April 10, 2003

WAS THE US to blame

WAS THE US to blame for the media hotel attack after all? A BBC correspondent doesn't think so:

The BBC's defence correspondent Andrew Gilligan has cast doubt on whether the missile that killed two journalists in Baghdad today was fired by a US tank, speculating that Iraqi soldiers may have launched the lethal attack.

He added that after examining the scene he concluded it was virtually impossible for the US tank to have fired on the 15th floor room.

"The angle that the tank would have to have reached to hit that roof, it would more or less have had to have shot just round the corner and I don't think even the Americans have got those kinds of weapons."


Posted by Tim Blair at April 10, 2003 09:52 AM