Skip to comments.Haditha Marines and Duke LaCrosse players
Posted on 06/02/2006 10:26:53 AM PDT by pissant
Deans World has a great post drawing a comparison between the cases against the two groups.
...the press is in full troop-bashing mode, with 90% of Iraq coverage now focused on Haditha. And almost to a word, the articles are written with the assumption U.S. Marines have committed an atrocity; this before any serious look has been taken at the evidence.But there are problems with the narrative. First off, the doctor who certified the civilians as having been shot is, shall we say, not exactly objective. Secondly, the area is rather pro-insurgent, and witnesses may not be credible (remember the early reports of the Jenin massacre?). Third, given that the insurgents commit mass murders on a daily basis and understand propaganda, its not unreasonable to think they might have committed the atrocity themselves, then staged the area to give the impression it was coalition troops that had been responsible.Meanwhile, defense lawyers for the accused Marines are requesting drone footage, saying it will exonerate them. That doesnt sound like something they would do if they thought the evidence would show them committing atrocities.Does this remind anyone else of the Duke lacrosse team rape case? Unreliable witness, exculpatory footage, a media that has already hung them
At the very least, our troops deserve the benefit of the doubt until tried. Hard to believe Memorial Day was only a few days ago, and already the media is spitting on our soldiers.
I saw that. Good piece.
It's an excellent summary. We're sticking with our Marines 100%!
Semper Fi BUMP!
Short of strong, clean physical evidence and/or freely-given confessions by those involved, I'm going to be doubtful of any guilty views. I'm not going to muster much confidence for 'witness testimony' from months afterwards from the Iraqi 'street.'
Remember the tales of death, rape, and murder in the Superdome? 10,000 dead?
Here's 3 different accounts by the same survivor, courtesy of Velveeta.
Makes you wonder if the girl plays lacrosse.
24 posted on 05/31/2006 10:11:19 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
But they're not getting it, even from the Corps...they're (this from a radio report) in solitary at the Camp Pendleton Brig.
If there has ever been any group that deserves the benefit of the doubt, it's the USMC
Remember the Jenin Massacre. The media KNEW it was BS, yet their agenda drove them to lie.
Is that SOP for the US Mililtary?
Good there is now an article from a legitimate source with the comparison many of us have made to ourselves and a few close friends.
Thanks for posting another good example of drive by shooting by the MSM thugs pretending to be reporters.
"Remember the tales of death, rape, and murder in the Superdome? 10,000 dead?"
The MSM's meme is unravelling. We need to help the new media push the dagger through.
I should mention that I picked that up from an earlier post on FR, but couldn't find the post I got it from; it's not an original posting, so to speak.
Opportunist is far too kind.
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