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British Broadcasting CORPORATION and the May 7th 2010 Coca Cola UK General Election

What is a corporation? If you want to want to have a good picture of the BBC, don’t you think you think you should be able to answer that question?

Here some lovely screen shots Aunty has shown tonight…

The Corporation: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=989840793835447288

 

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LWTC247 Prediction: Next Election = Electronic Voting Machines.

 

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Angles with dirty Faces, 2010

From the anals of the BBC…

Page last updated at 18:08 GMT, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 19:08 UK

New hope for HIV vaccine efforts
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8663239.stm 
By Helen Briggs
Health reporter, BBC News

The HIV virus fusing with a T cell
US researchers say they are a step closer to understanding why some people have natural protection against HIV.

COMMENT: And I just wonder what that information will prove useful for…

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Page last updated at 23:04 GMT, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 0:04 UK

Cloud computing for business goes mainstream

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/10097450.stm 
By Tim Weber
Business editor, BBC News website


COMMENT:
Real headline = BBC pimps Google Hegemony
Sub heading: They were too big to fail and you’re too small to succeed – c/o Auntie. I wonder if Tim Weber holds any shares in Google? Do any there any measures to stop BBC propagandists from ‘selling’ something for their own betterment? I very much doubt it.
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Page last updated at 19:21 GMT, Friday, 30 April 2010 20:21 UK
 
London 7/7 bombings inquest may probe MI5 role 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/8655354.stm 

Fifty-two people were killed by the bombers
A judge is to decide whether an inquest into the 7 July London suicide bombings should ask if MI5 could have prevented the terror attacks.

COMMENT: The Failsafe card: MI5 failed to prevent it.
10.0,  10.0,  10.0,  10.0,  10.0,  10.0
Magic!

Oh, and don’t worry, When you vote, feel proud at how your vote will result in a public and totally Independent inqury, free from political leverage. Have a lovely election why don’t you.

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Page last updated at 09:00 GMT, Thursday, 6 May 2010 10:00 UK

Syphilis cases rise sharply in China
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8664168.stm 

 
Increased wealth has fuelled China’s sex industry
China has seen a dramatic rise in cases of syphilis, as a result of rapid social change, US researchers say.

COMMENT: Its those bloody Chinese again. While Suyhpillis may be on the rise, Becasue there’s a smear here, the BBC’s gonna cover it. It’s not a case of the reverse of “no news is good news” it’s a matter of China News must = Bad News. Literacy rates increasing, food sustainability increasing, more rural villiages have reliable electricity supply now. Health standards and Ambulance coverage increasing. Who cares about that. If it’s good news, it ain’t Chinese news.

And no I’m not afflicted with political bipolarism, like our Russian friends who ascribe every Russian crime as a CIA plot to destroy the world, and that F-16’s are scrap metal but MiG’s are excellent and any of that crap. I’m quite aware of the wider game TQ.

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Page last updated at 14:35 GMT, Thursday, 6 May 2010 15:35 UK

 
Mumbai attack gunman Qasab sentenced to death 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8664179.stm 


 
Crowds across Mumbai were jubilant on hearing of the sentence
The only gunman captured alive after the 2008 Mumbai attacks has been sentenced to death by an Indian court.

COMMENT: Now, picture Iran, someone sentenced to death for having been found guilty of abducting boys, sodomizing them and after, killing them. Imagine the quotes from the torrent of anti-capital punishemt talking-heads, dusted off and wheeled out once more to say how ‘the BIG bad’ Iran is.

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And finally, what really gave the title to this post was a comment by the BBC propagandist Prachi Pinglay in the last article I linked to above.

In PURE BBC HALLMARK FASHION, Propagandist Prachi Pinglay reports without a SINGLE qurery about the official statement, she reports Mohammed Ajmal Amir Qasab, the supposed ‘lone survivor’ of the Mumbai massacre, quote:

“He [Mohammed Ajmal Amir Qasab] was studiously deadpan when the verdict was handed down on Monday. But today Qasab was emotional. A police constable later said: “He asked for water. He was upset and crying.”

