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    Warning Will Robinson!

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    You can say anything you want here. But if you get stupid I reserve the right to point it out, call you lots of inventive names and laugh like hell.

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    Giving the radical muslims a reason to hate us these days doesn't seem very hard. In fact it gets easier and easier for those in the "Hate America, Hate the West, Kill All Infidels" camp to most days look no further than the American MSM for all the fuel they need to stoke the fires of war.

    We all saw the story about Newsweek fomenting chaos and hatred of America with their utterly irresponsible story about alleged abuse of the Koran at Gitmo.


    After riots broke out in Afghanistan and other places they retracted the story, admitting that that they used a "knowledgeable government source", who later said that "he could not be certain he had seen the account in the military report and that it might have been in other investigative documents".

    The reason I am bringing up what amounts to old news in the "Shadow Media" is this story here from Reuters. It seems the Red Cross has sent reports to the Pentagon about this very thing as early as 2002.

    I want to point out some key phrases in that article for those on the other side of the street that have claimed, to me personally, that the source of the Newsweek article was the ICRC and not, as Newsweek acknowledged, a "knowledgeable government source".

    "The U.S. government took corrective measures and those allegations have not resurfaced," Schorno said


    And this:

    Members of the humanitarian organization, which is given access to the prison, did not witness any mishandling of the Koran.


    And this next bit,

    Former Guantanamo prisoners and lawyers for detainees have for months accused U.S. personnel at Guantanamo of putting the Koran into toilets.


    keeping in mind that these are people that are suing the U.S. I want you to think about something here....if you were locked up would you sue? Sure you would. Even if you had to lie about circumstances to do so? Yes you would, so don't even try to lie about it.

    If you were captured by our military and held for interrogation and exonerated you would be looking for revenge and a slimy lawyer.

    Was this alleged abuse occuring? Maybe, maybe not, and we may never know for sure.

    In January 2003, the U.S. military issued guidelines to personnel at the base that included the order: "Ensure that the Koran is not placed in offensive areas such as the floor, near the toilet or sink, near the feet or dirty/wet areas."


    As you can see from the above guidelines were issued, but the U.S. military doesn't issue guidelines only on a reactive basis, as I have been told, otherwise new guidelines would constantly be issued in rapid fire succession just to keep up with an ever changing world.

    Newsweek has now changed it's sourcing policy and has set up this guideline:

    "From now on, only the editor or the managing editor, or other top editors they specifically appoint, will have the authority to sign off on the use of an anonymous source,"


    Seems a lot of guidelines are being created after this story, and I need to point out that the U.S. military isn't doing any of it at this time. They set out the new guidleines regarding this issue in Jan. 2003.

    Now in Saudi Arabia we have a call from an islamic court for those that have been accused of this crime to be turned over to be tried by them for their crimes against Islam. (Tip o' me tam to our very own Mustang for that link, and Welcome to the Mustang, another great addition to TWA)

    Now, maybe I am just not seeing the news on this but I have yet to see one name tossed out anywhere regarding flushing Koran's. Add in the fact that an Islamic Court is making DEMANDS of the U.S. Government as if they actually had any power aside from threatening Jihad on us and it becomes increasing laughable.

    The muslim world rarely has a week go by anymore where one Jihad or another is not called for against us, and in fact it is starting to become a Point of Honor amongst some, a bragging right if you will, almost as if having jihad called for against you is a credential of the power of your words and thoughts.

    And no, I haven't had a jihad called for against me, but one has hope.

    Anyway.

    What's the point to this rant?

    Just this: The ICRC was NOT the source for the Newsweek crime, (and it is a crime, their irresponsible reporting has caused almost 20 deaths around the globe) and at the end of the day, Newsweek was wrong and if one credible source comes out that proves the Koran was flushed down a toilet at Gitmo not only will I retract this article here, but I will demand a toilet from Gitmo.....I mean really people, any toilet that can handle having a book flushed down it and survive would make a follower of The Rev. Al Bundy like myself drool in anticipation of that kind of Throneal Power.

    Crossposted at The Wide Awakes

    Much thanks to the The Mudville Gazette and Outsidethebeltway.com for letting me link whore them.
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