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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 01:20 PM
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VIDEO-Bush Wanted To Bomb Al-Jazeera?
Edited on Tue Nov-22-05 01:29 PM by liveoaktx
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Peter Frank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 01:30 PM
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1. Holy Sh*T!!!...nt
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Bellamia Donating Member (671 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 01:58 PM
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8. If I weren't a "lady"............
I'd say the same thing, HOLY *&%$*!. Unbelievable, the plot thickens.
How much worse can it get?
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Peter Frank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 01:35 PM
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2. K & R
Edited on Tue Nov-22-05 01:40 PM by Peter Frank
Allegations that Blair had to talk Bush out of Bombing Al-Jazeera. Calls into question the fate of Al-Jazeera journalists killed by bombing in the past.
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 01:36 PM
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3. Not to mention there have been quite a few Muslim reporters killed.
Accident? Looks less likely....
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Peter Frank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 01:40 PM
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4. That's what I meant to say,..
Will edit
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Tommy_J Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 01:45 PM
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5. Whats the DU opinion on the Daily Mirror?

Is it a rag as some have said?
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 01:54 PM
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6. kick
:kick:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 01:56 PM
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7. Goebbel's seems to have been reincarnated into the Bush
administration. Could he be Karl Rove?
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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 02:01 PM
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9. but..but.. but.. we don't target journalists!!!! Absurd!
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 02:01 PM
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10. But, but, but Mr.bush said they're not going to comment..
hahahahahahahaha.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 02:31 PM
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12. In other words, they're not denying it
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 02:04 PM
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11. Hard to believe it was a joke
when it made it into a document that someone's been arrested for leaking.

rocknation
:wow:
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 03:41 PM
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13. Yep, when was the last time a "joke" was accompanied by a
5 page secret document. Joke, my ass.
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atfqn Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 04:06 PM
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14. Have we sunk so low
that we must now battle the truth with bombs and weapons.

Jesus'General had this posted, and I thought it was quite apt -

<snip>

A message from my inner Frenchman

Forgive me for interrupting, but for the last few hours I've been struggling with a post juxtaposing the Christian right's obsession with sexual morality and theocracy with their lack of concern about torture and murder. I can't finish. It's too painful to address satirically.

I've been in a funk for the last few weeks. I'm absolutely horrified by what my country has become. Corruption has replaced the rule of law. The media has sold its watchdog role for a few pieces of silver and invitations to the ruling class' cocktail parties. The owners in our ownership society are rigging the system to enslave the rest of the population through debt.

Worst of all, where we were once a nation that at least pretended to value human rights, we now celebrate torture and eagerly commit murder in the name of promoting freedom.

America has lost its soul.

</snip>

http://patriotboy.blogspot.com /
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DIKB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 04:21 PM
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15. His "journalist" HACKS
advocate bombing the NYTimes, so why does this surprise anyone ?
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 06:03 PM
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16. Note that CNN is lying about the attack on the Baghdad office
On the video they say "Was it confirmed it was a US bomb?" "No, it wasn't, and Al Jazeera didn't even point any fingers".

That's a straight forward lie. There were immediate accusations, and everyone (eg Reporters Without Frontiers, or the Committe to Protect Journalists) reports it as a US bomb or missile. The US admitted it was targetted - but they claimed they were taking fire from the building.

Earlier in the day, two bombs hit the offices of al-Jazeera television during an American air raid. Abu Dhabi television nearby, whose identity is spelt out in large letters on the roof, also came under fire.

Al-Jazeera and Abu Dhabi are the only international TV stations with a permanent presence in Iraq. Al-Jazeera had previously sent the georgaphical coordinates of its office to the Pentagon in the hope of avoiding an American attack similar to the one that destroyed its office in Kabul during the Afghan war - but apparently to no avail.

Centcom claimed that US forces had come under fire from al-Jazeera's building.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/dailybriefing/story/0,12...


This letter to the Pentagon and response confirm this.
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Peter Frank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-05 02:54 AM
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17. Kick...
:kick:
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-05 06:04 AM
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18. I'm starting to think maybe we should blame Fox 'News' for licking
the Bush junta's jackboots. On the other hand, every revolutionary knows that you make media outlets priority targets, though in this case the Bush people already had those targets secured the nonviolent way.
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