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Beardy BS: US does NOT kill journalists... (77* d) RE: BS: US does NOT kill journalists... 09 Apr 03

The Hotel Palestine has been the base for the majority of Western journalists since day 1 of the conflict. The US forces have been watching the TV coverage from that hotel and as stated in the initial post on this thread there is a bloody great sign on the hotel so to confuse it or believe that all hotels are alike is naive. Also for the General to say the tank driver had his map upside down is an astonishing admission but doesn't imply a raging battle where bullets and shells flying in your direction may lead to panic.

If Al-jazeera journalists were spying on the coalition and passing the information to the Iraqi's why were they expelled last week?

As for 'friendly fire'it would be more understandable if there was an opposing air force. The coalition forces are clearly identified by a large reversed lamda sign on all vehicles as well as being a different colour. Recognition training on shapes, sizes and silhouettes has been ongoing for months. Why is it the US forces seem to be making all these 'friendly fire' errors on British forces but there have been no reports of British forces attacking US forces? When a British Chinook helicopter was fired on by US gunners and the pilot landed and 'reprimanded' the gunners by asking when they had last seen any Iraqi aircraft you question whether a US pilots response would have been so restrained.


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