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blue on blue [Feb. 6th, 2007|07:41 pm]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
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so the cockpit video of the friendly fire incident is now in the public domain.
hat's off to the coroner for calling a halt to the inquest, saying that if this
video was not seen that he could not, in good conscience, make a verdict.
you would think the pentagon would have the good grace and good sense to let it
lie, but no, now they want 'justice' and you just know if they find the
whistleblower they'll do everything in their power to throw the book at him/
her. oh we have a 'special relationship' all right, and if you asked a marriage
guidance counsellor they might say it was one way, dysfunctional and abusive.
america has a far more advanced freedom of information laws than the uk and you just know if the situation were reversed (though the british army has a generally quite good record of not firing on its allies) congress would be spitting feathers for the video to be put into evidence and for the pilots be subpoenaed to give evidence.
i would also be interested to know how much and what kind of press this story is getting stateside?

[User Picture]From: popkultur
2007-02-06 07:47 pm (UTC)
It's getting swamped by the psycho-astronaut story...although I saw the video on MSNBC.
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[User Picture]From: recrea33
2007-02-06 07:56 pm (UTC)
it seems like the pentagon have now backed down.
at least someone's got half a brain in there.
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[User Picture]From: paganmaid
2007-02-07 02:36 am (UTC)
popkultur is right, since the astronaut in question has been charged with attempted murder (try making that charge stick, but it's another example of what you said about justice, and that's an excellent assessment). But the incident is still getting rotation on CNN.

Belated happy new year, by the way.

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[User Picture]From: recrea33
2007-02-07 03:15 am (UTC)
astronauts in love!
you couldn't make it up.

and a happy year of the pig to you. 80)
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[User Picture]From: roses_rejoice
2007-02-07 04:15 am (UTC)
i looked earlier when you first posted this and it was in the top yahoo news headlines
i just looked again expecting to see that the astronaut story had killed it but it's holding its own with the astronaut story
pretty good for us news - then again the anti-war stuff tends to get a lot of play in certain media outlets like online, because the target audience for that is online
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