Thursday, November 16, 2006

Remembering Peter Arnett




On my birthday I checked all the great events that took place on that day and changed the world, other than m y birth of course. It was a bit disappointing to read about all the earthquakes and volcanoes, the nice people who died and the massacres and famines that killed people on the day I was born. The only thing that I liked was to know that Peter Arnett was born on the same day.

The reason we miss Beetar is that he was in Iraq reporting stories that his administration did not like. They didn't like him saying that the factory used to make baby milk was bombed by Americans and he was fired for opposing the war in Iraq on TV although other journalists supported that war on TV as part of being "patriotic".

That's what he reported from Iraq in 2003 and cost him his job
"So our reports about civilian casualties here, about the resistance of the Iraqi forces, are going back to the United States. It helps those who oppose the war when you challenge the policy to develop their arguments."

Al-Jazeera doesn't sound too biased to me.

9 comments:

Mala2e6 said...

hareega

happy birthday,sorry kan lazem ne3mallak 3eed milad mrattab,,kol 3am w inta b alf khair w ya rab yen3ad 3aleek bil se77a wil salameh..:)

late is better than never

ArabLady said...

ah feena ni3rif adi sar 3omrak!!

7ashora ma?!

Jad said...

ma tefged '3ali

Hareega said...

mala2e6... thanx a lot :)

arablady... 27 rabee3an

jad, y3aweth 3alaik, lessato 3ayesh

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Hareega!...

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday man :D

Islamic ChoCoHoLic said...

its ur bday? happy birthday :)

kol saneh wa inta salim... wa Allah yib3id 3anak il 7areeg :)

Hareega said...

thanx a lot !