March 21, 2006

Columbia for sale

Further to Lee Smith's guest post, here's an article by Mohamed Eljahmi, a Libyan-American whose brother Fathi is under lock and key in Libya. Eljahmi points out that Columbia University is taking Libyan money for a conference which will involve Col. Qadhafi participating by teleconference. Among the great seats of learning with which Columbia has decided to associate itself are "Tripolis (sic) Green Book Center" (NYT article on this outfit here). Perhaps the Colonel will enlighten Columbia on his theory that the CIA created and spread AIDS.

Note that Columbia gingerly refers to Qadhafi as the "Libyan leader." He's paying so they can't call him a dictator. Still on his own wesbite, Qadhafi does use his military title.

The head of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia hosting this shindig is Lisa Anderson, who gave this laughable speech at the Middle East Studies Association in 2003, who took a partly Saudi paid junket in 2004 and who is not to be confused with this Lisa Anderson (internet searches can yield odd results).

Andrew Apostolou (in clean jim jams).

Posted by Andrew Apostolou at March 21, 2006 04:21 AM

Harvard started taking money from Saudi's and recently the dean of students (or something similar) wrote an essay or paper accusing a jewish cabal of plotting the Iraq war to advance the Israeli agenda. (This is what I have been told, I have not double checked so it may be a rumor.)

Also one the writers at The Nation is being paid by the U.N. ("consulting fees"). He took money from the U.N., got caught and claimed it neo-conservative conspiracy. He was in New York so the audience clapped.

Posted by: Mike#3or4 at March 21, 2006 05:38 PM

I should have read the previous post by Tony before I made my comment. Oh well.

Posted by: Mike#3or4 at March 21, 2006 08:01 PM
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