A SOBBING BARRY O CONFRONTED THESE REPORTERS TODAY, A CRUMPLED COPY OF THE OVERNIGHTS IN HIS HAND.
"HE BEAT ME!" SCREAMED THE DAHLIBAMA.
WHAT HAD THE CELEBRITY IN CHIEF SO UPSET?
GARTH BROOKS, WHO HASN'T RECORDED A NEW ALBUM SINCE 2001, MANAGED TO DESTROY BARRY O IN THE RATINGS.
"I'VE GOT FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES TOO!" A DESPERATE BARRY O SOBBED. "HAVE PEOPLE NOT SEEN JAY CARNEY? OR KATHLEEN SEBELIUS? DOES IT GET ANY LOWER THAN THOSE TWO?
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Sameer N. Yacoub (AP) reports 18 corpses, bullets in head, were found dumped in the town of Mishada. BBC News adds the 18 were abducted from their homes hours prior to being dumped and that the kidnappers "were wearing police uniforms, according to eyewitnesses." AFP offers, "The victims, all male, were taken on early Friday by men wearing military uniforms and driving around six SUVs, which looked like army vehicles. The victims' families were told that they were suspects in an official investigation and were being taken away for questioning, witnessed told AFP."
AFP and Al Jazeera rush to name al Qaeada.
It must be nice to be a crook in Iraq, the press always willing to cover for you, always willing to lie.
They lied in 2006 as well. Repeatedly.
This is why the ethnic cleansing lasted two year -- media felt their job was to protect Nouri and his goons, even if Nouri and his goons were the ones doing the killings.
One of the few to tell the truth was the human rights organization Human Rights Watch. October 29, 2006 they issued a statement which opened:
The Iraqi government must move quickly to prosecute all Ministry of Interior personnel responsible for “death squad” killings in Baghdad and elsewhere, Human Rights Watch said today.
“Evidence suggests that Iraqi security forces are involved in these horrific crimes, and thus far the government has not held them accountable,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East division. “The Iraqi government must stop giving protection to security forces responsible for abduction, torture and murder.”
Every month, hundreds of people are abducted, tortured and killed by what many believe are death squads that include security forces. To terrorize the population, the killers often dump the mutilated corpses in public areas.
Human Rights Watch welcomed the recent suspension from duties of the 8th Iraqi Police Unit pending an investigation into their complicity in abductions and killings. The US military has claimed that the unit was responsible for the October 1 kidnapping of 26 Sunni food factory workers in southwest Baghdad, 10 of whom were later found dead. The news agency Inter Press Service reported that the unit used Ministry of Interior vehicles and, according to witnesses, some wore black “death squad” uniforms.
AFP and Al Jazeera cite police for the 'proof' that the culprits are al Qaeda.
Neither damn outlet notes the reality that the police and the military -- all the security forces Nouri controls -- were active killing Iraqis as part of the ethnic cleansing from 2006 to 2007. It's the same way they covered up the Ministry of Interior targeting and killing men suspected of being gay only a little while ago.
Apparently truth telling and 'reporting' don't go hand in hand.
Today, 18 people are pulled from their homes by people wearing security uniforms and driving security vehicles.
AFP and Al Jazeera rush to tell you that it's al Qaeda.
They have no proof. They'll lie and whore -- because that's what the press does -- and insist that they're just including details to flesh out the 'reporting.'
Those aren't details, those are accusations. A detail? That would be noting the long history Nouri's forces have for conducting 'extra-judicial' killings.
Borzou Daragahi (Los Angeles Times) reported in October 2006 on the response from Jawad Bolani to accusations that police forces were carrying out "sectarian death squad killings." Daragahi noted:
Few sectarian gang members who have been arrested were employees of the ministry, Bolani said. Often they worked for a separate Iraqi security force that guards government buildings, or are security guards at other ministries or for politicians. Some arrested have been linked to the Iraqi National Intelligence Service, he said.
But AFP and Al Jazeera can't be bothered noting any of that.
Because the Ministry of the Interior has a sterling reputation today and is run by . ..
Oh, wait. It's reputation is worse today than it was back then. In addition, it has no minister heading it. Nouri never nominated anyone to. Nouri is the one overseeing it.
So little suck-ass 'reporters'? They hump Nouri's leg while whimpering and pretending that passes for reporting.
We know it doesn't.
We all know it doesn't.
What it does do is demonstrate how biased AFP and Al Jazeera are, how they suck up to power and turn a blind eye to the suffering.
But we already knew that, right? Al Jazeera and AFP didn't say one damn word about today's massive protests.
They ignore so very much. The ignore that Nouri al-Maliki is supporting Shi'ite militias. Tim Arango (New York Times) broke that story at the end of September:
In supporting Asaib al-Haq, Mr. Maliki has apparently made the risky calculation that by backing some Shiite militias, even in secret, he can maintain control over the country’s restive Shiite population and, ultimately, retain power after the next national elections, which are scheduled for next year. Militiamen and residents of Shiite areas say members of Asaib al-Haq are given government badges and weapons and allowed freedom of movement by the security forces.
Asaib al-Haq have badges and weapons supplied by Nouri.
A Shi'ite death squad.
Unnamed police 'sources'? AFP and Al Jazeera run with it ignoring the fact that such sources are hardly unbiased. While they include those sources, they ignore many others. Here's one example.
For the record, a member of Parliament? Official source. But not in Nouri's tent. So AFP and Al Jazeera feign ignorance.
They are pretending, right?
There's no way that two news outlets could be that ignorant, is there?
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