And is using the Military (again…still) as a distraction from the Prez’s total annihilation of our country.
Unless it’s something like this:
The LA Times comes through again with an article by David Zucchino, “U.S. troops posed with body parts of Afghan bombers”. (I’m not linking to this POS article ~ you can go there by googling it.)
Yes, the LA Times decided it was in the best interest of everyone to publish a few of the 18 photos sent in by an”anonymous soldier” with the unit because he had concerns about the breakdown of the leadership.
Stars and Stripes has this article:
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – In a statement released by the International Security Assistance Force, Gen. John R. Allen, commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan, “strongly condemned” a U.S. newspaper’s release of photos that allegedly depicted U.S. soldiers posing with the remains of a suicide bomber in 2010.
“The actions of the individuals photographed do not represent the policies of ISAF or the U.S. Army,” Allen is quoted as saying. “This behavior and these images are entirely inconsistent with the values of ISAF and all service members of the fifty ISAF countries serving in Afghanistan.”
The Los Angeles Times, in a story published Wednesday, wrote that it was given 18 photos by a soldier with the 82nd Airborne Division. The photos showed fellow paratroops grinning as they posed with the remains of a suicide bomber in Zabul province in 2010.
Oh goody – we can look forward to more riots by the Religion of Peace and more of our Troops getting shot in the back of their heads, at the very least.
I am so thoroughly disgusted by the rot that has pervaded this country where certain people feel vindicated to “courageously” take low shots at the good things in this country in the name of freedom of speech. Yeah, they are soooo brave to do this in a country that won’t hang them from a crane or a bridge or cut off a few of their body parts. (No, that’s only the kind of place where our Troops, our kids, are.)
Enjoy it while you can, because I believe there is a special place in Hell for the likes of you.
A quote from Zucchino about being embedded with Troops in a war Zone: (scroll down)
Los Angeles Times reporter David Zucchino was embedded with the 101st Airborne. While he remained near American soldiers, he recalls, that “access could be suffocating and blinding.”
Zucchino offers a blunt assessment: “Often I was too close, or confined, to comprehend the war’s broad sweep. I could not interview survivors of Iraqi civilians killed by U.S. soldiers or speak to Iraqi fighters trying to kill Americans. I was not present when Americans died at the hands of fellow soldiers in what the military calls ‘frat,’ for fratricide. I had no idea what ordinary Iraqis were experiencing. I was ignorant of Iraqi government decisions and U.S. command strategy.”
They give awards for this type of “professional journalism”. He’s a Pulitzer Prize winner.
Comment at the LAT’s article:
6:08 AM April 18, 2012
The Times’ decision to run these pics is pure sensationalism. You’re hurting our efforts overseas and putting soldier’s lives at risk by fanning the flames of anti-American sentiment. All this at a time when the whole Koran burning issue is finally dying down. It’s not helpful, and your justifications are weak, at best.
Plainly put, you’re killing people so you can sell more papers.
Yep, that about says it all.
And the Pentagon mouthpiece comes out with his political hackness showing:
…(Pentagon Press Secretary) George Little, who is in Brussels with Panetta for a conference of NATO defense and foreign ministers, said in a statement that an investigation is under way that could lead to disciplinary measures. “Anyone found responsible for this inhuman conduct will be held accountable in accordance with our military justice system,” …. (italics mine, ed.)