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2006 July 07 — Why Now?
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Oh What A Tangled Web

Right after learning that FBI Losing Top Anti-Terror Talent because if you don’t apply for a job in Washington after you become the head of a district office the Bureau will demote you, we learn Three held in New York tunnel plot.

If this is real why was anti-terror funding to New York reduced?

This guy is supposed to be al Qaeda and trained at a camp in the Syrian controlled area of Lebanon, in spite of the known hatred between al Qaeda and the Shi’ia Ba’athists who control Syria?

His “playboy” lifestyle was a “cover” for his fundamentalist convictions?

This was a real plot, even though there has been no surveillance of the purported target, no acquisition of materiel, and no appreciation of the problems of getting sufficient explosives into a railway tunnel carved out of the bedrock under the river?

This is real because these guys got together in a chatroom and discussed it?

I could be wrong, but I seem to remember a time when guys would sit around, drink a few beers, and tell each other the most absurd lies about sports, women, cars, and how “bad” they were. The rule was the first time someone started sounding like the truth, you knew it was time to go home.

I realize it’s an election year, but they are going to have to do better than this. I admit it is a better story than the Haitians in ninja costumes in Miami, but still…

July 7, 2006   6 Comments

Friday Cat Blogging

Dot Calm

Friday Cat Blogging

Call me when she’s asleep.

[Editor: Dot takes a break in a drawer slot in the dresser. Having put up with Ringo wanting to play for an hour, she went into hiding.

Friday Ark

July 7, 2006   6 Comments

In Memoriam

July 7th, 2005, London

Arms of London

BBC In Depth and the Wikipedia articles on the bombing.

July 7, 2006   Comments Off on In Memoriam