CNN’s Ben Wedeman, who has been doing such a stunning job of reporting the uprisings in the Mid East and was the first reporter to get inside Libya when the upheaval began there, had a dangerously close call yesterday.
Wedeman was reporting on resistance fighters in Al-Brega, Libya, yesterday when an army jet flew overhead and dropped a bomb less than 100 feet from where he was standing.
And then it happened again. And then a third time. And it was caught on tape.
The footage appeared last night on CNN’s “In the Arena”: camerawoman Mary Rodgers captured the amazing and scary footage of two of the bombs hitting the ground. Nobody was killed, nor was anyone from CNN injured, however the crew quickly packed up and rushed back to the relative safety of Benghazi.
According to Wedeman, the Al-Brega area — currently beyond the control of Muammar Qaddafi — is host to key oil and natural gas refineries that fuel power plants in other parts of Libya. If Qaddafi controls the refineries, Wedeman reports, the president will have a much firmer grip on the rest of the nation.
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