How Propaganda Breeds Hate

I happened to be in the room earlier when some books were being unpacked. Among them was “The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0152054456/ref=pd_bxgy_text_1/103-6890508-0880626?v=glance&s=books&st=*. I flipped through it and thought it a rather unlikely account, but was not concerned about it. It was a short time later that I happened to read “Alia’s Mission( Alia’s Mission)”:http://www.brokenkode.com/archives/alias-mission/. I was going to leave what I write below as a comment, but I decided instead to write it here, and let Trackback do it’s job. It is probably a little harsher than what I usually write around here, but I felt it is important to say it. Khaled, you really ought to take some time to examine “the facts(Media blamed for exaggerating loss of antiquities)”:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/05/22/wloot22.xml before you get so upset over some long discredited “propaganda(Hoaxes, Hype and Humiliation)”:http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A52824-2003Jun12&notFound=true. Only “26 items(Looted Antiquities from The National Museum of Iraq – A Provisional List)”:http://minervamagazine.com/exclusives/iraq_01.php have ever been confirmed as missing, and they may be included in some “3000 objects(Archaeologists Warn of Iraq War’s Devastation)”:http://www.afsc.org/pwork/0304/030416.htm that had been stolen from Iraqi museums and sites by 1996. The biggest problem in the world day are the people who allow “hatred(Internet and Tragedy)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2001/09/tragedy to blind them to facts. I sincerely hope you will rethink what you wrote.