Yesterday we spoke about the NYT trying to excuse themselves from their complicity in convicting our Marines in the eyes of the American public, without even the benefit of an investigation.
John Murtha publicly stated that they killed civilians in Haditha in "cold blood", we asked last night, again, when he would apologize now that the charges have been dropped on the majority of those Marines and the lead investigator has recommended dropping the rest.
Here is the link which explains the recent history of what has been called the Haditha Massacre, the rush to declare our Marines murderers by John Murtha and our mainstream media, the investigations that led to having the charges dropped one by one against the Marines, the men suing John Murtha for defamation, libel and slander, the judges remarks that politicians do not get a free pass for statements made to advance their political careers...its all there....remember that link, because it also provides contact methods from web forms, to phone numbers to driving directions to be able to DEMAND an apology from John Murtha.
If you haven't been prepared to demand that apology before, you will after you see what Defend Our Marines has uncovered and has up as an exclusive.
This is their exclusive, so while I will show a few excerpts, you must click to get the whole, sickening story there.
October 6, 2007 – Buried in the mountain of exhibits attached to the once secret Haditha, Iraq murder inquiry prepared by US Army Maj. Gen. Eldon A. Bargewell is an obscure Marine Corps intelligence summary (see pdf) that says the deadly encounter was an intentional propaganda ploy planned and paid for by Al Qaeda foreign fighters.
Eleven insurgents involved in the attack are identified by name and affiliation in the details of the summary. All of them were killed or captured in the days immediately following the Haditha incident.
During the November Haditha battle, the insurgents secreted themselves among local civilians to guarantee pursuing Marines would catch innocent civilians in the ensuing crossfire. On January 6, 2006 six insurgents who tried to do the same thing at another location in Haditha were turned in to Coalition authorities before they could mount a similar assault, the report says.[...]
Our media, the enemy within
The prosecutors in the case against eight Marines charged with murder and cover up at Haditha still maintain the besieged infantrymen acted solely out of malice and poor judgment when they killed 24 Iraqis there. The prosecution’s investigation was launched after a story by Time magazine reporter Tim McGirk on March 6, 2006 accused the Marines of cold blooded murder in retaliation for the death of a brother Marine.
McGirk received his video “evidence” and contacts from two known Iraqi insurgent operatives already under observation by Marine Corps counter intelligence teams. One of the Iraqi witnesses McGirk relied on had just been released from almost six months captivity for insurgent activities and the other witness was considered a useful intelligence tool by Marines listening to him talk on his cell phone. McGirk never interviewed the Marines, who ironically had prepared a similar intelligence summary in anticipation of his canceled visit.
There is much, much more, they show which specific pages in the PDF file where you can find the pertinent information. If this information is accurate then the Marines have been wronged even more than we originally thought.
We have shown you before where al-Qaeda stated, loud and clear that they were going to launch a media campaign to battle us to "To Create A Wedge Between The American People And Their Government.
al-Qaeda statements have shown that they understand the importance of the media and shaping what is shown to the American public, I have wondered if our administration understood exactly how effective that would be.Osama Bin Laden: Al-Qaeda Intends To Launch "A Media Campaign ... To Create A Wedge Between The American People And Their Government." (Letter From Osama Bin Laden To Mullah Omar, Released By The White House Press Office, 9/5/06)
Bin Laden: This Media Campaign Will Stress "That [The American] Government Would Bring Them More Losses, In Finances And In Casualties."
Bin Laden: The Media Campaign "Aims At Creating Pressure From The American People On The American Government To Stop Their Campaign Against Afghanistan."
We have shown you the AP, NYT and CNN, deliberately bringing you news from stringers,or obtaining videos from terrorists and showing them on television then offering them OnDemand or just spreading enemy propaganda, some of which has proven to be completely false.
Our media either willingly does it (in the case of CNN and NYT, linked above) or they are so incompetent, in this case, they simply did not bother to research and find the declassified information that Defend Our Marines did.
John Murtha, holding a political position like he does and being a former Marine, is even more complicit in spreading these lies and destroying these young Marines lives.
Our media and our politicians were either played by al-Qaeda or they willingly spread al-Qaeda's propaganda...either way, since we have had those al-Qaeda statements for a very long time and every one knew al-Qaeda planned to use our media against us as part of the war they are waging, there is no excuse.
This is what John Murtha said in 2006, before the investigation had even been completed:
Murtha, a vocal opponent of the war in Iraq, said at a news conference Wednesday that sources within the military have told him that an internal investigation will show that "there was no firefight, there was no IED (improvised explosive device) that killed these innocent people. Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood."
Gateway Pundit reminds us of NYT's complicity in convicting these marines in the media, just as John Murtha did, by showing us 3 previous pieces the NYT published on this subject:
The New York Times
June 4, 2006:
The apparent cold-blooded killing last November of 24 Iraqi civilians by United States marines at Haditha will be hard to dispose of with another Washington damage control operation. The Iraqi government has made clear that it will not sit still for one, and neither should the American people. This affair cannot simply be dismissed as the spontaneous cruelty of a few bad men.
That is only one of the pieces Gateway Pundit shows, go there to see the rest.
Our media, our politicians, our far left liberal bloggers all convicted these men and they all owe them an apology.
It won't make up for the damage that has been done to them, but it is the least that these fine Marines are owed.
[Update, at 21:45 CST]
Incredible, and a definite thank you to spree for covering this ongoing situation with such faith and care.
Is it any wonder that veteran Marines are calling John Murtha the second "ex-Marine?"
The only other "ex-Marine" in history is Lee Harvey Oswald.
Once a Marine, always a Marine...unless you betray the Corps, and John Murtha has definitely betrayed the Corps, in the eyes of this soldier. I'm not going to demand he step down, I'm going to suggest it. I only do so out of RESPECT for the Marines so that THEY can demand that he step down from his office.
Semper Fidelis. That is the motto of the Marine Corps. For those of you who don't know what it means, it means Always Faithful. John Murtha has betrayed the faith to the Corps. I personally leave handling Murtha TO the Marines, and have faith that they will, indeed, deal with him.
Tracked back by:
The Haditha Truth the MSM Buried from Miss Beth's Victory Dance...
Everyone Knew Al Qaida Orchrestrated Haditha But I from Take Our Country Back...