Something New
AUTHOR: Ray DATE: 2/26/2005 11:55:00 AM ----- BODY: On the road again. Just can't wait to get on the road again. Drove from Raleigh south to the great small town of Raeford, N.C. , home of the Turkey festival, to visit a while with the in-laws, celebrate rug-rat birthdays and catch up on things.

Noticed one article this morning from Rantburg about a journalist killed in Mosul with coverage of the story from the BBC. Excerpt from the story:
Raiedah Mohammed Wageh Wazan was abducted Feb. 20 by several masked gunmen. Her corpse was found Friday, said her husband, Salim Saad-Allah. She had been shot in the head.
Why was this done? Could it be that they are telling the truth in Iraq on the news now of who some of the insurgents are:

This week, the station aired extensive interviews with alleged insurgents -including Syrians, Lebanese, Egyptians, Sudanese and Iraqis - that security forces captured in Mosul.

Now she was not the only news in the world broadcasting this information and showing the story of the alleged Syrian Intelligence chief and admitting the level of involvement from the Syrians. She was a local Iraqi who worked for the local news and was broadcasting what they thought important and not propaganda to the Iraqi people so they would understand that it was not just the ex-Bathist that are causing violence, terrorism and all out barbaric attacks on the innocent men, women and children of Iraq.

This attempt at silencing the free Iraqi people will not work and will only drive more an more Iraqi people to the side of a free press unafraid to report the truth and expose those who are aligned against them. The Syrians and Iranians have been put on notice and their alignment of shared interest to confront any threats is only talk, nothing more, nothing less. A warning and response will come from the Iraqi government, once the PM details are worked out I hope, that will directly let their Iraqi neighbors know without hidden meanings that they will not stand for interference from either of them. And if necessary, will take all appropriate actions to stem the flow of money and support and find the "source" of this support where it may lead and put an end to it once and for all. --------
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