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Sunni Terrorists Murder 24 Teenagers In Iraq

Compare the terrorist enabling Reuters headline with what the story is actually about:

Students "executed" as Iraq violence rages on

By Fredrik Dahl and Michael Georgy

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Gunmen in Iraq dragged 24 people, mostly teenage students, from vehicles and shot them dead, police said, as violence raged in the country on Sunday.

Iraqi leaders appeared deadlocked on naming new interior and defense ministers seen as critical to restoring stability in a country bloodied by relentless insurgent and sectarian killings.

Police said gunmen manning a makeshift checkpoint near Udhaim stopped cars approaching the small town 120 km (80 miles) north of Baghdad and killed passengers.

The victims included youths of around 15-16 years who were on their way to the bigger regional town of Baquba to write end of term exams, but also elderly men, they said.

"(The attackers) dragged them one by one from their cars and executed them," said a police official.

The killings took place in Diyala province, scene of frequent attacks by insurgents waging a campaign of bombings and shootings to topple the U.S.-backed, Shi’ite-led government.

Some tried to flee but were gunned down, a police source said. Reuters photographs showed six men shot in the chest, including one old man and five young men.

In Iraq’s south, a Sunni religious group accused security forces in the Shi’ite-run city of Basra of killing 12 unarmed worshippers in a mosque early on Sunday, but police said they had returned fire and shot dead nine terrorists.

The incident came just hours after a car bomb killed 28 people in Basra, challenging a state of emergency declared by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to crack down on criminal gangs and Shi’ite factions whose feuding threatens oil exports.

It was among the worst violence Iraq’s second city has seen since U.S.-forced invaded to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Journalism 101 teaches that you should never write passive sentences. But Reuters’ love of terrorists prevents them from writing what they should have written: "Sunni Terrorists Murder 24 Sunnis, Including Teenagers."

And we can’t have the truth. Not from Reuters.

Still, I’m sure this latest in the endless stream of senseless brutal terrorist murders of unarmed Iraqi civilians will drive Haditha off the front page.

I’m kidding of course.

The media and the rest of our one party establishment are never troubled by Moslems killing anyone — even each other.

That is what they call "violence." It just happens. Like the rain.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, June 4th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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