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Linda Norgrove’s Father Embodies Dignity Under Fire

LINDA Norgrove died in the Kunar region of Afghanistan because a US Navy Seal on a mission to rescue her feared for his safety (panicked?) and tossed a grenade.

The aide worker had been kidnapped by “brigands”. She was being kept prisoner in a remote mountain valley.

Two helicopter crews of elite US forces set out to rescue her. One crew landed too far away from the target to help in the fire fight, during which the soldier who tossed the grenade had his gun jam.

After Linda Norgrove was killed, it took 42 hours for the truth to come out – the initial explanation was that the insurgents had murdered her.

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Posted: 15th, February 2011 | In: Reviews | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Linda Norgrove: What Really Happened To The Killed British Aid Worker

LINDA Norgrove: the 36-year-old British aid worker captured by the Taliban died in failed rescue attempt. She was being held in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley when US special forces launched their raid. She had been held for 13 days. She was working for a US aid agency called Development Alternatives. Over 150 US Navy Seals went in. Linda Norgrove was an important figure.

And then..? The story goes that she was either killed by a grenade thrown into the compound by the US forces or a kidnapper detonating a suicide vest.

What happened?

Says David Cameron

“It’s a judgment, it’s a balance. I will go over in my own mind 100 times whether it was the right decision, but I believe it was.”

The Tabloid Agenda

Says the Mirror:

We do not for a second doubt the anguish of the Prime Minister, who supported a rescue attempt because he was told the British aid worker’s life was in serious danger.”

Well, only a nutter with an agenda would call Cameron a liar. But good of the anti-Cameron Mirror to suggest Cameron is a liar and then dismiss the claim. Nice.

And further to the Left on the pages of the World Socialist Worker:

Cameron’s statement points to a deliberate cover-up by the Pentagon, with the aid of the US puppet regime in Afghanistan. The only question unanswered is whether the British government was also in the know from the start, or was, in the words of the Telegraph, treated “like an ill-informed and gullible patsy by our chief allies in the world”. The first scenario is the more likely.

The Soldier: Colonel Richard Kemp

* Whether she was killed by a Taliban suicide vest or a US grenade, Linda Norgrove died because extremist killers seized her with the intention of exploiting her for propaganda then butchering her.

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Posted: 12th, October 2010 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (15) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0