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What we didn't hear about due to the Russert coverage

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    No offense to the nets for their coverage of a fallen colleague, but even Russert would have said holy crap about this:
    (CNN) -- Afghan security forces on Saturday worked to hunt down the nearly 400 Taliban militants who escaped from a Kandahar prison in what police called a daring and well-executed jailbreak the day before.

    Damaged vehicles lie at the entrance of the prison that was attacked in Afghanistan's Kandahar province.

    Police sources say the strike freed suicide bombers and cell leaders who had been captured over the past six years. They say it resembles two other attacks earlier this year that could have involved al Qaeda.

    "It was a planned attack the same as they destroyed the twin towers in America," said Abdul Wali Karzai, the head of Kandahar's provincial council. "It was a planned attack that succeeded.

    "We know the militants had phone contacts with some of the prisoners inside the prison for several days before the attack," said Karzai, the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Video Watch how the prison break went down »

    Afghan security forces say searching will be tough in some areas and impossible in others. The Taliban are entrenched there and the region is replete with militants' hideouts.

    The militants may have gone to two regions of Kandahar province that has a large Taliban presence, Maiwand and Zherai districts.
  2. You want to make sure we hear about bad news?
    Why do you hate America?
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Actually, I did hear about that.
  4. sportshack06

    sportshack06 Member

    Fox spent most of Studio B on this breaking story - which was just crossing the wire as a 2nd write thru during the second segment of the show, before the Russert story dropped.
  5. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    Meanwhile, Iraq is a paradise, isn't it?

  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I had no idea the space shuttle landed today.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Ironic thing about your post is that my kids were watching Punky Brewster DVD reruns today, and one of the episodes was the one that discussed the Challenger explosion.
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    My question to you is where can I send CPS to help your kids? Punky Brewster reruns?!?

  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Hell, I had no idea it had even launched.
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Brian Williams was on-site reporting on this when Russert died. He offered his memories and tributes via a live stand-up with airplanes flying back and forth overhead.
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