Sunday, November 02, 2008

Worthy of a Pulitzer

I was shopping online when I ran across this posted on a website...


Saturday, November 01, 2008

IceMan Said It Best

IceMan said it best, "Who's side are you on?".

Bing West makes most of the important points about Nir Rosen's adventures with the Taliban in Afghanistan, which recently appeared in Rolling Stone. I don't really think I need to go into it. Most of the readers here, or at least both of you, will see where this is going real quick.

To give you a quick glimpse into the level of intelligence we're dealing with in Mr. Rosen in defense of his actions, and after he attacks Bing West for "showing a lack of imagination" by using a parallelism between the Taliban and the Nazis of 1942,
"moreover, journalists regularly embed with the american military when it is conducting operations, attacks, killing. whats the difference?"

And yes, that is his actual grammar. I changed nothing. The last time I checked, "imagination" had NOTHING to do with reporting the facts. Imagination does come into play when you flash your American media pass as you go through an Afghan Army checkpoint while riding with two Taliban commanders though. If you're interested, read Bing West's "An American Journalist". The comments are particularly entertaining as well.

If you need more proof that Mr. Rosen should have his citizenship revoked, begin reading, "Killing Fields". After painting a dire & hopeless picture of Iraq, he tells a story of American Soldiers executing a man. "Hussein" is the supposed brother of the deceased,

I later asked Hussein if they wanted revenge. "We are Muslim, praise God," he said, "and we do not want revenge. He was innocent and he was killed, so he is a martyr."

Call me crazy, but the last time I checked, innocent people weren't considered martyrs.

May My Hammer Fall As My Muzzle Passes Over You,

Thanks to BlackFive for publishing the story to Small Wars Journal.