Quick links for the weekend
-Adam Lichtenheld citing Talisman Gate throughout a story on Nehru Kasnazani, who is now promoting himself in Washington as a candidate for Iraq’s presidency.
-t-desco citing Talisman Gate on the Hariri assassination. Time to re-read my analysis of the Faisal Akbar confessions.
-Anthony Shadid’s piece Thursday in the Washington Post on the arrest of Mullah Nadhim al-Juburi is illuminating since it validates a point often made on this blog: the unfolding story of the ‘Sons of Iraq’ is less about Shi’as beating upon Sunnis but rather more about intra-Sunni rivalry. There’s one thing off about the piece: it claims that Mullah Nadhim joined Al-Qaeda “by August 2006.” That’s inaccurate, for by Mullah Nadhim’s own account in Al-Arabiya (Arabic link), he participated alongside Abu Musaab al-Zarqawi in the preparatory meetings for the Shura Council of the Mujaheddin, which emerged in January 2006.