Saturday, December 04, 2004
Friday, December 03, 2004
Thursday, December 02, 2004
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Scariest of all...On Salon.com today, Mark Follman quotes Yossef Bodansky, author of Bin-Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America, as saying that an unconventional-weapons attack on the USA is now virtually "inevitable". Mr. Bodansky's analysis is that many Islamists view Americans as condoning President Bush's "transgressions against Muslims" now that we elected him. Consequently, these Islamists would not view a massive attack as a "slaughter of the innocents", and a Saudi cleric has provided the theological sanction to such an attack. Mr. Follman also rightly points out how curious it is that this analysis did not get any media coverage in the election campaign...
Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Scary theory... Could it be that the clumsy campaign in Iraq is merely a run-up to a more grandiose invasion of Iran? Could the demonstrably indefensible claims of WMDs in Iraq have been a half-heartedly concocted smoke screen for an agenda that has as a long range goal the real invasion, that of Iran? While the evidence of a genuine threat from Iran undoubtedly mounts, the logistics of such an invasion are even more threatening: Iran is vastly larger than Iraq and would offer much more stubborn resistance. This is to say nothing of the predictably negative world reaction and the further hardening of Islamist hatred of the USA.
Monday, November 29, 2004
Hiatus...Took a trip to beautiful Key West. They tell me there that they haven't been hit by a hurricane since the 30's. I'd anticipated scenes of destruction from all the awful weather that passed through the area a couple months ago, but locals say that most of the time the weather bounces off Cuba and veers either east or west of the Keys. Hemingway's house was a trip. All the 6-toed descendants of his 6-toed cats roaming everywhere. Sign observed: "Help a native sleep--Take a chicken off the island with you." Beautiful and warm. Snowed here in Chicago.