Three journalists killed in Baghdad.

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Three journalists killed in Baghdad.
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 1:07pm
>"Nine journalists, including the three who died Tuesday, have been killed in combat situations since the war began; two others have died in noncombat related incidents, according to various media reports."<



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Registered: 03-23-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 5:53pm
Personally, I can't understand wanting to be there no matter how MUCH I wanted that story! But, it is sad considering that Centcomm was supposed to know that the journalists were all HQ'd in that one hotel.

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Registered: 03-30-2003
Wed, 04-09-2003 - 3:33am
I read about the three journalists, who were killed by our troops.

I think they were living at that tall hotel with dozens of other

journalists many of whom were freelancers. That was a horrible

mistake. Or was it a mistake?

I also read or heard on mainstream network news that the Coalition troops

were receiving fire from a different source, not the journalist's hotel.

My opinion? Nobody cares. Maybe the dead journalists would have cared.

Maybe their families care. I don't want to see freelancers killed

because our forces are in a big hurry to rid the city of all opposition.

I am not brave enough to go to a place like Iraq to report for the

rest of the world. It would not be worth it to me.

I extend my deep compassion for their mission to uphold the free press.

I grieve for the lose of lives taken by sheer stupidity. Our gunners better

start reading their city guidebooks and maps and try not to kill those who

seek only to witness and report what they see happening.

May God bless and keep them and their loved ones. I salute the journalists.

Chloe Joquel,


The PeaceClinic, Oceanside, CA, USA

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Wed, 04-09-2003 - 7:37am
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 04-09-2003 - 8:10am
I don't feel that our country has placed our troops in a position that affords the luxury of being able to stop and take time out while under attack and assume that just because it is supposed to be a safe building they should not respond. this is a war zone and even if the fire was to the left, or right of the hotel, or they just suspected the fire came from the direction of the hotel, by nature of the situation and their role they have to defend themselves. it is horrendous, but rather than critisize soldiers we should be critisizing those who put them in the position in the first place. I am thankful we have press who want to take the risk and report, but how can they stand there and critisize getting shot at in the middle of a war and seige? they know suicide killers,snipers come in many guises, and it is not beyond comprehension that one of them could disguise themself as a reporter and use the building to launch an attack. I don't believe that is the case here, but how would the military in the middle of being attacked know that? How can they take the chance. Last time they took the chance a pregnant woman blew a few soldiers up.