Aljazeera News Station Targeted
by Jeff Hook – National Vanguard November 9, 2004
U.S. forces have begun the battle for Fallujah in a black of night, lightning attack. Bulldozers and tanks are crashing into the city from the north, through the back alleys -- a strategy designed to maximize 'night-vision' capabilities and avoid car bombs and improvised explosive devices believed to be planted along main roads.
Monday night, in an interview with a Fox News military analyst, Brit Hume reported that Aljazeera's Fallujah headquarters would be "one of the first targets" of the attack.
Leaning over a large satellite image of the city, Hume and the analyst plotted the two-pronged attack for the national television audience. While pointing to a specific location on the map, the retired general described Aljazeera as a "dirty little propaganda machine for the insurgents" and said, "Last time they showed pictures of civilian causalities; that's not going to happen this time."
Mr. Hume expressed no concern whatsoever about the apparent U.S. decision to, essentially, execute fellow journalists for revealing inconvenient facts. In fact, Hume did not react at all to the comments.
Although Aljazeera irked both the U.S. media and the Bush administration even before Washington invaded Iraq as the first step in its plan to remake the Middle East on a "democratic" model, the attacks turned vicious after the channel aired live coverage of the U.S. military's heavy bombardment of Fallujah last April. Aljazeera was one of the only news networks broadcasting from the inside, relaying images of destruction and civilian victims -- including women and children (pictured).
Courtesy News Watcher
Last updated 12/11/2004