lvania Attack?: So far, they're reporting that 13 Americans are hurt, six seriously, and embedded Time Magazine correspondent Jim Lacey says "The carnage inside those tents was pretty severe." If no one dies, this bad news may turn out to have an upside -- seems it was probably some kind of inside job (by which it could have been a frequent non-American supplier to the camp) ... and this is the best the attackers could do with what must have been pretty advanced information and access. We'll likely find out who it was and how they did it; then security for other camps in the region will surely be re-vetted (and presumably improved), and maybe future plots will be foiled. UPDATE: Lacey is now reporting on CNN that an American GI has been arrested as the primary suspect. Wow! So much for my big ideas.... UPDATE II: KFWB says one soldier is dead, three are undergoing surgery, and the serviceman is being charged with murder.

Posted by at March 22, 2003 05:53 PM

MSNBC has reported that a US soldier is in custody and suspected of attacking his own fellow soliers. No name has been released yet.

Posted by: Brian linse at March 22, 2003 06:08 PM

Whoa! Just heard Lacey report the same on CNN via KFWB!

Posted by: Matt Welch at March 22, 2003 06:14 PM

Now there is a report on Fox News that the suspect has a "Muslim" surname. And CNN's website is reporting that the same suspect was recently charged with insubordination.

Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2003 12:33 AM

How the hell can you have a "Muslim surname"? I suppose it can be Arab-sounding ... or maybe he pulled an Ali and changed it altogether....

Posted by: Matt Welch at March 23, 2003 10:22 AM
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