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“One month from now, March 20, 2013, marks the 10th anniversary of the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. On the basis of questionable and, frequently, falsified data, the American government began a war in the Middle East that has since cost the world trillions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives, a war that has redrawn the geopolitical map in the region and caused a broad range of still-unsolved problems. Of course, we cannot blame journalists and experts for politicians’ decisions. However, applying a decade’s worth of experience to the realities of today, one can say that the fear mongering seen in the media cannot possibly facilitate finding a sensible, mutually-beneficial way out of the situation,” – Andrey Baklitsky, PIR Center Internet Project Director.