Do yourself a favour. torrent : this classic movie.
ANGELS_WITH_DIRTY_FACES_1938_JAMES_CAGNEY_CLASSIC

Nice try, nice try. Maybe next time huh?

 

Brave Green World

No. I’m not supporting the Green Party. The UK election is an utter sham. About 30% of people (perhaps 50% in a hung Parliament) who vote in it WILL become accessories to the forthcoming global torture, genocide, anti-theistic, global poverty and usury racket. And NO party will stand up to that abomination, the 60+ year occupation of Palestine otherwise known as Israyhell. Not that the voters care about such things mind you.

Brave Green World refers to this Paxman interview with the Green Party’s Caroline Lucas  ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8656835.stm ).

On initial inspection, it seems like the Green Party has some ‘different’ ideas as to what should happen in the UK, a ‘radical’ party. But no. The appearance is a sham. The only ‘radical’ thing about this party is that  it has found a new way of churning out the same old crap, while maintaining the existing framework.

That said, Ms. Lucas did quite well from an seemingly scornful Paxman, and an audience primed to snigger at Paxmans attempts to make the Greens look like a party full of nuts, albeit organically grown.

The points covered were:

Tax. Green policy 50% on incomes over 100,000 instead of 150,000. Spending pledges mean we will need Another 72 billion pounds. Did you spot that? ANOTHER. This means there is no fundamental restructuring planned – no radical overhaul in which the monetary figures would really be unknown. The Greens would keep this dreadful system going. Green my ass. 

Limit on Incomes – The Wayne Rooney question. Highest paid position in a company can’t be >10x the lowest wage. What will happen to the Wayne Rooney’s in the Country (who would probably flee the Country). Oh dear. In a way it was a nice try but once again, utterly naieve and stupid. As the core systems would be maintained, all it would mean is that a series of companies would suddenly appear to service the rich people. Depending on current income, the rich would buy a current salary based % share of this company which would apportion profits according to the share allocations. To support this,  MEGALITH companies would likely spring up which would subcontract out low paid jobs through micky-mouse labour companies. The whole economic system would be massively statified. OR some other massive ‘get-a-round’ would be established.  You see Greenies? Any possible ‘radicalism’ you may have needs a clean break from the current system, but the interview showed that even pseudo-radicalism will NEVER be accepted by the estiblishment – including the British Government Propaganda machine that pays Jeremy to operate within the boundaries of ‘current norms’

Jez took aim at the Greens and didn’t really pull punches – not that you could pull a punch the rather silly Green stance of ‘radicalism within conventionalism’. Ho ho..!  

Citizen Income – A SPECIFICALLY GREEN policy not actually for the coming Parliament. A very interesting idea which could actually clean up the benefit system. The citizens income is simply taxed back from the working population in proportion to their earnings. V V interesting, but it’s within the rotten Capitalist system.

Immigration – Jez didn’t address the EU open gate policy. update: Was it in this section that the ‘welcome aboard homosexuals’ got it’s mandatory look-in?. Pity there wasn’t more time, perhaps 6 million would have got a shout too.

Vegetarianism – A PERCIEVED DOMINANTLY GREEN policy.

Family Size / Population – A PERCIEVED DOMINANTLY GREEN policy. This can very quickly get into Eugenics. I might start paying attention in all this i.e. population control, IF the population control measures were top down, rather than bottom up, so the wealthiest people only allowed to have one child maximum. For say 20 generations. Forced sterilization after birth, If the child dies, no replacement, and on childbirth 20% of their total wealth must go a fund to the poorest people on the planet. Something along those lines would make me sut up and listen. 

In the clip, Jez didn’t ask about the Army, Nuclear Weapons, Pollution control, water purification, Industrial and Iraq/Afghanistan/Palestine

Well, of course he didn’t ask about the latter three. who cares about genocide – it’s not happening in the UK, and the people are encouraed to think about genocide of Muslims even less.

