• It is ... necessary to whip up the population in support of foreign adventures. Usually the population is pacifist, just like they were during the First World War. The public sees no reason to get involved in foreign adventures, killing, and torture. So you have to whip them up. And to whip them up you have to frighten them.

    Noam Chomsky (2011). “Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda”, p.30, Seven Stories Press