Aid worker Linda Norgrove was killed by US grenade

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Not exactly new news!
 
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Breaking news: Wars a nasty business and people get killed.
 
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London_native

I can imagine the CSM's of the RRF are rubbing their collective hands together waiting for you to be posted from ITC.....
 
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Dont blame me guys, the BBC put it up today so there must be some new info in there.
 
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Ali Akbar Samadzadeh was killed during the Iranian Embassy Siege and the resulting operation to rescue the hostages, I don't see to many people condemning the SAS operation.
Like other people have said before on the topic, its a risky game what special forces do, during hostage rescues and sometimes it goes wrong.
 
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[conspiracy theory]
Ah yes, but was it thrown by an American, or by those holding her captive?
[/conspiracy theory]

aka "It's war. Sh1t happens."
 
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Ali Akbar Samadzadeh was killed during the Iranian Embassy Siege and the resulting operation to rescue the hostages, I don't see to many people condemning the SAS operation.
Like other people have said before on the topic, its a risky game what special forces do, during hostage rescues and sometimes it goes wrong.
Ali Akbar Samadzadeh was killed by hostage takers, not rescuers. 19 hostages freed.
95% success rate.

Linda Norgrove was killed by her rescuers throwing a frag grenade into her vicinity. No hostages were rescued.
100% failure.
 
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Ali Akbar Samadzadeh was killed by hostage takers, not rescuers. 19 hostages freed.
95% success rate.

Linda Norgrove was killed by her rescuers throwing a frag grenade into her vicinity. No hostages were rescued.
100% failure.
Maybe a tactical failure, but the message has gone out - take one of ours hostage and we will come after you!

Whilst it is a tragic loss it would appear that she understood the risks and felt the good she could do outweighed the risks; the world would probably be a better place with a few more people of Linda's kind being prepared to stand up and be counted.
 
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the BBC put it up today so there must be some new info in there.
Must there? Not merely regurgitation of an emotive topic in order to keep the plebs angry and fill the pages simultaneously?

How about - 'Breaking news; Great Pyramid made of stone'

See the difference?
 
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pp0470

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Maybe a tactical failure, but the message has gone out - take one of ours hostage and we will come after you!

Whilst it is a tragic loss it would appear that she understood the risks and felt the good she could do outweighed the risks; the world would probably be a better place with a few more people of Linda's kind being prepared to stand up and be counted.
Maybe the MOD might send a message to Wikileaks saying that we think the US SF are sh1t.
 
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