Thursday, December 15, 2005

Snitch of the Week: 11/27 - 12/3

Two British men, David Keogh and Leo O' Connor
, have been charged with violating the Official Secrets Act by leaking a document that revealed a private conversation between Bush and Blair. In this document it is believed Bush presented the notion of bombing the headquarters of the Al-Jazeera satellite channel.

Having seen Control Room, an interesting if somewhat stilted documentary on the Middle East media situation, the record number of journalists killed in Iraq and with the recent discovery of the military planting news stories in the Iraqi media, this isn't exactly the hardest thing to believe.

Many Muslims in these Middle Eastern countries believe all types of paranoid conspiracy theories about the U.S. and Israel as it. Pre-Iraq II there were interviews with "Arabs-on-the-street" where they purported Bush to be in kahoots with Sadam in order to have a reason to invade Iraq and everyone has heard the "Jews were behind 9-11!" theories by now. All we need is for something as great as "The U.S. blows up Arab news stations" to actually be confirmed.

David Keogh and Leo O' Connor, for risking your lives and freedom to get some revealing, if obvious, information out to the public, we here at Start Snitching award you the Snitch of the Week award.

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