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Nov 21, 2007 4:01 pm


TWO STORIES DEMONSTRATE MSM'S ANTI POST- SADDAM IRAQ BIAS



This is a rare moment when the juxtaposition of the coverage of two Iraqi war stories demonstrates clearly MSM's anti coalition anti post-Saddam Iraq bias. The first is a highly successful Iraqi police response to insurgent attack and the second is the freeing of 3 kidnapped activists. The first received hardly any coverage at all while the second led the news.

Let me elaborate. Last night I was delighted to post Good Military News from Iraq. Insurgents attacked yet another police station south of Baghdad but this time instead of a one side massacre, the police fought back. Moreover, it cordoned the area and captured 76 insurgents including a Syrian. Finally, I thought. Here is a concrete example that the training of Iraqis is beginning to bear fruit. I was glad to see on Google that the story was reported by the NYT and other MSM. Indeed, I expected it to lead the news this morning.

Fat Chance. Befuddled I searched the NYT. It was not on the front page. I could not find even a minor headline. Finally, I discovered it on page 16 buried in the middle of a long story focusing on the day's violence in Iraq. The Headline read "Insurgents Shower Iraq Police Center with Mortar Shells: A second day of intense attack against paramilitary forces." The fact that a Syrian was amongst the captured went unmentioned.

Why did the editors refer to Iraq police as a paramilitary force? I suspect in order to justify the attack on it. An attack on police may seem immoral to the reader. But the term paramilitary has a kind of illegal aura, something akin to militia. All of which fits well into the story the NYT wishes to promote: Iraq is in the midst of a civil war in which neither side has a superior moral or legal claim.

Which Iraq story could be found on the front page? "Iraq Abuse Trial Is Again Limited To Lower Ranks." The clear implications the editors wished to give is that the real villain in the Iraq saga is the American army. If the NYT did not announce this openly, the men whom these"mendacious" coalition forces rescued last night did and they were handsomely rewarded for their"daring:"

"They knew that their only protection was in the power of the love of God and of their Iraqi and international co-workers.

"We believe that the illegal occupation of Iraq by Multinational Forces is the root cause of the insecurity which led to this kidnapping and so much pain and suffering in Iraq. The occupation must end.

I am referring, of course, to the 3 Western Aid Workers in Iraq Rescued in Military Operation" which should have been called the three traitorous ingrates who were liberated from terrorists by over indulgent coalition forces. For they were NOT aid workers, they were a group of agitators who went to Iraq in order to teach Iraqis how to charge coalition forces with humanitarian abuse. I heard this morning one of their members complain that they have no yet succeeded in"training" Iraqis to file such charges without outside help and that is the reason the organization may continue to send people to Iraq.

When the BBC questioned the morality of these men putting coalition forces in harms way, a friend of the British hostage said huffily that his group remained active in Germany during the Nazi rule. In other words, he compared the occupation forces with the Nazis on the BBC without the reporter uttering a word of rebuttal.

There is nothing Christian or peaceful about men who actively take advantage of the misplaced solidarity of their countrymen to undermine them. There is nothing peaceful or Christian in consistently standing up for terrorists. There is something pernicious in people who praise those who murdered their American friend and torture them. There is something sick in those who abuse their rescuers. These are terrorist and Islamist enablers par excellence. But these are men, women and organizations whose pretensions, motives or actions are never seriously examined by the MSM. Nor does the MSM have the intellectual honesty to admit that the real Christians on the Iraqi battlefields, the ones turning the other cheek, are the coalition forces who routinely risk their lives and limb to secure the freedom of those whose sole purpose is to persecute and vilify them.

But this is the upside down moral universe the terrorist are trying to create for us and this is the upside down universe MSM helps them to sell.

For British response to hostages release click here.



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cba - 3/25/2006

The Iraqi embassy in Canada has echoed your comments most forcefully http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=0c615940-1e82-4801-9e5f-54a628a065b9