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Pulitzer Prize In Terrorism
Pajamas Media ^ | December 9, 2007 | Jim Hanson

Posted on 12/10/2007 2:41:17 AM PST by Cannoneer No. 4

AP photographer Bilal Hussein was on the radar screen of US forces prior to his being detained in a chance encounter April 12, 2006. He was a stringer working in Fallujah who filed numerous reports and photos that seemed to need a high degree of cooperation from the terrorists. He has been in custody for 19 months and will soon face trial by the Iraqi government on charges related to his activities with Sunni insurgents in Fallujah and Ramadi. Evidence against him is expected to be given to the Iraqi government this week.

Geoff Morrell, Pentagon Press Secretary had this to say: “We believe Bilal Hussein was a terrorist media operative who infiltrated the AP. MNF-I [Multi-National Force Itaq] possesses convincing and irrefutable evidence that Bilal Hussein is a threat to security and stability as a link to insurgent activity.”

They noted ongoing reports coming out of Fallujah that did not match the reality they were aware of. Stories of children and civilians being killed would come out, but in areas where the Marines had not conducted operations.

Bilal Hussein had free reign to be anywhere and was often taking pictures in the company of insurgents and terrorists. He and the other stringers who made up AP’s Pulitzer Prize winning photo team managed to capture assassinations as they happened. They were on site at bombings within seconds to capture the carnage almost as it happened.

This access and the number of false reports of civilian deaths led the information operations staff to take note.

This team was comprised of US Public Affairs and Intelligence personnel as well as a Special Ops unit to exploit any actionable intelligence gathered. It was an extraordinary measure and only the fact that Hussein and several others were acting as terror press agents prompted it.

(Excerpt) Read more at pajamasmedia.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: agitprop; ap; bilalhussein; enemedia; espionage; fauxtography; infowar; mediawar; propaganda; proterrorist; thebiglie; whywefight; yellowjournalism; yourjobiniraq; zogbyism
The Associated Press disseminates enemy propaganda into the brain of whoever in the American domestic target audience relies upon AP for information.

Consider what you think you know about the Iraq Campaign and the possibility of a war with Iran. What sources of information have you used to come to your conclusions? Can you be confident that your emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately your behavior have not been manipulated by psychological operations?

Relentless, destructive critique of MSM persons and publications is among the most important tasks of bloggers, commenters, and tipsters of the Right.

Civilian Irregular Cyber Scout Helps ID Bilal Hussein

1 posted on 12/10/2007 2:41:17 AM PST by Cannoneer No. 4
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To: Cannoneer No. 4
The media love to worship themselves as above the fray, and I'm sure they've been very quiet about criticizing this guy--I haven't read a word of criticism about him.

How much do you think I'd have read if he'd been found "guilty" of helping the US in Iraq?

2 posted on 12/10/2007 2:45:15 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Fred's the only one I can get at all enthusiastic about.)
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To: intenseracer; 2ndDivisionVet; Lurker; roaddog727; MizSterious; Tainan; AliVeritas; Liberty Wins; ...

ping


3 posted on 12/10/2007 2:46:53 AM PST by Cannoneer No. 4 (Civilian Irregular Information Defense Group http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com)
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To: Cannoneer No. 4; RedRover; Girlene; jazusamo; smoothsailing; Brian Rooney

ping


4 posted on 12/10/2007 2:57:43 AM PST by freema
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To: Cannoneer No. 4
One down and hundreds more fifth column journalists here in the United States need to be frog marched to the gallows for being a traitor to their country.
5 posted on 12/10/2007 3:05:31 AM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: Darkwolf377
I haven't read a word of criticism about him.

Quite the contrary. The head of the AP has been defending this slime and blaming the United States Government for "suppressing the truth" and targeting this wonderful journalist because he has been reporting things that the U.S. wants kept quiet. The AP are not supporting terrorists, they ARE terrorists.

