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Fri, 11 Apr 2003 17:18:33 GMT

Man, this guy is just too easy to make fun of:



“The U.S. military has not taken Saddam International Airport, nor are their tanks streaming through the streets of Baghdad. Also, the Boston Red Sox bullpen looks to be in great shape.”


–Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, Iraq’s Information Minister. via SportsPickle.com



“I would like to stress again that the Americans are not in control of Bagdhad. Also, I would like to make a shout-out to all my homies in New York, and request Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell,” or any song that has the word “Run” in the title.


–Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, Iraq’s Information Minister , on-air soundbite on Q104.3

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Wed, 09 Apr 2003 14:23:27 GMT

How do we strengthen the Second Superpower? What are the next vital developments we need to make? ” [Jim Moore’s Weblog]


Even more interesting are the comments from the audience here. Rahul Dave throws  down the idea of a Blog News Network which my friends can tell you I’ve also had designs on for a long time. What would it take to take on the AP or UPI with bloggers everywhere?


 

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Wed, 09 Apr 2003 18:23:44 GMT

The damn cable TV in the office is down. I’m waiting “24-48 hours” for repairs. Meanwhile, kudos to the Feedroom for high quality streaming video from multiple sources. They even have RSS feeds to tell you what’s on. Example:


Saddam Hussein Statue Downed Apr. 9 – In a sweeping, symbolic gesture of the end of Saddam Hussein’s rule over Baghdad, a Marine tank toppled a giant statue of the Iraqi leader. (raw video)


[via War In Iraq from www.FeedRoom.com]

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Fri, 04 Apr 2003 21:01:21 GMT

‘Human shields’ fear for airport The Iraqi regime could employ a “human tide” to fight US-led forces at Baghdad’s airport, the leader of British forces in the Gulf warns.

[via BBC News | Front Page | UK Edition]

I was, unfortunately saying the same thing at lunch. I predicted this strategy as a way for Iraq to make us out to be even worse monsters than they are. The only thing I could thing of when I saw Saddam out rallying people was that he was getting folks psyched to go take on the US soldiers. That included civilians. So now our country will have to shoot through civilians to get at the repulican guards. One can easily imagine 10’s of thousands dead before morning.

Let’s hope not.

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Important New Internet Standard

Important New Internet Standard


Internet security guru Steve Bellovin proposed today an important new Internet standard, RFC 3514, which creates a new “evil bit” in Internet Protocol packet headers. The evil bit is required to be set in all malicious packets. RFC 3514 fully examines the ramifications of this innovative proposal, including a discussion of what existing systems must do to maintain their current behavior. [Via Freedom-to-Tinker.]


This should be implmented today, April 1st!