posted on Dec, 1 2004 @ 01:51 AM
Posted by Lost Sailor
Are going out of their way to smear the U.S. and Bush... Did anyone read my very first post? Am I the only person on ATS that reads the links that are
I know some American media is biased... but they certainly don't call terrorists "rebels" or freedom fighters... they don't condone beheadings...
they talked about Iraqis feighning dead and then attacking soldiers... etc.
I really truly think we in America have a better understanding then most about whats going on in the middle east right now.
I stand ready for more attacks
O'K lost Sailor, I will try to answer your questions to the best of my ability.
The media has virtually taken control of the way we think and what we believe. Where does all the knowledge we accept as truth in regard to current
affairs come from? The media.
If I had of asked you 12 months ago what an insurgent was would you have been able to tell me? Probably not. The term insurgent has been adopted by
them to describe the "new" enemy we are facing in Iraq. Now if I was to ask you to prove that these "insurgents" are in fact foriegn fighters as
the media suggests and not angry citizens could you do it without citing a link to a media story or Pentagon statement? More than likely not.
Now go and take a look at this interesting thread posted by esdad71.
Here esdad71 is presenting information that suggests that the Pentagon is using the media to spread propagander to confuse the "arab enemy". The
main problem with this is that with speed news now travels on the net, the "enemy" are not the only people that are being fed this stuff. We are all
getting it. So how are we to determine what is fact and what is fiction? Simple, we can't.
Now on the other hand, I find people are too emotional and don't bother reading whats in front of them. Take my thread
US in Iraq worse than Hitler
. The title of the thread is merely the title of the news
article I used to highlight growing concerns that some soldiers may be committing war crimes, and could that be the reason why U'S is pressuring
countries to sign a document exempting U'S soldiers from prosecution in the International Criminal Court irrespective of the circumstances.
Even though I stated numerous times throughout the thread that this is what the topic of discussion was, people were still just jumping in and ranting
about how Bush shouldn't be compared to Hitler. In fact, one of the very few people who tried to answer that question was Thomas Crowne. The response
to one his posts on that thread is also a good example of emotion blinding people to what is actually being said.
Now how could a discussion or debate take place if everybody thinks the same thing? To Deny Ignorance we must look at things from all angles, so if
someone calls an "insurgent" a "freedom fighter" or a "rebel" it doesn't necessarily mean that they support them, it could just mean that they
are looking at the information from a different perspective.
Did that make things any clearer for you?