posted on May, 4 2011 @ 03:27 AM
Originally posted by ExCommando
Originally posted by bluemirage5
reply to post by ExCommando
Every Australian and Kiwi I've spoken to think it's all a load of BS and a waste of space in the media when they could be reporting REAL stories of
It's not the big stories we should be worried about....it's what goes under the radar.
Now, to my knowledge, Osama was dead years ago. All the details that has come out in the media surrounding the alleged killing of Osama is changing;
witnesses (neighbours to the alleged residence Osama was staying in) in Pakistan are telling a whole different story to what actually took place last
Sunday...NO Americans jumped from any helicopter nor sighted in or near the residence on foot. I think the Pakistanis know the difference between
Pakistani and Americans operatives.
I'd have to disagree - I've got a mass of contacts in the Aus military, and they are all still aflutter about this turn of events. The risk
scenarios are through the roof - the media here is reporting on possible targets for reprisal attacks - so it's definitely not being seen as a waste
of space in the media in Aus.
I'm with ExCommando on this. I received an email from a mate in Afgan today. The security risk to all has increased.
He said that the US forces are carrying on like kings of the world, as if this one death neutralises all other risk in the region & world. They know
better & are on higher alert.
Knowing the dangers & reality of the situation on the ground (limited immediate knowledge I admit), I was a bit dissapointed to see the way the media
portrayed a percentage of US citiznes celebrating this death. I agree it's good he is gone, but the impression the world is getting from the MSM is
not going to go down well.
I was even more dissapointed, maybe disgusted, at the way our PM expressed her joy at his death. It was basically inappropriate of a head of state (by
title at least) to express such joy at someones death. Again, I agree he was evil & his death is no bad thing, but for the leader of a nation to be so
joyful about this just seems wrong. Maybe show some restraint.
In my world, the media coverage of this is a detrimental thing. My Army mates (my family) are in more danger the more the media shows people
celebrating this. I feel more concerned about my mates over there now than I did before his death, so for the guys on the ground, in their daily
world, I know they dont feel safer he is dead, not with the way the media is portraying all this celebration.
I'm glad he is gone, believe me on that, I know the media are only showing a small percentage of what the US feels, but this media coverage of
nothing but celebration is just as inflammatory as the images of people in Iran etc celebrating Sept 11. Those images enraged Americans, justifiably,
but having experienced that & felt those emotions, maybe a little restraint (at least on behalf of the media) would be wise.