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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Imperial Forces Strike Rebel Strongheld Near Hoth System

The headline of the sole prominent NY Times article on the new US offensive near the Syrian border:

"U.S. Forces Strike Iraqi Rebel Stronghold Near Syrian Border"

The actual text of the article appears to be from the Associated Press, as Fox News is running a similar piece clearly referenced to that source. Their title is much more neutral and less specific: "U.S. Forces Launch Iraq Offensive".

Oddly enough the article describes the target of the offensive as a den of Al-Zarqawi (Jordanian-born) controlled "insurgents" (otherwise known as Al Qaeda terrorists trying to spark a civil war between Sunni and Shiite), so the NY Times headline is not only dubiously phrased - it's also plainly inaccurate.

You'd almost think the NY Times headline writer had some sort of anti-war agenda to push.... nah. Couldn't be.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 10/02/2005 09:16:00 pm


Anonymous dim said...

Meanwhile, back in the real world . . .

Knight Ridder interviews US troops in a 'safe province'.


10/03/2005 09:43:00 am  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Did you miss the point Dim? Or are you unable to grasp it?

10/03/2005 04:28:00 pm  

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