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    Post 'War has changed': GWOT messaging morphing into GWOC (global war on covid) campaign?

    This tangent came up in a covid delta variant discussion but probably separate political topic in itself.
    To be clear, this was mainly about messaging similarities/contrasts in media/political leaders narratives wrt Operation Iraqi Freedom/GWOT then and Operation Warp Speed/GWOC now (and was not intended as examination of underlying theories/conspiracy theories that challenged threats from Iraqi WMD then vs from Covid now).


    Bush-Cheney led GWOT messaging morphing into Biden-Trump led GWOC (global war on covid) campaign?


    'War has changed', CDC says, as Delta variant infectious as chickenpox
    July 30, 2021
    The fastest-spreading and most formidable version of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has upended assumptions among virologists and epidemiologists about the disease, even as vaccines have let many countries lift social restrictions. Delta has become the dominant variant globally, documented in 132 countries to date, according to the WHO.
    On Tuesday, the CDC, which had advised vaccinated people months ago that they no longer needed to wear masks, reversed course, saying even the fully vaccinated should wear face coverings in situations where the virus was likely to spread.


    reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-asia/war-has-changed-cdc-says-as-delta-variant-infectious-as-chickenpox-idUSKBN2F019Y

    Dr. Scott Gottlieb estimates up to 1 million Americans infected with Covid daily as delta spreads




    How many people has COVID-19 killed in America? | Fortune


    'Over 600,000 Americans who have died from the coronavirus'

    US memorials to victims of COVID-19 pandemic taking shape

    By JULIE CARR SMYTH
    July 31, 2021
    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has planted a memorial grove of native trees to remember people who died of COVID-19, and governors and state lawmakers nationwide are considering their own ways to mark the toll of the virus.
    Temporary memorials have sprung up across the U.S. — 250,000 white flags at RFK stadium in the nation’s capital, a garden of hand-sculpted flowers in Florida, strings of origami cranes in Los Angeles.

    The process of creating more lasting remembrances that honor the over 600,000 Americans who have died from the coronavirus, though, is fraught compared to past memorial drives because of the politics.

    Non-pandemic monuments — such as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., the Oklahoma City National Memorial and the National Sept. 11 Memorial in New York — resulted from negotiations among diverse stakeholders willing to push through controversy to hash out common narratives, said Nancy Bristow, a history professor at the University of Puget Sound.

    A national COVID-19 memorial won’t be so clear-cut, she said.

    “The problem and the strength of memorials is they tell the story we want to tell, and they may not have anything to do with learning from the past or even with remembering the complexities of what we’ve been through,” Bristow said. “Commemoration and memorializing is not about nuance.”

    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, were among the first to seize the virus narrative with their memorial proposals earlier this year.

    The COVID-19 Pandemic Memorial Grove that DeWine dedicated in April at a state park near Chillicothe, in southern Ohio, included among its native trees the white oak, which can live for 400 years.

    “Maybe someone will come here and will talk about their grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother who went through the pandemic,” DeWine said at the event. “Maybe someone in their family died, maybe someone in their family was a nurse or doctor, someone who was there to make a difference for others. We should not forget the sacrifices that have been made.”
    Cuomo is regrouping after plans for a concrete state memorial to essential workers at Battery Park faced outcry from neighbors upset at the related loss of green space. He has said workers need to be remembered for their valor.

    “They saved the lives of New Yorkers,” he said in announcing the panel to spearhead the project in April. “COVID was a war and they were war heroes. They gave their lives in the midst of that war to save others.”
    DeWine and Cuomo are patterning their memorial language around their contrasting leadership styles, Young said.
    “I think DeWine did see himself as a kind of a pater familias trying to take care of everybody, and Cuomo did see himself or portray himself as a general going to war against the virus,” Young said.

