Real Protest or Intelligence Op?

Call me a tinfoil-hat wearing nutter, but I find it hard to believe that this is spontaneous, coming five months after the original publication of the cartoons:

Three people died and outlets of a Norwegian phone firm, a U.S. fast food restaurant and banks were set ablaze in Pakistan on Wednesday in renewed violence against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

More than 20,000 people, including traders, students and Islamist radicals, took part in protests in cities in North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the eastern city of Lahore.

Like the revelation that the NWA’s domestic spying program saved the Library Tower in Los Angelese from Muslim extremists, the timing of this flareup (a month before Iran opens its euro-based oil exchange) seems awfully timely for those who think nuking Iran is a good idea.

Especially since the offensive cartoons were published in Egypt in October with no resulting protests, much less violence.

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