALL COSTS ARABS HAD TO SACRAFICE LIBYA THEY DID NOT CALL FOR BOMBING IRAN STIRREDUP SO MUCH TROUBLE ALONG WITH US FAKE ARAB SPRING THAT ME NEARLY COLLAPSED CHECK PRESS TV ARTICLES ABALONG ALONG CALL TNC REVOLUTIONARIES AND GADDAFHI DICTATOR AND TRUTH ABOUT YEWMEN AND IT IS FULL DEMOCRACY

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