And who would know apart from some Columbian terrorists if the BBC didn't splat it all over their website?
Are you seriously suggesting that the press should be censored?
These are the the words of the Colombian authorities.
Try googling "colombian betancort "red cross"
". I think you'll find it even reported in the Telegraph. Hardly the last bastion of the loonie left.
I think that it is fairly well evidenced that the Red Crescent ambulances have been heavily used by terrorists in the Middle East to smuggle arms, etc.
It is alleged - but it it well evidenced? I don't know.
I tried googling it and couldn't come up with a single news agency that reported such events. There were prominent political pressure groups however....
In any case - if it happens it is also equally wrong. No?
Nervous soldier acting against orders? These Columbians are experienced counter-insurgency troops not a bunch of conscripts. The soldier in question was probably the section medic, in which case he is perfectly entitled to wear the red cross.
If you actually read the widely reported articles - that's what the Colombian authorities said...
But of course the BBC would prefer that a bunch of 'freedom-fighters' were allowed to have free range as it fits in with their editorial world view that anybody who declares themselves to be a freedom-fighter is OK and should be supported.
I don't think anyone here is defending the Farq - including the BBC.
It would seem that to make a point you are making stuff up.
The BBC's news service is woeful. If they aren't just regurgitating a press release with the phrase 'there are calls...', they are posting stories about completely irrelevant cr*p. Next time they do an interview, ask what vested interest the expert has. Do it enough times and you begin to see what a complete load of rubbish BBC news really is.
Sorry for hijacking the thread with a BBC rant.
Shame the BBC can't be the paragon of journalistic virtue such as the Express, the Mail, The Sun, Evening Standard. They don't make stuff up at all, do they? Ever.