Rather like Pat Tillman, killed by friendly fire. US friendly fire. Despite the military knowing Pat Tillman was killed by friendly fire, almost immediately, they chose to spin the story.
All this coming to light for the simple reason that the parents of Linda Norgrove are demanding the truth.
PM Cameron had this to say
Statements made about Norgrove's death over the weekend were "highly likely to have been incorrect," although they were made "in good faith."
I would think that, like the Pat Tillman murder, the military would have known almost immediately how Linda Norgrove died.
Interesting- The initial report on the incident, the so called rescue, failed to mention that Special forces THREW A GRENADE.
The initial report on the rescue mission by the troops who carried it out did not mention throwing a grenade, but a follow-up report did, which "raised a lot of question about what killed" Norgrove,Also interesting to note this.
Negotiations had been ongoing and had seen the successful release of Afghanis who had been kidnapped along with the aid worker. "The three Afghans kidnapped with Norgrove had been released days ago"
It was reported that tribal elders negotiating her release asked Nato not to intervene so they had more time.
Yesterday, Afghan elders insisted they could have negotiated her safe release but claimed Nato refused to call off a special forces operation.
The elders said they had peacefully resolved a string of kidnaps earlier this year, including the abduction of the district governor and the seizure of several construction workers.
So, why did US special forces insist on going in the grenades and weapons to "free" this woman?
By all accounts Linda Norgrove was being held in a small mud sided hut, in a family compound, with women and children wandering about.
Of course British PM is being as supportive of US troops as possible, he believe they took the right action. He believes.
But, I don't. I question. I question, why if it was very possible that this woman could have been freed via negotiations why did NATO have to "rescue" her???
One more point I would like to raise. In all the follow up stories I read, the so called suicide/bomb vest has gone away.
So one must ask was the presence of a bomb vest fabricated to cover up the fact the grenade killed the aid worker? Specifically, a US Special forces/ NATO grenade killed her?
Could readers be looking at a complete fabrication. Did the military immediately begin spinning the story? When did discrepancies in eye witness accounts begin to appear?
So many questions, unlike PM Cameron, it is so hard to believe.
The first casualty of war, is truth.