12 July 2007

Rationalize? With What?

"The official reported that on a couple of occasions in Baqubah, al Qaeda invited to lunch families they wanted to convert to their way of thinking.
In each instance, the family had a boy, he said, who was about 11 years old.
As LT David Wallach interpreted the man’s words, I saw Wallach go blank and silent. He stopped interpreting for a moment. I asked Wallach, “What did he say?” Wallach said that at these luncheons, the families were sat down to eat. And then their boy was brought in with his mouth stuffed. The boy had been baked. Al Qaeda served the boy to his family."

Yeah, let's try to "understand" these folks while they get stronger, please.
That report from Michael Yon, who is NOT filing his reports from the Baghdad Hilton!

Hat tip to OpFor



This is the sickest story I've ever heard, and after I first got wind of it, I began looking for the news coverage in the MSM. Even the MSM, you'd think, would cover this gruesome story. However, I haven't seen a story on the front page, and that's where this one belongs.

Greybeard said...

Not on their agenda, Dave...
Here's the determinant:
Does it make George Bush and the war effort look bad?
If the answer is yes... run hard with it.
If the answer is no... ignore, diminish, bury, or lie about it.

It REALLY IS just that simple!
Thank God for Blogs!

john said...

I want to disbelive (remember WWI propaganda about the Germans in Belgium) but then I can not (WWII Germans again.
Is this BS told to naive reporter?
surely there must be some back up data.
I do not believe there is a conspiracy in the MSM. Rush is antibush? FoxNews is anti Bush?

Greybeard said...

We'd all agree a certain amount of skepticism is healthy, John.

Believe what you want about BigMedia, but read this:

"I agree with Newshounds that Fox is slanted to the right, but to a lesser degree than CBS, ABC and NBC slant left, as detailed in a 2005 Quarterly Journal of Economics study."

I think that's objective, and comes from a guy touting a site that is anti-Fox News.

NPR and PBS are all "Bad Bush!", all the time. CBS had the Dan Rather fiasco and now has cute Katie as an anchor, known for trying to inject as much liberal editorial content into her interviews as possible.
NBC/MSNBC and CNN are so biased I can no longer watch them.
So I watch Fox, knowing I have to independently fact check.

This report from Michael Yon is second hand information to him, filtered through a translator... so certainly it may be false or exaggerated. It's horrific, and BigMedia may think it's just too traumatic to report it. (I still think it would make the BigMedia outlets if it cast Bush and the war effort in a negative light.)
As you ask, how similar is this to WWII, and the failure of information about the Holocaust to reach the general public?
Shouldn't the general public be aware that there are hints our enemy in this war might be every bit as ruthless as were the Nazis?

(And don't forget the connections between Arabs and Nazis in WWII!)