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Wei Wu Wei
03-24-2012, 03:47 PM
The white house seems eager to praise and defend the freedom of the press in other countries, even going as far as to condemn other nations for limiting the freedom of journalists in their borders. However, when a journalist is telling a story that contradicts the official narrative of the White House, suddenly the President changes his tone.


In December 2009, Yemen's air force claimed it had killed 30 suspected al-Qaeda operatives during an airstrike on a training camp in the southern Abyan province.

This version of events was circulated around the world but when Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye managed to get to the scene, the remains of the missiles he found were clearly marked 'Made in the USA'. And among the dead were 14 women and 21 children.

Shaye's subsequent report incriminated the US in a military operation in which they had been so keen to deny any involvement. Yemen dismissed the report and the US refused to comment - and Shaye became a marked man. He was accused of being an al-Qaeda operative and has been behind bars ever since.

Last month, the Yemeni government pardoned Shaye and was about to release him. But it took just one phone call from the US president urging them to reconsider, and the government backtracked.

Shaye remains locked up.

A video investigation here: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2012/03/2012323201744332607.html

Apache
03-24-2012, 03:55 PM
and you know the whole story, right?

NJCardFan
03-24-2012, 06:29 PM
Ah, AJ. The news that wee wee considers unbiased.
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Odysseus
03-24-2012, 06:45 PM
The white house seems eager to praise and defend the freedom of the press in other countries, even going as far as to condemn other nations for limiting the freedom of journalists in their borders. However, when a journalist is telling a story that contradicts the official narrative of the White House, suddenly the President changes his tone.



A video investigation here: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2012/03/2012323201744332607.html

Let us know if a reliable news outlet says something about this.

Rockntractor
03-24-2012, 06:51 PM
It looks like Mindless Moonbat Gibberish wrapped in a towel.

m00
03-25-2012, 09:20 AM
Why would you put "made in the USA" on a missile?

Odysseus
03-25-2012, 10:35 AM
Why would you put "made in the USA" on a missile?

Yeah, especially since everybody knows that we have them made in China. :biggrin-new:

Besides, why would Obama have to launch a war on the press? He doesn't have to whip his lapdogs.

Wei Wu Wei
03-25-2012, 11:06 AM
Anyone can simply put the guy's name into google and find plenty of articles from numerous sources talking about this story. Some people simply don't want to know about it.

I must say thuogh, I am surprised, I didn't expect to see people blindly tripping over themselves in the rush to defend President Obama's overreach of authority in undermining liberty. That's exactly what people here claim they hate. Interesting.


Why would you put "made in the USA" on a missile?

Yeah that does seem simply stupid, I agree. However, the fact that these missiles were US missiles has been confirmed by:

Amnesty International:
http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/yemen-images-missile-and-cluster-munitions-point-us-role-fatal-attack-2010-06-04

The Telegraph:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/yemen/7806882/US-cluster-bombs-killed-35-women-and-children.html

and it has been specifically confirmed by wikileaks cables, in which officials stated that airstrikes in Yemen were by Americans, but that the local government had agreed to take credit for these strikes.

AmPat
03-25-2012, 11:24 AM
Why would you put "made in the USA" on a missile?

Reminds me of Saddam's lame attempt to convince the world we bombed a "Baby Milk Factory" by broadcasting video of rubble and holding up a hand painted sign, In English, that clearly read "Baby Milk Factory!"

Those rotten bombers and fighters flying Mach 1.5 at night were clearly wrong for targeting that innocent factory.

AmPat
03-25-2012, 11:27 AM
Anyone can simply put the guy's name into google and find plenty of articles from numerous sources talking about this story. Some people simply don't want to know about it.

I must say thuogh, I am surprised, I didn't expect to see people blindly tripping over themselves in the rush to defend President Obama's overreach of authority in undermining liberty. That's exactly what people here claim they hate. Interesting.



Yeah that does seem simply stupid, I agree. However, the fact that these missiles were US missiles has been confirmed by:

Amnesty International:
http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/yemen-images-missile-and-cluster-munitions-point-us-role-fatal-attack-2010-06-04

The Telegraph:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/yemen/7806882/US-cluster-bombs-killed-35-women-and-children.html

and it has been specifically confirmed by wikileaks cables, in which officials stated that airstrikes in Yemen were by Americans, but that the local government had agreed to take credit for these strikes.
"Made in USA" doesn't mean launched by or from USA.

Wei Wu Wei
03-25-2012, 11:36 AM
"Made in USA" doesn't mean launched by or from USA.

There seems to be some evidence that the weapons weren't simply supplied by the US, but were launched by US drones.

DumbAss Tanker
03-26-2012, 11:54 AM
Why would you put "made in the USA" on a missile?


The REAL ones say "Made in AmeriKKKa," any Liberal should know that.