Wars of aggression must always be legitimized in the mass media and in the UN with arguments such as genocide or weapons of mass destruction. When critics today say that the aforementioned arguments are used as a pretext to go to war for regime change, these critics are referred to as "conspiracy theorists". After that, they become quiet. Critics dare not say anything more, because the word "conspiracy theorist" has been given about the same status as the word "Jew" had in the 30s. The word has become a weapon used by the elites of American, British and other countries to kill an incipient resistance to war.
In recent decades, there have been many claims in the mass media about why the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria have been legitimate and necessary. Virtually all newspapers and television channels – The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN and the BBC – claimed in 2003 that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, and in 2011 that Muammar al-Gaddafi would attack the city of Benghazi with genocide. . .
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