Stop the presses: I just posted this!
: By odd accident, I found this press release on GoogleNews from a guy announcing that he’d just posted his 100th blog post! Surprised he didn’t give the exclusive to Dan Rather. My favorite bit:
While no one has called him – yet – with a film offer such as happened to the famed ‘Baghdad blogger’, Addicott says he has been approached with a book deal but for now will make no commitments while the company’s services are in rapid growth mode – referring those requests to the Company’s scientific advisors.
And I’m going to send out a press release saying that no one has yet offered me a National Book Award… because I haven’t written a book.
Iraqi blogs on radio
: NPR’s The World tonight aired a report (audio link) on Iraq’s bloggers, including Ali, Raed’s mother, and Salam Pax. They said there are more than 70 Iraqi bloggers now and they plugged Ali and Mohammed’s run for the National Assembly.
The slime spreads
: On NBC news tonight, they said that nine of the dead mass-murderers in Russia were Arab and that there was a connection to al Qaeda.
They do this there, they can do this here.
Diligence. Furor. Strength. We must wipe them out.
Terrorism is the world’s war
: It’s impossible to express outrage equal to the terrorist atrocity in Russia. Children, they used and killed children.
Last week, it was said that the two plane explosions were Russia’s 9/11. Now there is this, another 9/11.
Meanwhile, in France, they awaited the fate of journalists held by more Islamic fascists. (Update: They are reportedly now in the hands of a moderate group.)
Those are this week’s terror stories. There are stories every week from countries around the world.
Yesterday, I ended up in a conversation on the PATH train — which is a rarity — with a man who lives in New York, who said we have “forgiven” and “forgotten” 9/11 too quickly.
Look at what happened in Russia and pray it does not happen here.
When I started this blog days after 9/11, I called it World War III. We are all at war and the tragedy in Russia should remind us all of that — in America, in Russia, in France, in Germany, in Pakistan, in Indonesia, in Spain. Terror is the world’s war.
No drip, he
: Blogger David Radulski gets to the bottom of an Internet rumor, started from a military man’s email, that Starbucks refused to give coffee to G.I.’s in Iraq. Starbucks, wisely, tracked down the Marine who wrote the email, explained how the company can donate only to official charities but how many employees send coffee; the Marine sent an email taking back the accusation; and here are the emails.