The ‘Brave New Green World’ would be the old anti-green, crap, war loving disgusting world is has was before.

NEXT!

 

Ever wanted to be an accessory to Murder?

If you aren’t already, and there’s about a 1 in 3 chance you already are, then you will have another opportunity to become one on May 6th 2010, when the UK general election is held. Fact of the matter is, if you vote on May 6th and your chosen party wins, then the blood of the people slaughtered by your chosen party is on YOUR hands. You will be an accessory to murder, plain and simple. Your attempts to worm out of this and self-justify it – like the warm blood on your hands – simply won’t wash.

So don’t vote on May 6th. Spare some wretched pesons life.

This diseased system of politics in the UK must implode. Mass abstention of voting is the only way to end it. Votes for the Liberals, Greens, Natural Law, Looneis, even the so called “Islamic” parties is a sham.

Politics in the UK cannot be allowed to continue in this way.

The ‘choice’ is yours.

  

Craig Murray is temporarily out of order.

Craig has been suffering with flu but in addition to flu, he’s been suffering from general election fever, GEF for short.

In case you don’t know, GEF strikes approximately once every four and a half years. Symptoms include – but are not limited to; acute loss of mental function, affecting those parts of the brain responsible for, and involved in, the processing of history, projection, political analysis, reason, common sense, reality and criminal culpability. In studies of GEF victims, incidents of blindness are not uncommon.

GEF is quite contageous, affecting a surprizing number of people thought previously to have built up powerful imminuty against it. Research has suggested the existance of a gene that renders a small fraction of the population at increased risk of GEF ailment. Other studies show a clear link with a nurture-element to GEF, in that GEF can be self-induced, and this form, GEF is endemic amongst the population.

There is no pharmaceutical cure.

The prognosis is a worsening of the condition for a period of usually about three weeks. Sufferers are likely to show significant lasting effects as GEF causes a restructuring of the neural pathwats causing the sufferer to believe his (or her) actions remove them being criminally culpable for their actions. These effects, like the altered sense of reality can be permanent.

In a radical suggestion by non-remunerated analysts, GEF could be eradicated by mass conscious removal from the GE process. The supporting structure for GEF should collapse and offer the hope of long lasting benefit via prevention.

Afghanistan: A conspiracy of silence
Brian Brady – The Independent April 18, 2010 
Care of The Truth Seeker
http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=12548

http://www.craigmurray.org.uk

How on earth do you pronounce “Eyjafjallajokull”?

Phonetic: Eye – jaff – jalla – jok – kul ???

I hate it when something happens in Iceland or Wales, simply because of the mind-bending names. I’m sure everyone (whose not Icelandic or Welsh) has the same problem as demonstrated by this currently erupting volcano called ‘Eyjafjallajokull’, people say in their conversations “the volcano in Iceland“. It’s only in print media will you see the copied and pasted name ‘Eyjafjallajokull’ (as of course is the case here!)

You gotta hand it to the Welsh though. When it comes to ridiculous names, the Welsh have it.

“Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch”. No I’m not making it up. there really is a town in Wales called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. [This post is likely to play hell with the layout!]

I wonder if anyone has ever written about it on a book??

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“Where are you from” said the US immigration official, who was getting more and more agitated by the second, hand heading towards his tazer belt, his face contorting from the indecision within him evident from his eyes which darted back and forth from my ‘Muslim-looking’ head dress and my white skin.

“Oh”, I replied, talking through clenched teeth so as to prevent myself biting tongue, when in two seconds time, 30,000 volts of energy were going to start pulsing through my body. 

“I’m from llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch”

‘Click-click-click-click…’

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Imagine if you had a friend in Wales who lived in “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch” You wouldn’t have much enthusiasm to write them many letters would you? How frustrating it would be to write that name of an envelope. You’d probably have to calculate how much space to give each letter to make it fit in the span of the envenope, and draw a grid of boxes or have a kind of ingenious home crafted appendage labeled: “press here to continue reading”, or perhaps there are specially made envelopes for postal to “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch”?

