As pro-Iran militants attack U.S. embassy in Baghdad and threaten to kill ALL employees and diplomats, the NY Times calls them ‘mourners’
(TNS) On Tuesday, in response to U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria targeting Iran-backed militants responsible for killing a U.S. military contractor last week during a rocket attack, scores more Iran-backed militants stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad, threatening to kill everyone inside.
Militiaman in military fatigue tells #Rudaw: "We will not spare a single employee" inside the U.S. embassy if they breach the building, warning the U.S. administration and President Donald Trump over recent airstrikes. pic.twitter.com/UIv5lnBbCF
— Rudaw English (@RudawEnglish) December 31, 2019
Kata'ib Hezbollah is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and the attack should be treated as a terrorist attack and not a bunch of "protesters" getting out of controlhttps://t.co/do8GT83AKX https://t.co/ypsbg3zmoB
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 31, 2019
Seems pretty clear these folks are militants, not, say, ordinary folk beside themselves with grief.
But that’s how the garbage New York Times described them. Not “militants,” “mourners.”
Hundreds of Iraqi mourners tried to storm the United States Embassy in Baghdad, shouting “Down, down USA!,” in response to deadly American airstrikes this week that killed 25 fighters https://t.co/jrAtON72eR
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 31, 2019
The Times knows better than this, of course, but … Trump hate. Oh, and America hate.
Experts who track events in the Middle East have documented a pattern of escalating tension and violence in the region.
On left, list showing how Iran militias in Iraq have been steadily escalating their attacks on US targets in recent weeks, leading up to today's attack on US embassy.
On right, story from today in which Twitter says attackers are "Iraqi mourners… after deadly airstrikes" by US pic.twitter.com/h0E5aFFKpv
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) December 31, 2019
Iran has been steadily influencing Iraqi politics for years now. In diplomatic and foreign policy circles, it’s common knowledge.
The Times has a global audience and global correspondents; they know this too.
But because their hatred for our president is so profound, they routinely sacrifice journalistic integrity just to pummel him.
The problem is, when they pummel him, they pummel all Americans.
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