Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

Report coming on CIA rendition flights in Europe

The BBC says it has had an advance look at a report on U.S. secret flights for terror suspects, and that the report will say up to 14 countries colluded with the CIA. An excerpt: The document will be presented to the Council of Europe by Swiss MP Dick Marty after a seven-month inquiry. An […]

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Osirak: 25th anniversary of the original WMD pre-emptive strike

On June 7, 1981, 10 Israeli military aircraft took off and took out Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor. The BBC has a retrospective on the strike: Factfile: How Osirak was bombed Osirak: Over the reactor (the pilots' story) Israeli attack 'jumpstarted nuclear programme' (Iraqi scientist) Osirak: Threats real and imagined

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Mitrovica on the media and the 'terrorists'

Investigative journalist Andrew Mitrovica had a fine cautionary commentary in Tuesday's Toronto Star. An excerpt: The headlines were disturbing. “Terror Suspects Plotted in Toronto.” “CN Tower Threatened.” I didn't pluck these ominous headlines from weekend newspapers blaring word of the police case against 17 alleged “terrorists.” They were written three years ago by scoop-thirsty papers […]

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