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Airstrikes on Afghan Mosque - UK Media Blackout?

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posted on May, 30 2006 @ 02:39 AM
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After another member here had mentioned yesterday's Air strikes, it got me thinking. I stumbled upon the quote underneath, tucked away, right at the very bottom of a BBC article about the Crash and the Riots in Afghanistan.


BBC NEWS

Air strikes

Separately, Afghan officials say fighter planes of the US-led coalition have attacked suspected Taleban fighters in the south of the country.

The deputy governor of Helmand province, Amir Mohammed Akhundzada, said he believed about 50 militants were killed in the attack.

"The Taleban were meeting in a mosque when the bombardment took place," Mr Akhundzada told Reuters news agency.

He said police had yet to reach the site to confirm any figures.


It says right there at the top 'separately', so why does it not have it's own article? It's deffinatly worthy of one, whichever way you look at it. SKY NEWS makes absolutely no mention of these new Air strikes at all, either on their website, or on their News 24 channel, even though they felt the need to mention last weeks Air strikes in their article on the riots, so why not mention yesterdays Air Strikes? I saw a brief glimpse of this mornings BBC headlines, and they made no mention of anything regarding these Air strikes either. I can find very, very few links with Google News search that mention anything about these Air Strikes at all. Is the bombing of a Mosque, and the apparent killing of 50 suspected Taliban Militants inside it not News then? I've heard CBS make a mention, and another member mentioned CNN had also, but we are getting nothing here in the UK. Is this being reported on much elsewhere?





EDIT: Added link. Revised Title.



[edit on 30-5-2006 by Communication_Monster]




posted on May, 30 2006 @ 02:46 AM
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watch fox news or CNN...they were both on there...


makes sense....

American military operations= American news service




posted on May, 30 2006 @ 02:55 AM
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Originally posted by XphilesPhan
watch fox news or CNN...they were both on there...


Niether of those are British News agencies, and I already mentioned that someone heard it on CNN.


Originally posted by XphilesPhan
makes sense....

American military operations= American news service



And American Military Operations don't get reported in the UK since... when? Like I said anyway, SKY News felt the need to mention last weeks Air strikes on Civilian homes in relation to yesterdays riots, so why the hell didn't they mention yesterdays Airstrikes? Last weeks bombings were all over the news here. Could the fact that this incident involves a mosque have anything to do with it not being reported on properly?




[edit on 30-5-2006 by Communication_Monster]



posted on May, 30 2006 @ 04:36 AM
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Right, I found a couple of online articles from British outlets.

Reuters UK
Guardian UK

SKY and BBC have no excuse. Although I must admit I only heard BBC's headlines, and at least they did make a small mention about it on their article about the riots, but it was hidden away, and should already be written up as a full article on its own. Compare what they have reported about this Mosque bombing to their article on last weeks bombings.



www.guardian.co.uk...

A Taliban spokesman said no fighters had been killed and that all the victims were civilians.

US-led troops have carried out operations in rural areas of the south in the past two weeks, with the air strike taking the death toll to more than 370.

Most of those killed have been militants, but many civilians, dozens of Afghan security personnel and four soldiers have also died.


I'm not sure if the Taliban spokesman’s claims are accurate, but the media big shots in this country sure are acting strange about this whole thing.



posted on May, 30 2006 @ 08:12 PM
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There still haven't been any reports about any of this on any of the major News outlets in the united Kingdom.

'Tuttington'.


bih

posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 10:27 PM
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america only strong with airpower




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