Anyway, if your British, you’ll be quite familiar with the absurdly named “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch”, and you’ll know they have a website…

www.llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.com/

LOL. Anyway, enough of the cheap laughs at vulnerable targets… Lets have reasoned scorn at a deserved target.

“Eyjafjallajokull “, or “the volcano in Iceland” is erupting, probably spewing out loads of CO2. Like the severe Forest fires in the US’s west coast, Greece and Australia in recent times, this and other volcanos and underwater thermal vents will probably receive no attention from the “CO2 = pollution” brigade.

Back in the UK, including “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch”, the stupid British are flapping all the harder about the election on May 6th. These little fools read some meaning into the fact they can vote for their choice of poison, and self-censor themselves from the truth that once they drop that ballot paper in the box, they will be jointly responsible for the upcoming deaths of untold numbers of people across the world subject to the pro-Zionist British government, the armed forces and its constitutional head, the kween of the united kingdom, kween elizardbeth II.

Red(der) Dawn

Those of us old enough, will probably remember when Video hit the big time. Perhaps you can recall a wee bit of excitement at looking a labarynth of video covers – and a different kind of excitement when your eyes happened to see one of the ‘sexy ones’ which nobody was ever brave enough to pick up- unless of course, the isle was empty, sometimes prompting a deliberate pretend-calm-walk-back into a now evacuated isle – only to hastily return it back on the shelf when the some unwanted person entered the isle, trying to force you out so he could look at the ‘sexy’ video. Besides, when galking at the box, a strange kind of “regret” occured, in that you realised you’d never really be able to put the video case on the service counter – advertising our intentions, to a would-be disapproving ans scowling and also slightly embarassed clark.

Or was that just me?

Anyway, the age of chewed, snarled, frilled-edge and God forbid snapped! video, is pretty much dead now, but those memories of that kind of  fascination persist and I guess recycle themselves onto those who go to shops to rent out a DVD, Only difference is… you don’t have to go out to get those ‘sexy’ vids!

The Video age was of course a benchmark in the course of ‘human progress’. That is, if your mother tongue is Newspeak.

Anyway, what ‘inspired’ this post? It stems from one of my trivial persuits: watching movies. I know it’s a sad waste of life-force. I (ridiculously) justify it by saying “other people watch TV, I watch movies!” as if that wasted lifeforce is no longer an issue. It’s a bit like these women who call for ‘equality’ with men, which seems to mean women want the ‘right’ to be as bad as men.

So, I was wondering if there were some good movies that came out earlier this year which might make a good viewing. Browsing this site, I found this…

Now you can probably see the nostalgia trip. Red Dawn, Like Rambo (and Electric Blue) was one of those Videos that almost every Video Shop had plus, I admit, being an ingornat young person who believed all the Western propaganda, I liked the movie.

Here’s a still:

and here’s a clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2LG-ASco6o

The School shooting scene in turn made me think of this…

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Source: http://informationliberation.com/?id=29929

The media waits: four months on and still no official Nato press release on the existence of Special Forces Death Squads

