posted on Nov, 3 2003 @ 01:14 PM
All this talk about "foreign terrorists" and "Saddam Ba'ath Party remnants" is pure Pentagon spin.
The daily attacks in Iraq are being perpetrated by IRAQIS. I don't know if anyone gets any Canadian news, but on CBC Newsworld last night, for
instance, they were showing footage of one of the destroyed US Army vehicles.
Iraqis were all over the place, beside the smoldering APC, and they were dancing and laughing. One of them was even brandishing a discarded US Army
helmet. The same scene was shown on CNN once, then they were using different angles and using fast cuts to avoid showing any jubilant Iraqis.
These attacks are not by "foreign" terrorists. They're by guys like Abdullah the shoemaker, whose three kids were blown apart by US bombs, or by
US soldiers at a checkpoint, etc. By normal average Iraqis who feel that their country is being stolen from them. And weapons are easy to find in
And do you notice how only specific countries are mentioned?
Are we expected to believe that all these terrorists are coming from Syria, Lebanon and Iran but NONE from Saudi Arabia or Kuwait? None? Kuwait is
close to Iraq and ditto for Saudi Arabia (weren't 14 of the hijackers on 911 Saudis?).
If the US media was reporting these attacks as attacks by Iraqi civilians desperate to get the US Army out of their country, the war would become MUCH
less popular really really fast, and that's something that the Pentagon cannot let happen.
So they go ahead with their story.
"No, this isn't Iraqi resistance, Iraqis love us. It's, uh, foreign terrorists who are coming here to kill us. Al Qaeda and other BAD MEN.
They are attacking us because they don't want us to succeed in bringing democracy to Iraq. We are being attacked because things are going so well,
Pure PR diarrhea.