* Some bleeding examples of how the MSM doctors and distorts facts, deflects from reality with fantasy products like ‘rebels, gunmen and militants’ and thereby obscures the global jihad:
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Rebels stormed a Chinese-run oil field near the Somali border yesterday, killing 65 Ethiopians and nine Chinese workers.
It was the first such attack on a foreign company in this Horn of Africa nation, in contrast to Nigeria on the western side of the continent, where rebel groups frequently attack international oil concerns.
* Any idea who these ‘rebel groups’ might be?
The assault by more than 200 gunmen lasted nearly an hour and followed a warning last year from the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front against any investment in eastern Ethiopia’s Ogaden area that could benefit the U.S.-allied government.
Formed by Ethiopia’s ethnic Somali minority, the Muslim group has been fighting for secession of the Britain-sized region with 4 million inhabitants since the early 1990s, but it had mounted only occasional hit-and-run attacks on government troops in recent years.
* Right. A ‘Muslim group’ it is, the Muslims ‘who are fighting for their rights’- just like they are fighting for the global jihad in over 30 other theaters of war around the world. At least here AP names them a ‘muslim group’,- most of the other publications we checked omitted it.
The scale of the attack in the small town of Abole raised the prospect of a broadening of fighting in Somalia, where the Ethiopian army is supporting the UN-backed interim government in a war with Islamic insurgents. “This was a cold-blooded killing,” said Bereket Simon, a special adviser to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
The rebels have fought on behalf of the Somalia insurgents, while Ethiopia and Eritrea are bitter foes. * Why is that? Could it be because the Ethiopians are Christians and the Somali Muslims are commanded to ‘fight the unbelievers wherever they find them?’
Eritreans won their independence from Ethiopia in 1991 after a bloody three-decade rebellion, and the two nations fought a 2 1/2-year war over their disputed border that ended in 2000. Ethiopia has accused Eritrea of waging terror attacks, a charge Eritrea denies.
Eritrea also is thought to be providing support to insurgents fighting Somalia’s acting government, which a hard-line Muslim militia defeated in December with Ethiopian support.
The Ethiopian government, which is dominated by Christians and has the strongest army in the region, has allied with the United States in the campaign against extremist groups in the Horn of Africa. It fears rising Islamic militancy in the region.
* This insipid article is by far the best report we could find. Check the others, they are beyond pathetic!
Next: Murdoch speaks of Bush, militant Islam
In Todays Courier Mail you will find another article just like the one above about Rupert Murdoch on George W. Bush, omitting everything Murdoch sez about the global jihad, it is as if it didn’t exist. Fortunately, The Sydney Morning Herald, (which is not a Murdoch publication) mentions it here:
He told the 500 or so businessmen and women sitting before him he was optimistic about the future and believed issues such as “alleged climate change” and the integration of China and India into the world economy were manageable.
He pinpointed the rise of militant Islam and nuclear proliferation, particularly in Iran, as the biggest threats.
“The two (challenges) that none of us have any answer for that I know of is the rise of militant Islam and the proliferation of nuclear weapons,” Murdoch said.
“I wouldn’t discount at all the dangers of nuclear proliferation.
“If Iran gets away with it, there will be another half a dozen countries going hell for leather to get in the same race.
“It can only end in disaster for us all.”
* The Sydney Morning Herald is to be commended for printing the truth.
Harvard: How the Media Partnered With Hezbollah
During Israel’s war against Hizballah, at LGF we were continually outraged by the media’s uncritical promulgation of terrorist propaganda, and their overwhelming bias against Israel. The barrage of staged and manipulated disinformation culminated in the infamous Adnan Hajj fauxtography incident; and it can be argued that the culture of tacit cooperation with terrorists was at least partly responsible for that stunning case of phony news.
How could Reuters’ experienced editors miss a fake picture that was so bleeding obvious, at every step of the way toward publication? Answer: because they just didn’t care.
It’s interesting that in an age of obsessive media focus on scandals, no wire service or newspaper has ever followed up on that story in any real way. Adnan Hajj seemed to simply vanish off the face of the earth; no interviews, no photos of him, no investigations, just one statementâ€”reported by Reutersâ€”in which he claimed his fakery was to “remove dust,” then poof! Adnan who?
For blowing the whistle on Hizballah’s manipulation of Reuters, LGF was smeared by numerous leftists; the diversionary tactics ranged from personal attacks to attempts to minimize the importance of the faked photos.
Now the Harvard Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, hardly a bastion of neocon wingnut thinking, has issued a paper that absolutely skewers the media for their outrageously biased and terrorist-enabling behavior. Maybe this will be a little harder for them to ignore: How the Media Partnered With Hezbollah: Harvard’s Cautionary Report.