Monday, November 07, 2005

Former Marine Lies, Media's Responsibility Dies

Stop me if you have heard this before...

The media falls for false statements and lies about our soldiers and reports them without checking other sources to find out they are outright lies.

Marine Staff Sgt. Jimmy Massey came back from Iraq and has been spinning a web of lies for over a year now. In that time, his stories of targeting civilians have given the media and the anti-war loons the ammo they crave. At one point he even joined Cindy Sheehan's bus tour. His tales were run by news organizations worldwide without the hint of corroboration or even a little investigation before running the stories.

Some of Massey's claims:
• US Marines fired on and killed peaceful Iraqi protesters.
• Americans shot a 4-year-old Iraqi girl in the head.
• Tractor-trailers were filled with the bodies of civilian men, women and children killed by American artillery.

On tour with Cindy Sheehan, Massey claims to have seen a 4-year old girl shot in the head at a checkpoint. Massey stated "You can't take it back". In a later interview Massey admitted to never seeing the 4-year old girl who was shot in the head. He claims to have heard the story from other Marines. In fact, there was no little girl killed or wounded at that checkpoint according to imbedded reporters who were at the scene.

Massey even has a book out in France (go figure), the book is called "Kill, Kill, Kill".

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Is Jimmy Massey telling the truth about Iraq?
Ex-Marine's tales of atrocities in Iraq are debunked
Marine's war claims false
Marine who confessed to abuses lied to gain celebrity
N.C. ex-Marine's tales of atrocities false, paper says

Jimmy Massey DVD
Don't forget to run out and buy the The Jimmy Massey At War DVD from Metropole. The 2 DVD set is now 50% off!

The Jimmy Massey At War DVD is a 45 minute interview with Jimmy Massey in which he discusses his experiences on the ground in Iraq, including witnessing the unlawful shooting of unarmed protestors and innocent civilians passing through checkpoints. He discusses the unique training and culture of the current US Marine Corp which made these killings possible....Taken together, these two DVD's represents a straight-forward, honest account of a well-trained Marine's experience at war in Iraq.
In Ireland, Massey went before the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to help the testimony of some anti-war goons who damaged a US Navy Supply plane with hammers in early 2003. Massey told the court the policy for the US Marines painted every Iraqi as a potential terrorist and was told to "shoot first and ask questions later".

On IslamOnline Massey details the gunning down of unarmed Iraqi civilians, while on tour promoting his book.

USA Today ate the story...hook, lie, and sinker as did Rolling Stone.

This should be good, here is the DU forum on Massey. (3-1 odds this is blamed on Rove)

The Guardian (UK) published the AP story about Massey and quotes him about his book as saying: "The picture that I paint within the book is very difficult for a lot of Americans to grasp, and I understand that,''

In Canada, a story about his book leads to an article on the "war crimes".

You just know he is popular in Cuba, maybe we can send him to Gitmo.

In an article on Aljazeera, Massey claims the US military campaign in Iraq "resembles a genocide" .

Other Coverage
Wizbang: Sheehan and Massey
Catscape: Oxymoron: journalistic integrity
Michelle Malkin
Gateway Pundit has video
Dust in the Light
RalphSpeak: What Price Glory, Mr. Massey?
The Irate Nation
The Violence Worker
Andi's World
Shock and Blog checks out DU