    Bristow said the war metaphor was also used with the deadly 1918 influenza epidemic, which arose during a real war — World War I — and that conflation ultimately overwhelmed all memory of the deadly disease, which never got a national memorial.
    apnews.com/article/lifestyle-joe-biden-health-pandemics-coronavirus-pandemic-cb2f3aafbc8516f4cea089f6268be1c2




    Operation Iraqi Freedom FINE SILVER Coin With George W.Bush,Tony Blair

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    https://twitter.com/triviapotus/stat...83543002021889



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    Ridge says he was pressured to raise terror alert

    WASHINGTON -- Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says in a new book that he was pressured by other members of President George W. Bush's cabinet to raise the terror-alert level just before the 2004 election.
    Ridge says he objected despite the urgings of then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, according to a news release from Ridge's publisher. Ridge said the episode persuaded him to follow through with a plan to resign; he did so on Nov. 30, 2004.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnYqPDasWVo




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    Financial costs comparison

    Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and GWOT

    Nobel laureate estimates wars' cost at more than $3 trillion | McClatchy Washington Bureau



    Coronavirus: Operation Warp Speed
    Department of Defense (DoD)



    New chart reveals military's vast involvement in Operation Warp Speed


    United States has spent or committed to spend nearly $6 trillion to crush the coronavirus

    Warp-Speed Spending and Other Surreal Stats of COVID Times

    By the numbers, the coronavirus pandemic is surreal.

    By Associated Press
    March 13, 2021
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. effort in World War II was off the charts. Battles spread over three continents and four years, 16 million served in uniform and the government shoved levers of the economy full force into defeating Nazi Germany and imperial Japan.

    All of that was cheaper for American taxpayers than this pandemic.

    The $1,400 federal payments going into millions of people's bank accounts are but one slice of a nearly $2 trillion relief package made law this past week. With that, the United States has spent or committed to spend nearly $6 trillion to crush the coronavirus, recover economically and take a bite out of child poverty.

    Set in motion over one year, that's warp-speed spending in a capital known for gridlock, ugly argument and now an episode of violent insurrection.

    Political Cartoons

    For a year now, Americans have grappled with numbers beyond ordinary comprehension: some 30 million infected, more than half a million dead, millions of jobs lost, vast sums of money sloshing through government pipelines to try to set things right.

    How high can you count? At one turn after another, that may be the rhetorical question of these COVID-19 times.

    THE TOLL

    Once, the attack on Pearl Harbor was the modern marker for national trauma. About 2,400 Americans died in the assault on the naval base in Hawaii that drew the United States into the Pacific war. The nearly 3,000 dead from the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001, became the new point of comparison as the ravages of COVID-19 grew.

    The U.S. reached a total of 3,000 COVID-19 deaths even before March 2020 was out. By December, the country was experiencing the toll of 9/11 day after day after day. In that time, COVID-19 was killing more Americans than any other disease, any other single cause.

    “COVID-19 now is the leading cause of death, surpassing heart disease,” Dr. Robert Redfield, then leading the Centers for Disease and Prevention, said Dec. 10. Looking to the weeks ahead, he said “it’s going to be the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation.”
    usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-03-13/warp-speed-spending-and-other-surreal-stats-of-covid-times



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    There has been a Massive Psychological Operation to create a panicked society.
    a deliberate attack on Mental Health.
    https://www.healthline.com/health/germaphobia

    Impact on lifestyle

    With germaphobia, the fear of germs is persistent enough to impact your day-to-day life. People with this fear might go to great lengths to avoid actions that could result in contamination, such as eating out at a restaurant or having sex.

    They might also avoid places where germs are plentiful, such as public bathrooms, restaurants, or buses. Some places are harder to avoid, such as school or work. In these places, actions like touching a doorknob or shaking hands with someone can lead to significant anxiety.

    Sometimes, this anxiety leads to compulsive behaviors. Someone with germaphobia might frequently wash their hands, shower, or wipe surfaces clean.

    While these repeated actions might actually reduce the risk of contamination, they can be all-consuming, making it difficult to focus on anything else.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

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    OIF TO OWS: Messaging and Branding

    Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)

    The Reason Why “Operation Iraqi Liberation” Was Renamed To “Operation Iraqi Freedom”



    In March 2003, bush announced that the US and its allies were invading Iraq. The name of the operation was “Operation Iraqi Freedom”.
    What most people don’t know though, was that the initial name was not “Operation Iraqi Freedom” but “Operation Iraqi Liberation“.
    The name was used by both the press and government officials, most notably by Ari Fleischer, the White House press secretary for President George W. Bush at the time.
    The name can also be found on the press briefings of the period.
    However, the name though was quickly changed when someone pointed out that the acronym spelled out “O.I.L”. Because the government couldn’t afford any association with the word OIL, the name was changed to “Operation Iraqi Freedom”.