The Anti-Press

This past week’s Wikileaks release of footage showing the deaths of more than a dozen Iraqis in the summer of 2007 has generated a great deal of desperately needed public dialogue in regard to the reality of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as opposed to the perception of the wars presented to us by the corporate media.
media reports began filtering out of Afghanistan’s Kunar province regarding the deaths of 10 civilians, including eight schoolchildren, as a result of “Western military operations”. Initially, NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) “had no information on any operations or casualties in Kunar”. However, a unnamed “senior Western military official” stated “that US special forces have been conducting operations against militants in the border regions of Kunar”. These units had been operating “independently of NATO and coalition forces” and “killing a lot of Taliban and capturing a lot of Taliban”.President Karzai’s website: “a unit of international forces descended from a plane Sunday night into Ghazi Khan village in Narang district of the eastern province of Kunar and took ten people from three homes, eight of them school students in grades six, nine and ten, one of them a guest, the rest from the same family, and shot them dead”.the dead were all part of an Afghan terrorist cell responsible for manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which have claimed the lives of countless soldiers and civilians.” According to a senior Nato insider “[t]his was a joint operation that was conducted against an IED cell that Afghan and US officials had been developing information against for some time.”Sydney Morning Herald included more reactions by NATO officials in response to the reports of the Afghan investigators: “The evidence we have is that there were no civilian casualties… all the people who are claimed to be dead were all fighting-age males.” The same senior officer noted that the international units involved in the incident were with US Special Forces… and did not involve NATO troops.according to NATO, came under fire as they approached the village.said none of the dead were ‘innocents’ but were armed and had been shooting at the troops – US and Afghan commandos – as they entered the district.”ISAF noted that “several assault rifles, ammunition, and ammonium nitrate used in bomb-making” were found in the village. It is notable that no mention of bomb making components has ever been mentioned. AK-47s are commonly owned by Afghans, and ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer, would not be uncommon in a remote farming community. In fact, a bill to outlaw ammonium nitrate was only passed by the Afghan government at the end of January.the report from President Karzai’s Security Council: “International forces entered the area and killed ten youths, eight of them school students inside two rooms in a house, without encountering any armed resistance.” spoke to a number of village residents days after the incident, including the school’s headmaster, Rahman Jan Ehsas:said that three boys were killed in one room and five were handcuffed before they were shot.”stated that “we’ve already talked to President Karzai and he’s agreed to a joint investigation” by an impartial panel.Western sources close to the case now agree that the victims were all aged 12 to 18 and were not involved in insurgent activity.”On the night of the raid, Taleb came to the door of his room and was immediately ordered back inside by soldiers wearing night-vision goggles. “It was dark. I couldn’t see them, but they could see me.”As soon as the troops left, Sefatullah ran to his mother’s room and she cut the plastic cuffs that had bound his hands behind his back. “Then they went into one of the rooms, where six people had been sleeping,” Farooq said. “It was dark and my wife walked on her son’s dead body. Then they brought a hurricane lamp.”“incidents such as this do not reflect any conduct that Isaf [regular Nato troops] would condone and it is not the way Isaf trains any of our Afghan partners.”now rescinded). Based on the ISAF release, CNN reported that the bodies of two men and two women were discovered at a compound by a joint operation of Afghan and Nato led forces. “The bodies of the two women were bound and gagged, and the U.S. official said the people were shot “execution-style”.very different version of the events that occurred that evening.now rescinded). In the release, ISAF rejects Starkey’s report of a coverup – although they fail to back this up in any coherent way, and they go on to accuse Starkey of inaccuracies. ISAF first claimed to have a recording of Starkey’s interview with one of their officers to back up their claim of a misquote. Later, when Starkey requested to listen to the recording – they ignored him. When he pressed them – they informed him that there had been a misunderstanding, there was no recording – they had taken notes.still claimed that the women had been killed before the firefight.detailed information he had received from Afghan investigators and witnesses at the scene who reported that “US special forces soldiers dug bullets out of their victims’ bodies in the bloody aftermath of a botched night raid, then washed the wounds with alcohol before lying to their superiors about what happened.”a release outlining the results of their investigation into the incident which had determined that:reiterated their findings of “evidence of tampering at the scene by the patrol members” and added that “[i]n the end, NATO accepted our findings, and Gen. McChrystal agreed with the conclusions of our team.” McChrystal’s spokesperson, Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale has stated that McChrystal had been briefed by Afghan officials in “late march” – prior to the conclusion of the ISAF investigation announced on April 4.Media-Lens has provided some excellent reports on the media’s lack of coverage of the Ghazi Khan incident. A BBC response to criticism by Media-Lens and its readers regarding the Corporations nearly non-existent coverage of the events at Ghazi-Khan included the following:“It’s worth noting that the circumstances of the incident are disputed, unlike some previous examples of civilians killed by coalition forces. The Afghan government and the UN believe that civilians were killed as the result of the US operation in Kunar. NATO still does not accept this and strongly argues that US forces killed insurgents.” (Email from BBC complaints to Media Lens reader, February 19, 2010)The Anti Press is dedicated to the defence of the truth in an age of media control.

