One of the WikiLeaks cables reveals a US embassy report from Syria describing the actions of a Syrian sheikh in fomenting the riots during the Mohammed cartoon crisis in 2006. The sheikh’s name is redacted from the cable’s text, but he is said to be “influential”
In other news, the descendants of John Wilkes Booth are pushing for DNA testing to determine whether President Lincoln’s assassin was in fact the man killed in that barn in Virginia in 1865, or whether it was someone else. Some theorists believe that Booth escaped, fled to the frontier, and lived there for several decades after the assassination.
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