Compiled with minor editing, comment by Carolyn Bennett
August notes from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Blog
Updates from U.S. war theaters
U.S. corporate media collude in lies from scene of crime
The government’s assertion of zero collateral deaths which has met with deep skepticism from many independent experts; and the British Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s new report containing interviews it conducted in Pakistan’s tribal area concluded that at least 45 civilians were killed in 10 strikes during the last year.
In an extensive analysis of open-source documents, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that 2,292 people had been killed by U.S. missiles, including as many as 775 civilians.
This week, a new report from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism gives the best picture so far of the impact of the CIA’s drone war in Pakistan.
The CIA claims no ‘noncombatant’[s] have been killed in Pakistan in the past year.
This claim always seemed to be biased advocacy rather than honest fact.
Indeed, the Guardian recently published some of the pictures we have obtained of the aftermath of drone strikes. There were photos of a child called Naeem Ullah killed in Datta Khel and two kids in Piranho, both within the timeframe of the CIA’s dubious declaration.
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