Tuesday, August 08, 2006

UN troops injured - BBC spins

USA Today (via Beyond Wallacia):
BEIJING (AP) — A rocket blast in southern Lebanon injured three Chinese peacekeepers on Sunday, just hours after China called on the United Nations to ensure the security of U.N. peacekeepers in the Middle East, state media reported.

A Chinese officer confirmed that the peacekeepers were injured by a Hezbollah rocket, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.
From the UNIFIL report (pdf):
Three members of the Chinese contingent with UNIFIL were lightly wounded this morning, when one mortar round from the Hezbollah side, according to UNIFIL’s preliminary reports, impacted inside the Headquarters of the Chinese contingent in the area of Hinniyah in the western sector.
And now the BBC version (scroll down to Sunday 6 August):
“Three Chinese UN peacekeepers are injured in cross-fire between Israeli troops and Hezbollah fighters.”
And as Geoffrey at Beyond Wallacia asks, where's the outrage from Kofi Annan?


Anonymous Verity said...

God, I hate the BBC. And the UN and every other destructive, controlling socialist outfit in the world.

1:36 pm  
Blogger Freedomnow said...

Theres one rule of coverage for Israel and one rule for Hezbollah.

Many of the staff at the BBC are clearly biased towards Hezbollah.

5:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somehow I'm not supprised that the words are twisted to present it in the light that they desire. This seems to be the norm from major media outlets from the recent past. Words do have meaning and how they get used can affect the outcome. That's like not calling terrorist "terrorist". Or not calling this war we are in the Third World War.

6:17 pm  

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