Sunday, May 22, 2005

 

Journalists Actually Are Targeted In Iraq

But not by the US military, so the media aren't interested

Bill Roggio wonders why Linda Foley isn't outraged by a terrorist training manual which instructs snipers to kill journalists.
In one of the "7 Duties of a Sniper", the trainees are encouraged to target non-combatant military personnel, in clear violation of the Geneva Conventions:
Killing doctors and chaplains is suggested as a means of psychological warfare.
In the "who would you kill first?" Q & A section, targeting journalists is explicitly encouraged. On the order of targeting:
The first one is the Soldier… because he has a MG [machine gun]. Then is the stupid soldier on the left. He is a very easy target (look how he is elevated from the ground), then the soldier or the reporter carrying the camera. First, because the camera can be used as binoculars; second, it is the most difficult thing to hide the death of a reporter in Iraq.
This is a clear and explicit policy to target journalists in a combat zone.
It is. But nobody in the media cares.

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