Ultima Thule

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Friday, February 03, 2006

You read it here first -- the furor of the cartoons may be a coordinated plan to distract the west from Iran's nuke

By Aussiegirl

It hit me today like a ton of bricks while listening to the avalanche of outrage from the Muslim world over these silly cartoons, complete with calls for death to the infidel, jihad and holy war. Why all the rage all of a sudden when these cartoons were first published months ago? Why has a shadowy group created its own even more insulting cartoons and claimed they were the work of the Danish paper? And why now?

It all comes together. In some way I can't help but think that this is a coordinated strategy to distract the world's attention from the current crisis with the imminence of a nuclear Iran.

Just now, a man calling the Michael Savage show described a conversation he had yesterday with a relative in Iran. The man said that the reason for all the Muslim rage and the controversy is that Ahmadinejad was very upset that the world reacted so negatively to his statements about the holocaust and also his declarations about a nuclear Iran. According to this relative Ahmadinejad called Al-Jazeera and told them to start publicizing these cartoons as a way of ginning up Muslim rage in order to throw up some flack and cause a distraction.

Now, this may well be wishful thinking or fanciful thinking on the part of the Iranian relative, but the idea that there is a coordinated strategy here is not beyond imagining. When the holy war finally gets underway it will not be your conventional war and it will come in many guises, attacking the West from many fronts. What better way to start than to attack the very press freedoms and openess that makes our societies strong. And judging by the spineless reactions of Jack Straw and our own State Department who decried the cartoons rather than supporting the freedom of the press in our own nations, we are in a world of trouble.

As I said -- you read it here first. The controversy is growing out of all proportion to the purported "offense". And there's something more going on here than simply a coincidental series of events.


At 7:52 AM, Blogger stickman said...

Plausible theory. Yep.


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