For more than three months, another story has been unravelling, the implications of which are far more startling than the information uncovered by Wikileaks. True to form – the corporate media’s coverage of this event has an inverse relationship to its apparent gravity, meaning the coverage has been about zero.

Since the last days of December, the details of this event have been coming into focus – and the emerging image strongly suggests that coalition death-squads have been operating in Afghanistan.

Specific to this case, a group of Special Operations Forces landed outside a village in the middle of the night after receiving reports from informants that improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were being manufactured there. After finding what appeared to be two groups of unarmed fighting age males sleeping in two rooms – the reports indicate that the force summarily executed all of them using silenced weapons. Unfortunately, it appears that the Special Ops team had not entered the sleeping quarters of an IED cell, but the dormitory of a private school for boys.

On December 27,

After receiving word of the incident, Afghan President Karzai immediately dispatched a team of government investigators to Ghazi Kahn village, the site of the alleged events. The findings of the investigators were posted on

In response, the ISAF declared that “

Another early report from the

ISAF spokesman US Colonel Wayne Shanks indicated that the military operation involved had been a “joint operation” between Afghan and foreign forces – which,

Capt Joe Sanfilippo, a US soldier in Asadabad, Kunar’s capital “

“These people were shooting back at us and we had to shoot back otherwise … we would have been injured.”

Both Sanfilippo and

Early reports out of the remote mountain village were predictably sparse in the days following the incident – but most statements relayed from village witnesses echoed

Jerome Starkey of the Times of London

“A student and one guest were in another room, a guest room, and a farmer was asleep with his wife in a third building.” “First the foreign troops entered the guest room and shot two of them. Then they entered another room and handcuffed the seven students. Then they killed them. Abdul Khaliq [the farmer] heard shooting and came outside. When they saw him they shot him as well.”

“A local elder, Jan Mohammed,

Responding to President Karzai’s statements, Rear Adm. Gregory J. Smith, the director of communication for NATO and United States forces in Afghanistan

After the New Year, these were virtually the final words on the incident at Ghazi Khan by NATO and the corporate media. No additional information regarding the details of the investigation, nor whether or not an investigation was even underway were released by military authorities.
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The silence was broken on February 25 when two reports were released by Jerome Starkey: “

Nato sources say that the raid should never have been authorised. “Knowing what we know now, it would probably not have been a justifiable attack,” an official in Kabul told The Times. “We don’t now believe that we busted a major ring.”

Nato’s statement, issued four days after the event, said that troops were attacked “from several buildings” as they entered the village. Yesterday it said that “ultimately, we did determine this to be a civilian casualty incident”.

Starkey also reported on the results of his effort to bring two village elders to Kabul for interviews.

Taleb Abdul Ajan, 50, was present in the Village at the time of the raid: he “woke to the sound of dogs barking. Then he heard boots crunching on gravel and men’s voices outside his bedroom. ‘Their guns killed without a sound,’ he said.”

Taleb’s brother, Farooq, 48, relayed to Starkey that his son, Sefatullah, 19, has reported that he “was handcuffed, searched and marched around the family’s mountain compound by men he believes were Americans”. “They took Sefatullah to each room and asked him who was sleeping inside… but they didn’t show him inside. He didn’t know they were dead. He told them, ‘My brothers, my cousins, they are students’. The Americans were writing down the names and their classes.”

They found Taleb’s son, Rahimullah, 17, and a boy called Samar Gul, 12, dead in a guest room. Taleb said that Samar Gul was staying overnight because he needed some wheat milled and Taleb’s family own the local mill.

“He was afraid to stay on his own so Rahimullah slept in the room with him.”

