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Steve Bates and Digby both posted on Marcy Wheeler’s take on Cora Currier’s Propulica piece about: [Imagine Count Floyd announcing the movie for Monster Chiller Horror Theatre] ‘Secret Enemies’!!!

Carl Levin has been a Senator for nearly forever and he wanted to know exactly what groups were meant by the phrase: “Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their associated forces”. When the response arrived it was classified. That’s right, the American people aren’t allowed to know who the “enemy” is, because that would make the “enemy” stronger. Really, WTF? Has the State Department’s Terrorist list become like the Top Ten list from Consumer Reports for terrorist groups? If the US targets you, it that like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for radical groups?

Excuse me, but I think that firing Hellfire missiles from a drone at a group sort of indicates that the US doesn’t like you. I don’t think I would consider it as the equivalent of a Michelin Star.

As near as I can tell, the only people being kept in the dark by classifying this list are the American people – you know, the people paying for the GWOT™

At times like this I really miss Rod Serling…

July 27, 2013   2 Comments

Tropical Wave Dorian – Day 4

Position: 18.9N 54.7W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 24 mph [39 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Gale Force Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1011 mb.

Currently about 550 miles [ 890 km] East of the northern Leeward Islands.

Dorian has lost its closed circulation and is a remnant Low pressure area. This is the final NHC advisory.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

July 27, 2013   Comments Off on Tropical Wave Dorian – Day 4