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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Marines Face Questions About Rescue of Officers in Libya - NYTimes.com

Marines Face Questions About Rescue of Officers in Libya - NYTimes.com

I am concerned we may have lost the free press some time in recent history. This story, questioning the events surrounding the successful rescue of the pilots downed in Libya, is the only instance I have found that has been covered by a US press. There are many other published pieces across the world, but the US press is largely silent.

Apparently as reported in the UK Daily Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8402156/Libya-US-warplanes-carried-out-strafing-runs-to-rescue-downed-pilot.html), Osprey helicopters rescued one of the pilots who had been given aid by friendly Libyans. Harrier jets apparently strafed the area around the rescue operation, injuring eight Libyans, one of whom reportedly lost a leg.

There are two important questions here: Why would the military fire on obvious friendly targets, and why wouldn't the US press be all over this story?

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