Bustani lynched

Jose Bustani was the Director General of the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, until last weekend, when he was ousted by a wide margin in an illegal vote called for by the United States. You see, the USA didn't want Bustani to succeed in getting Iraq to join the organization, because that would make it harder for Bush to get a strong mandate to attack them. Not surprisingly, this story has received little, misleading, or no attention frolm the American media.

Kuro5hin has good coverage, and there's a story in the Moscow Times (below).

Moscow Times: Global Eye -- Pack Men

It's amusing how the NYTimes covered the story, not mentioning Iraq whatsoever.

It would help if the weblogging community would link to these stories widely to help uncover this situation.

Written on April 29, 2002