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December 18, 2008

Coup Plotters Terrorist Abetters in Iraq Arrested

Conflicting stories, actually. The first claimed a coup against the government had been thwarted; the fresh stories claim those arrested were, um, only involved in terrorism.

“The office of the commanding general of the armed forces announces the arrest of 24 officers from the ministries of interior and defence who have nothing to do with an attempted coup,” said a statement from General Qasem Atta, spokesman for Iraq’s military command.

Kinda tomato, tahmahtoh. Terrorists are of course attacking the state and its citizens; whether it's a coup or not seems sorta a thin distinction. I can't knock the media for bias here.

Well, of course I can. Fuck them. They suck.

Good news, overall, that they were arrested. Al-Maliki seems to be growing in authority and popularity enough that he can act against terrorists without fearing much backlash from their dwindling supporters.

Thanks to CJ.

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