Tuesday 11 March 2003

US threatens to eliminate independent war journalists

This is crazy, America is supposed to be the bastion of democracy... The land of the free and the home of the brave etc... How does this constitute democracy?

In a cynical bid to ensure that the people of the world see only what they need to see, the US has threatened to target independent journalists working in Iraq when the invasion kicks off.

Star BBC war reporter and UK national treasure Kate Adie told Irish radio, "The Americans... take the attitude which is entirely hostile to the free spread of information."

She said she was told by "a senior officer in the Pentagon" that "if uplinks -- that is the television signals out of... Baghdad, for example -- were detected by any planes ...electronic media... mediums of the military above Baghdad... they'd be fired down on. Even if they were journalists .."

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