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September 16, 2004

Naomi Klein Loses It.

In today's Guardian a prime example of total and complete idiotarian bullshit. You'll need to read the whole thing to get the full flavour. Essentially, one group kidnapped in Iraq must have been kidnapped by the police because, well, the people kidnapped were anti-war so none of the islamofascists could have done it. A little of the flavour of the paranoia can be grasped from this sentence:

Meanwhile, a growing number of Islamic leaders are hinting that the raid on A Bridge to Baghdad was not the work of mujahideen, but of foreign intelligence agencies out to discredit the resistance.

Uhuh. "Resistance". That's what dear little Naomi thinks of people who saw the heads off innocents and release the videos of their doing so. The conclusion:
What we do know is this: if this hostage-taking ends in bloodshed, Washington, Rome and their Iraqi surrogates will be quick to use the tragedy to justify the brutal occupation - an occupation that Simona Torretta, Simona Pari, Raad Ali Abdul Azziz and Mahnouz Bassam risked their lives to oppose. And we will be left wondering whether that was the plan all along.

To give you a little insight into the level of knowledge displayed by these stunningly gifted writers on geopolitics consider this:
And then there were the weapons. The attackers were armed with AK-47s, shotguns, pistols with silencers and stun guns - hardly the mujahideen's standard-issue rusty Kalashnikovs.

Naomi honey, I know you're Canadian and all, resolutely anti-gun, but if you're going to comment on a war shouldn't you know something about it? Like, just perhaps, be aware that an AK-47 and a Kalashnikov are the same damn thing?

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Comments

Good one, Tim :). I thought George Moonbat was the clear winner in the Guardian's moonbat sweepstakes, but now I'm not so sure.

Posted by: IreneAdler | Sep 16, 2004 4:43:12 PM

This is an excellent piece - gutsy, raw, insightful, and very thought provoking. And now thanks to Naomi Klein my eyes see conspiracies where they didn't exist before. Like, for instance, did you ever stop to think that maybe - just maybe - those poor misguided Beslan school terrorists, (or were they activists?) were actually stooges planted by the FSB? We'll never know. But can you begin to see how her outside-the-box kind of thinking can bring it all into focus, right? Where before I was blind, Ms. Klein has shown me that the possibilities of getting to the truth are endless. So, okay, maybe Im no longer blind, just confused. Hey, as long as it coincides with the agenda, who cares? And armed with the maxim "absense of evidence does not mean evidence of absence" we will fight the power! You go girl!

Posted by: dkidd | Sep 16, 2004 5:07:29 PM