6 posted on 12/10/2007 3:48:10 AM PST by centurion316 (Democrats - Supporting Al Qaida Worldwide)
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To: Cannoneer No. 4
"Consider what you think you know about the Iraq Campaign and the possibility of a war with Iran. What sources of information have you used to come to your conclusions?"

Exactly. And this cuts across all issues and events.

The immigration debacle was the tipping point for many lifelong DemocRATS in my family, but even after their awakening some of them still absorb the heavily filtered "news" from the broadcast news sources and wholeheartedly believe other Liberal lies like Glo-Bull warming and Iraq = Quagmire (With apologies to The Family Guy).

They just refuse to believe how pervasive the Liberal agenda is in the media and Hollywood. The idea that there is a rigidly enforced Liberal hegemony in the media that corrupts most of what you hear from the MSM is to them an impossibility. I think the truth is they prefer not to consider it because it shakes their belief in how the world works and it is just too unpleasant to consider.

7 posted on 12/10/2007 4:06:18 AM PST by Carbonado
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To: centurion316
The head of the AP has been defending this slime and blaming the United States Government for "suppressing the truth"

Look at the expression of shock on my face! ====> :0

8 posted on 12/10/2007 4:06:31 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Fred's the only one I can get at all enthusiastic about.)
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To: Cannoneer No. 4

I was wondering when the Pulitzer Board was going to get around to awarding a prize for abetting terrorism.


9 posted on 12/10/2007 4:28:36 AM PST by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: Cannoneer No. 4
"We believe Bilal Hussein was a terrorist media operative who infiltrated the AP"

He didn't infiltrate the AP, he joined the AP. You don't infiltrate an organization that is on the same side as you are.

10 posted on 12/10/2007 4:32:14 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Planting trees to offset carbon emissions is like drinking water to offset rising ocean levels)
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To: OKIEDOC

“One down and hundreds more fifth column journalists here in the United States need to be frog marched to the gallows for being a traitor to their country.”

Amen.


11 posted on 12/10/2007 6:15:32 AM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Cannoneer No. 4

Thanks for pinging.


12 posted on 12/10/2007 6:15:51 AM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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He did NOT “infiltrate” the AP. They knowingly recruited this terrorist operative. In a Washington Post apologia laced with anti-American invective, AP terror-supporter boss Curley actually defended this terrorist last weekend. No wonder real Americans hate the media.
13 posted on 12/10/2007 6:26:30 AM PST by Godwin1
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To: Cannoneer No. 4

You are SO right. As a matter of fact, the entire April 2004 Fallujah battle, as reported by most of the media, was a lie. It was stories from “reporters” who made deals with the terrorists to spread the propaganda and willingly lapped up by the mainstream media. The list of terrorist collaborators in the media is long and worldwide including some “Americans”. They will all be exposed for the traitors that they are.


14 posted on 12/10/2007 8:04:31 AM PST by Chickenhawk Warmonger (The Media Lied & Soldiers Died)
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To: freema
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
15 posted on 12/10/2007 8:29:39 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: norwaypinesavage
He didn't infiltrate the AP, he joined the AP. You don't infiltrate an organization that is on the same side as you are.

You nailed it.

16 posted on 12/10/2007 8:32:56 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: freema; Cannoneer No. 4
Thanks for the ping, freema. Very interesting link, Cannoneer no 4, Civilian Irregular Cyber Scout Helps ID Bilal Hussein. Impressive!
17 posted on 12/10/2007 9:02:06 AM PST by Girlene (Merry Christmas)
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To: milford421; Founding Father; DAVEY CROCKETT; Calpernia; Velveeta; LibertyRocks

Pings.


18 posted on 12/10/2007 9:37:36 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny (I vote to outlaw hidden links in articles. If the URL is worthy of clicking, then show it.)
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To: freema

Thanks for the ping to this excellent piece, Ma.


19 posted on 12/10/2007 10:00:15 AM PST by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: Cannoneer No. 4

thanks, bfl


20 posted on 12/10/2007 1:40:29 PM PST by neverdem (Call talk radio. We need a Constitutional Amendment for Congressional term limits. Let's Roll!)
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To: Cannoneer No. 4

Gads does this make the blood boil. The Enemedia inside the gates.


