That is human. To be honest i do not believe that the decision to come forward with what happened was to clearly cut from the beginning...but it dawned on her and to everybody else that this could not be hushed up. I do not say that to offend her it is something that countless journalists did and still do it is indeed "the code of silence". But the attack on her was so brutal and...public that it was not possible to silence anything. In that regard the Egyptians did not give her any choice. Whoever did order this attack...did play with fire in a certain sense because for maybe the first time in history a famous very public female journalist was openly and publicly sexually attacked and raped. It also can still come back to haunt Egypt and the military. It is sometimes very difficult to douse a ignited fuse. You may thing it is over but then you realize the fuse is still burning.
The problem with asking her NOW what she felt then is to ask the impossible because Lara Logan after the incident was another Lara Logan than before. And now a year after the incident and countless therapy hours she is another Lara Logan altogether. She is different to the Lara Logan BEFORE Tahir and Lara Logan AT Tahir. So her thought and feelings NOW reflect the change too. She has re-evaluated and re-defined herself in the last 12 months and we hear that too in her voice. in that regard I do not think she is re-writing anything here. It is just an ongoing process of making sense of what happened and putting it into a context that is acceptable and useful to her...that is also called healing i guess. So cut her some slack. She would do the same for you. Listen again to her talking about raped men that came to her to tell her of their stories.
Posted 1/21/2012 3:25 pm
It took Lara Logan 4-days for a statement and to admit she was attacked sexually,it took another 3-months to admit she was raped by hands front and back.If she took this long to admit something that should have been reported from day number-1,we can imagine how long for her to admit raped with penis,raped by several men (gangraped) and maybe she'll never admit being raped anally with penis,along with forced oral.Only time,Lara or Egyptians will tell.
The U.S. provides $1.3 billion in aid to the Egyptian military, but Congress passed legislation last year that says the money can only be released if the White House certifies that Egypt is complying with democratic principles.
Is that why we haven't seen any Lara Logan assault footage or heard from any eye witnesses?
Posted 1/22/2012 3:13 pm
I kinda feel bad for the guys who assualted Lara. they are probably having sleepless nights and loss of appetite from having flashbacks of what they did. yet it is difficult for them to talk to anybody about it. In many ways they are just as tortured as Lara maybe more since they do not have the support system that Lara does becuase they are probably very poor. If Lara got for example herpies while she was in Afghanistan or Iraq due to her sleeping around, then thats another worry these poor guys have. I really feel for Lara, but also I feel for the men who became victims of mob mentality and committed an act which under normal circumstances they would not have, and now spend their days obssessivly thinking about what happened.