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Posted: 4/2/2001 6:41:30 PM EDT
It just seems like the press, even Fox, is acting like it's no big thing.  They are leading with that Strawberry guy!  I want more facts.  Like was there a Carrier group anywhere around.  Did our plane have any fighter cover available while over international waters.  Did it have to land because it was threatened with a shoot down or because we had no rescue resources in the area??  They are still calling it an "emergency landing" even though Drudge was reporting that the Taiwanese had radio transcripts of the Chicoms threatening a shoot down.

Is the press being quiet because this is part of the Clinton Legacy?
Link Posted: 4/2/2001 6:44:18 PM EDT
The press is controlled by commies. I'd expect nothing less than cover-up from them.
Link Posted: 4/2/2001 6:55:10 PM EDT
absolutely; the media are communist. I thought that was pretty damn obvious by now. Also consider that without socialism and communism there is no need for a large government. I guess that about sums it up.
They don't even have to remove the constitution. The courts are slowly beating it to death for them. Unfortunately for us, the courts are our only refuge short of armed revolt.
Link Posted: 4/2/2001 8:43:25 PM EDT
The media work for the Chinese.  Look at how fast the media forgot Tiennamen Square.

Link Posted: 4/2/2001 9:23:07 PM EDT
The media would benefit most from a protracted feud over this, [i]a la[/i] the presidential election and Florida.

The talking heads will milk it and spin it for all it's worth, probably dragging out clips from coverage of past accidents, make a collage retrospective called "Dings -  U.S. Military Aircraft Out of Control"

Have they shown up on the doorsteps of the families of the crew of 24 yet? "And just how do you FEEL, Ms. pilot?"

They would probably also exploit the Chinese-American population with interviews of the most radical Asian groups, and round up some teenagers to stage a protest.

Oh yeah, I can see an animated re-enactment / reconstruction of how it might have happened.
Three different scenarios.

Don't forget the retrospective of the P-3 family of aircraft (let's see, sub-hunter, search & rescue, blah, blah)

On the other hand, Colin Powell's inclination will probably be to get it over quickly and quietly, unless he want to use this to rationalize any advanced systems for Taiwan.

Talk about a low-key response - 3 destroyers will hang out for a while.  "I fart in your general direction" would be tougher.

What I can't figure out is why they waited and risked a confrontation, when Clinton would have happily let them have one to reverse-engineer.

Interesting thought - how can you really destroy secret equipment on the way down without killing the crew?

Finally, would it not have been worth a few million to see it destroyed on the runway before they could do anything with it?

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