21 posted on 12/10/2007 2:36:56 PM PST by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com; http://starcmc.wordpress.com/ - The Enemedia is inside the gates.)
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To: centurion316
The AP are not supporting terrorists, they ARE terrorists.

You got that right.

22 posted on 12/10/2007 2:37:41 PM PST by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com; http://starcmc.wordpress.com/ - The Enemedia is inside the gates.)
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To: smoothsailing

ROFL!! Can I steal that?


23 posted on 12/10/2007 2:39:09 PM PST by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com; http://starcmc.wordpress.com/ - The Enemedia is inside the gates.)
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To: Cannoneer No. 4
I do hope everyone is familiar with why the word "stringer" in relation to this guy is a big deal?

From the Christian Science Monitor last January 

The Vietnam history you haven't heard

Before judging the Iraq war, get the facts on what really happened in the critical early years of the Vietnam War.

 

24 posted on 12/10/2007 2:43:53 PM PST by Phsstpok (When you don't know where you are, but you don't care, you're not lost, you're exploring!)
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To: Godwin1; smoothsailing; jazusamo; Girlene; RedRover; Just A Nobody
He did NOT “infiltrate” the AP. They knowingly recruited this terrorist operative. In a Washington Post apologia laced with anti-American invective, AP terror-supporter boss Curley actually defended this terrorist last weekend. No wonder real Americans hate the media. Here's a link to Godwin's reference. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1930195/posts?page=11
25 posted on 12/10/2007 4:02:30 PM PST by freema (defeat the e n e m e d i a)
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To: StarCMC
You betcha!!!
26 posted on 12/10/2007 7:12:14 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

THANK YOU!


27 posted on 12/10/2007 9:11:52 PM PST by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com; http://starcmc.wordpress.com/ - The Enemedia is inside the gates.)
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To: StarCMC
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

28 posted on 12/10/2007 9:58:49 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: neverdem
"We believe Bilal Hussein was a terrorist media operative who infiltrated the AP..."
"...but we're not sure it's all that hard to do"
29 posted on 12/11/2007 12:04:32 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, December 10, 2007____________________https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cannoneer No. 4; smoothsailing
Courtesy Ping.
30 posted on 12/11/2007 6:24:54 AM PST by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com; http://starcmc.wordpress.com/ - The Enemedia is inside the gates.)
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To: Girlene

Glad you like it, Girlene. Hope to see you over there in the comments.


31 posted on 12/11/2007 7:45:28 AM PST by Cannoneer No. 4 (Civilian Irregular Information Defense Group http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com)
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To: Chickenhawk Warmonger
They will all be exposed for the traitors that they are.

And having been exposed will parley their notoriety into lucrative political careers. Hell, some of them will run for President.

The Powers That Be are much more tolerant of treason than of vigilantism, thus the scarcity of Mussolini moments.

32 posted on 12/11/2007 7:54:53 AM PST by Cannoneer No. 4 (Civilian Irregular Information Defense Group http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com)
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To: Cannoneer No. 4
Bilal Hussein had free reign to be anywhere and was often taking pictures in the company of insurgents and terrorists. He and the other stringers who made up AP’s Pulitzer Prize winning photo team managed to capture assassinations as they happened. They were on site at bombings within seconds to capture the carnage almost as it happened.

Even a half-witted bureau chief should have spotted this...

33 posted on 12/11/2007 10:06:05 AM PST by GOPJ (Dems! Would you trust a pilot's wife to land a plane just because she's a frequent flyer??)
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To: Phsstpok

TERRIFIC article! It mirrors so much of the Iraq war coverage. Thanks for posting that link.


34 posted on 12/11/2007 12:43:12 PM PST by Chickenhawk Warmonger (The Media Lied & Soldiers Died)
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To: Cannoneer No. 4

Bump


35 posted on 12/12/2007 1:36:06 PM PST by Valin
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