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Winter Soldier: Bitter Truths From Those Who Know

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To spite the willful blindness of the coerced, lapdog american media, there are outlets covering this gathering of testimonials, such as uruknet.info. and doing a damn fine job of it.

March 15, 2008

This weekend, as we approach the fifth anniversary of the American invasion of a defenseless oil-rich country which never threatened us, Iraq Veterans Against the War are presenting the testimonies of soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and of civilians who have lived through the invasion and occupation of their country.

The event is called “Winter Soldier“, and you can watch it happen (or watch archived video) here.

Apparently it isn’t worth a mention in our allegedly liberal “paper of record”.

Your search – site:nytimes.com “winter soldier” – did not match any documents.

But Saturday’s Washington Post has a piece on page B1, the web version of which (much to the WaPo’s credit) actually links to the IVAW website!

The WaPo piece, by Steve Vogel, gives the Pentagon a chance to speak, and cleverly leaves no doubt as to the value of the verbiage.

A Defense Department spokesman said he had not seen the allegations raised yesterday but added that such incidents are not representative of U.S. conduct.“When isolated allegations of misconduct have been reported, commanders have conducted comprehensive investigations to determine the facts and held individuals accountable when appropriate,” Lt. Col. Mark Ballesteros said.

How laughable this would be if it were not so tragic. Mark Ballesteros hasn’t even seen the allegations but he can already assure us that they’re false!

And a huge thanks to Aaron Glantz and KPFA for their live broadcasting of, and archiving of W/S II that can be found at warcomeshome.org

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Written by mudshark

March 16, 2008 at 5:40 pm

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