October 21, 2015 |
The New York Times Has Degenerated Into A Propaganda Organ Of The US Government
Comments from Paul Craig Roberts

44 years ago the NYT published the Pentagon Papers.
Today the NYT publishes neoconservative lies, which have destroyed several countries and millions of peoples, and dishonest apologies for Washington’s war crimes. Stephen Lendman tells us about the latest NYT atrocity.
It is amazing that anyone still reads the NYT.

NYT Justifies US Afghan Hospital Bombing

by Stephen Lendman

Almost daily, The Times finds new ways to disgrace itself. Instead of full and accurate reporting, it fronts for imperial lawlessness – making it complicit with high crimes of war and against humanity.

Its administration and Pentagon press release “journalism” is an open cesspool of misinformation, distortion and Big Lies – all propaganda all the time on issues mattering most.

Its latest willful deception headlines “Hospital Attack Fueled by Units New to Kunduz,” saying:

“The American airstrike against a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Afghanistan…was approved by American Special Operations Forces normally assigned to other parts of Asia.”

“The Afghan commandos who requested the strike had been rushed from another part of the country to help quell the Taliban attack. And the AC-130 gunship that unleashed the fire had not worked with either group before.”

“Military investigators have not yet reached any final conclusions about how the Oct. 3 attack in Kunduz occurred, but an emerging focus of investigators is how the lack of familiarity of American and Afghan forces with the area and their lack of experience in working together may have directly contributed to the series of mistaken decisions that led to the attack, American officials said.”

“They attributed those problems, in part, to the withdrawal of American forces from northern Afghanistan that has been part of the gradual drawdown of United States forces in the country.”

No legitimate editor would publish this type rubbish – willful distortion of facts, ignoring clear evidence of a premeditated war crime, horrific by any standard, a vicious bandit act carried out by a rogue state, authorized at the highest levels, contemptuous of human lives and welfare, continuing over 14 years of naked aggression against a nation threatening no one.

Fact: US warplanes knowingly and deliberately bombed what they knew was a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital – treating sick and wounded Afghans, not involved in fighting.

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