Tuesday, August 14, 2007

"Sunni Arab guerillas" and the "Global Americana Institute"

Juan Cole this morning reported the following:

"Sunni Arab guerillas are targeting civilian airlines in the US".

But what he linked to is a New York Times story that reported allegations of rocket fire of unknown origin against a Nordic Airways plane on takeoff from Sulaimaniya in Iraqi Kurdistan. No Sunni Arab guerillas, no US.

Several hours later, after misinformation-alerts had been posted by me and by another blogger whose post was picked up by Uruknet.info, the item was just deleted without explanation. But "Sunni Arab guerillas targeting civilian airlines in the US" isn't something you can assume he posted absentmindedly. More than a little creepy, this kind of thing from the President of the suggestively-named "Global Americana Institute".

Here's his original posting, from my harddrive, where I copied it for safekeeping.

Informed Comment

Thoughts on the Middle East, History, and Religion

Juan Cole is President of the Global Americana Institute

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Four US Troops Killed
PKK Threatens Iraq, Turkey

Four more US troops have been announced killed in Iraq.

Sunni Arab guerrillas are targeting civilian airlines in the US.

In the wake of PM Nuri al-Maliki's talks with Turkey and his commitment to expel the Kurdish Worker's Party (PKK) from Iraq, the PKK has threatened both Turkey and Iraq with terroist acts if they follow through on any crackdown:

' “The Iraqi government should not interfere in the conflict between us and Turkey”, spokesman Abdelrahman Chadarchi told AFP by telephone from the Qandil mountains on the Iraq-Iran border. “If they plan to strike at the PKK politically or militarily, Iraq and Turkey will pay the price and the crises in Iraq and Turkey will deepen”, he added without elaborating.'

Amid mortar attacks and assassinations, Baghdad police found 17 bodies in the streets of the capital on Monday.

Persistent power shortages are making life miserable in the Baghdad heat.

Mitt Romney's gaffe on his sons' (lack of) service in Iraq is not getting any media attention beause of an MSM double standard whereby if a Democrat puts his foot in his mouth, it is the end of the world, but Republicans can say the craziest things and they don't get media coverage.


Karl Rove Resignation: Satire

Satire on Karl Rove's resignation: Rewriting a Wikipedia article through search and replace. (Link in time stamp, below.)


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