Super scoop: Blair Plagiarized Student Paper

Discussion in 'Politics' started by harrytrader, Feb 8, 2003.

  1. Blair Plagiarized Student Paper Because MI6
    Refused to Fabricate al Qaeda Link :D :D :D

    The report, released by the British government last Monday, is
    entitled "Iraq - Its Infrastructure Of Concealment, Deception And
    Intimidation". It is reproduced online at (references below to
    page numbers relate to the downloadable Word version).

    The first sentence of the document claims that it draws "upon a
    number of sources, including intelligence material".

    This is somewhat misleading.

    The bulk of the 19-page document (pp.6-16) is directly
    copied without acknowledgement from an article in last September's
    Middle East Review of International Affairs entitled "Iraq's Security and
    Intelligence Network: A Guide and Analysis".

    The author of the piece is Ibrahim al-Marashi, a postgraduate
    student at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He has confirmed
    that his permission was not sought; in fact, he didn't even know
    about the British document until Glen Rangwala, a Cambridge-based Iraq
    analyst,mentioned it to him.

    It's quite striking that even Marashi's typographical errors and
    anomolous uses of grammar are incorporated into the Downing Streetdocument.

    For example, on p.13, the British dossier incorporates a misplaced

    "Saddam appointed, Sabir 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Duri as head"..

    Likewise, Marashi's piece also states:

    "Saddam appointed, Sabir 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Duri as head"..
  2. Did they talk about that in US medias ? Because in Europe everybody knows about that story which proves the lack of seriousness of arguments against war. Such a document could not be published without being corrected before. If so I think they really want to exacerbe europeans against americans without americans knowing why.