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Pentagon paid PR firm $540mn to make fake terrorist videos

© Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters

The Pentagon paid a UK PR firm half a billion dollars to create fake terrorist videos in Iraq in a secret propaganda campaign exposed by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

PR firm Bell Pottinger, known for its array of controversial clients including the Saudi government and Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet’s foundation, worked with the US military to create the propaganda in a secretive operation.

The firm reported to the CIA, the National Security Council and the Pentagon on the project with a mandate to portray Al-Qaeda in a negative light and track suspected sympathizers.

Both the White House and General David Petraeus, the former general who shared classified information with his mistress, signed off on the content produced by the agency.

Fake news and false flags: How the #Pentagon paid a British PR firm $500M for top secret Iraq propaganda
3:22 PM - 2 Oct 2016

The Bell Pottinger operation started soon after the US invasion of I…