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Dahr Jamail is an independent
journalist stationed in Iraq. Mr. Jamail submits his work to
various publications around the world, and also has a web site at http://dahrjamailiraq.com
by Dahr Jamail
cost lives in Iraq.
the reasons given by the US military and puppet interim Iraqi government for
Operation Phantom Fury against Fallujah? Just prior to the November, 2004
assault on that city, the primary reasons given for the massacre in Fallujah
were: to provide “security and stability” for the upcoming January 30
“elections” and to rid Fallujah of Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi.
judge the success or failure of this massacre by their own
“security and stability” generated for the elections on January 30, 2005 by the
siege of Fallujah looked like roughly 40 dead Iraqi bodies and 200 wounded, on
that day alone.
Zarqawi, since not one resident of Fallujah has seen or reported evidence of
this individual in their city before, during or after said siege, his existence
at all in Iraq remains in question…aside from living large in US military
propaganda which is happily trumpeted by corporate media outlets in the
morning on NPR (National Pentagon Radio) their reporter in Baghdad was asked if
he felt what Mr. Bush said in a recent speech was true-was the US military
strategy in Iraq working? He replied that he felt what Mr. Bush said was true in
some cases, like in Fallujah. The NPR reporter referred to Fallujah as
Fallujah looks like a dead six year-old child in that city, shot by a US sniper
in the Al-Dubbat neighborhood on December 1st, according to
Fallujah looks like “two US soldiers were killed by sniper fire on Wednesday [30
November] in the city of Al-Fallujah, [60 kilometers] west of Baghdad, according
to eyewitnesses. A tense atmosphere prevailed in the city after the US forces
besieged some of its quarters and blocked the main street, while National Guard
forces closed shops and asked the residents to stay in their homes.” Again
according to Al-Sharqiyah.
Fallujah looks like 10 Marines killed and 11 wounded by a roadside bomb while on
a “foot patrol near Fallujah” on Thursday December 1st, which was the deadliest
attack on American troops in nearly four months.
you want to keep thinking there is peace in Fallujah, you’d better ignore the
facts on the ground and keep listening to NPR “presstitutes” talking on the
radio from their hotel rooms in Baghdad.
to hear this about NPR? Don’t be.
to Robert McChesney, president of Free Press, a national, non-profit, media
reform group in the US which works to support a diverse and independent media,
our public broadcasting outlets are already infiltrated by Bush Administration
House loyalists inside the Corporation for Public Broadcasting have launched a
crusade to remake PBS, NPR and other public media into official mouthpieces.
Kenneth Tomlinson’s tenure at the CPB was characterized by targeting journalists
like Bill Moyers who dared to air dissenting voices or prepare investigative
reports on the administration,” writes McChesney, “Tomlinson’s goal was clearly
to fire a shot across the bow of all public stations so managers would shy away
from the sort of investigative journalism that might expose Bush administration
malfeasance. Tomlinson resigned in disgrace but left behind a cast of cronies to
carry out his partisan crusade. And we still don’t know the extent to which Karl
Rove and others at the White House orchestrated his efforts.”
Free Press also accuses the Bush
Administration of bribing journalists, lying about the Iraq War, eliminating
dissent in the mainstream media, gutting the Freedom of Information Act,
consolidating media control, and manufacturing fake news.
recently had a nice
example of a bright and shining lie with regards to manufacturing fake news
in Iraq. A secret military campaign to plant paid propaganda in the Iraqi news
media has been uncovered. Exposed is Washington-based Lincoln Group, which has
contracts with the military to “provide media and public relations services.”
failed US propaganda campaigns are not hiding the fact that military planners in
Iraq estimate that there are as many as 100 resistance groups now fighting
against the Anglo-American occupiers of their country.
have the propagandists managed to hide the fact that two more members of the
so-called Coalition of the Willing, Bulgaria and Ukraine, have announced they
will begin withdrawing their combined 1,250 troops by the middle of this
likely, Bulgaria and Ukraine want to get their folks out of Iraq before more of
the country becomes “pacified” like Fallujah.
Reprinted with the author's
Posted December 05, 2005
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