The truth may set you free, but finding the truth is like playing tennis. You don't get a hint of it until you've returned the volley about three or four times. The mainstream media counts on the masses never returning what's served up. Journalism today has become a caricature not unlike what Robert Lynd describes by saying "Research without an actively selective point of view is like the ditty bag of an idiot, filled with bits of pebbles, straw, feathers and other random hoardings."
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010
WikiLeaks Undermines Winning Hearts And Minds
WikiLeaks Unveiling Leads to First Afghan Casualty
by Winsip Custer CPW News Service
Fears that internet publication of sensitive U.S. State Department documents would lead to the deaths of Afghans who have helped American troops was realized today with the first casualty.
A Kabul carpenter named Omar Elam Nefrizi and his two co-workers, initially reported by Staff Sgt. Michael Frisbee to be Taliban insurgents, were running from angry Afghan neighbors in the small village east of Kabul where they had been making chicken cages. Knowing that they had been outed by the Internet publication of the Wikileaks revelations they had taken their rifles with them to the job site.
When the angry Afghans chased the three men, they were able to run to the other side of the village losing the mob, but unknowingly passed a U.S. Army vehicle on patrol. They took refuge in the Peace of Allah Orphanage. Meanwhile, the mob, approaching down a side street, received the three men's rifle fire from an open window in the orphanage. U.S. Army Rangers returned fire with the new XM-25 smart weapon.
The death toll was set at three adult males, two women teachers and thirty-three four year olds. Seven other Afgans listed on the WikiLeaks website from the Kabul area are reportedly now living somewhere in Nepal having taken a chartered flight hours after the incident. "Murphy's law again," said Staff Sgt. Frisbee.