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[casi] Media and press agencies cooperating in faking mass grave sites?

In a list that relies heavily on cut and pastes from major news organisations (including the 
Washington Post and even, God help us, the Washington Times - outlets although interesting are not 
well known for independence from the US policy line) its worth examining just how reliable and 
unbiased as sources these organisations may be.

In light of the revelations in the Bulletin magazine of Australia, that an ABC photojournalist 
killed in Northern Iraq had also been free-lancing for Rendon Group - an important CIA 
subcontractor - its worth remembering just how powerful images can be in shaping the publicīs view 
of the morality of their governmentīs actions.

The following 2 photos, sourced from the US state department website, but credited to Associated 
Press, emphasize these concerns.  Interested in comment.
Particularly as to the involvement of senior British "humanitarian" politicians in what appears to 
be a faked mass grave site.

 Link 1
An AP photo of British politician and human rights envoy.  The viewer is invited to see these white 
bags as representing human corpses.

In my view these are far more likely to represent bags of earth.
Firstly because the well-rounded and filled out nature of the bags. Secondly, the fact they are 
scattered in great disorder.  Thirdly, they are sitting on the surface with no indication of a hole 
or excavation in the ground from which remains have been removed.

Link 2
This one is little better.  While a man is running around carrying what looks like a human skull, 
the pit that is in the centre of the photo looks like just that, a pit.  It appears to be dug at 
random and is now quite deep without showing any human remains.  If any had been present they would 
have been disintegrated by the the very clumsy method of excavation.  In any case by looking at the 
profile of
the soil revealed on the side it appears the site has been previously undisturbed for many decades.


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