September 21, 2005

What to believe?

As all the Texans on both sides of the political spectrum are debating whether to flee the advance of another hurricaine, (good luck guys) I've noticed things getting stormier in a rather nasty way in the middle east, but who to believe? If you don't believe your own sides propaganda are you a traitor?


Britain says its forces moved in because the undercover soldiers were held by a militia group who had gained custody of them from police.

Washington Post:

Iraqi security officials on Monday variously accused the two Britons they detained of shooting at Iraqi forces or trying to plant explosives

ABC news:

Iraqi television on Tuesday showed footage of the two soldiers, unshaven and looking nervous as Iraqi police looked over wigs, Arab headresses, an anti-tank missile and communications equipment, all apparently used in their mission


Several hours later, Basra's provincial council held an emergency meeting and voted unanimously "to stop dealing with the British forces working in Basra and not to cooperate with them because of their irresponsible aggression on a government facility."
In a statement, the council demanded Britain apologize to Basra's citizens and police, and provide compensation for the families of people killed or wounded in the violence. The council also said it would punish employees who had not tried to defend the Basra police station from the British military attack.

(via omegaprojektet)


The Scrutinator said...

Regarding propganda, which side is which? Which stories do/don't you believe, and why?

Regarding this British-in-Basra story, no clear picture is emerging for me. Spell it out. Do you think the Brits are doing suicide bombings? Non-suicide? Some? All? To what objective? To mass-murder and blame it on al-Sadr? What would that accomplish that stability wouldn't?

DAVE BONES said...

I don't believe or disbelieve anything where I don't know the full facts for myself.

I don't know for certain that you exist. I am suspicious by now that you do though!

Bravo 2-1 said...

It is worrisome that the Basra region is a flashpoint. Hardly the last throes.

DAVE BONES said...

Seriously. Leg it dudes. God is pissed off about something.