Skip to comments.No Wedding Party, Children's Deaths Indicated, Military Spokesman Says (facts = press guilt)
Posted on 05/22/2004 3:36:02 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl
"The men were almost all military-aged, no family elders that one would expect to see at an event of this type"
...items found at the site...a significant number of weapons, battery packs used to power improvised explosive devices, host of other non-wedding-related items.
...the building seemed to be somewhat of a dormitory...There were more than 300 sets of bedding gear in it and about 100 sets of prepackaged clothing.
"We also found a significant number of identity cards, ID-making machines, the capability to make exit visas for Iraq and a couple of passports.."
Kimmitt said there may have been some kind of celebration going on at the said, but not a wedding. "Bad people have celebrations too."
Who can defend this press - when, in a post-911 world, in a war between good and evil - they print lies, quote the enemy, and endanger our troops - with intent to kill?
Who spread the first lie this time, and who then carried it without carefully checking for accuracy?
How was the claim that our military intentionally fired on a wedding allowed past an editor's desk without verification from a credible source, knowing the inflammatory nature of such an accusation?
How do we hold such an irresponsible, unprofessional free press accountable?
They are getting our troops killed.
Whoever carried the story - including those who believed the lies and passed them on, unchecked - should be fired.
This demands an investigation every bit as much as the prison scandal - especially on top of the other false accusations by the press recklessly endangering our troops and emboldening a very cruel enemy.
Our troops and military officers know that clear communications are essential, and careless words can get their troops killed.
What excuse is there for our free press? Bylines? Deadlines?
What's the value of an American Soldier's life, AP? You clearly know little about the character - courage - value, of our troops.
Please take the imitation news cycle, the "breaking" - "must read" - spin you call news and sell it somewhere else - and let the free world - those who know the price paid for that freedom - have news that IS fit to print - printed AFTER THE FACTS ARE VERIFIED, when our warriors, liberators, best and brightest - will not be further endangered, so that our precious freedoms - and the lives of our precious Soldiers - isn't the price paid for a byline, raise, ratings win - the ego of a vain, ungrateful, free - thanks to our troops, past and present - American reporter.
Here is something a bit closer to the truth, something you might have picked up on when I directed you to the blogspot belmont club last night.
This is something quite consistent with the rapid evolution of the details of the story and the disparagingly distant doctor's report.
You're asking me to believe the Arab lunatics lied - and the media bought it -- and reported it?
That couldn't happen, could it????
The 4th estate, has become the 5th column - the media IS the enemy within....
The media seems to mourn more for the dead islamists - that our own dead...
Something wrong here.....
Any media who aired this video needs to explain where it came from.
We've heard it all before from the arabs, any foreign insurgent is a religious pilgrim, any gathering of terrorists is a wedding, any dead body was an innocent bystander, the Jews stayed home on 9/11 that cheering palestinian lady was recorded weeks earlier,that bomb factory was a baby milk factory, blah blah blah.
They are in full Vietnam mode.
They are just pissed that they can't show any flag draped coffins.
Ah ha, I know now why I've not commented on the "wedding" stories. We should turn that dorm into rubble along with those trucks.
The main question here is who sent out that video of the dead children.
By just keepin on Freeping
I do believe that our friends with a voice do check in here to see what we dig up.
Good on you Cowgirl.
The media gets more and more disgusting every day. I've said this before. Muslims don't have all night wedding parties. All night parties usually involve booze, and they don't drink. This raid took place in the middle of the night.
We're surrounded by traitors.
Thank you for this thread.
Thursday I watched a briefing by Kimmitt and Senor live. I distinctly heard with my own ears Thursday morning Gen. Kimmitt say they had done this operation directed against this "rat line", that they had lots of intelligence and that ground troops sent in afterwards did an *extensive* search and saw *no dead children*.
I ended up on CNN after Fox bowed out, then MSNBC. So when CNN ended coverage I was treated to Darren Kagen saying the military denied it was a wedding party, but the operation had resulted in dead children. I thought I was in the Twilight Zone.
Later that same day I listened to a bit of Shep Smith on Fox make the same assertion. In fact I went the whole day and heard not one media outlet report this aspect of the briefing.
I checked all that day for a transcript and finally the next morning (yesterday morning) that was the first thing I looked for and found. Lo and behold, I had heard correctly.
I am outraged that the media--and I must say that includes Fox--completely ignored this very important contradiction of the propaganda of the day.
I would love to know where that video propaganda came from and if there are dead children, who killed them.
I do know for a fact that we did not. I would like to see the benefit of the doubt be given to our side that has consistantly been forthright and time and again is proven to have told the truth.
Actually, this time I believe it was AP and that Sheherezade Faramarzi.
Her articles have been unbelievable.
AP is the culprit with the video, too.
There was a thread on this, a CNN article, a little earlier. At that time I did a google news search and found the AP article that was being carried in the foreign press. Checking Google news again just now, this story is expolding with numerous articles attributing AP ans AFP.
You, and other FReepers, may be interested in my column this week that will be posted tomorrow, "How About 'The No Bullsh*t News'?" It deals in part with this subject.
John / Billybob
Excerpt (starting from the top--the military denial comes after the lies are told):
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Fragments of musical instruments, tufts of women's hair, and a large blood stain are among the scenes in Associated Press Television News film of a destroyed house that survivors say U.S. planes bombed during a wedding party.
It is the first known footage of the aftermath of Wednesday's attack, which killed up to 45 people, mostly women and children from the Bou Fahad tribe in Mogr el-Deeb, a desert village on the Syrian border.
No "alleged" about it. The reporter outright asserts as fact that this video was authentic. It was not and I am sick of this garbage and would like to see something done about it.
"they are just pissed that they can't show any flag draped coffins."
The press is also making up for the fact that for months after 9/11 they had to keep their Bush basing down to a minimum. Now the gloves are off and anything goes.
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