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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 09:51 AM
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Reporter: CNN Refused to Air Footage of US War Crime in Iraq
From Democracy Now!

A prominent Australian war correspondent has revealed the news giant CNN refused to air footage of an apparent war crime by US troops in Iraq. In an interview with the Australian network ABC, Michael Ware says he witnessed a US soldier fatally shooting an Iraqi teenager in the back of the head. The boy then lay dying for twenty minutes. Ware says CNN decided the footage was too graphic for broadcast. Hes been unable to release it because CNN owns the tapes.

Democracy Now!

CNN contact link:
http://www.cnn.com/feedback /
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 10:03 AM
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1. and people wonder why ware has PTSD?
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 10:04 AM
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2. CNN is every bit as bad as FOX...
A fascist propaganda organ.
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amb123 Donating Member (764 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 10:06 AM
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3. Yeah. "FOX News Jr."
:grr:
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 10:09 AM
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4. No one should be allowed to show footage of American atrocities...
Edited on Tue Sep-21-10 10:10 AM by Smarmie Doofus
... in Iraq or Afghanistan.

It enrages the inhabitants of those unhappy lands and thus puts the safety of our troops at risk.

The natives are unaware of the atrocities, understand , and SENDING the troops to fight foreign wars of conquest DOES NOT put said troops at risk.

Just showng footage to domestic American television audiences puts them at risk.

So: shhhhh!
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 10:12 AM
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6. well..good thing there are other stations...americans just change the channel...
..wait a minute...We're at War?....let me get my flag pin on....
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 10:18 AM
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7. There ARE no other channels.
At least I can't find any.

Somebody clue me in. Where can I get independent ( i.e. real) news on tv or radio.... exclusive of the internet?
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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 11:23 AM
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12. LINK has good programs,
including Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, but that's about all I can think of. Sad, isn't it?
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 01:51 PM
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15. Thanks. I'm pretty sure I can't get LINK. But their website...
... *seems* to say I might have LINK on Channel 34.

I'll check it out when I get home.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 01:54 PM
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16. I forgot my "sarcasm"..no one gives a shit about Iraq in my area..
they would simply change the channel if "the truth" were shown...
and,yes-LINK is awesome.I always watch it when I go to my mom's.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 10:36 AM
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9. "The natives are unaware of the atrocities..."
You can't be serious. That is absurd.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 10:38 AM
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10. I'm NOT. (I'll ring my irony bell next time.) nt
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 10:44 AM
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11. Thanks. The bell will help.
Just started my 1st cup of coffee. Not fully engaged yet. :P
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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 11:25 AM
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13. Don't feel bad.
He almost got me, and I'm on my second cup! :hi: :donut:
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COLGATE4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 10:12 AM
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5. CNN= Faux Lite. (Although now it looks like they're
determined to be a co-equal in the gutter with Faux.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 03:09 PM
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17. look at their advertisers...the news is meant to entertain and sell ads...buy buy buy
and television is the medium to make it happen
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fl_dem Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 10:33 AM
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8. Isn't it bad enough that it happened
and that we KNOW it happened...must we be exposed to the viewing of it.... we are supposed to be a civilized nation, its what sets us apart from the terrorist.
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USArmyParatrooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 11:33 AM
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14. What made it a "war crime"?
The only information they give is he was shot in the back of the head. I'm not defending the guy. Based on what they gave we can neither defend, nor condemn him.
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