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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Don't Shoot The Messenger....

If you were hit by these bullets, they wouldn't even raise a welt....

The above photo on the Yahoo Iraq photo section had the following caption....
An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City. At least 175 people were slaughtered on Tuesday and more than 200 wounded when four suicide truck bombs targeted people from an ancient religious sect in northern Iraq, officials said.(AFP/Wissam al-Okaili)
The link to the photos can be found here.

Now here's my question to anybody that cares to think about this. The professionals that work at AFP must know, as would almost anyone with half-a-brain know, that the bullets that the lady is holding and claims to have hit her house were never fired.

Sooooooooo, what is the story here? Someone threw them at her house or they were dropped from an aircraft and 'hit' her house- if either of these are the case, it just isn't a very compelling story. The AFP is reporting that this lady is claiming that these bullets hit her house and it should raise the question within the minds of the reporter and all those high paid editors is just how dangerous is ammunition that isn't fired in a war-zone and how would this unused ammunition qualify as news? Or is the AFP, its editors responsible for what is put on the wires with their names on it and the reporters that actually generate this material serious about what they are producing? Probably not. They just try to produce as much material as possible, even if it isn't true, showing the horrors of the Americans to these innocent old ladies, widows, orphans, etc.


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