Saturday, October 30, 2010

Oh my GOD!

DiFi goes unequivicational!
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-California, called the potential plot "a new novel thing -- and that is using FedEx and UPS planes to perhaps bring in something that might be explosive."

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fear! It's what's for elections!

More terror in the skies we are to believe, as purported fiendish Muslims send two packages that 'contain explosives' or as the LA Times says, were 'laden with explosives' to 'places of Jewish worship' in Chicago. What kind of explosives, and if they could, like, explode, remains unreported.

Such is the fear generated that Obama has to take time off from the Daily Show to address the nation. Heroic.

Try to imagine if any of these clowns (the local ones are all aided and abetted by the FBI) ever manage to kill someone. Martial law, baby!

Friday, October 15, 2010

No surprise

It's no surprise that convicted (after a guilty plea) terrorist David Headley was outed by his wife and others as a potential terrorist as early as 2005. We've looked at his case before. It's no surprise that US officials took no action after their allegations, either.

In three interviews with federal agents, Headley’s wife said that he was an active militant in the terrorist group Lashkar-i-Taiba, had trained extensively in its Pakistani camps, and had shopped for night vision goggles and other equipment, according to officials and sources close to the case. The wife, whom ProPublica is not identifying to protect her safety, also told agents that Headley had bragged of working as a paid U.S. informant while he trained with the terrorists in Pakistan, according to a person close to the case.
He says he was paid as an informant as he trained, but the DEA denies this:
“Headley was closed as an informant because he wasn’t producing anything,” the former senior official said. He said he believed Headley’s relationship with the DEA ended “years” before Mumbai, but did not have more precise information. 
 If he wasn't an informant for the DEA, who was he an informant for? Did the CIA knowingly sit on the information about the attack? I'll bet the Indians have their suspicions, and I don't blame them, I have my suspicions, too.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


The people of Lebanon must be thrilled that the US has their back on security issues. As State Department spokesman Phillip J. Crowley says:
We are committed to Lebanon's security.
So, when the next Israeli invasion takes place, we can expect the US to do something different from the past?

No, just more cheering on of the 'birth pangs' of a new Middle East.


We would be remiss if we failed to follow the continuing exploits of our favorite US diplomat, one time ambassador Peter Galbraith, currently running for the State Senate in Vermont.

Before his latest career, and his preceding job as a UN diplomat in Kabul, where he was the scourge of Karzai and his own UN boss, Eide, Galbraith was a volunteer helping Iraqi Kurds set up their own oil industry, negotiating with the Iraqi government, and writing the Iraqi constitution. As it turns out, at the same time he had a secret agreement with a Norwegian oil company to open up new fields in Kurdistan for drilling.

Since the deal didn't work out due to opposition from the Iraqi government, Galbraith, in association with a Yemeni company (Yemeni???), is receiving a settlement of $55 to $75 million.

Admitting that he should have disclosed his business interests, Galbraith says he intends to reinvest his gains in alternative energy, somehow making everything OK.

Friday, October 08, 2010


That's the sound of the other shoe dropping, i.e. the news that much of the foreclosures underway in the US are using fraudulent means. Those means are necessitated by the lack of real documentation for many or most of the loans. A giant quadrillion dollar pile of paper has been created on top of the biggest fraud in the history of the capital markets.

What's worse is that it will be rather difficult to blame the poor for these problems, the banks are going to have to find a new scapegoat for their schemes, and a new reason to justify another bailout.

This will probably require another panic or other 'emergency'. It shouldn't be long.

Monday, October 04, 2010


Legal Schnauzer has the skinny on the latest indictments in Alabama, related to a conspiracy to fix bingo games, or something like that. The US attorney there is Leura Canary who is thought to be a big buddy of Karl Rove and part of the Republican cabal that is working to bring down Alabama Democrats, including ex-Gov. Don Siegelman.

Leading to the question, why is Canary still the US attorney there? Barack Obama's justice department under Eric Holder is one of the oddest parts of the administration. The DoJ was filled during the Bush administration with politically motivated hacks, it has remained filled with them thanks to Holder's inactivity, while the DoJ goes after peace activists.

Is is shear stupidity and incompetence? Difficult to believe. Cowardice? Are the Rovians so scary to an AG and a President? What do they have on Holder? Because that's what it looks like.