The headline, from al-Reuters http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=1&u=/nm/20050525/ts_nm/security_guantanamo_koran_dc:
FBI memo reports Guantanamo guards flushing Koran
Pretty inflammatory, no? Better have the facts to back this up:
An FBI agent wrote in a 2002 document made public on Wednesday that a detainee held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had accused American jailers there of flushing the Koran down a toilet.
The Pentagon said the allegation was not credible.
SO YOU HAVE NOTHING - NO FACTS TO BACK UP THIS CLAIM, NO NAMES TO ATTACH TO THE MEMO, NOTHING - BUT WHY LET THAT STOP YOU FROM WRITING A HEADLINE THAT COULD GET MORE INNOCENT PEOPLE KILLED?????
In other documents, FBI agents stated that Guantanamo detainees also accused U.S. personnel of kicking the Koran and throwing it to the floor, and described beatings by guards. But one document cited a detainee who accused a guard of dropping a Koran, prompting an "uprising" by prisoners, when it was the prisoner himself who dropped it.
So where's the headline "Gitmo Inmates Spark Riots With False Claims"???? Not in our lifetime...Wait! Reuters finds someone to quote:
"Unfortunately, one thing we've learned over the last couple of years is that detainee statements about their treatment at Guantanamo and other detention centers sometimes have turned out to be more credible than U.S. government statements," said ACLU lawyer Jameel Jaffer.
If lies by admitted terrorists are good enough to blow up into headlines, what's wrong with printing unsubstantiated claims by left-wing Muslim lawyers WITHOUT ANY EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER??
Of course, the opposite is true; most of these spurious terrorist claims have been investigated and repudiated. But why would that stop the filthbags at al-Reuters from printing terrorist propoganda?
Somewhere, Josef Goebbels is reading Reuters, and smiling...