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2007 October 02 — Why Now?
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They’re Baaaack!

When I saw the BBC headline, Sears Tower ‘plot’ trial begins, I wondered what plot they were talking about. I didn’t remember anything about an attack on the Sears Tower. Then the story said the trial was in Miami and it hit me – it’s the Miami Haitian Ninja Terrorists!

We are really going to spend tax dollars on a criminal trial of a half dozen whacked out homeless Haitians from Liberty City who were looking for someone to buy them boots. When you can’t figure out how to buy guns and explosives in Miami, you are a danger only to yourself.

October 2, 2007   5 Comments

More on Burma

Fallenmonk is watching events in Burma and offers other reports on the crack down.

David Axe writing in the World Politics Review reports that Satellites Help Spot Human Rights Abuses in Burma:

In the past week, up to 200 of people have died in Burma in the government’s violent suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations, according to various reports. But thousands more in Burma are routinely forcibly relocated and their villages burned by the army in an ongoing campaign against the country’s ethnic minorities. Now the Washington, D.C.-based American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is using commercially provided satellite imagery to catalogue the abuses.

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October 2, 2007   2 Comments

Fasten Your Seat Belts

You may as well put on the neck brace and helmet, just to be safe.

Tristero at Hullabaloo calls it Dissociation. At Crooks and Liars they refer to it as moving the goal posts. In the run-up to an attack on Iran we are seeing the same pattern of changing rationales for the war that occurred prior to the invasion of Iraq.

Unable to convince people of the need to attack Iran’s nuclear program because the Security Council won’t go along this time, now we have the MAC-V MNF-I pumping out a constant stream of propaganda about Iran aiding the insurgents. All of the “evidence” they have produced has been anecdotal, obviously faked, or too ambiguous to be confirmation of anything.

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October 2, 2007   9 Comments

Security Gone Wild

Jack at People’s Republic of Seabrook wants to know When is enough too much?.

It is being reported that some Austin volunteer dog-walkers have quit over being required to put up with background checks. These are people who are giving up their personal time to help out at the dog pound by taking the “inmates” out for a walk, and now they are supposed to give up their personal information so a background check can be performed.

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October 2, 2007   8 Comments