German authorities have insisted that the Frankfurt Airport shooter, Arid Uka, was in all likelihood a “lone wolf” who acted spontaneously. But his reported friendship with Rami Makanesi casts doubt on this theory. See my new article on Pajamas Media here.
According to the German wire service dapd, the German Attorney General’s Office has confirmed that the video clip viewed by the Frankfurt Airport shooter Arid Uka — and that allegedly provoked him to kill American soldiers — was indeed the rape scene from Brian De Palma’s fictional anti-Iraq War movie Redacted. See my new report [...]
How many leaders of Arab countries or predominantly Muslim ones would suggest that Israeli military actions in Gaza are legitimate? In an interview with France’s Journal du Dimanche, Muammar Gaddafi did just that. See my new post on the Tatler blog here.
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If one is to judge by the tenor of reports in the western media, there is great urgency to establish a “no-fly zone” in Libya in order to prevent the Libyan air force from bombing the civilian population. But if one listens to the military leadership of the anti-Gaddafi rebellion, the source of the urgency [...]
Arid Uka, who shot and killed two American servicemen at Frankfurt Airport on Wednesday, has told German police that he was motivated in part by a video that he saw showing American soldiers “plundering a house and raping a girl” in Afghanistan. According to Germany’s deputy Attorney General Rainer Griesbaum, Uka is supposed to have [...]
There have been reports in the American media that according to unnamed sources, the shooter who killed two American servicemen at Frankfurt Airport on Wednesday is supposed to have shouted “Allah Akbar” during the attack. But in fact there is a named source who says the same: Arid Uka, the shooter himself. For this and [...]
Many questions have been raised about Julian Assange’s and WikiLeaks’s association with the anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist Israel Shamir. Defenders of Assange have suggested, however, that even if Shamir has indeed done “work” for WikiLeaks, it might well have been Shamir that proposed his services. Hence, the association would not imply that Assange was aware of the [...]