Thursday, June 08, 2006

This is kind of interesting

Reader Charles Henkel sent a link to a Reuters news story on the Haditha incident. It is dated November 20, 2005 - one day after the incident.

Charles includes these comments: "This article published on the ABC (Australia) News Online website, http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200511/s1510903.htm , attributed to Reuters and published contemporaneously with the alleged Haditha massacre, states the following:

'A cameraman working for Reuters in Haditha says bodies had been left lying in the street for hours after the attack. '

Any footage filmed by this cameraman may provide exculpatory evidence for the Marines accused in the civilian deaths. Particularly if one of the victims filmed outside was later found inside a house. "

As they say in sports - let's go to the tape.

If Reuters has tape of the incident, it will be surely be made available for the military investigation. Right?

UPDATE: In the comments section - "The credit for finding the article actully goes to poster "SBD1" at the Free Republic web site in this thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1645392/posts where you can find additional discussion."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The credit for finding the article actully goes to poster "SBD1" at the Free Republic web site in this thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1645392/posts

where you can find additional discussion.

The reaction to the report seems to be "So what, the bodies in the street could have been the guys in the taxi." But I think that misses the point that *nothing* was mentioned in a contemporaneous report about many civilians found dead in nearby homes. How could a Reuters cameraman on the scene have possibly missed that?

Darrell said...

Sharon;

Great Blog.

I applaud you and your efforts to bring some light to the bias shown by much of the Media, especially when it concerns our Military.

Thank You

Darrell