Media perspectives on napalm and white phosphorous in Iraq

Americans using (banned) napalm and white phosphorous in Iraq, BBC not reporting it, thanks to practice of embedding reporters in military units [robot].

Thus, BBC viewers were unaware of the fine words of Colonel James Alles, commander of the US Marine Air Group II. “We napalmed both those bridge approaches,” he said. “Unfortunately, there were people there…. you could see them in the cockpit video… It’s no great way to die. The generals love napalm. It has a big psychological effect.”

(And of course, there’s that other old “what in name of all that is good are they thinking?” chestnut, depleted uranium

I’ve heard many people in the UK talk disparagingly about how the “news” in the USA is just a joke, a farce, and that most Americans have no real idea of what’s actually going on in the world. Alas, America doesn’t (of course) hold the monopoly on biased/incompetent journalism…

One Response to “Media perspectives on napalm and white phosphorous in Iraq”

  1. November 26th, 2005 | 7:21 pm

    It’s all within a system of control :)

    If everyone had the brains to think for themselves and a voice everyone else could hear then we’d all deafen each other and end up in a tower-of-babel-esque situation.

    We can’t all be shepherds. It’s sad but true.