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Friday, November 04, 2005

BBC? Reuters? AP? CBS?

This story doesn't appear to have made it into the NZ papers or into any of the esteemed journals headlined. Well I suppose if you are trying your best to denegrate the war effort then you can't be seen printing a verdict of not guilty where allied troops are accused of war crimes.
Seven British paratroopers were today cleared of murdering a teenager in Iraq after a judge ruled that witnesses had embroidered their evidence to qualify for the $100-a-day court fee.
Lesson for the left? Arabs lie. It's part of the culture. Offer an Arab money and he'll say whatever you want to hear. You see, it's OK to lie, just as it is OK to kill. Just so long as you do it to an infidel.

Oh, where was the story? London Times.

Update 0800 Guy Fawkes Day: The Herald finally caught up. Only a day late and with an Indepenent version. It is interesting to compare the reports from two British newspapers and readers should do so. The Londom Times is pretty much factual and to the point. The Independent is spiced with (sexed up is the word used in the UK) all sorts of innuendo and seplective quotes, designed to lead a reasonalble person to conclude 'The guilty bastards were lucky to get off.'
Updat 1530 GFD: The Herald must read this blog! They've changed the headline to read "Soldiers Let Off Murder Allegations" Do you see what I mean? Apart from being atrocious grammar it's Leftiespeak for "The Guilty Bastards Did It."
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Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 11/04/2005 07:59:00 AM

16 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

Arabs lie? It's not like anyone from the "West" has ever lied before, is it adolf. Everybody lies you moron.

11/04/2005 09:04:00 AM  
Blogger Ackers1 said...

Yes. And of course this isn't a racist statement. Adolf you really are starting to live up to your moniker.

11/04/2005 09:07:00 AM  
Blogger Chefen said...

Adolf don't rattle the monkey cage. They've just sat down at work to waste a few hours reading blogs and all that coffee they just blew threw their noses will burn like hell.

11/04/2005 09:22:00 AM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Chefen,it's awful. I've been forced to strap the ribs.

11/04/2005 09:30:00 AM  
Blogger Chefen said...

You used some good bait in that trolling Adolf, two lesser spotted gaping mouthers in the space of three minutes!

Now you kids play nice, I'm off to bed...

11/04/2005 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger Ackers1 said...

LOL. At least we know not to waste our time again and you have revealed yourself to be full of crap and an out and out racist.

11/04/2005 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger Kimble said...

Why DO you waste your time Ackkers? And, either adolf is full of crap OR he is an out and out racist?

11/04/2005 11:34:00 AM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Ackers1 I'm going to start charging you for pain killers. Why don't you tell the truth? You can't wait to get yourself over here to convert us righties to your version of truth and light. And please tell me who apart from yourself do you represent? There you go again with that 'we know ....' business? Have you lefties got no gonads,guts or gumption when you're on your own? God help us if you are every in a platoon being attacked by the head hackers. You'll need to get a consensus opinion and prebook the post action councellers before you open fure. Go and do some research on Arab and Moslem culture. You'll find everything I say is true. Lieing is regarded as honorable practice. I'm no more or less racist than the next bloke. The difference between you and I is that I admit it.

11/04/2005 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger Rob O'Neill said...

It's the top story on the BBC site right now.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/

11/04/2005 11:44:00 AM  
Blogger Rob O'Neill said...

And top story on Reuters

http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/default.aspx

11/04/2005 11:46:00 AM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

It is not considered embarrassing to lie in some cultures, but lying is not acceptable here in New Zealand even if you're doing it to save face. I'd also suggest its not that embarrassing to be caught lying in countries with a long history of rewarding thugs who cooperate with a totalitarian government with special privileges.

11/04/2005 12:04:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Roger - before opening your mouth again, perhaps you could acknowledge not every culture regards lies (in their various forms) as a cardinal sin. For example in some cultures convincing someone of an untruth is regarded as valid trading skill, sort of like pulling a fast one on your mate here in NZ. Ever browsed a persian carpet store and asked where they came from? (not that Persians=Arabs, but this is the best example I can think of in NZ) They aren't likely to tell you they were made in 2004 in a factory in Pakistan and then beaten by little kids to look old.

11/04/2005 12:12:00 PM  
Blogger danyl said...

And - of course - it's in the Herald.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10353699

11/05/2005 09:57:00 AM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Yes, I think Adolf launched a pre-emptive strike this time. The BBC and Reuters tend to cover anything like this so long as Brits are involved.

11/05/2005 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

danyl, you need to get up a bit earlier. Read the update.

11/05/2005 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger Rob O'Neill said...

Ahh, a "preemptive strike". Nice spin AL. And there I was thinking he had lost the plot.

Remind him the world isn't flat and it operates in different time zones.

11/05/2005 02:19:00 PM  

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