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Saudi Arabia

Trying to figure out the killers & motives when the only source is the secret police

An international media figure disappears in a Saudi consulate in Turkey and never comes out alive, and the only source of information is the Turkish Islamist secret police. With so much intrigue and just a single provider of facts, one can only speculate about who would stand to gain from abducting and murdering a shadowy

On CNN discussing US counter-ISIS propaganda

Ashleigh Banfield of CNN invited Dr Waller to appear on her show to discuss a segment on US propaganda efforts against the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists. The US State Department seems very proud of its “Just Say No”-style videos designed to persuade prospective ISIS recruits from joining the cause. [September 5, 2014] Ashleigh seemed very skeptical –

Information a vital weapon

by J Michael Waller, USA Today, December 7, 2005. [USA Today ran an editorial that criticizes the US military for planting propaganda in the Iraqi press. The editors invited Professor J. Michael Waller to provide an opposing view after the Pentagon refused. Both pieces appeared together on December 7. For the USA Today editorial, click here. Dr. Waller’s column