Tuesday, January 15, 2008

UK - BBC on terrorists speed dial

No surprise there.

"Elias Wahdat, a stringer for Reuters and BBC news services in Khost province, said that every time the Taliban launch an attack or American troops call in an air strike, he gets a text message.

The Taliban will give its version of what happened, often claiming that American bombs killed civilians. It may take officials with the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan hours to put together a news release for the press. In the meantime, the Taliban version is already circulating."

Here's proof of that.

Here's what I said about this issue 6 months ago.

"Now the BBC doesn't say how the "local people" told them and it could be they got a call as well. But that raises the question of who is actually calling these media outlets and if the area is so remote, how do they have phones? And if people are merely phoning in, how does Reuters or the BBC know they are local? And does local mean Taliban? The answers really don't matter to the BBC or Reuters because the report fits their left wing agendas."

Now we know how the BBC got the story and we now know for sure that the BBC knew it was the Taleban calling. As I said then, the BBC doesn't care it's terrorists calling because it fits their far left wing agenda.

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