Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Al-Arabiyya: the fabrication industry: the case of Jihad Makdisi

Al-Arabiyya (the news station of King Fahd's brother-in-law) is one of the most unreliable and laughable media of all members of the Saudi royal family.  Yesterday, they "reported" that Jihad Makdisi was kidnapped by Hizbullah.  Today, without even referring to their own report from yesterday, they are headlining with the story that Makdisi fled Syria with the assistance of the US government.  So let me try to reconcile Al-Arabiyya's accounts from yesterday and today: Mr. Makdisi was whisked out of Syria by the CIA and then kidnapped by Hizbullah on the road to Beirut and then Hizbullah surrendered him to the US government.  OK.