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Wed, Apr 30, 2003, 7:43 pm  //  John Servais

The American media are reporting the basics of the massacre of unarmed Iraqi civilians by our US Army two days ago. Finally. But they are using the lowest reported numbers - not the higher and more reliable numbers. And the reports give credence to the US military routine excuse that they were fired on first - while foreign reports deny any firing was seen.

Why believe foreign reports? Because it is now emerging they accurately reported events of the war between March 20 and April 12, while our American media were twisting events for propaganda and US war-goal purposes.

There was another shooting today, wounding 16. Being wounded by an American military rifle is a life-changing event - not to be trivialized.

Check the Russian Iraq War site for accurate reporting of what is happening in Iraq. We need the truth to be informed citizens. Not sugar-coated and sanitized reports that always make us look like the good guys. We could be the good guys in Iraq - but our troops are trigger happy - as the British press will tell you.
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The distortions continue

Wed, Apr 30, 2003, 7:43 pm  //  John Servais

The American media are reporting the basics of the massacre of unarmed Iraqi civilians by our US Army two days ago. Finally. But they are using the lowest…

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Casualty reports were fabricated by the US military

Tue, Apr 29, 2003, 7:50 pm  //  John Servais

and the US news media cooperated in the big lie. As the war ended around mid April, the truth was revealed but you probably did not read it…

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Paper Dreams in Fairhaven

Next door to Village Books

What should we, who opposed the war, now think or feel?

Wed, Apr 09, 2003, 7:58 pm  //  John Servais

I can write for myself.

We have liberated Iraq. Now we should work to allow them to rule themselves. We should turn their country over to them quickly. We…

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Local news first today

Tue, Apr 08, 2003, 8:07 pm  //  John Servais

Reliable rumor has it that local radio news guy, Brett Bonner, might run for mayor of Bellingham. If he does, then Mayor Mark is in deep trouble with…

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I’m splitting up the contents of this blog

Sun, Apr 06, 2003, 4:18 pm  //  John Servais

between local and national. Today, Local is down a bit.

Huge battle for Baghdad airport raging right now - yet our American "news" media are not reporting it. Our…

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War; anti-Canadian flyers, not geese

Thu, Apr 03, 2003, 8:38 pm  //  John Servais

War. The rescue of Jessica was a very slick operation. Now we learn that she fought as a true soldier before her capture. This highly technical operation is…

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Peace Events this week:

Wed, Apr 02, 2003, 9:01 pm  //  John Servais

Fools for Peace: April 1 - Tuesday. Beginning at 4pm in Maritime Heritage Park. General foolishness. Costumes encouraged: Be Bush or a general, or Commander Wrongway Peachfuzz or…

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At the Bellis Faire parking lot,

Wed, Apr 02, 2003, 8:51 pm  //  John Servais

flyers are being put on windshields of cars with Canadian license plates that read: "We in America are disappointed in Canadians and your government. You are not welcome…

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The Bellingham Herald has been sold

Tue, Apr 01, 2003, 9:04 am  //  John Servais

to a group of local investors in Bellingham. Gannett Corporation will hold a press conference this afternoon in Alexandria, Virginia - Gannett headquarters - to announce this. The…

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