Has anyone noticed that in the last week or so, there have been things making headlines and dominating the news, that barely seem newsworthy,
given the rest of the devastation and destruction of human lives, etc... that goes on daily?
I'm talking about the huge deal that has been made regarding Newsweek supposedly making a "mistake" when reporting that a Quaran(sp) was flushed or
attempted to be flushed down the toilet, causing huge riots resulting in numerous deaths. Then right on the heels of that, photos of Saddam Hussein
in his undewear come out, causing another flurry of news headlines and also dominating the news.
Now, I'm wondering if those incidents were really so much more important than what they could have been reporting (especially the photos of Saddam's
underwear - I mean, yes, it was a wrong action on the part of whomever took the photos and sold them, but hardly in the same league with many of the
other actions taken over in Iraq and elsewhere resulting in all kinds of unneccessary casualties, etc... ), or were they a deliberate attempt at
diverting attention away from something much larger, something that the government did not want to be made public. Or perhaps it was a combination.
Suppose those riots and killings did happen, and were maybe even a lot worse than we were led to believe, but the real reason for them was not
something that BushCo wanted let out to the public. Maybe the Quaran-in-the-toilet was just a cover (ridiculous as it may sound) for something much
more terrible that happened that led to the riots.
And, please understand that I am not ridiculing the Quaran. I do not know enough about it's true importance to the Muslim people, to say for sure
that it was NOT a horrendous enough insult for them to be seriously infurriated over, enough to cause those riots and killings. It might well be,
since I don't truly know.
However, something about the whole thing just doesn't ring true. I'm not sure exactly how, it just feels like a cover up of something. That
Newsweek deal happened over a week ago, and it is still discussed on the news several times a day. I get the impression, and this is only my
personal impression, that somehow, Newsweek stumbled upon something that they shouldn't have (according to whoever was hiding whatever they were
hiding), and that Newsweek was somehow forced into retracting their story, which probably was true, I mean about the Quaran in the toilet, but
possibly not the underlying cause of what really happened.
I don't know. I might be overly suspiscious, but having just heard the story for about the 100th time in a little over a week, enough is enough.
Why are they not letting us forget about it. What are they really hiding?
Any one else wonder about this?