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Monday, September 13, 2004

In a war against 'insurgents' (mostly jihadi terrorists) I guess everyone is a 'civilian'

If you don't read at least five articles on the same set of events I'm not sure you can gain any knowledge from the mainstream media. The bias is so obvious and ubiquitious that there is no point in reading just one story. Better not to know than be propagandized.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A15899-2004Sep12.html

"A U.S. military helicopter fired into a crowd of civilians who had surrounded a burning Army armored vehicle in the capital, killing 13 people, said Saad Amili, spokesman for the Health Ministry. Among those killed was a Palestinian journalist reporting from the scene for the Arab satellite network al-Arabiya."


http://ap.washingtontimes.com/dynamic/stories/I/IRAQ?SITE=DCTMS&SECTION=HOME

"At least 37 people were killed in Baghdad alone. Many of them died when a U.S. helicopter fired on a disabled U.S. Bradley fighting vehicle as Iraqis swarmed around it, cheering, throwing stones and waving the black and yellow sunburst banner of Iraq's most-feared terror organization.
The dead from the helicopter strike included Arab television reporter Mazen al-Tumeizi. An Iraqi cameraman working for the Reuters news agency and an Iraqi freelance photographer for Getty Images were wounded."

[ed - that the terrorists' flag was placed in the barrel of the Bradley's main gun has been removed from this story since yesterday]

1 comment:

Paul Santos said...

News flash. There is no such thing as a terrorist.

Let that sink in for a moment.

A terrorist is a euphemsim for the enemy in war. There is no such thing as a "juhadi terrorist." He is the enemy in war. There is no such thing as a "Palestinian terrorist." He is the enemy of Israel. There is no such thing as an "Israeli terrorist." He is the enemy of Palestine. There is no such thing as an American terrorist, of course! We're Americans, how could WE be terrorists? Quite simply, from another's point of view, we Americans are the enemy combatants.

Do not excite yourself over this view. This is an objective, nonpartisan view. "Terrorism" is a word now used to excite the population. "Terrorism" is a word now used to achieve carte blanche in international affairs.