2008
02.21

“basic analysis of a few simple facts show these claims don’t stack up”

The Sun writes: “THE BBC is to accuse the most highly decorated battalion in the Army of torturing and executing six Iraqi prisoners in cold blood.”

“The accusations, to be aired on Monday, have caused fury among top brass who believe they were fabricated by militants to embarrass the British Government.”

“A BBC spokesman insisted the programme was still under discussion, adding: “We are examining a range of things.”

Andy McNab wrote a comment:Lies will kill

“IT is no surprise that fanatical terrorists want to besmirch Our Boys’ excellent name.

What IS shocking is the BBC self-proclaimed paragons of truth are so ready to believe them.

Even a basic analysis of a few simple facts show these claims don’t stack up, unless hundreds of British soldiers have conspired to lie and coopt the International Red Cross into it too.

So why would Panorama do it? Because it makes them sound like clever journalists.

They know the Army will find it very hard to disprove a negative. I know guys in this battalion and it is inconceivable any could stoop to murder.

More worryingly, these claims could directly increase the threat to our troops on the front line.

Throwing mud at soldiers who don’t deserve it is one thing. Getting them killed just to make sensational telly is despicable.”

Go here for the article in The Sun

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