Friday, November 21, 2003
JEFF IN KOREA HAS SEVERAL INTERESTING POSTS UP. Be sure to check out the post on demonstrators use of "starfish bombs" and his round up of posts on the rocket attacks in Baghdad that may have been (but probably weren't targeting Koreans. (Start on November 21 and scroll down). I have to confess that when I first heard of this particular attack and the allegation that Koreans were the target (the Marmot has the goods) I found the idea to be a bit far-fetched. Yes, the folks bombing Baghdad, Istanbul, Saudi Arabia etc. seem to be pretty equal opportunity about their targets. They certainly wouldn't try to avoid Koreans because they were Koreans. But to conclude that among a hotel full of foreigners Koreans were the specific target assumes too much (and assumes that the guys who launched the rockets from a donkey cart had really good intelligence and really good aim).