Friday, February 24, 2006
She adds some interesting comments on that particular incident, but this phenomenon is by no means limited to Iraq, and appears to be spreading globally. So, for the benefit of analysts and my readers, I thought I would just gather up in one place a roundup of the most recent attacks:
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed the United States and Israel on Thursday for the destruction of a Shiite shrine’s golden dome in Iraq, saying it was the work of “defeated Zionists and occupiers.”
Speaking to a crowd of thousands on a tour of southwestern Iran, the president referred to the destruction of the Askariya mosque dome in Samarra on Wednesday, which the Iraqi government has blamed on insurgents.
“They invade the shrine and bomb there because they oppose God and justice,” Ahmadinejad said, alluding to the U.S.-led multinational forces in Iraq.
“These passive activities are the acts of a group of defeated Zionists and occupiers who intended to hit our emotions,” he said in a speech that was broadcast on state television. Addressing the United States, he added: “You have to know that such an act will not save you from the anger of Muslim nations.”
- A school bus in Pakistan had a flat tire last Wednesday, causing the children to miss the first five minutes of their morning recitation. The tire burst immediately after a child's offer of a drink was rejected by another with the words "I hate the juice." Authorities speculate that the bus windows were partially lowered, thus allowing Zionist spy-satellites to pickup the exchange and trigger the attack on the school bus.
- A devastatingly huge car bomb placed right next to a Mosque in Karballa last week failed to explode, due to Zionist interference; although, there was some speculation that this may have been the work of the occupiers instead. All agreed, however, that it was the Zionists who were the root cause of the outrageous breach of Iraqi sovereignty.
- A street vendor in Damascus found that an entire batch of felafel had been overcooked and had to be discarded. On further investigation, he discovered the timer had been set for an extra eighteen minutes too long -- the number eighteen widely known to be the Jewish magic number. The owner had set the time himself and, having no coworkers who could have tampered with it, he drew the obvious conclusion and went to the local newspaper. The resulting riots dispersed by nightfall.
- Iraninan President Ahmadinejad himself was not immune, noticing the Zionists had stolen his toothbrush when he tried to find it last night. When questioned how he could know it was the Zionists, when he had already admitted not having used it for two months, a time during which many people could have had access, Ahmadinejad pointed out, "Who stands to benefit most if the democratically elected leader of Iran does not find his toothbrush? Obviously it is the Zionists."
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