Wednesday, January 10, 2007

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

Now that the Ethiopians have forced the Islamopaths to hit the road, the US has been able to use its air power against the enemy columns to excellent effect. What could go wrong ? Well, there's this:
Helicopter gunships attacked suspected al-Qaida fighters in the south Tuesday after U.S. forces staged airstrikes in the first offensive in the African country since 18 American soldiers were killed there in 1993, witnesses said.

Witnesses said 31 civilians, including two newlyweds, died in the assault by two helicopters near Afmadow, a town in an area of forested hills close to the Kenyan border 220 miles southwest of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.
I dunno, call me cynical but that all rings a bell. I can't help feeling I've heard it somewhere before. Ah yes:
The US military has denied allegations that its forces in Iraq killed dozens of people celebrating a marriage in the west of the country.

Initial reports suggested that a wedding party near the Syrian border was the target of a US air strike.
No wait: that wasn't it. Maybe it was this one ?
Reports from Afghanistan say the United States air force has mistakenly bombed a village wedding party, killing many of the guests.

A witness from the village, in Uruzgan province, told the BBC the overnight raid left scores of people - many of them women - dead.
You know, I'm starting to see a pattern here. Maybe it's some as yet unidentified capability of US ordinance: 'yeah, it can home in on heat sources, electromagnetic emitters or really overpriced venues and dull speeches' ?

The same MSM which can't report MI-5's views on whether or not it'll rain tomorrow without deconstructing it to the nth degree, swallow this stuff whole. Wedding parties getting hit every time the US goes to war with Islamopaths ? Sure, why not ? Police warning of potential terrorist attacks ? What's their agenda ?

See, this is what we mean when we talk about media bias.

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