Friday, February 17, 2012

Did Shadid Die A "Natural Syrian Death"?


Mr. Shadid spent most of his professional life covering the region, as a reporter first with The Boston Globe; then with The Washington Post, for which he won Pulitzer Prizes in 2004 and 2010; and afterward with The New York Times. At his death, from what appeared to be an asthma attack, he was on assignment for The Times in Syria.

Maybe the hospitals were overcrowded?

You know, Syrian slaughter disease.

Interesting details:

The Syrian government, which tightly controls foreign journalists' activities in the country, had not been informed of his assignment by The Times.  The exact circumstances of Mr. Shadid's death and his precise location inside Syria when it happened were not immediately clear.

P.S.  Just informed by BoL that

He survived 6 days in captivity in Libya and being shot in Israel.  This is fishy.


Now claiming he was more sensitive to horses.

But if so, why didn't he die going in?

Times photographer Tyler Hicks was with him at the time and said he had suffered another attack a week ago as they entered the country, again on horseback.


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