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Originally posted by thesouthsusin
Originally posted by harrytuttle
That story reads like high school level propaganda
Medical reports indicate that a young girl died as a result of severe bleeding that was caused by tears in her genitals from violent sexual penetration.
Who writes like that? I mean, a serious journalist would never write about the story as if it were a murder novel. Graphic language like that is so obviously designed to create rage in the reader it should make you question the motivations of the writer.
edit on 13-1-2011 by harrytuttle because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by fordrew
Gee Afghans already consider us terrorists (I think so too)
Maybe you haven't realized that an Iranian reporter wrote that in English? I suggest you try to write an article in Farsi/Arabic and then you can get back to me!
Originally posted by Jinglelord
I think this is propaganda for the following reasons:
1: I believe that any universally cruel thing (such as rape) committed against non-combatants would be done in the heat of chaos away from any prying US eyes, not being loaded into vans and driven to a base.
2: The loaded in vans and taken to the base aspect makes it sound like it is sanctioned by the US which is what any propaganda writer would wish to convey.
3: With my knowledge (less limited than most but still no expert) of middle eastern culture this is among the most heinous thing that could have been done and is far too convenient for a propaganda piece.
4: This is far too convenient of a propaganda tool and in my experience the only perfect stories are fiction, the truth has a bad habit of not being convenient for anyone.
5: Main stream US media would love to run this if it is true and if the source is even partially legitimate we will see it reported and smeared everywhere. (This doesn't weigh into my figuring but is just an additional point.)
Finally as a side note I am slightly appalled by the opinions many have on the universal evil of US soldiers. I am sure just like any other group there are a few really bad ones but for the most part they are good people with values and morals and really do have an intention to protect their country and liberty; if this were true I guarantee some young man with a sister and mother would not be able to keep his mouth shut about it and report it.
Originally posted by jerico65
reply to [url=http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread650609/pg1#pid10324604]post by MegaCurious[/url
Pressir.tv? Yeah, no agenda there.
No units mentioned, no names, no dates.
Looks like another BS story out of Iran to smear the US. Can't wait to see how many ATS members chime in on this.
I dont think we have to jump on anything, Just the past war crimes our military has done in the past will make us leap--