Turning ‘Combat Casualties’ into ‘Victims’ & Vice Versa by Sibel Edmonds

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by Sibel Edmonds
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originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
19 January 2010

Curious Terminology Game in the US Media

Last Friday as I was searching the headlines for noteworthy and interesting news articles I came across a fairly lengthy and detailed story on Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi. Considering the saturated state of this recent CIA slaying story and the reporting source, I almost skipped the article, but then, something caught my eye; something easy to miss with the naked eye, at least those of gullible US Media readers-believers. It wasn’t the story itself, nor was it the flowery details in an attempt to make it a possible future ‘Hollywood Action Drama’ worthy of a six figure movie rights offer. It also wasn’t due to the authors, since neither one of them was familiar to me. No, it was none of that. What caught my attention and held it there for the next few hours was the very calculative and selective usage of a word in the title; Victim:
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Rachel Maddow: Afghanistan – CIA bombing getting scarier + Bomber was triple agent

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