Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mainstream media lies and Marines die in Afghanistan

Mainstream media lies, Marines die. How many headlines have you seen in the so-called mainstream media about "civilian casualties" in the war in Afghanistan? Every time our troops kill some Taliban terrorists, the Taliban PR spokesman rushes to the nearest cell phone and calls the AP to report "civilian casualties" and guess what happens? AP and other outlets swallow the lie, again and again, and report it as truth. Earlier in the war, the Taliban wore out the same lie about our troops attacking "innocent wedding parties" until they realized they didn't even have to invent some fancy lie when the media would report anything they said as truth.

And now, our new general in charge in Afghanistan has decided to buckle under to the B.S. from friggin' United Nations lawyers and changed the rules of engagement so our troops don't get help when they need it. And we see the results immediately. Mainstream media lies. Marines die.

NATO-led forces are investigating the death of four Marines in eastern Afghanistan after their commanders reportedly rejected requests for artillery fire in a battle with insurgents, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

Tuesday's incident was "under investigation" and details remained unclear, press secretary Geoff Morrell told a news conference.

A McClatchy newspapers' journalist who witnessed the battle reported that a team of Marine trainers made repeated appeals for air and artillery support after being pinned down by insurgents in the village of Ganjgal in eastern Kunar province.

The U.S. troops had to wait more than an hour for attack helicopters to come to their aid and their appeal for artillery fire was rejected, with commanders citing new rules designed to avoid civilian casualties, the report said...

The incident comes after the top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, issued new restrictions on the use of military force and air raids in a bid to prevent civilian deaths.

I'm so damn mad I could spit.

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