U.S. Bombed by Egyptian Press

(New York Daily News) Zev Chafets - According to Al Ahram, the Egyptian version of a great metropolitan paper, America was responsible for blowing up the UN headquarters in Baghdad, the car bomb near the mosque in Najaf, and the bombing of the Jordanian embassy in the Iraqi capital. It isn't every day the U.S. is accused of terrorism and mass murder by the government-run paper of a regime that receives billions in U.S. aid. Cairo's journalists are more unhinged and paranoid than their counterparts in other, explicitly anti-American, countries. The official press of Iran and Syria, for example, didn't blame America for the bombing in Najaf. They blamed Israel.

2003-09-04 00:00:00

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