Monday, February 13, 2017

Editorial: There's a new Judith Miller in town

Maybe you've met her?

The new Judith Miller at THE NEW YORK TIMES?

Regarding the "failing" New York Times.

That's her.

She's in Iraq.

In Mosul.

She's an embed.

In bed with the Iraqi military.

And she traipse around with them.

And then brags on them.

While ignoring events that don't fit her predetermined framework.

Like what MIDDLE EAST MONITOR reported:

Grim footage has emerged from eastern Mosul, supposedly “liberated” from [the Islamic State] control late last month,showing members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and men who appeared to be from the Shia-dominated Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) paramilitary organisation executing unarmed men in the streets.
The footage shows armed Shia militants, who are fighting under the banner of Iraq, dragging a bound and clearly terrified man through the streets. The militants are heard abusing the man, and can be clearly seen beating him as they drag him to his death.
The victim is then placed at gunpoint by two other unarmed men in front of a row of houses, before about a dozen Shia jihadists fighting with the PMF and Iraqi soldiers open fire and gun them down in cold blood.
Even after the men have been shot and are clearly dead, the Iraqi soldiers and Shia militants continue to taunt and curse them, and occasionally other soldiers would walk over to the dead men and beginning firing at their corpses at point blank range. They would also stamp on the heads of the unarmed men, which is a deep sign of disrespect in Arab culture.
“Sadly, we have become accustomed to seeing such violence against people who are likely civilians,” Ahmad Al-Mahmoud, an analyst with the London-based Iraq monitoring group Foreign Relations Bureau of Iraq (FRB), told MEMO. “Even if they are ISIS, they should be tried in transparent and just courts, not shot dead in the middle of the street,” Al-Mahmoud said, using another acronym for the [Islamic State] extremist organisation.

Didn't fit with her bragging on the unit she was embedded with.

So she ignored it.

And all these years later, we're stuck with yet another western journalist who goes to Iraq and completely ignores the Iraqi people to write war porn yet again.

She's so bad, it may not be fair to call her the new Judith Miller.

It's highly possible that even Judith had more integrity than Rukmini.

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