Wednesday, July 05, 2006

American soldiers, keeping the streets of Iraq safe

Caption: Pfc. Steven Green, B Co. 1-502 prepares to blast a lock off the gate of an abandoned home during a search of homes in Mullah Fayed on Dec. 2.

The photo accompanies an article entitled Coalition forces keep streets of Iraq safe, from the propaganda service of the U.S. Army.

Wait a minute--Steven Green...doesn't that name ring a bell? Oh yeah, here it is:

Federal prosecutors accused a former U.S. soldier of raping and murdering a young woman in Iraq, gunning down her family and burning all the bodies in an apparent cover-up.

(Spotted by Today in Iraq)

UPDATE: Well, well, well. The Ministry of Truth has now scrubbed out Green's photo. If you access the cached version of the article you can still see it.


Blogger Eli said...

Great stuff, but it appears the Army has scrubbed its site because no reference to Green appears there now.

7:58 AM, July 07, 2006  
Blogger Jean said...

Hey Eli, as you were commenting I was putting in an update. I just noticed that myself.

9:06 AM, July 07, 2006  
Blogger dingo said...

Fantastic. You’ve captured a snapshot of the military propagandists ‘cleansing’ a slice of history. That little flash of light reveals a lot about our nation, doesn’t it? Steven Green was a poster boy for decency and the American way of life--now isn’t that ironic. Of course, he hasn’t been convicted of anything yet so why are they in such a hurry to delete him down the memory hole?

Check out the fascinating book ‘The Commissar Vanishes’ by David King. It copiously demonstrates the way the Stalinists removed other communists from photographs once they had fallen from favor and/or been liquidated. The practice went far beyond Leon Trotsky. A whole legion of revolutionaries and loyal communists were excised from official history as Stalin constructed his dictatorship. That was a lot of work before Photoshop!

Apparently, the U.S. Army has taken a page out of the Stalinist book to rewrite their official propaganda.

4:58 PM, July 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he who wins the war gets to write the history

6:42 PM, June 29, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this person(green) should have given death penalty instead of life sentence. people like him encourage muslim world to listen to what laden says rather than what obama says. crimiinals should be punished to death for raping and killing an innocent 14 years old gal. its too shame that those animals havnt committed suicide yet.

9:46 PM, November 20, 2010  

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