Go Tell it to the Marines




 
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June 29th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 

Topic: Go Tell it to the Marines


Dereliction of duty regarding Iraq
By Scott Ritter

Thursday 23 June 2005, 11:47 Makka Time, 8:47 GMT

In the months that have passed since Iraq's much-hyped democratic elections, one word keeps creeping into my mind as I assess the tragic events unfolding in Mesopotamia today: Vietnam.

The American press and punditry, intimidated and compensated into slavishly reporting on Iraq solely along lines that will not overly alienate them from the powers that be inside the administration of George Bush, have long ago foregone drawing comparisons between the ongoing conflict in Iraq and the one America lost in Southeast Asia some three decades in the past.

The lack of a basis for direct comparison makes accomplishing the denigration of any such correlation between conflicts all-too-easy for the uninformed consumer of what passes for "news" in America today: the terrain is different, the scale of violence is different, the Cold War is over, and, of course, everything changed after 9/11.

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June 29th, 2005  
Rabs
 
 
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP POSTING INFORMATION FROM ALIJEEZRA OR WHATEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is the talking peice of radical Islam, and is not particuarly known for its fair and balanced reporting. They also like to "fabricate" storys. I refuse to beleive anything i read from that news agency.
June 29th, 2005  
Kilgore
 
Al Jazeera is full of it. They are so anti west and biased i'll feel like breaking necks when i read their articles.

Don't believe anything they say. All they are good at is getting the muslim population hating the West.
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June 29th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
Did you notice who the author is?
June 29th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Ritter is a Pot Stirrer. IMO way too baised and has been since GW-I when his little Company Grade butt decided to opine that Gen. Schwartzkopff was cooking figures on scuds destroyed. Oh yeah and a Former UN weapons Inspector......hmmmmmmmm.
June 29th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
A wise man said once it is important to listen to all sides of a story and THEN decide what you believe is true He read american sources, translated russian sources, translated german sources etc. He even said once that if everyone is thinking the same someone is not thinking. His name was Patton.

IMHO by not reading this and other sources from abroad you ignore the words of your enemy at your own risk mates.
June 29th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Yeah well Scott Ritter ain't George Patton. He's bumping his gums for whatever political agenda he has. With his own little spin.

As far as understanding the point of view of the enemy. Thats negligable. Understanding his methods and tactics yes. His Point of view is gonna be different from mine fundamentally thats a given.
June 29th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
I definitely did not say Ritter was Patton, , I was stating the opinion that you need to listen to all points of view (ABC, BBC, Al Jazeera, South China Morning Post, Scott Ritter, GW Bush...) and then decide in your valued judgement what YOU believe. In todays world of biased reporting very rarely does any one meda source tell the whole story. Things are slanted, omitted, fabricated etc and the truth lies somewhere gleaned and pieced tgether from various sources. To ompletely ignore a sorce because of a prejudice is a risk I for one won't accept. I trust we are all thinking human beings and capable of making decisions for ourselves based on the merits of individual articles and not based upon the opinions of others. I am not saying his stories are true and correct but how can you gird yourself against attack when you don't know what the enemy is saying? I for one would like to know some of the sources for claims he makes but IMO some of what he says holds water, regardless of how I might personally feel about him or any other author. If you are for some unthinkable reason truly offended then don't read it. All I am saying is that the fear of an opposing viewpoint and giving it the respec5tof listening and then creditting or discreditting it on its merits is what rational thinking people do. Its kinda like throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
June 29th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
And the credibility of the author, of which Ritter has none IMO.

Believe it or not I am quite capable of sifting information and making an educated decision based upon that information from the sources available. I am also able to recognize what information is slanted towards a particular view.

But thanks for your attempt to mentor me anyway.
June 29th, 2005  
behemoth79
 
 
just because its from the other side does not make a story accurate or reliable. Its like saying we should take into consideration what the national enquirer says just because its contradictory to the LA Times.