Wednesday, January 14, 2004

82nd in Hot Water. Well, Lukewarm, Actually. 
Well, I can't ignore this.

From my own parent unit, the 82nd Airborne.

Not too sure what to make of it. Reuters hasn't commented publicly?

Why not?

And what's this mealy-mouthed "Although Reuters has not commented publicly, it is understood that the journalists were "brutalised and intimidated" by US soldiers, who put bags over their heads, told them they would be sent to Guantanamo Bay, and whispered: "Let's have sex." "

Ok, delicious details. But "it is understood?" By whom?

And the source, apparently, is not one of the journalists who were detained. But the article doesn't deem it neccessary to detail why it is that this source would be reliable. Was it another journalist who overheard the story? A military source?

I wouldn't be surprised if something like that happened. But the reporting smells like it hangs on thirdhand interviews and hearsay.

Nevertheless, I don't know why it is the US military thinks it's entitled to "abruptly" tell a media organization to "drop its complaint."

Splash, Out

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