posted on May, 14 2012 @ 10:37 AM
Why is the New York Times enabling a U.S. government smear campaign against reporters exposing the drone wars?
The Times let government officials anonymously attack a group of journalists and a lawyer who have uncovered evidence that belies the White House's
claim that drones aren't killing many civilians. Was their rationale for that justified?
A human rights lawyer and a group of investigative journalists who have exposed the extensive civilian casualties from CIA drone strikes in Pakistan
are being smeared by anonymous U.S. government officials, who have even accused them of being sympathetic to al Qaeda.
Two of the anonymous accusations came in articles in The New York Times, despite the paper's own rules against personal attacks by unnamed
So, does this surprise anyone?! Seems as though these journalists, doing their job and exposing the truth, are being smeared by anonymous government
officials because they are getting too close to the truth and they don't want the public to see how many civilian deaths there have been due to these
drone strikes, specifically in Pakistan
This is also a pretty interesting fact, from the article:
Drone attacks in Pakistan have dramatically increased since Obama took office: President Bush was responsible for 52; Obama for 270 and
Hmmm... 270 can counting!!?
And what about this:
More recently, on February 8, the Times reported the BIJ’s findings that the CIA’s drone attacks in Pakistan “have repeatedly targeted
rescuers who responded to the scene of a strike, as well as mourners at subsequent funerals.”
That doesn't sound right, at least to me! Anyways, thought it was interesting and just another example of governments trying to hide the truth and
making the whisleblowers look like crazy kooks for exposing government lies