Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Al-Jazeera Director General Fired After Revelation He Worked For Saddam Hussein

That's right, Al-Jazeera. You remember them? Peter Jennings insisted on running their propoganda without edit. It turns out the big boss ... the guy with the top job ... Mohammed Jassem al-Ali ... who had held the top job at the controversial Doha-based Arab satellite television station since it launched in 1996 ... had also been working for Saddam Hussein's intelligence services.

Conspiracy? No, Iraqi state archives. Ali denies it, of course, but he was fired anyway. A strange reaction if there were no proof.

Let's add this up:

Al-Jazeera -- top guy working for Saddam.
NY Times -- concealing Hussein's crimes to 'protect' its sources and journalists
CNN -- concealing Hussein's crimes to 'protect' its sources and journalists.

And these guys make fun of Fox News? How can we trust any of those three, knowing they were feeding us lies the entire time?

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Thursday, May 22, 2003

UN Okays US-Led Administration of Iraq

The UN has become famous for voting to try and give itself legitimacy. In cases where it would be pointless to vote otherwise, they always go with the winner. This means never voting to censure evil dictatorships but agreeing in the Durban conference that Israel is seemingly the only country in the world where there is racism. This means turning a blind eye to North Korea and Cuba while insisting that the US was wrong for going into Iraq.

Until they figured out no one was going to listen to them ... and so the Security Council has voted unanimously ( Syria, a temporary member, did not show up for the vote) to say it was okay for the Iraqi people to use its oil for its own benefit.

Right ... you get it ... there was some confusion about this. When Hussein was in power, most of the UN said the sanctions should be ended. Yet when he was removed, a number of countries said the sanctions should remain. Which countries? The ones making billions in the 'oil for food' scam Hussein used to build palaces and acquire weapons. Why? They said that they still weren't sure there were no WMDs there.

Huh? Did they not insist there were no WMDs so the US had no reason to go in?

It boggles the imagination ... but I'm not in the UN so I have poor grasp of things I know nothing about.

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Saturday, May 17, 2003

Belgium Says Gen. Tommy Franks Should Be Tried For War Crimes Over Iraq

That's right ... not anyone in China, not Castro, not the lunatic in North Korea ... the US General who led the invasion of Iraq.

Further spiralling into self-parody, the Belgians, who have appeared in this blog far too many times, now say they are representing 19 Iraqis who don't like that the US used actual bombs to convince the bad guys running Iraq that their time was over.

Not all Belgians think this is such a good idea ... especially given that Belgium has been marginalized on the world scene after becoming part of the Axis of Weasels with France and Germany. Belgium's Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, speaking a day before the country's federal election, Verhofstadt called the lawsuit an abuse of a controversial law that allows Belgian courts to try foreigners for war crimes and other human rights violations.

"The law leaves open the possibility of sending back the complaint to the United States and that is what I...aim to do," he said in an interview with local VTM television. "Next week, I will call for a cabinet meeting and...undo this abuse."

Sending the lawsuit to the United States would be seen helping ease tensions between Brussels and Washington after Belgium opposed the war in Iraq and obstructed NATO efforts to boost Turkish defenses ahead of the war.

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