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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

U2 Update

As of 10 pm, the Air Force announcement about the U2 crash hasn't changed--Operation Enduring Freedom, southwest Asia. CNN is sticking to its story about the plane having crashed in the UAE. The biggest change I've found is from AP, where they are now agreeing with CNN about the crash site:
The aircraft crashed in the Emirates while approaching the base to land, said a
Pentagon official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the operation.
Which begs the question--if it is public knowledge that the U2 was based in the UAE, why would they try to cover up that it crashed there? Did the Pentagon sign a "no-crash" basing arrangement with the UAE or something? Surely the UAE government knew they were there.

This just screams "cover up." I wonder why they bothered announcing the crash in the first place?