Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bits and Pieces

"Guard the change", eh? Is it just presumed now that all black people are de facto Obama voters, controlled by the One? It must be hard to be a black conservative. Anyway, not sure why blacks in general should be energized to guard a change that has done nothing to arrest a high unemployment and low investment scenario in their neighborhoods. Shouldn't they be demanding 'change that matters'?

As to Drudge's headline about Obama going to church today, that's his business and not for others to judge. My guess is that Obama really believes that God is on his side in this change business, just as reverend Wright sees biblical backing to 'black liberation theology'. To them spreading the wealth and defeating capitalism and 'white man's greed' is probably the highest of callings. And it blends nicely with that anti-colonialist worldview D'Souza was mentioning.


Strange. With A'jad in New York spouting propaganda to CNN, Iran's Fars News Agency claims that seven US troops were captured along with two Iranian civilians near the Iranian-Afghan border in the province of Sistan-Baluchestan. Then PressTV comes out and 'rejects' the original claim. The DoD is saying everyone has been accounted for.

BTW, that region is largely Sunni. Some have even speculated that they sided with Saddam during the Iran-Iraq war. Master Baluch terrorist Ramzi Yousef once operated from there, laying a bomb in a Shiite mosque that killed dozens, and of course he and his uncle were instrumental in planning the destruction of the WTC. Just a few years ago there was an assassination attempt against A'jad in that area. Another more recent attempt was blamed on firecrackers. The leader of the Baluch terror group Jund'Allah, was recently captured and executed in Evin prison while his brother had previously been done away with at the border town of Zahedan in the same general vicinity as this story.

So, what if? WAG'ing wildly, how about a Special Forces team with Iranian guides? Maybe they were trying to work their way towards Sabzevar. Or maybe somebody in Tehran was at play while the mouse was away.

On a separate political note, would an October surprise capture of bin Laden or Zawahiri before the mid-terms change the current tea party dynamic? Just asking because the liberals always asked during the Bush years.


Yet another alleged spy problem at Los Alamos:
According to the 22-count indictment, Mascheroni told the undercover agent he could help Venezuela develop a nuclear bomb within 10 years and that Venezuela would use a secret, underground nuclear reactor to produce and enrich plutonium, and an open, aboveground reactor to produce nuclear energy.
There's nothing to indicate Chavez was contacted or trying to engage this traitor (who should be hung as one if convicted), just that an Argentinian-born nuke scientist working in our top secret lab thought enough about Hugo to offer his services, or was whoring himself for cash. It's unclear if he ever actually made contact and whether Chavez would have been interested--ironically Venezuela just ended their twice-monthly joint code share flight with Iran Air between Caracas, Damascus and Tehran. Just a coincidence, probably.

Ah well, plenty of football and even baseball to distract attention away from the world today. Off to the distractions!

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