    Operation Warp Speed (OWS)

    Operation Warp Speed (OWS) was a public–private partnership initiated by the United States government to facilitate and accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics. The first news report of Operation Warp Speed was on April 29, 2020,and the program was officially announced on May 15, 2020. It was headed by Moncef Slaoui from May 2020 to January 2021 and by David A. Kessler from January to February 2021.At the end of February 2021, Operation Warp Speed was transferred into the responsibilities of the White House COVID-19 Response Team.

    On May 15, 2020, President Donald Trump officially announced the public-private partnership. The purpose of Operation Warp Speed was to coordinate Health and Human Services-wide efforts, including the NIH ACTIV partnership for vaccine and therapeutic development, the NIH RADx initiative for diagnostic development, and work by BARDA.
    Operation Warp Speed was formed to encourage private and public partnerships to enable faster approval and production of vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic.[2] The name was inspired by terminology for faster-than-light travel used in the Star Trek fictional universe, evoking a sense of rapid progress.

    The Food and Drug Administration announced on 30 June 2020 that a vaccine would need to be at least 50% effective for diminishing the severity of COVID-19 symptoms to obtain regulatory and marketing approval.

    In January 2021, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced that the program was expected to undergo a restructure and renaming under the Biden administration. Also in January 2021, Dr. Moncef Slaoui, former Operation Warp Speed lead, was told not to use the name Operation Warp Speed anymore.

    Dr. Anthony Fauci and other public health experts criticized the “Operation Warp Speed” name, arguing that it falsely conveyed a lack of scientific rigor and adherence to safety protocol in the vaccine approval process.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Warp_Speed



    Tucker Carlson: Democrats and the CDC have been lying about COVID and the vaccine
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    US Representative Clay Higgins calls Covid 'a bioweapon'

    July 26, 2021
    The Independent

    Powell's Chief of Staff: Iraq Intel Was "Outright Lies"
    Feb 26, 2013 — “One must realize that whether Powell had given his presentation or not, the President would have gone to war with Iraq."



    'I'm not reading this. This is bull$#@!. '
    2 Jun 2003
    US Secretary of State Colin Powell was under persistent pressure.
    At one point, he became so angry at the lack of adequate sourcing to intelligence claims that he declared: "I'm not reading this. This is bull$#@!,"
    theguardian.com/world/2003/jun/02/usa.iraq






    While both Bush and Trump were strong leaders when it came to branding, Bush achievements were relatively much more magnificent on this front:

    Aircraft carrier named after ex-President Bush
    Oct 7, 2006 — Spraying the bubbles from sparkling wine across the enormous gray bow of the USS George H.W. Bush, the Bush family on Saturday christened ...
    Source: nbcnews

    'Freedom At Work'








    Donald Trump Says COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Called 'Trumpcine'

    4/10/21
    Former President Donald Trump addressed a crowd Saturday night in south Florida, telling folks that vaccinations for the COVID-19 pandemic should be called "Trumpcine" instead of the regular vaccination monikers.The crowd listening to the former president gathered south of Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort at a place called Palm Beach's Four Seasons resort, which included about 360 pro-Trump supporters.
    Trump initiated the 'Warp Speed' operation nearly a year ago to create a vaccine to fight the coronavirus that has led to millions of deaths. Now that he has been out of office, and the vaccination has rolled off and led to a decrease in both cases and deaths, Trump is taking credit.



    From: "The Orange Needler"


    Biden team has been trying to steal Vax credit from Trump and most of media still does not address him as "Father of the vaccine" as OWS chief architect had demanded.
    His photo did not appear among the glory shots released to public even though without his strong push behind OWS and threats to FDA, Vax could not have received EUA so quickly or 'prematurely' as some naysayers claim.


