October 17, 2003

Breaking News


From YahooNews (AP): Gaza Strip Blast Kills Three Americans. This story from Wednesday was displaced within hours by the "Defense Drops Bombshell" in the Kobe Bryant hearing story (words from an actual FoxNews headline). When news this relevant to the War on Terrorism is so easily shoved aside for celebrity sex scandal news, it's unlikely that telling tid-bits like the following will ever make headlines:

A team of U.S. investigators who photographed the charred sports utility vehicle was pelted with rocks by about a dozen Palestinian youths as about 200 Palestinians looked on.

As the angry crowd chanted "Allahu Akbar" -- "God is great" -- the Americans rushed back into their cars, surrounded by nervous Palestinian security officers with rifles raised. Palestinian police beat some people in the crowd while pushing the spectators back, and the cars sped away under a hail of stones.

The Palestinian Authorities have arrested three over U.S. convoy attack. But Little Green Footballs featured a Palestinian Authority cartoon that places blame for the blast on Jews.

Posted by Forkum at October 17, 2003 07:49 AM