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Tuesday, April 29, 2003


TODAY'S HEADLINES

Lot's of different stories are being selected for lead story today at the various online news services. Here's a look at the wide variety of topics:

USA Today: U.S. fires on Iraqi protesters
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) — U.S. soldiers opened fire on Iraqis at a nighttime demonstration against the American presence here after people shot at them with automatic rifles, soldiers said Tuesday. The director of the local hospital said 13 people were killed and 75 injured.

CNN: Iraqis say U.S. troops fired on civilians
FALLUJAH, Iraq (CNN): -- Conflicting accounts emerged Tuesday about a clash between the U.S. military and civilians in Iraq that witnesses and Red Cross officials said killed at least 15 Iraqis and wounded up to 53 others.

Washington Post: U.S. Soldiers Kill 13 at Iraq Protest Rally, Hospital Reports
FALLUJAH, Iraq-- U.S. soldiers opened fire on Iraqis at a nighttime demonstration against the American presence here after people shot at them with automatic rifles, soldiers said Tuesday. The director of the local hospital said 13 people were killed and 75 injured.

N.Y. Times: U.S. Troops Fire on Iraqi Protesters, Leaving 15 Dead
FALLUJAH, Iraq, April 30 — United States soldiers opened fire on Iraqis at an antiwar demonstration here, and according to local hospital officials killed 15 people and wounded about 75. An American officer said today that the troops opened fire after being "intentionally" shot at by some of the protesters, a claim disputed by residents.

Fox News: U.S. Troops Fire Back at Iraqi Protesters; Up to 13 Killed
FALLUJAH, Iraq — U.S. troops fired on Iraqi demonstrators outside a schoolhouse where American forces were being housed after some of the protesters shot at them with AK-47s, U.S. officers said Tuesday.

What should be noted as remarkable is the identical spelling of "FALLUJAH" in each story. And did you all notice the extremist right-wing bias from Fox? And hey, remember back when we were fighting "irregulars" and "militia?" I wonder whatever happened to those guys. Also I noticed that none of the stories refered to American soldiers as "butchers." I guess that's because they're unbiased.




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