Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

The Director General of al Jazeera has been given his walking papers.

The director general of the controversial Arab satellite television Al-Jazeera has been sacked, Qatari sources said on Tuesday, amid allegations he worked with Saddam Hussein’s intelligence services.

Mohammed Jassem al-Ali had held the top job at the Doha-based station since it launched the Arabic-language channel in 1996.

Al-Jazeera and Ali have been accused by western media of collaborating with the former regime in Baghdad, which the ex-director general visited before the US-led war, meeting Saddam during an hour-long interview.

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