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Al Jaezeera? Are they the mouthpiece for terrorism?

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posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 07:58 PM
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Seriously. I'm all for free press and all, but surely they must have links to the various terroist operations in Iraq and other places right? Why do they not help out the Allied folk?




posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by MacDonagh
Why do they not help out the Allied folk?


Why should they?

The invasion of Iraq, has made things worse in the Middle East not better. The invasion of Iraq, has increased the amount of terrorists.

If they do not agree with what the United State's is doing, why help them?



posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 12:26 PM
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Actually it may seem that way, that they have links with terrorist, but the truth is that they been people from the middle east and located in the middle east, they pretty much have can get news that other wise will not be available to us here in the US due to strict regulations.

I don't thing that a terrorist groups will send a nice litter note with information to NBC, CNN or FOX here in the US.

Its obvious that they will rather stick with their middle east counterpart media outlets.



posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 06:36 PM
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Aye, but seriously. The "Swords of Truth" or whatever you call it, are gonna kill peace activists. One of them is an old 70 something who was anti war. Surely, even they must see something wrong with that? Or is it easier to catch more headlines if they catch and kill civilians, then if they can catch and kill an British/American soldier?



posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 07:04 PM
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MacDonagh, to many of these people when they murder a 70 year old man with a sword, there is no difference than when the United State's drop a bomb and kill a 70 year old man.

To them, it both directly results in the death of an innocent person and to those who believe in an "Eye for an Eye" this is fine...



posted on Feb, 2 2006 @ 02:06 AM
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So there is no chance of Al Jahzeera helping find the blokes? Damn. Al Jahzeera are probebly still annoyed that Bush tried to bomb them. Definetly doesn't help repairing relations between us and the Middle East. If anything can be salvaged actually.



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 01:37 AM
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Originally posted by MacDonagh
Seriously. I'm all for free press and all, but surely they must have links to the various terroist operations in Iraq and other places right? Why do they not help out the Allied folk?


There is no reason why they should help out the Allied Forces - they are an Arab TV Station and obviously trusted by the so called 'Bad Guys' in the Middle East.

At least we get to hear controversial news through them, whether we like it or not.

If it wasn't for them we wouldn't know whether kidnapped victims were alive or dead.



posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 08:04 PM
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Originally posted by Odium
MacDonagh, to many of these people when they murder a 70 year old man with a sword, there is no difference than when the United State's drop a bomb and kill a 70 year old man.

To them, it both directly results in the death of an innocent person and to those who believe in an "Eye for an Eye" this is fine...

You have to ask yourself if many people seem to believe that why shouldnt we do the same?

The isrealis did it after the munich incident.



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 04:01 AM
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Originally posted by MacDonagh
Al Jaezeera? Are they the mouthpiece for terrorism?


- No more than any other news outlet reporting 'insurgency' or 'terrorist' activity is.

I wonder if the UK gov had spoken in those kind of terms and about bombing America's ABC or NBC networks etc when they reported IRA activities or interviewed members of the IRA about their intent how Americans would have felt about that being seen as being a "mouthpiece for terrorism"?

How times change, eh?

But fundamentally I think the idea is ridiculous.
'We' are supposed to be all for freedom of speech no matter how difficult that may sometimes be......it's supposed to be one of our strengths, isn't it?


So there is no chance of Al Jahzeera helping find the blokes?


- How could they?

To the best of my knowledge they get a lot of these kind of 'news items' anonymously; a video is dropped off somewhere etc etc.
Like with any journalism anywhere the number of 'links in the chain' from published story to true source may well be very very long and the journo may well know nothing and nobody 'doing' the actual events.

Just because the 'insurgents' trust Aljazeera to give them a fair reporting does not mean Aljazeera are 'on their side'.

Aljazeera report events from the region and that necessarily means they are going to relay events and views 'we' will find difficult or deeply objectionable but that does not mean those views are approved of or 'supported' by Aljeazeera.


Al Jahzeera are probebly still annoyed that Bush tried to bomb them.


- No doubt and quite rightly. Who wouldn't be "annoyed" (to say the least!?) at that kind of stupid and casual threat of murder......especially from someone supposedly interested in upholding the values of 'freedom'?
But talk about wanting to shoot the messenger.

Some people are odd enough to imagine that if you halt the public expression of what is going on there that the people there will become 'pro-western' or some such daft nonsense.


[edit on 18-2-2006 by sminkeypinkey]



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