(Liberty Bell) – The first big hoax of the year is already here, and it’s not even January 3rd.
The mainstream media kicked off the new year with the erroneous labeling of a group of Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorists who attempted to storm the US embassy in Baghdad as “protesters.”
Yup, just out there exercising their free speech by trying to invade a compound protected by US Marines. Seems legit.
Pictures from the attack clearly show that it was led by members of Tehran’s militia unites in Iraq, which have been absorbed into the Iraqi security forces.
The militant forces were being led, according to early reporting by Iranian backed militia group Kata’ib Hezbollah:
Kata'ib Hezbollah is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and the attack should be treated as a terrorist attack and not a bunch of "protesters" getting out of controlhttps://t.co/do8GT83AKX https://t.co/ypsbg3zmoB
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 31, 2019
The assault on the embassy came in response to US airstrikes targeting Iran-backed militants in Iraq and Syria, which had come in response to the killing of a US military contractor last week.
The Islamic mobs, in case you were unclear of their ideology at this point, chanted “No, no to America, no, no to Israel” as they stormed the building and attempted to set it on fire.
“Protesters,” according to the Washington Post:
For The Washington Post, Hezbollah terrorists =“protesters”
Yep, 2020 will be no different than 2019 for The Post. https://t.co/nu8GlBhdnO
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 1, 2020
Calling Iranian backed militias using battering rams and setting fire to the building in the photo protesters
This is why no one trusts the media
They were siding with terrorists hoping for another Benghazi. But instead President Trump acted swiftly and sent in the Marines. https://t.co/TqMYLrzxNS
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) January 1, 2020
Every time members of the media blame Trump for their own lack of credibility, rather than looking in the mirror … https://t.co/elwIryd1EF
— Geoffrey Ingersoll (@GPIngersoll) January 1, 2020
And it begins by calling violent Islamists "protesters." https://t.co/YESF2DFEyo
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) January 1, 2020
The picture clearly shows these are members of Tehran's militia units in Iraq which are now part of Iraqi security forces. Washington Post and New York Times lose their credibility by acting as anti-US propaganda machines. https://t.co/a3rhGN3QkB
— Saeed Ghasseminejad (@SGhasseminejad) January 1, 2020
Protesters? They were members of a pro-Iranian militia that has attacked, killed and wounded Americans. https://t.co/sS2lw48Ihz
— Nicholas Burns (@RNicholasBurns) January 1, 2020
Back in the 1970s and 80s they called the Iranian aggressors “students” so protesters being used now is not surprising. https://t.co/vqgHsps3zo
— Joe Warmington (@joe_warmington) January 1, 2020
I dunno, WaPo. When the protesters are wearing combat fatigues, it's maybe a signal that something else is going on. https://t.co/g8A1bF3nxB
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) January 1, 2020
Maybe it was just a typo?
The editor spelled "militiamen" wrong. These vandals have nothing to do with the ongoing peaceful protesters in Iraq, killed and kidnapped by members of this militia https://t.co/fmznA1lI6u
— Elizabeth Tsurkov (@Elizrael) January 1, 2020
Then there was CNN’s spin:
And WaPo kicks the New Year off with Fake News.
They were Iran-Backed Terrorists.
Not “Protesters” or “Iraqi Mourners”
How are they so bad at this? https://t.co/AjcOqYYHiS
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) January 1, 2020
— David Wohl (@DavidWohl) January 1, 2020
And the New York Times’:
Hundreds of Iraqi mourners tried to storm the United States Embassy in Baghdad, shouting “Down, down USA!,” in response to deadly American airstrikes this week that killed 25 fighters https://t.co/jrAtON72eR
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 31, 2019
“Mourners.” It’s not hard to see which side the New York Times sympathizes with here https://t.co/kjcPW9XTd7
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) December 31, 2019
For months, furious protests have battered Iraq, driven by the pervasive influence of a foreign power: Iran. But now protesters have turned their sights on the U.S. So what happened? https://t.co/dV6LtWPl4Y
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) January 1, 2020