At the time, it seemed to me odd timing that the government was so willing to consider the case closed against Bruce Ivins who had just died days before. Those close to him felt the same. Prudence would suggest, nay demand, that investigators act otherwise. But, as we’ve all learned, this administration knows not the meaning of that word, and shit flows downhill… It’s just easier to control the flow of information that way. And, that’s what is happening. Obviously, something is amiss… what… who knows. But, the bottom line is that American made anthrax was used in a terrorist attack that took lives, and that attack was more than likely planned and conducted by an American/s. And, that should put a lump in your throat.
Tom Dashle seems to have doubts as well… This is one of those cases that five years from now the internet will be full of conspiracy theorists proporting to prove that Dick Cheney poisoned Ivins with a blow dart gun, complete with blurry 8×10 glossies and red arrows pointing to blotches.Read More
Sorry for the lack of posting of late. Just been busy with other things…
Consider for a moment that the NY Times is being sued and an effort underway to force them to reveal sources regarding an ongoing investigation of the anthrax attacks of September 2001. Call me silly, but I feel that any effort to uncover the terrorists who utilized anthrax is a step in the right direction. And, if it takes a newspaper to push that investigation along by keeping it in the public eye, so be it. Of course, just the opposite has occurred.
And, the so-called “new media” outlets, including portals such as Google, are not immune to the corporate pitfalls. They are actually succumbing to the powers that be rather passively. The possibilities are rather frightening actually. The role the internet plays, and the power it wields is palpable, and from a corporate perspective, a real problem. (Given the current atmosphere from the White House.) It would be good to see a solid cross section of voices represented on TV. We’ll see.Read More
“If we’re not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation,” said Wynne. “(Because) if I hit somebody with a nonlethal weapon and they claim that it injured them in a way that was not intended, I think that I would be vilified in the world press.”
Cause, the US press would just roll over and wait for their balls to be tickled by a microwave weapon, no doubt.