A powerful story about America’s dealings with Pakistan, and how the news media hides the facts from us

Summary:  We remain ignorant about the world because we reply on the news media for information.  Recent events provide a powerful case study illustrating not only how the US news media misinforms us but why the American government has a dark reputation in much of the world.

The sanitized version:  “American Charged in Pakistan Killing“, New York Times, 28 January 2011 — News for those who prefer Disneyland to reality.

A more complete brief:  “A caper gone tragically wrong“, by F. B. Ali (Brigadier, Pakistan Army, retired), Sic Semper Tyrannis, 8 February 2011 — “The bomb continues to tick on.”

For those who want the rest of the story:  “The Deepening Mystery of Raymond Davis and Two Slain Pakistani Motorcyclists“, Dave Lindorff, Counterpunch, 8 February 2011

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