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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am
Paul McGeough’s obsession with a coming Iraqi civil war places him outside even the views of Robert Fisk, who last year rejected any talk of war:
I think I was probably wrong in saying there would be a civil war.
The only people who are talking about civil war at the moment in Iraq are the Americans and the British and the Western journalists who suck up their lines and push it back out as their own analysis.
I haven’t actually met an Iraqi who wants a civil war or who’s talked about a civil war.
There’s never been a civil war in Iraq.
I rather suspect that this danger of civil war – and I’m guilty before the war quite rightly predicting there might be – is being pushed out by the Americans and the British in order to frighten the Iraqis into obedience.
So that’s McGeough’s plan! No wonder he’s been talking up Iyad Allawi’s murder spree.
(Via Brian in comments)
- McGeough just reported from Bagdad (SBS World News) on the Iraqi elections. No prizes for guessing Paulie’s spin. Doom, doom they’re all going to die……Posted by Boss Hog on 01/30 at 03:53 AM • permalink
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I had a few days off around Christmas and researched thoroughly the story of the alleged looting of the Iraq National Museum, an exaggerated tale first megaphoned by Mr. McGeough himself and never corrected.
If this story isn’t an indictment of the press, nothing is.
*Posted by Jeffrey — New York on 01/30 at 05:11 PM • permalink
- Hang on!
I rather suspect that this danger of civil war – and I’m guilty before the war quite rightly predicting there might be – is being pushed out by the Americans and the British
How can you predict a maybe?
Hes getting more desperate by the minute, credibility hanging in tatters, another great big Yes Butt