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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 06:26 AM
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Al-Arabiya says US refuses to allow evacuation of its wounded reporter
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050620/wl_mideast_afp/ira... ;_ylt=As7TPBJH0punW4ei.lxXHs4ZO7gF;_ylu=X3oDMTA5bGVna3NhBHNlYwNzc3JlbA--

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DUBAI (AFP) - Television channel Al-Arabiya said US military authorities had refused to authorize the evacuation from Iraq of reporter Jawad Kazem, who was wounded by armed men Saturday in Baghdad.

In a statement received by AFP, Al-Arabiya said its attempts to obtain the go-ahead for a medical aircraft to evacuate its journalist from Baghdad had met with "a refusal from the American military authorities."

In "intensive" contacts with "the Iraqi government, the Pentagon, the State Department and American Central Command (Centcom) in Qatar" Al-Arabiya had explained "the gravity of the state of health" of Kazem and "the need to transfer him out of Iraq in the hope of saving his life," the statement said.

While continuing contacts with the American and Iraqi sides, the TV station said it was "deeply worried by the lack of cooperation with its request" and said it would hold them responsible for any deterioration in the condition of the journalist.

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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 06:33 AM
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1. So What's Another War Crime Between US and the Rest of the World?
It's not like anybody's keeping score, or planning retribution.
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Magleetis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 06:42 AM
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2. I guess
the culture of life thing only applies if your unborn or brain dead.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 08:11 AM
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3. Funny how the US can 'refuse' in a SOVEREIGN Iraq.
The facade of sovereignty isn't even paper-thin. Iraq doesn't even have the pendular autonomy of a puppet state. This abominable fraud of 'democracy' deserves complete condemnation worldwide.
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bribri16 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 08:12 AM
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4. I thought they were the "most favored" media in the Arab world?
Lie with dogs, get up with more dogs and bigger fleas.
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