How the BBC whitewashes mass murder and war crimes in Iraq ~ Ian Sinclair, 02 December 2014, Stop the War Coalition.
While the BBC’s Paul Wood’s words are a classic example of a journalist echoing US propaganda, arguably it is what he chooses not to mention that is most shocking.
“The truth,” US historian Howard Zinn once wrote, “is so often the reverse of what has been told us by our culture that we cannot turn our heads far enough around to see it.”
A recent article by the BBC’s Paul Wood titled “Iraq’s hardest fight: The US battle for Fallujah 2004” perfectly illustrates Zinn’s truism.
Wood, an award-winning foreign correspondent, was writing about the 10th anniversary of the US assault on Fallujah, when he was embedded with US marines attacking the Iraqi city.
For Wood the story begins on March 31 2004, when four US private security contractors were ambushed…
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