Britain's Own Pravda-Style Propaganda
Ten Years Of 'Involvement' In Afghanistan
Date Written: 18/10/2011
Year Published: 2011
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX13997
Imagine Britain had been invaded and occupied by armed forces from another region of the world with China, for example, as a significant partner in the coalition. Imagine tens of thousands of Britons had been killed, and millions had fled as refugees. This is how the Chinese state broadcaster might report the invasion ten years hence:
'Its ten years this week since Chinese forces first became involved in Britain, and more than five years since they assumed responsibility for south-east England. So what's been achieved in that time?'
These were the actual words that presenter Fiona Bruce used on the flagship BBC News at Ten:
'Its ten years this week since British forces first became involved in Afghanistan, and more than five years since they assumed responsibility for Helmand province. So what's been achieved in that time?'