[iraq] ‘Salam Pax’ plays Americans for fools in Iraq — the backlash begins against Where is Raed?‘Salam is the scion of a senior figure from Iraq’s Baathist nomenclature. He was brought up at least partly in Vienna, which is the OPEC headquarters; his father was therefore an oilman, and possibly a former head of Iraq’s OPEC mission. Another clue is a hint that his grandfather was an Iraqi tribal chief, from which I infer that his father was one of the Iraqi tribal chiefs that Saddam Hussein rewarded for loyalty, outside the Tikrit clan.’

Salam Pax Backlash

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 21st, 2003 at 2:10 pm and is filed under Blogs, iraq.

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That sort of non-journalism coming out of canada surprises me. Regardless of the truth or falsity of what the guy is saying, it smacks of idle speculation and rumour, pure and simple. In fact, I don’t even think there’s much rumour going on – it sounds like the ramblings of a very fertile imagination, to be honest. But people buy unsubstantiated “reporting” because they want to, which is what makes the media so worryingly powerful.

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