Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Edwards: BBC and Fallujah: "The BBC's lunchtime news anchor, Anna Ford, opened today's news with this solemn announcement: 'Iraq's prime minister, Iyad Allawi, has said he has given American and Iraqi forces the authority to clear Fallujah of terrorists.' (Ford, BBC 1, 13:00 News, November 8, 2004)

"Almost everything in this statement is false: Allawi is not the legitimate prime minister of Iraq, he is an American-installed stooge. Allawi did not give authority to US forces to attack Fallujah - they are the authority in Iraq, Allawi is their mouthpiece. The US goal is not to 'clear Fallujah of terrorists'; it is to crush Iraqi resistance to US control of their country."

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