Saturday, October 29, 2016

Iyad Allawi: for the history books

Do you remember the case of Iyad Allawi? Back in 2001 and 2002 and 2003, leading up to the US invasion and occupation of Iraq.  Western and Gulf media (they have been working in unison for many years now) brought out Iyad Allawi (a former functionary of the Saddam regime) and they concocted a fabricated and unsubstantiated story about a monster entering Allawi's house in London and trying to kill him using the least messy weapon in existence--AN AXE, and then Allawi fighting using his fingers and slippers was able to survive the attack.  They then used the story to say: see, even this victim of Saddam wants US to attack and he does not have an axe--sorry for the pun--to grind.