Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Lemon: BBC Misinforming British Children

Discovered at CBBC and hat tip to Fred at Gay&Right.
CBBC is a BBC website directed at young teens. Get their hearts and minds early.
Note that not all content is US negative, but it should also be noted that none is US positive.

On Afghanistan:
"In September 2001, thousands of Americans were killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The United States believed that Osama Bin Laden - the head of al Qaeda - was the man behind these attacks.
There was a lot of international pressure on the Afghan leaders to hand over Osama Bin Laden. When the Taleban didn't do this, the United States decided they would use their armed forces.
In October 2001, the USA began bombing Afghanistan. They targeted Bin Laden's al Qaeda fighters and also the Taleban."

On Al Qaida:
They have been blamed for a lot of attacks and bombings in different countries all over the world. They are opposed to a lot of western governments, who have called them a terrorist organisation.
They want countries like the US to stop having influence in the Middle East - particularly in places like Iraq and Israel. Their leader is thought to be a man called Osama bin Laden.

On Kyoto:
Some people say it won't have any real impact because America - one of the world's biggest polluters - has pulled out.
Any global agreement on trade or the environment isn't as powerful as it could be unless it has US backing, and the president decides what gets that backing.

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