Originally Posted By: hikermor

I suppose a good many successful operations, rescue and otherwise, develop tawdry sideshows that detract from their main purpose.

Cant see any valid purpose here at ETS to discuss the politics and accusations that are coming after the rescue. The rescue was a great success and this discussion should stay the course on the merits of the rescue.
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