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Questions raised over Afghan raid to free journalist (reporter warned...rescuer/others dead)
Breitbart ^ | Sep 9 11:27 PM US/Eastern | AFP

Posted on 09/09/2009 11:54:10 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet

The press questioned Thursday whether military force should have been used to rescue a journalist held hostage in Afghanistan, after his assistant, two civilians and a British soldier were killed.

And the death of a soldier in the raid sparked anger in the army here, the Daily Telegraph said, after claims Farrell brushed aside security advice by venturing into a Taliban stronghold.

"When you look at the number of warnings this person had it makes you really wonder whether he was worth rescuing, whether it was worth the cost of a soldier's life," a senior army source told the Telegraph.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; terror
I'm sure he will get a book deal and nice paycheck from the "ordeal". Should donate it all to the families of the dead.
1 posted on 09/09/2009 11:54:10 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

I’ll only add that there is more to this than is being released. Some from previous posts, granted unsupported, but also due to ‘some’ reporters who did provide insight into Taliban/Al Q.

Regardless, I mourn the losses.

In the spirit of “original” investigative reporting (non political), I hope that the reporter’s rescue is worthy of his rescuers loss.


2 posted on 09/10/2009 2:08:00 AM PDT by This_far
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“I hope that the reporter’s rescue is worthy of his rescuers loss.”

It isn't. Farrell wanted to do a hit piece about how evil NATO forces intentionally killed innocent civilians. He was warned not to go into the Taliban controlled area but did so anyway. Should have let the Taliban keep him.

3 posted on 09/10/2009 7:44:54 AM PDT by monday
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To: monday

Thanks. I even saw this covered on PBS with the same questioning (reporter oblivious to danger/armed forces used to rescue same)


4 posted on 09/10/2009 9:20:03 PM PDT by This_far
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