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Clumsy Attempts to Swift Boat Cindy Turn Bizarre
I saw a few passing references to "May Hasan Lamotte" yesterday in the print media. She was portrayed as "an Iraqi woman" who just had to drive to Crawford to tell Cindy Sheehan that her son died for a noble cause.
One news report yesterday said:
*"An Iraqi woman who moved recently to the United States, drove with her husband from Washington, D.C., to thank Sheehan for her sacrifice. But the woman, May Hasan Lamotte, 37, did not agree with Sheehan's call to pull the troops out of Iraq.
I came after reading about Miss Cindy. They think their children are dead for nothing, and I am one who got freedom. I am grateful for her son and American soldiers. Everybody thinks (Casey) died for nothing. He gave his life as many other brave soldiers have to give me and my country freedom, she said.
This "Iraqi woman" then showed up on Hardball to swiftboat Cindy. Something about her didn't strike me as being right. There was a passing reference to her being married to an American journalist.
The faux Iraqi woman on Hardball is married to Greg Lamotte with Voice of America (VOA). I know stuff about them, but decided to find their public website, lest I inadvertently disclose classified info.
Here you go, from LINK
The Voice of America (VOA) is an international multimedia broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
Draw your own conclusions about what this agency is...and why a wife of one of their "reporters" was put on national tv to attack a grieving mother.
She referenced things that her uncles told her, but never discussed her own experiences in Iraq. She's probably never even lived there, I bet.
AND...Her husband is a "journalist" (cough) for Voice of America (cough cough) that has been a source for purported Bin Laden tapes. See
Iraqi officials say thousands enter Iraq illegally from Iran http://www.payvand.com/news/04/jul/1231.html
US Commander Cites 'Rapid' Progress, 'Sporadic' Resistance in Iraq - 2003-03-24
Elections in Iraq: Will Political Reform Spread to Other Arab States?
In the Arab world, the Iraqi election is being watched closely
30 January 2005
Allawi Says Iraq Faces Multiple Types of Terrorism
Allawi mentions acts of professional criminals, sabotages and terrorists acts by foreigners
18 October 2004
So, besides the dishonest attack of my friend with my tax dollars (no doubt the VOA hubby who accompanied her from DC was on the clock), why else do I have my panties in a knot over this?
HERE'S WHY - THE VOICE OF AMERICA IS AN INTELLIGENCE OPERATION. IT IS SET UP TO BROADCAST AND "REPORT" PROPOGANDA. UNDER THE SMITH-MUNDT ACT OF 1948 IT IS ILLEGAL FOR VOA REPORTS AND BROADCAST INFO TO BE DISSEMINATED TO THE U.S. Why? Because the U.S. government isn't supposed to lie and spread propoganda to its own people.
Do you think it's a coincidence that the wife of a professional U.S. government propogandist shows up in BF Crawford to attack Cindy? Write MSNBC and Hardball and Matthews and I imagine the other networks and any other news referencing this woman and let's get the truth out there. This truly shows how desparate the Bush Administration has become.
asdf (4.00 / 4)
A couple of friends who work at VOA have told me that Lamotte was essentially fired several months ago. He definitely doesn't work for them anymore. My friends preferred not to talk about the reasons, but they rolled their eyes and uttered a few obscenities when I mentioned him and his wife.
by the stormy present on Mon Aug 15th, 2005 at 22:34:48 CST
LaMotte is an EX-VOA Reporter
No longer working for VOA. Also, he was a former CNN reporter, laid off in 2001.
by VaAntirepublican on Mon Aug 15th, 2005 at 22:29:50 CST