beware; the propaganda, the lies, they continue

15 Jul

So it’s not the Syrians and Iranians? From Editor & Publisher: –

For years, polls have shown that very large numbers of Americans continue to falsely believe that some of the 9/11 hijackers came from Iraq. In reality, the overwhelming number hailed from the land of a U.S. ally, Saudi Arabia.

Now it turns out that Saudi Arabia is also home to the largest number of so-called “foreign fighters” in Iraq, despite administration efforts — aided by many in the media — to paint Iran and Syria as the main outside culprits there.

The Los Angeles Times reports today that according to a senior U.S. military officer and Iraqi lawmakers, about 45% of all foreign militants “targeting U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians and security forces are from Saudi Arabia.” Only 15% are from Syria and Lebanon; and 10% are from North Africa. This is based on official U.S. military figures made available to newspaper by the senior officer.

Nearly half of the 135 foreigners in U.S. detention facilities in Iraq are Saudis, he said.

“Fighters from Saudi Arabia are thought to have carried out more suicide bombings than those of any other nationality, said the senior U.S. officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the subject’s sensitivity,” the Times’ Ned Parker writes. “It is apparently the first time a U.S. official has given such a breakdown on the role played by Saudi nationals in Iraq’s Sunni Arab insurgency. [More…]

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2 Responses to “beware; the propaganda, the lies, they continue”

  1. pepeperez67@hotmail.com July 17, 2007 at 6:03 am #

    And they will go on and on unless a radical overhaul takes place in our governments who are skillfully manipulated and which play that music in unison.The time of the unions, honest, people-backed unions, has come.

  2. pepeperez67@hotmail.com July 17, 2007 at 6:03 am #

    And they will go on and on unless a radical overhaul takes place in our governments who are skillfully manipulated and which play that music in unison.The time of the unions, honest, people-backed unions, has come.

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