Yes, two rants in a row.
Italian hostage, journalist Giuliana Sgrena was freed by her captors in Iraq on Friday. She ended up in a car with three other people and they headed to Baghdad, toward a military checkpoint. Now all of these articles explain what *really* happened, corroborating the DOD’s version of the incident.
New York Times:
The military did not know that the hostage was in the car, a State Department official in Washington said.One man, an Italian agent, was killed in the resulting car accident.
According to a statement released by the United States Army's Third Infantry Division in Baghdad, the soldiers tried to warn the driver to stop before firing at the speeding vehicle's engine block.
"About 9 p.m., a patrol in western Baghdad observed the vehicle speeding towards their checkpoint and attempted to warn the driver to stop by hand-and-arm signals, flashing white lights, and firing warning shots in front of the car," the statement said.Reuters:
"Multinational forces fired on a vehicle that was approaching a coalition checkpoint in Baghdad at a high rate of speed," Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters.Speeding toward a checkpoint plus not head warnings to stop equals suicide bomber. So the soldiers shot at the car. (Believe me, if the soldiers were shooting at the occupants of the car with what they’re packing, all four would have been a few smears on the road.)
But did you notice anything about the headlines? They don’t say that the car was shot. They say that the journalist either was shot or imply that the soldiers were shooting at the journalist. And what will most readers notice? Not the details, but the headlines. You know it, I know it and, most of all, they know it.
In spite of the countless instances in which speeding cars have been used as weapons in the Iraq Theater of Operations, these people brandish Eason Jordan’s bogus weapon at those in life or death situations.
Every time I think I know just how much the mainstream media hate the US military, something new happens and a new low is reached.
In other news, UN troops still raping little girls.
(Thanks to My Pet Jawa)