The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Sunday, March 30, 2003

Hey, wait a second...

Today at a press briefing, U.S. General Tommy Franks announced, among other developments, that his forces had destroyed a "massive" terrorist training facility in northern Iraq near the Iranian border. Good news for those who beleive that Saddam Hussein harboured terrorist networks, right?

Maybe not. Have a look at this map of Iraq published on last August. The northern part of Iraq near the Iranian border is in Kurdish-controlled territory. I think it's best to stay tuned for more news on this one -- it might turn into a repeat of last week's find of a "huge" chemical weapons plant that wasn't. The map on the MSNBC report also shows that this place was in an area considerably removed from the part of Iraq under the Saddam government's rule.
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