'Dead' Iraqi Insurgent Opens Fire on Marines

Submitted by b bishop/ Republican on 11/27/04 at 9:57 PM. ( ) 65.73.67.81

'Dead' Iraqi Insurgent Opens Fire on Marines

When a U.S. Marine in Fallujah shot a wounded Iraqi insurgent who was pretending to be dead two weeks ago, it generated wall-to-wall media coverage and global outrage.

However, the big media has been silent about an episode in Fallujah five days ago - which illustrates what might have happened if that Marine had reacted differently.

Here's the CENTCOM press release that has so far generated only yawns from the folks at NBC, CBS, the New York Times and the Washington Post:
FALLUJAH, Iraq - Marines from the 1st Marine Division shot and killed an insurgent, who while faking dead, opened fire on the Marines that were conducting a security and clearing patrol through the streets here at approximately 3:45 p.m. on 21 November.

For more information, please contact Capt Bradley Gordon, public affairs officer, 1st Marine Division, gordonbv@1mardivdm.usmc.mil

Judging from the coverage so far, Capt. Gordon's phone hasn't exactly been ringing off the hook.

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