Mohammed Moved the Mountain But Fox News Redraws the Map of the Region

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 1:02 pm

By 1916, the allies had opened up the Arabian Peninsula as a front in the First World War by convincing the Arabian tribes that Britain and France supported their independence from the Ottoman Empire. From deep behind Ottoman lines, the revolt kindled by legendary British officer T.E. Lawrence disrupted Ottoman supply lines and forced the German-allied empire to defend its rear. Little did the Arabs know that in secret, the British and the French had already conspired in secret to redraw the map of the Middle East between them. Known as the Sykes-Picot agreement, the accord laid the terms for apportioning the Ottoman-controlled Mideast into British and French spheres of influence, and until this week, it stood as one of the most seminal events in the history of the region.

But now Fox News has topped it:

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Progressives have long suspected Fox News of desiring to redraw the map of the region, but few thought the network would ever succeed.  At least it’s not like the United States ever actually spent six and a half years at war in Iraq, because if so, this kind of mistake would be embarrassing.

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Comments

6 Comments

strangely_enough
Comment posted July 30, 2009 @ 10:05 pm

Stunning. I know they don't have “fact checkers” at Fox, but this one is just…
But, they damn well sure know how to spell and find Israel and Iran.


ducksworthy
Comment posted August 5, 2009 @ 5:40 pm

Did any Fox viewer notice?


NaderPaulKucinichGravel
Comment posted August 5, 2009 @ 11:14 pm

Bloodthirsty AIPAC Neocons & their 'Useful Idiots' at FOX


egc
Comment posted August 11, 2009 @ 1:41 am

Bloodthirsty AIPAC, etc. indeed. You know the Obama administration strategy is to get Israel together with the US's main allies – Egypt and Saudi Arabia, Jordan and (hopefully) Syria, against Iran (and Palestine). This map is sort of this administration's Wish Look. Not sure it was a mistake.


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Trackback posted August 18, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

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How do you look for information for your blog content?…


Name
Comment posted September 3, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

Wow egc is really stupid. I mean this is the internet, but how dumb can you be?


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