March 20, 2014
The recent on-air resignation by former RT news anchor Liz Wahl was
just the latest stunt orchestrated by a neo-conservative think tank,
according to a new investigative report shedding light on the group’s
role in an ongoing Cold War revival campaign.
An extensive account
of the days and minutes leading up to Wahl’s remarks and public
denunciation of “propaganda” tactics during her news segment on March 5
by authors Max Blumenthal and Rania Khalek via truthdig has revealed
connections with the little known neoconservative think-tank Foreign
FPI was founded in 2009 by a group of high-profile neo-conservative
figures, including Robert Kagan and William Kristol, founder of the
Weekly Standard, who themselves were cofounders of the Project for the
New American Century (PNAC) — an organization that played a key role in
advocating for the US invasion of Iraq by the Bush administration
following the 9/11 terrorist attacks by Al-Qaeda.
According to the authors, as well as evidence readily available
online via the group’s Twitter feed, FPI was privy to what would take
place at RT on-air that day.
Close to twenty minutes prior to Wahl’s last appearance on RT, FPI announced that “something big”would be “going down” on RT, and directed followers to RT’s live web feed.