Saturday, March 12, 2011

Al Jazeera cameraman killed in Libya

"An Al Jazeera cameraman has been killed in what appears to have been an ambush near the rebel-held city of Benghazi in eastern Libya.

Ali Hassan Al Jaber was returning to Benghazi from a nearby town after filing a report from an opposition protest when unknown fighters opened fire on a car he and his colleagues were travelling in.

Two people including Al Jaber were shot. Al Jaber was rushed to hospital, but did not survive."

7 comments :

Jeffrey said...

And of course the "Arab street" is now "aflame" because of this killing of an Al Jazeera cameraman.

Oh wait.

APU

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Hi, Mojo. Just thought I add a bit of snark to this Sunday morning.

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Iraqi Mojo said...

Hey Jeffrey! Yep it's the same old story with the APU. They get angry only when the US kills Al Jazeera cameramen.

Have you read Arab Woman Blues' latest? She posted a Journeyman clip, a sad story about the bombing of an apartment building in Baghdad, and she wrote: "This video is a 17 minutes sample of your Democracy at work in the Iraq al Jadeed, in the new Iraq.

This video shows you the daily life for Baghdadis, through the eyes of a few.

I have no strength to write more words, I leave you to watch the fruits of your labor, of your indifference, your apathy and your deafening silence."

Is she speaking to Arabs?

Jeffrey said...

Mojo,

Hope you're doing okay. Here in NYC spring is reluctantly returning.

I do stop by Layla's every now and then. That is one bat-shit crazy loon. The multiple hatreds that fuel her rants are easily the deepest in the blogosphere. My favorite entries are those in which she goes extreme potty-mouth. With her, it's almost a kind of art form.

Hey, why does she hate the Shiites so much? What's the source of that?

By the way, did you see what happened to Nir Rosen?

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Iraqi Mojo said...

She hates the Shiites because she sees them as colluding with the Americans.

Yes I saw what happened to Nir Rosen. He said some stupid things about the sexual assault of Lara Logan. "Man tweets without thinking" read one headline.

I've never been to NYC in the spring. I might visit in May. You still have the same email address and phone number?

Jeffrey said...

Mojo,

She hates the Shiites because she sees them as colluding with the Americans.

At the same time, I don't think she's very fond of Mookie either. Not exactly your colluding pro-American Iraqi.

Email, yes. Phone number, I'm not sure. Anyway, absolutely drop me a line before coming. It would be great to sit and chat again.

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Iraqi Mojo said...

Jeffrey, I was gonna say she thinks Shiites have colluded with America and Iran. But that sounds strange.

The truth is there are Iraqi Shia who supported America, there are Iraqi Shia who supported Iran, and there are Iraqi Shia who supported neither. I would say most Iraqi Shia just want peace; they want friendly relations with all countries, except maybe KSA.

Dolly said...

☼ She hates the Shiites because she sees them as colluding with the Americans. ☼

Really? But the Shiites really did collude

They had like a 1 million strong army ready to die for America,
and another 15 million voters standing in line to legitimize the 03 aggression.

Such behavior defies human understanding