Monday, December 06, 2004

Naomi Klein: You asked for my evidence, Mr Ambassador. Here it is

Great piece from Naomi Klein in the Guardian calling bullshit on our propaganda war in Iraq, and deftly explaining why we saw so little of the bloodshed in Falluja.

"We don't do body counts," said General Tommy Franks of US Central Command. The question is: what happens to the people who insist on counting the bodies - the doctors who must pronounce their patients dead, the journalists who document these losses, the clerics who denounce them? In Iraq, evidence is mounting that these voices are being systematically silenced through a variety of means, from mass arrests, to raids on hospitals, media bans, and overt and unexplained physical attacks. .

Read it. Then scroll down this page and read the 14 signs of fascism again.


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