Posts Tagged ‘US Army’

To better manufacture consent, U.S. Army soldiers are embedded as intern and fellows at local TV affiliates, along with previously reported newspapers and national outlets.


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Taped interrogations of four soldiers charged in theatrically slaying numerous Afghan civilians were obtained by CNN and ABC. CNN’s report includes the soldiers’ rampant drug abuse and a before unreported case of staging the murder of an Afghan civilian (5:52):

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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Amidst “security concerns”, the heroic Julian Assange has canceled a scheduled trip to speak today in Las Vegas after appearing remotely to a New York scheduled appearance, earlier in the week. U.S. officials confirm the Defense Department is scrambling to discover his whereabouts. Daniel Ellsburg and Philip Shenon discussed this today at “The Dylan Ratigan Show” on MSNBC (10:58):

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The Army intelligence analyst ‘boasted’ of leaking three specific other items to Wikileaks and over 250,000 embassy cables, including video of a massacre in Afghanistan that is yet to be released. Kim Zetter, who broke the story at Wired, was interviewed at Russia Today (5:47):

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The Beltway, quasi-government think-tank of warmongerers provides a sick glimpse into the craniums of how governments approach war.

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Glenn Greenwald and Julian Assange set the record straight on frequent misreporting of the discovery of U.S. military atrocities.

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WikiLeaks obtained and, today, released footage filmed from a helicopter cockpit showing a missile strike and shooting on a crowded square in New Baghdad, Iraq in July 2007 where 12 civilians—with a Reuters photographer and his driver—were slain (2:23):

Julian Assange, editor and co-founder of WikiLeaks, confirms the authenticity of the video at Al Jazeera English (6:28):

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Michael Gaddy at LewRockwell.com (LRC) on the inconsistencies in the reckless media coverage of the Ft. Hood Massacre and how it serves the health of the War Party State.

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Surging unemployment thanks to the increasingly powerful oligarchs at the Federal [sic] Reserve, Pentagon baiting and the avatar of a president for peace has created a surge in military recruiting to avoid hopelessness. (more…)

On the same day it runs an editorial saying anything less than full-scale occupation of Afghanistan “looks like a loser”, The Washington Post (WaPo) runs an article of sob-stories from still-occupied Iraq describing how Iraqis want the U.S. occupation to remain there.

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