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    https://id2020.org/

    Since 2016, ID2020 has advocated
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/04/t...passports.html

    Some of us saw it coming..
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

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    7 types of marketing to control your mind.

    https://www.advergize.com/advertisin...of-propaganda/

    Table of Contents
    Different Propaganda Techniques & Examples of Propaganda
    1. Bandwagon Propaganda
    2. Card Stacking Propaganda
    3. Plain Folks Propaganda
    4. Testimonial Propaganda
    5. Glittering Generalities Propaganda
    6. Name Calling Propaganda
    7. Transfer Propaganda
    So Here We Conclude the Different Types Of Propaganda Techniques that Marketers have Been Using to Drive Sales…

    Fear being a huge factor that drives peoples psyche. 1984 was a society constantly in fear.

    https://propagandaprinciples.wordpre...da-techniques/

    Indirect astroturfing can be done by financing others who are already engaged in the issue. They do the work and build the “grassroots” organization while you direct from the background. When industry finances scientific research which supports their products, this is a form of astroturfing.

    Use exaggerations such as “everyone,” “the people,” “real Americans” or “always.” Avoid mention of contradictory evidence.

    Astroturfing creates the illusion that many people: share a particular hardship, hold a particular view, support a particular politician, are active on a particular local issue, dislike particular opponents, or love a particular product.

    Generalization is a common process where we take one thing – word, idea, process – and apply it to other things. When “glittering” they sound good but are vague, amorphous, without solid substance. The more people believe vague and glowing statements, the less they see the need for reason and evidence.

    If people are taken to a place where they accept vague statements, then suggestion can be used to replace rational argument and clear evidence.

    Attractive yet vague words sound good in speeches and documents, but actually say nothing concrete. Poetic devices – alliteration, assonance, imagery, metaphor, meter, simile, repetition, that turn your words into memorable and effective poetry.

    Rhetorical devices – anaphora, antithesis, chiasmus, parallelism – are memorable and carry emotional appeal.

    Intangible nouns can express vague ideals to stir the soul, yet but state nothing specific: courage, dignity, duty, fame, freedom, godly, honor, integrity, justice, liberty, love, moral, patriotism, and respect. Such words appeal to generally approved values and by themselves can elicit strong emotion and approval.

    Such words and devices, in the mouth of a practiced speaker, can have an hypnotic effect of an audience, putting them into a light trance, lower their intellectual defenses, and heighten their emotional susceptibility. Nouns, when intangible, nouns give the sense of concrete meaning (e.g. “family values” – what family or individual doesn’t have some sort of value?). Lacking true substance, they paint pictures in broad strokes yet still be believed.

    Comment from the Institute for Propaganda Analysis
    We believe in, fight for, live by virtue words about which we have deep-set ideas. Such words include civilization, Christianity, good, proper, right, democracy, patriotism, motherhood, fatherhood, science, medicine, health, and love.

    For our purposes in propaganda analysis, we call these virtue words “Glittering Generalities” in order to focus attention upon this dangerous characteristic that they have: They mean different things to different people; they can be used in different ways.
    Last edited by Pauls' Revere; 08-01-2021 at 06:19 PM.

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    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post

    Such narratives had been called fakenews even back in Feb 2019, best to wait till all the facts come out before jumping to conclusions.
    Also, all 6 living Presidents, including 3 who led GWOT, supporting covid vax is a powerful statement in itself.

    Stumbled on this old clip, anyone knows what is exactly shown on the background slide @ 11:03 - 11:30 mark in this vid dated Feb 12, 2019? Speaker's brief description does not match words that are visible, seemed bit weird.

    https://youtu.be/09-rD9alr54?t=663


    Tried to lookup 2019 Ukraine political news, haedlines like following popped up but did not see any reporting on fakenews listed in that slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    Also, all 6 living Presidents, including 3 who led GWOT, supporting covid vax is a powerful statement in itself.
    3 Presidents who opposed it are DEAD and Replaced with someone who would.

    Reality Sucks.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom



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