CNN gets international ridicule after fake ISIS report
There had a been a number of scandals where CNN employees were ordered to change their stories for political reasons. The most famous incident involved former CNN investigative reporter Amber Lyons. She recorded evidence that the government of Bahrain was violently suppressing dissidents. CNN censored her report on behalf of the government of Bahrain. The Bahrain Economic Development Board paid CNN to control how the country is portrayed.
After being fired Lyons told the public that CNN also took money from Kazakhstan and the Republic of Georgia in exchange for positive media coverage.
Since then, it is becoming increasingly apparent to everyone that CNN has no value as a media outlet. The routinely make up elements of stories.
CNN’s latest fake claim is being ridiculed all over the world. This is an entire five minute segment of total nonsense.
ISIS is not luring women with kittens and nutella. ISIS does not have a brigade of female fighters. More on female fighters below.*
The Kurdish Peshmerga has a female regiment that is trained in combat. Because they are desperate for more fighters, members of the female regiment are allowed to volunteer to go to the frontlines. Most of the female fighters you have seen on tv are from the Kurdish HPG. This is the military wing of the Worker’s Party of Kurdistan [PKK]. This is a pro-Communist Kurdish separatist group in Turkey. HPG believes in using women in combat as part of their Marxist ideology. HPG fighters are actively fighting ISIS in both Syria and Iraq. The Peshmerga is sponsored by the Iraqi government. The HPG has no state sponsors. In fact the PKK/HPG are a banned “terrorist organization” in Turkey.
Kurdistan was a short lived Soviet Satellite state after WWII. Many Kurds have remained hard-line Communists every since. The second largest party in Iraqi Kurdistan is the Socialist PUK, which is allied with the PKK in Turkey. In 1996, the PUK and PKK fought a civil war against the centrist Kurdistan Democratic Party [KDP]. Both the United States and Iran sponsored the Communist/Socialist side. The centrist Kurds, who presently are part of the Iraqi ruling coalition today, begged Saddam Hussein for help when Iranian troops started launching attacks from across the border.
Hussein defeated the Kurdish communists, and the US accused Hussein of war crimes.