Ezra Levant has written another interesting column in today's Calgary Sun. If by "interesting" I mean having only a passing relationship to truth. Al Jazeera is thrown out of the NYSE for "irresponsibility", Peter Arnett is tossed from NBC for "giving his personal observations and opinions", but Ezra Levant still has work, after writing this:
In the city of Basra, Saddam's Fedayeen -- the Iraqi version of Hitler's Brownshirts -- forced other Iraqi soldiers at gunpoint to fight against the Allies. In one case, Fedayeen dressed in U.S. military uniforms, pretended to be Americans and called for Iraqi troops to surrender to them. Those that did so were killed.Have wever seen any verification of this? Any suggestion of it? Or is Ezra once again simply making things up, simply pulling "evidence" out of his ass?
And --- without disputing the claim specifically --- doesn't the sentence fragment "the Iraqi version of Hitler's Brownshirts" deserve some sort of deeper examination?
He also claims "several" suicide attacks against the US and Brit troops... I know of one.
I'm going to take this one apart later on, and I'll post the result, but give me some time. Mornings are for fast posting, evenings for detailed.