Thursday, February 23, 2012

#Syria : Marie Colvin -they all know the WHO, but in fact the press can't even answer the HOW.

Marie Colvin: The press is full of certainty as to who did this, but the truth clearly is they do not even know the HOW never mind the WHO.
It may have been government troops: It might seem likely, but at this point the MSM's certainly is mere speculation, because the truth is they can't even agree even about how she was killed.

Its a simple question: was she killed by rocket fire, artillery fire, or mortar fire?

Every apparently all-knowing newspaper in the MSM tells a different tale:

"The 55-year-old Sunday Times reporter was killed alongside French photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, in a rocket attack on the besieged city of Homs this morning."

"The veteran Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin and the French photographer Remi Ochlik have been killed in the Syrian city of Homs after an artillery shell hit the house in which they were staying."

"Journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik were killed in a mortar strike in Homs, Syria, on Wednesday morning..."

Now, just in case a mortar strike sounds as likely to come from the Opposition fighters as from Government troops, reassurance is required that the governments mortars the real danger: in fact, we require assurances that they are indeed superbad mortars: unlike those of the opposition, which are perhaps too puny to kill western Journalists.

Thus the Washington Post quotes Peter N. Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch:

"Based on videos shot in Homs showing remnants of mortars, Bouckaert said he thought the army was using Russian-made weapons systems that fire the world’s largest mortar round — at 250 pounds.

“It is specially designed by the Russians to take down a heavily fortified military position,” Bouckaert said. “It’s very disturbing to see heavy military weapons being deployed against a civilian populated area.”

So now you know...emmm, what? nothing really: just like all the MSM, and just like Monbiot.

Wish I could pluck such righteous hot air from such thin air... I could be a MSM Journalist then.