Next, Taleb said, the soldiers burst into the room of his half-brother, Najibullah, 18. According to his widow, Hassina, they dragged him out of bed and searched his belongings. “All they found were books,” Taleb said. The family discovered Najibullah’s body slumped together with Farooq’s son Sebhanullah, 17, and two of Taleb’s sons, Matiullah, 16, and Attahullah, 15, in a room that led on to a second bedroom.

In the second room they found Farooq and Taleb’s half-brother Samiullah, 12, Farooq’s son Atiqullah, 15, and a nephew, Ismael, 12. All of them had been shot.

The tenth victim was a farmer, Abdul Khaliq, 18, who was shot when he ran out of a nearby house, Taleb said.

After the soldiers shot the boys they took photographs of their bloodied faces. Farooq said his daughter heard a man curse their informant in the local language, using an expression that implied that the soldiers realised they had been fed bad information.

It is notable that NATO, now retracting their earlier identification of the victims as members of a bomb making cell, also appears to be distancing itself from the event – despite the level of information it was providing about the incident in December:

And while NATO is now willing to deny their involvement, as well as apparently willing to condemn the actions of the units as inconsistent with their rules of conduct – nobody is currently willing to identify which organization or units actually carried out the actions, despite the level of detail previously provided by military information officers: “US forces based in Kunar have denied any knowledge of the raid.. [o]fficials in Kabul confirmed that ‘US forces’ were present but refused to say if they were military or civilian.”

It is difficult to reconcile the testimony of the villagers, all of which has been remarkably consistent, and none of which provides an account of any gunfire, with that of nameless, faceless personnel that the coalition refuses to identify, much less bring forward for the purpose of clarifying the events that took place that morning.

Most of the information uncovered regarding this story, and the direct witness statements of the villagers has come as a result of the work of Jerome Starkey. His work is inspirational for many reasons, including the fact that he manages to be a real investigative-journalist at a time when it seemed all but certain that every last one of them was extinct. On top of that, he works on behalf of the Times of London – a publication that is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp. In this case, credit needs to be given where it’s due – and the Times is publishing serious and valuable journalism in Starkey’s work.

Subsequent to the events at Ghazi Khan, Starkey is primarily responsible for uncovering a similar incident that occurred in the village of Khataba in eastern Afghanistan on February 12. While this particular incident has received a relatively higher level of coverage, it has still largely been ignored in the headlines and news feeds of the corporate media. An examination of these events as they unfolded can also prove to be of assistance to those who are attempting to determine the level of credibility that should be accorded to the various military information offices working in Afghanistan.

The Khataba incident unfolded as follows:

On February 12, ISAF issued a press release entitled: Joint Force Operating in Gardez Makes Gruesome Discovery (

“The U.S. official said it isn’t clear whether the dishonor in this case stemmed from accusations of acts such as adultery or even cooperating with NATO forces.” “It has the earmarks of a traditional honor killing,” said the official, who added the Taliban could be responsible.

“The operation unfolded when Afghan and international forces went to the compound, which was thought to be a site of militant activity. A firefight ensued and several insurgents died, several people left the compound, and eight others were detained.”

One month later, on March 13, after contacting “[m]ore than a dozen survivors, officials, police chiefs and a religious leader… at and around the scene of the attack”, Starkey and the Times published an article which gave a

According to Starkey, coalition special forces entered the compound of a residence that was owned by a policeman, Commander Dawood, 43. He was “a long-serving, popular and highly-trained policeman who had recently been promoted to head of intelligence in one of Paktia’s most volatile districts.”

“His brother, Saranwal Zahir, was a prosecutor in Ahmadabad district.

“That particular evening, Dawood was hosting a gathering to celebrate the naming of a newborn baby. One of the musicians went outside to use the facilities, when somebody shone a light in his face – he ran back inside yelling “Taliban”.Commander Dawood was the first to go outside, his 15 year old son was at his side. They were shot from a rooftop as they ran across the courtyard – Dawood was killed, his son survived. Shortly afterwards, Dawoods brother Zahir is reported to have stepped forward, yelling in English “don’t fire, we work for the Government”, and at the same moment, he was shot. As he fell to the ground, two pregnant women, and a teenage girl standing behind him were hit – all four were killed.

