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The Hague To Prosecute American Journalists For War Crimes

The Assassinated Press

Some American journalists and their editors, publishers, corporate management and even some big media stockholders will be prosecuted in World Court, for crimes against humanity, within the next decade, according to sources at the Hague.

"Time is running out for them," the source claimed, "and they know it." Certainly it comes as no surprise to this reader to learn that such actions are being contemplated. If indeed the tide of fortune turns against the American Empire, as it seems to be doing, one of the first professions to suffer will be the scribes - an unloved and suspect group at best - who will have outlived their usefulness to the state and will have no credibility left on which to survive. The advent of a wartime media blackout by the government looms larger every day, in fact, it is already a fait d'accompli.

The journalists who have the most to lose (beyond their expensive lifestyles) and most likely to end up in a World Court action, are the military, foreign, legal, diplomatic and political correspondents in Washington DC and New York, and other large U.S. cities. In addition to these, major televised media figures, particularly those at the major networks and cable news shows are vulnerable. "We would love to go after CNN," said one expert in international law, discussing a future prosecution. "Panama? You bet," he said solemnly. "We've got stuff on them you would not believe," he added, "lots of footage - enough for a full length film."

It has long been suspected that CNN was present when hundreds of victims of U.S. military brutality were bulldozed into mass unmarked graves in the Panama invasion of 1989. Similar allegations have also been made about CNN recently, but CNN is not the only company suspected of aiding the U.S. in endeavoring to commit or cover up war crimes.

By going after journalists, the potential prosecutors hope to scare the accused journalists into "turning in" other more culpable media individuals involved in propaganda via television, radio, and publishing. Also journalists can help in prosecutions of targeted U.S. diplomatic, intelligence and military figures.

"These people are scared because they are being threatened from several directions," said a source in the protective services industry. "They are being attacked by unknown terrorists [in the anthrax case of 2001], they are in a ruthless and competitive environment, and now there is the possibility of legal action."

No major media figure could comment. They were hiding under their desks.

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