As reported here back in September, the former CIA analyst and Iran specialist Clare Lopez was fired from her position as a senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute after she mentioned Diana West’s book American Betrayal favorably.
When I posted about what happened to Ms. Lopez, I screen-capped her bio and author archive at Gatestone, because I assumed that those pages would eventually be removed. And I was right: they disappeared. As recently as last week, clicking the links for them produced a 404 error — they had vanished down the memory hole. I know they were gone, because I checked.
Sometime in the last few days, however, the situation has changed. An alert Gates of Vienna reader named Hubert Wagner pointed out in our comments that Clare Lopez’ pages had been mysteriously restored at the Gatestone Institute, presumably without informing her. It’s anybody’s guess as to whether this resurrection has anything to do with our post last night about what happened to the now former Gatestone Senior Fellow Robert Ellis.
Death and resurrection. Appearances and disappearances. Beatification and anathema. There are a lot of strange goings-on in the wake of American Betrayal.
For links to previous articles about the controversy over American Betrayal, see the Diana West Archives.