"I don't believe in journalists having 'responsibility.'"
-Seth Lipsky, October 16, 2003

Seth Lipsky and Ira Stoll demanded on August 20, 2003, that Washington "finish the war" against "the Arabs."

Seth Lipsky and Ira Stoll assembled their staff for a Champagne toast to mass death on the commencement of hostilities against Iraq. Stoll called it "my war." CNN maintains a running update here of Americans killed in Ira's war.

On February 6, 2003, Seth Lipsky and Ira Stoll wrote, in all seriousness, of a pending anti-war demonstration that the "the New York City police could do worse, in the end, than to allow the protest and send two witnesses along for each participant, with an eye toward preserving at least the possibility of an eventual treason prosecution."

The June 9, 1995 Wall Street Journal quoted an SEC complaint against New York Sun backer Bruce Kovner as saying Kovner had "altered and destroyed" subpoenaed evidence. We wish you'd do the same to the daily print run of your God-awful newspaper, Bruce.

Also, Professor G. Harlan Reynolds alleged on August 27, 2002 - when the Sun was several months in publication - that Seth Lipsky and Ira Stoll had not yet paid him for a piece authored for their inaugural issue.

Thursday, August 12, 2004
The Sunnis estimation of Ahmad Chalabi is grows in proportion to the "man's" disreputability. A criminal complaint against the pirate is, in SethAndIranistan, really just an endorsement of Chalabi's bona fides and deep morality written in code.

Chalabi, following his handler, has gone jurisdiction shopping for his upcoming suit to prove that he ain't never did nothin' to nobody. Luiza Ch. Savage races down the highway to hackdom to file a timely amicus curaie brief with the US District Court where Chalabi hopes to clear his name.

See, this "news" piece states, it wasn't that Chalabi's Petra Bank was "insolvent" and that it had made "unpaid loans" to "Chalabi's friends and relatives" as "Arthur Anderson & Co" [sic] found. No, it was a "liquidity crisis" provoked by conspirators that undid Chalabi. Never mind that such "crises" - significant redemptions in bunk investment pools, insufficient late-stage interest in what prove to have been pyramid schemes, etc - are what most often expose frauds. Chalabi was no fraud. After all, notes La Savage, the American subsidiary of Chalabi's bank "had deposits of $50 billion and earnings of more than $1 million a year."

Hear that, CIA Islamophiles?! $1 million in earning on deposits of $50 billion. When Chalabi eventually goes into exile, the Sunnis should hire him to direct circulation. His .00002% return on deposits compares favorably to SethAndIra's continued hemorrhaging of other people's money. Further, Chalabi, however briefly, was able to have himself taken seriously amongst influential people. SethAndIra, despite their stated mandate to effect a starboard side change in New York public opinion, continue to be regarded as ridiculous asses unable to draw a circulation of any size despite giving their shitrag away to vendors.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

"The principal motive is to keep me out of the political process or hamper
my participation in it," the former mathematics professor and banker told
Reuters in an interview in his hotel room in Tehran.

He said the CIA was involved "to a considerable extent."

"This is a classic situation, they have done it in South America... It is
not a domestic Iraqi issue," said Chalabi, the scion of a merchant family.

"The Americans create structures in the judiciary and special units in the
police and security which are ostensibly part of the government of Iraq which
have covert channels to the Americans who direct them to do their

Why does Ahmad Chalabi hate America so much?


It’s said that having the right enemies can be a sign of good character,
and if that is so, it’s a positive sign of Iraqi democratic leader Ahmad
Chalabi’s character that he has so many.


There are the Saudis and the Jordanians and their clients at the Central
Intelligence Agency, who don’t like him because he is a Shiite and because he is
a democrat and because they cannot control him.


But for all of us who were and continue to be inspired by Mr. Chalabi in
the cause of Iraqi freedom, the American legal system may be useful in
clarifying the issues and the enemies he now confronts. [Huh?] Meantime he
can take comfort in the fact that he is by no means the first advocate of
democracy to be threatened with jail.

It looks like Chalabi has picked his enemy. Why do SethAndIra hate America so much? Why do they side with a declared enemy of the United States, when there is a war going on?

Monday, August 09, 2004
Okay, wait for it...


Ahmad Chalabi, the exile leader who returned to Iraq last year hoping to run the country with American support, was ordered arrested on counterfeiting charges, Iraqi officials said Sunday night.

Oooh, that felt good. Must be a long night at Chez Lipsky. One more time...


Ahmad Chalabi, the exile leader who returned to Iraq last year hoping to run the country with American support, was ordered arrested on counterfeiting charges, Iraqi officials said Sunday night.

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