At Least 31 Seized at Iraq Olympic MeetingLet's see, two Israeli soldiers "kidnapped" (actually, they were in a HumVee that was not covered by supporting fire and they were captured by Hezbollah) and it could ignite World War III. At the same time 27 are killed in Iraq and 30 kidnapped, with the chance that they will be brutally murdered in an execution style as has become common.
By BASSEM MROUE
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen kidnapped the chairman of Iraq's Olympic committee and at least 30 others Saturday in a brazen daylight raid on a sports conference in the heart of Baghdad. Armed clashes erupted elsewhere across the capital.
Parliament extended the national state of emergency as at least 27 people _ including two American soldiers _ were killed in sectarian or insurgency-related violence.
Somehow, the world has gone crazy. Did not the world go crazy in 1914? About this time too (see Tuchman's "The Guns of August.")