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It show that mainstream media is not free speech and that media is controlled with what they can and can't publish.
In a statement, al-Jazeera said it needed to be sure of the report's authenticity before reaching any conclusions and urged Downing Street to confirm its status as soon as possible.
BBC: Bush al-Jazeera 'plot' dismissed
GOV. GEORGE W. BUSH (R-TX), PRESIDENT-ELECT: I told all four that there were going to be some times where we don't agree with each other. But that's OK. If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator.
Originally posted by shots
Big deal, so a sleazy tabloid newspaper got the info from an unidentified source and suddenly it becomes fact. I do not think so, given the way tabloids operate in this day and age. Everyone knows they will say anything they can get away with just to sell a few more papers. Take the lawsuit by Prince Charles against one of those papers recently and use that as another example. Nuff said.
8 April 2003, Aljazeera TV channel correspondent; killed in a US air strike at Aljazeera office in Baghdad. ........CENTCOM spokesman Vincent Brooks' statement seem quite ironic: "We bomb locations with precision, and we pay attention to locations where journalists are present."
8 April 2003, Reuters cameraman; killed when a US tank opened fire on Palestine hotel. Protsyuk is survived by his wife and an eight-year-old son. Taras, a Reuter's journalist from Ukraine, died instantly when a US tank shelled the Baghdad hotel where he was staying on April 8 2003.
8 April 2003, cameraman for Spain's Telecinco TV; killed along with fellow journalist Taras Ayoub, when a US tank opened fire on Palestine hotel. Couso,
Duraid Isa Muhammad,
27 January 2004, producer and translator for CNN; killed in an ambush carried out by unknown assailants outside Baghdad.
28 October 2003, editor of the Iraqi weekly Bilah Ittijah killed by unknown gunmen in the city of Mosul.
18 August 2003, a Palestinian cameraman with Reuters; shot dead by US soldiers while filming outside Baghdad's Abu Gharaib prison.
Ali Abdul Aziz,
18 March 2004, cameraman for Dubai-based al-Arabiya TV channel; shot dead by US troops in central Baghdad.
18 March 2004, al-Arabiya TV channel journalist in Iraq; shot dead by US troops in central Baghdad.
Originally posted by thematrix
If the AG didn't put a gag order on it, then you might be right.
But they did and with it confirm the validity of the story.
According to published reports, when Daniel Pearl's throat was first slashed, a technical error caused it not to be captured on film. In the video Pearl's corpse is shown naked from the waist up, laying on a blanket; a man's arm is holding his head forward so that his cut neck cannot be seen. With the knife in his other hand, the man proceeds to cut deeper into Pearl's neck, from the back to the front. There is little blood. The man holding the knife is now strongly believed to have been Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, then the chief of military operations for al Qaeda.
Originally posted by John bull 1
and Tony Blair spent some time to talk him out of it.
Mr Clarke - who voted against the Iraq War and lost his Northampton South seat in this May's election - said he returned the document to the government because of fears British troops' lives could be put at risk if it became public. (BBC)
Originally posted by thematrix
The "joke" doesn't seem to be the only information in the memo.
There are probably other things included in the report that are actualy ongoing and directly under National Security restrictions for both UK and US.
Things that would jeapordize current operations ongoing who knows where agianst who knows who.