Thursday, January 29, 2009

Really? That was unexpected.

Reuters had the following headline yesterday:

"Egypt attacks Iran and allies in Arab world"

This leads to many possible questions:

-Why did Egypt attack Iran?
-Did it involve a land invasion, or merely air sorties?
-Did Egypt attack Iran's allies, or its own allies?
-Why haven't I heard more about this in the news?
-Who the hell approved this headline?

Although the headline does its best to mislead us, the described events were much less dramatic. Basically, an Egyptian diplomat gave an interview in which he said that Egypt used diplomatic pressure to prevent a January meeting between other Arab diplomats from taking place.

But, I have to admit, the thought of missiles flying back and forth between Cairo and Tehran sounds a lot more exciting.

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