BBC deserting reason in creating antiwar propaganda

USS Neverdock:

The BBC headline blares "More than 1,000 desert UK forces"

If you read or listen to the BBC you already know the reason. But just in case you missed it, the BBC tell you why they think soldiers are deserting.

More than 1,000 members of the British military have deserted the armed forces since the start of the 2003 Iraq war, the BBC has discovered.

Oh my God! You're thinking. That's terrible. Our armed forces must be on the brink of revolt....


... As you read, remember, this BBC report is from Sunday, 4 June, 2000 - before Afganistan or Iraq.

Here's the BBC headline for this 2000 report:

"Army desertions at record levels"

Official figures show that record numbers of soldiers are deserting from the British Army.

Hey, didn't the BBC just tell us that "The Ministry of Defence is very secretive" about these figures?


Now for the bombshell. Remember all those numbers and dates from the first BBC report? Over 1000 deserted since the Iraq war began in 2003. That's over 1000 in 3 years or about 330 per year during the Iraq war.

Guess how many deserted in 1999, when there was no war going on? The BBC reports:

"There were nearly 2,000 recorded cases of desertion last year [1999]..."

Read that again. 2000 in just one year!!

So the desertion rate is down and the BBC reports the story as if there is a crisis. With the liberals writing at the BBC, it is easy to understand why they would find the need to mislead.


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