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Article posted May 30 2012, 9:12 AM Category: Politics/Corruption Source: Glenn Greenwald Print

To avoid counting civilian deaths, Obama re-defines "militant" to mean "all military-age males in a strike zone"

by Glenn Greenwald

Virtually every time the U.S. fires a missile from a drone and ends the lives of Muslims, American media outlets dutifully trumpet in headlines that the dead were ”militants” – even though those media outlets literally do not have the slightest idea of who was actually killed.

They simply cite always-unnamed “officials” claiming that the dead were “militants.” It’s the most obvious and inexcusable form of rank propaganda: media outlets continuously propagating a vital claim without having the slightest idea if it’s true.

This practice continues even though key Obama officials have been caught lying, a term used advisedly, about how many civilians they’re killing. I’ve written and said many times before that in American media discourse, the definition of “militant” is any human being whose life is extinguished when an American missile or bomb detonates (that term was even used when Anwar Awlaki’s 16-year-old American son, Abdulrahman, was killed by a U.S. drone in Yemen two weeks after a drone killed his father, even though nobody claims the teenager was anything but completely innocent: “Another U.S. Drone Strike Kills Militants in Yemen”).

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Keudo

Posted: Jun 07 2012, 6:09 PM

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Just like when that psycho went nuts on Labor Party youths in Norway - all media outlets immediately called him a militant islamic terrorist extremist - and when it turned out he was a militant white christian? Yeah, lots of silence from them then.


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