The Historical Roots and Reality of the Darfur Conflict: Book Review of “Saviors and Survivors” by Mahmood Mamdanivon Ronda Hauben
Untangling the False Narrative of a ‘New Humanitarianism’ for Darfur
In his book “Saviors and Survivors”, Mahmood Mamdani describes how US Secretary of State Colin Powell “made two pivotal presentations” during his term in Office under George Bush. The first presentation was his defense of the US government claim that there were Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in Iraq, thus establishing the pretext for the illegal US invasion of Iraq. The 2nd false narrative Powell was instrumental in creating had to do with the claim that there was genocide being carried out in Darfur.
With respect to Powell’s claims of WMD in Iraq, much of the mainstream media in the US dutifully went along with the US government propaganda campaign by creating a false narrative to justify the US government’s military attack on Iraq.
There has been the general acknowledgement by some of the mainstream media that their advocacy on… weiter lesen