On 8 April 2003, twelve years ago, American murderers killed two journalists, the Spaniard José Couso (cameraman of Tele5, a TV channel) and the Ukrainian Taras Protsyuk (Reuters); also were injured the Lebanese Samia Najul and the British Paul Pasquale. The murder happened in Baghdad, when US army was invading the country (looking for weapons of mass destruction, do you remember?). The killers shot from a M1A1 tank which deliberately attacked the journalists, who were in the 15th floor of Palestine Hotel. Pentagon knew that international media were based in that hotel. (The death of José Couso in Baghdad)
That was the third time on the same day, in an interval of three hours, that American army attacked media in Baghdad. Before the attack against the Palestine Hotel, they had attacked the offices of Abu-Dhabi TV and the bureau of Al Jazeera, killing the Jordanian reporter Tarek Ayyoub. The Pentagon had been given the coordinates of both buildings to avoid “accidental” attacks. Perhaps international journalists should hide their locations to Pentagon, because it seems that only makes easier the murders.
Reblogging this post about the terrorist execution of Chapel Hill. Mainstream media are not calling this terrorism, of course, because they apply different names according to who are victims and killers. But it’s obvious how it would be named if a Muslim had executed three Christians.
Deah Barakat, 23, a University of North Carolina dental student; his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, 21; and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19, a student at North Carolina State University, were gunned down last Tuesday in a condominium about 2 miles (3 km) from the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill.
The murder of three American Muslims at a University of North Carolina condominium on Tuesday, 10 February, was no ordinary murder, nor is the criminal who killed them an ordinary thug. The context of the killings, the murder itself and the media and official responses to the horrific event is a testimony to everything that went wrong since the United States unleashed it’s long-drawn-out “war on terror”, with its undeclared, but sometimes declared enemy, namely Islam and Muslims.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) published the latest Global Wage Report on 5 December. It shows that the countries with the largest inequality growth are Spain and United States of America. This will fill our ex-King Juan Carlos with great pride and satisfaction (non Spaniards, read note), because Spain is world leader in something at last, only comparable to the superpower U.S.
This increasing household income inequality has been caused mainly by two factors, according to the ILO report: declining wages and rising unemployment. Income inequality hurts economic growth, so the increasing inequality is prolonging the economic crisis. Therefore our rulers (International Monetary Fund, World Bank, financial elite, bankers) claim that wages must decline more and employment must be more precarious, to overcome the economic crisis.
Do you understand the reasoning? Nobody do, including our rulers, they simply lie.
Is that a surprise? That U.S. use torture is a well-known fact, between 2001 and 2009, before 2001 and after 2009. Perhaps it is ignored in U.S. and I’m sure that American media don’t talk usually about it, but it’s widely known in the rest of the planet.
As a British judge said in 2006, “America’s idea of what is torture is not the same as ours and does not appear to coincide with that of most civilised nations.” This judge was talking about Guantanamo (the concentration camp that Barack was going to close, has he done it already?), but now the American torturers are doing it again; Dick Cheney, in an incredible exercise of cynicism claims that it wasn’t torture but medical treatment.