Monday, 28 July 2008


A great piece on the weakening of Shiite militia's in Iraq.

Militias in Baghdad weakened, but waiting

But hot the heels of the American military expelling a freelance photographer from any U.S units because he dared to publish pictures of dead marines, given the difficulty and danger of moving around Sadr City, given the NYT's track-record of being manipulated by the Pentagon (J. Miller) and State, I have to admit that I take such pieces with a pinch of salt.

That just shows the fragility of the credibility brand element, as much as the piece purports to demonstrate the fragility of Shiite militias.

International Herald Tribune
New York Times

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