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US troops shoot protestors in afghanistan.

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posted on May, 18 2005 @ 02:28 PM
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I beg to differ.

Here's a Molly Ivins column on it. No one has put it better.





Don't Blame Newsweek
By Molly Ivins
Creators Syndicate

Tuesday 17 May 2005

Austin, Texas -- As Riley used to say on an ancient television sitcom, "This is a revoltin' development." There seems to be a bit of a campaign on the right to blame Newsweek for the anti-American riots in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other Islamic countries.

Uh, people, I hate to tell you this, but the story about Americans abusing the Koran in order to enrage prisoners has been out there for quite some time. The first mention I found of it is March 17, 2004, when the Independent of London interviewed the first British citizen released from Guantanamo Bay. The prisoner said he had been physically beaten but did not consider that as bad as the psychological torture, which he described extensively. Jamal al-Harith, a computer programmer from Manchester, said 70 percent of the inmates had gone on a hunger strike after a guard kicked a copy of the Koran. The strike was ended by force-feeding.

Then came the report, widely covered in American media last December, by the International Red Cross concerning torture at Gitmo. I wrote at the time: "In the name of Jesus Christ Almighty, why are people representing our government, paid by us, writing filth on the Korans of helpless prisoners? Is this American? Is this Christian? What are our moral values? Where are the clergymen on this? Speak up, speak out."
www.truthout.org...




posted on Jun, 5 2005 @ 05:30 AM
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into changing their story.

However the truth, finds a way.

msnbc.msn.com...

"Detainees’ copies of holy book kicked, splashed with urine"

"WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Friday released new details about mishandling of the Quran at the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects, confirming that a soldier deliberately kicked the Muslim holy book and that an interrogator stepped on a Quran and was later fired for “a pattern of unacceptable behavior.”"



posted on Jun, 5 2005 @ 04:02 PM
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The administration's position on this whole affair is quite dubious, to begin with. This is not the first time, or the third, this issue has arisen.

Newseek totally whimped out.



posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 06:22 PM
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Originally posted by Syrian Sister
into changing their story.



awww did newsweek get scared of the dumb president? they just have to learn to report more carefully or they be just like CBS 60 minutes Dan Rather style.



posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 07:32 AM
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Originally posted by deltaboy
awww did newsweek get scared of the dumb president? they just have to learn to report more carefully or they be just like CBS 60 minutes Dan Rather style.


There have been PLENTY of similar reports before this blew up. Newsweek did NOT start this. Pentagon policies did.

The retraction meant nothing to those outside the US, anyway. They all saw the backpeddling for what it was.




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