- Dear Operation Truth:
- My compliments to you for the fine work I've just seen
at your website, which was referred to me by one of my Ghost Troops. Ghost
Troop is the cyberunit, comprised of former military professionals and
interested patriots, dedicated to the same mission you are: We dig into
the real information concerning the war and publish the truth, as well
as we are able to construct it.
- Our initial area of interest was the cover-up of the
Battle of Baghdad, which I was able to pick up on the basis of my experience
as a Soviet-media expert (US Army, Military Intelligence, DLI-trained,
Russian-fluent) and my background as a Public Affairs Officer (75th Reserve
Division General Staff). The story, as you know, has been suppressed by
the US media and CentCom Public Affairs, but was finally admitted (although
without acknowledgement of casualties) June 29, 2004 -- fifteen months
after the battle!
- Below I will give the MSNBC acknowledgement and hyperlink;
below that I will give my essay, published, ironically enough, by Al-Jazeerah.info
in May, 2004.
- Best regards, and all wishes for your continued success,
- First item: the Battle of Baghdad admitted on NBC, with
an analysis by pro-Ghost Troop journalist Amy Rice.
- Battle of Baghdad, April 5-7, 2003
- Most of us haven't don't even know that there was a Battle
of Baghdad in the first month of the Iraq war, when we reached Saddam's
capital. Since this is the biggest of the media's Iraq War lies for Bush,
it's time to learn about it.
- Think back now the "crazy" claim by the Iraqi
Information Minister, whom our media labeled a ridiculous "Baghdad
Bob." On April 5, 2003, he made the claim from Baghdad that there
was a fierce fight going on between US and Iraqi forces at the Baghdad
International Airport and that the Iraqis were inflicting heavy casualties
on our soldiers and Marines. That's about the last thing you will remember
about the battle, because that's when Bush told the media to pull the plug
on the truth and start lying. Within hours the media began to feed us a
story about! Private Jessica Lynch as a distraction, and stopped reporting
the US attempt to take Baghdad, clearly the biggest story of the war. They
didn't return the cameras to Baghdad until April 9, after the fighting
was over, when they broadcast the US Army pulling down the statue of Saddam
- The biggest story of the war became a non-event when
the truth of the matter is that it was simply too bloody an event to report.
If we had known that things were getting tough, we might have had second
thoughts - and the Bush media is not going to let us think for ourselves.
They haven't cared about the Constitution or journalistic ethics from the
beginning; what they have cared about is boosting the war for their big
bosses and Bush, public be damned!
- The truth has finally sneaked into an obscure part of
the media: In the summer of 2004, Defense Paul Wolfowitz teased the media
for being too frightened of the mess Iraq has become to leave their bunkers
and go out and get more bogus stories about what a success Iraq is! That
was the last straw, and the media (for once) showed some spunk. On June
29, 2004, on the MSNBC Chris Mathews Show, Hardball, (Andrea Mitchell substitute
host), the media finally admitted that there had been a Battle of Baghdad.
- Ms. Mitchell interviewed David Zucchino, the Los Angeles
Times reporter who was present at the battle with the 3rd Infantry Division
about his book "Thunder Run," which gives a watered-down version
of the three-day battle.
- ANDREA MITCHELL: "You write very dramatically in
this terrific book, 'Thunder Run," David, about the assault on Baghdad.
It's not as we saw it in real time on television, is it? There was a much
grittier story on the ground."
- DAVID ZUCCHINO: "No, not at all. I think the impression
that came from those three days of combat was that the Iraqis rolled over,
that there wasn't much of a fight and the American forces just rolled into
the city. And it was anything but that. There was just some fierce, savage
fighting. There were thousands of, you know, Iraqis and Jordanians and
Syrians who stood and fought from a series of bunkers and ditches. They
inflicted casualties. They caused a lot of problems for the armored columns.
And this w! as never reported but it really was not an easy victory at
all." [Full transcript at http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5343985]
- Everything the media told you from April 5, 2003 to June
29, 2004 was just a Bush media lie. The media has become Benedict Arnold,
serving King George.
- Estimating the true number of US dead:
- Now that we've established that there was a Battle of
Baghdad, described by someone who was there as "three days of combat,"
marked by "fierce, savage fighting," what was the death toll
among US Forces? Just how many US soldiers and Marines do you think had
to die to take a city the size of Los Angeles from "thousands of Iraqis
and Jordanians and Syrians who stood and fought from a series of bunkers
- Before you take a guess, bear in mind that in any military
operation, the defender has a considerable advantage - and that advantage
is greatest when he is defending a city. OK, now factor in the average
deaths per day in the three days before the Battle of Baghdad, when the
Bush media reported thirty-one dead GI's (or ten per day).
- How much higher was the number from the Battle of Baghdad?
- Before you guess, here's a professional analysis. A week
before the battle began, by the way, US retired general Barry McCaffrey
estimated that an assault on Baghdad would cost around 3,000 US casualties:
- "We ought to be able to do it (take Baghdad),"
he told the Newsnight Program on Britain's BBC Television late on Monday.
"In the process if they (the Iraqis) actually fight, and that's one
of the assumptions, clearly it's going to be brutal, dangerous work and
we could take, bluntly, a couple to 3,000 casualties," said McCaffrey
who became one of the most senior ranking members of the U.S. military
following the 1991 war. Article from March 24, 2003, http://www.eces.org/articles/000060.php).
- Now go ahead and check the official numbers for the three-day
- The Bush media admits a total of thirteen deaths for
in the period of April 5-7, 2003, when the young American soldiers and
Marines fought and died in the Battle of Baghdad. Welcome to the brave
new world of Bush and his media, liars extraordinaire, and traitors to
the American People.
- Second item: An essay published in US-based Al-Jazeerah.info
explaining how I detected the cover-up and wrote it up the same week it
- You may want to refer to our Ghost Troop website at www.geocities.com/onlythecaptain/,
dedicated to the young men and women of the 3/7 Cavalry (attacked at Baghdad
Airport), and the 3rd ID and Marines who fought the Battle of Baghdad.
- Eric H. May
- CPT, MI, USA
- CO, Ghost Troop, 3/7 Cybercav+
- (Mission of Conscience)