Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
Toxin du jour
Claim: American propaganda broadcasts are telling the Taliban that they are 'condemned' and instructing them in how to surrender.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]
This story has been reported by both CNN and Associated Press, although both note that the warnings were made via radio broadcast, not by dropping notices on Afghanistan. However, another CNN report includes this piece as the text of one of the many flyers that are being dropped on Afghanistan. Perhaps some confusion stems from the fact that radio broadcasts are being made from aboard an
These flyers sound similar to notices dropped on Iraqi forces during the Persian Gulf War in 1991:
Last updated: 8 March 2008
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