Stephen Lendman: AL Jazeera's War on Gaddafi

Based on its recent Libyan and Gulf states reporting, Qatar-based Al Jazeera's credibility appears extremely compromised. Overall, its Libya misreporting has been deceitful, functioning more as a propaganda arm for Washington, NATO and insurgents, indistinguishable from US and other western media, representing imperial conquest, colonization, and pillaging another non- belligerent country. In late March, moreover, Front Page writer Mohammed al-Kibsi accused Al Jazeera of airing old Iraqi prisoner abuse video, broadcast by Al-Arabiya in 2007, infabricating news about Yemen. Yet it was aired repeatedly, claiming it showed Yemeni Central Security forces torturing protesters. Later admitting its mistake, Al Jazeera blamed a technical error and apologized, too late to undue the damage to those blamed and its reputation, badly tarnished by frequent misreporting on the region, despite earlier worthy efforts that built its standing as a reliable broadcaster. That now is very much in question. California State University Professor As'ad AbuKhalil runs the Angry Arab News Service, accessed through the following link: http://angryarab.blogspot.com/ His recent comments on Al Jazeera's Libya coverage include: April 20: "According to Al Jazeera's legal opinion, " UN Resolution 1973 permits use of nuclear weapons.

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