It is the Rodney King incident, Iraqi style. A piece of war taken
totally out of context, for ratings and to make a reporter's career.
Kevin Sites, the embedded NBC reporter in Falluja has tried to
"Michael Moore," using an "innocent (sic)" insurgent
dead on the floor or playing possum with the marines. One day before,
enemy body lay in a similar position with a hidden booby trap, wounding
several Americans. Another group of soldiers had previously been
seriously injured by an Islamic combatant, who seemingly arose from
dead with his AK-47 blazing. This is a tactic of suicide murderers
actually want to die.
A marine had to make a split second decision using recent events
experiences. This heroic warrior is now being made an example of,
because Sites and the General Electric cameraman obviously understood
the situation much better. Their training in the halls of 30 Rockefeller
Plaza gave them superior insight into "the rules of engagement."
Sites broadcast makes him an accomplice to al Qaeda and Saddam,
inquisitive reporter digging for a good story. Al Jazeera and the
Arab television stations have taken NBC's "Joseph Goebbels-like"
and rebroadcast it hundreds of times across the Middle East, creating
anger in the Arab/Muslim gutter.
This single act has done substantial damage to the military and
(including back home). Thus, reporter Sites deserves to be shipped
to America in shackles and tried for treason. The media must learn
the battlefield is not a place for fighting fair like a boxing match.
The Geneva Convention rules have virtually nothing to do with this
incident, despite what the phony Human Rights Watch fools try to
with their proper British accents.
The purpose of the military is to win. During battles "stuff
which is known as unfortunate or collateral damage. However, the
marine who took control of the mosque in Falluja and destroyed the
should not be given a lawyer. He should be given the Congressional
of Honor, which President Bush as Commander in Chief should announce
immediately. This would send a very strong message to our enemies
Only foolish, pc America of the 21st century could allow agenda-driven
reporters to file uncensored military stories to the world. War
is not a
football game, where you have instant replays showing a close call.
There are sudden life and death judgments continuously being made,
impact the lives of troops.
NBC and Sites have provided our enemies with serious ammunition
weaponry to use against us, more deadly than bin Laden could ever
acquire. It is the pr bomb and they are launching it throughout
world via satellite technology. "Women's underwear on the heads
Iraqi prisoners is not enough. Now, those Americans are shooting
"unarmed, elderly" combatants who are lying face down."
Those are the
exaggerations and falsehoods being reported with NBC's important
Kevin Sites has followed in the tradition of other immor(t)al reporters
like Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Ted Koeppel and the
the overly compassionate (for the enemy) media elites. Putting a
in the battlefield is akin to placing a camera in a family's home
then "investigating" the one fight between a husband and
wife, or the
shouting matches with those terrible teenagers. If we are not shown
lovely family dinner as well, it looks like a particularly nasty
Unless the American public boycotts all General Electric appliances,
lets Jeff Immelt (CEO) and Bob Wright (President NBC) know about
despicable practices, the big media conglomerates will continue
us all in grave danger. Hey, perhaps the SEC should also investigate.
After all, GE has done much more damage than Martha Stewart could
have managed, even if she tried.
Irwin N. Graulich is a well known motivational speaker on morality,
ethics, religion and politics. He is also President and CEO of a
leading marketing, branding and communications company in New York
City. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org