Based on information obtained by individuals who were attending the gathering, and who were subsequently detained for questioning – the coalition force was looking for an individual by the name of Shamsuddin. Shamsuddin was at the compound that evening – but the coalition forces failed to apprehend him. He turned himself in days later – and was released without charge.

While it’s not clear from the Times’ articles if witnesses reported whether or not Dawood or Zahir were armed (ISAF claims that they were), they did report that no shots were fired beyond those of the coalition forces – contradicting ISAF’s assertions of a firefight.

On March 13, ISAF issued a news release entitled ISAF Rejects Coverup Allegation (

ISAF now claimed that, as a result of their investigation that had “taken weeks” to conduct, they had determined that the women had not been victims of an honour killing, but that their bodies had simply been prepared for burial – however, they

On April 5, Starkey

A day earlier, ISAF had issued

“[I]nternational forces were responsible for the deaths of three women”.

The two men “were shot and killed by the joint patrol after they showed what appeared to be hostile intent by being armed.”

“[T]he releases issued shortly after the operation were based on a lack of cultural understanding by the joint force and the chain of command. The statement noted the women had been bound and gagged, but this information was taken from an initial report by the international members of the joint force who were not familiar with Islamic burial customs.”

The release failed to provide any information that would explain how the “members of the joint force” would confuse the bodies of women they killed, as well as those of two men they killed, with bodies that had been murdered in a separate honour killing. Also missing from the release was any explanation regarding the origin of the initial statements regarding the “several insurgents” that died in the “firefight” – as well as any reference to the allegations of evidence tampering that was made by Afghan investigators.

On April 7, Mirza Mohammad Yarmand of the Afghan Ministry of Interior investigation

Breasseale has indicated that McChrystal has now “ordered [a] subsequent investigation in order to reconcile certain aspects between the two investigations.” As is the case with the promised joint investigation of the events at Ghazi Khan – it is not clear when, or even if the results of this investigation will be revealed.

A UK based organization,

This statement was made by BBC on February 19, six days prior to NATO’s admission that the boys it killed were not insurgents. To date – no significant coverage has been produced by the BBC or any other network news outlets for the purpose of uncovering the events that occurred in Ghazi Khan on December 27.

And so the BBC, and virtually all other major news organizations wait. Although it is clear that the military information officers are now providing completely unreliable, and almost certainly fabricated information as a matter of course, these organizations no longer see it as their job to challenge them. No attempts to contact witnesses, no pressing Afghan officials, no stories designed to embarrass military and political officials into action.

One wonders if those who work in these organizations can even see the reality of who they have become in relation to the myth of the fourth estate: simple administrators of information, waiting for the next scoop to be served to them in the air conditioned briefing rooms of Washington, London, Baghdad or Kabul.
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I’ve blogged about this horror before. Barack Obama – Leader of the Ghazi Kang massacre

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and it also reminded me of this… The Collateral damage (or collateral murder video)

(you may need to log into YouTube / make a YouTube account to see it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZNJm35V2_0

UPDATE (10/Oct/2010): “Iraq War Veteran Who Rescued Wounded Children in 2007 Apache Attack Describes Emotional Toll of Witnessing Infamous Killings” On Democracy Now 7th October 2010

youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMlmSoNYBS8&NR=1

Yeah, Human progress…. Widespread porn, widespread war, widespread lies, widespread poverty, widespread hunger, widespread injustice, widesprtead Zionism, widespread utter idiocy in the UK looking ‘forward’ to an election that will change absolutely NOTHING, other than to make the voters of these disgraceful political parties guilty of the crimes those said parties WILL commit. And many of these voters had the nerve to moan about the polynomial evil nature of the dreadful NeoConNaziZionst governments. Some people have no shame?


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