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Making Things Go Boom

Kevin Drum located an article on making TATP.

Read it and get depressed about the stupidity of banning liquids and most of the current “plot”. You can’t do this on an airplane. It isn’t pour two liquids together, shake, and add fuse.

August 17, 2006   10 Comments


It is beginning to look like the guy arrested in Thailand may have to be “unarrested”, not unlike several recent “terrorists”.

No war zones safe enough for reporters and no giant court cases looming – heavens, what will the media do?

August 17, 2006   Comments Off on Oops

Things I Didn’t Know

EDB at Anecdotes from a Banana Republic teaches me something new in Which international force?

Turkey: Lebanon is home to the largest Armenian diaspora community in the world. They don’t want Turkish troops in their midst, and for good reason.
Potential for lasting peace: Bad. Armenians might take up arms.

I had no idea there were so many Armenians in Lebanon.

August 17, 2006   Comments Off on Things I Didn’t Know

Cut The Crap

Just out, a Federal judge tells the Shrubbery to cut the crap with his illegal wiretaps: NSA eavesdropping program ruled unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit became the first judge to strike down the National Security Agency’s program, which she says violates the rights to free speech and privacy.

The ruling [warning PDF] tells Gonzalez that he has to put up or shut up on the legality of the program.

August 17, 2006   3 Comments