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On "Suspected" Terrorists

Suspected weaponry.

I'm fascinated by the wire service captions associated with this event. Even after the Kashmir police force lays out the entire contents of a car driven by two deceased terrorists, the wire services insist on sticking to the "suspected" side of things.

An Indian police officer displays arms and ammunition recovered from two suspected Muslim rebels shot dead inside a car along the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar on March 10, 2011. Police in Indian Kashmir shot dead the top commander of a Pakistan-based militant group blamed for a series of local attacks, including an assault on the state assembly in 2001. The chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JEM), Sajjad Afghani, and his bodyguard were killed in a gunfight along the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar, the biggest city in Kashmir, senior police chief S.M. Sahai told reporters. AFP PHOTO/Rouf BHAT (Photo credit should read ROUF BHAT/AFP/Getty Images)

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PS: Greater Kashmir, a news service that is as "gentle" towards the Islamic militants as any I've seen, doesn't see any need to apply any adjectives here. So why do the Western services do it?

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