Sunday, January 16, 2005

Media Connecting the Dots?

The mainstream media have finally begun reporting on the assassination attempt against Iraqi Deputy Defense Minister Hazim al-Shaalan first noted by the Debkafile on January 11. So far, no major media outlet has examined the connection between the woman's admission that she was trained in Syria by former Baathists, and the warning issued to Syria by US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage concerning the Kornet anti-tank missiles Syria is purchasing from Russia, also reported by the Debkafile.

Israel is very concerned about the missiles, and the Debkafile reports from an Israeli perspective, so it's possible that the Debkafile is just stirring the pot.