War & politics: Sept 11th, bin Laden, Middle East news, from my own perspective.
"According to DEBKAfile analysts, these seven anomalies point to one conclusion: Saddam Hussein was not in hiding; he was a prisoner."
I don't believe this, but still, worth thinking about, not that it matters.
"The next Hamas suicide bomber can kill without strapping a bomb belt to his body. DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources reveal the new type of explosive going into use after the collapse of the Cairo ceasefire talks as being much smaller and lighter while packing a much larger bang. It is compressed enough to be carried in a small bag or hidden in the killer’s clothes. A vest can be soaked in its liquefied form. Improved detonators and timers enable the bomber to start the countdown before he reaches target. By the time he is searched at the entrance to a mall or bus station, the bomb is on timer."
|"Governments and companies should keep investing in IT if they want their economies to flourish, the WEF said."
UK really should pull it's socks up. Having seen what Government
organisations do with money, spending far too much on completely the
wrong solution, while the right solutions are far cheaper...
"Should US troop resources be divided between safeguarding the transition and fighting off guerrillas? Or should they stick to field combat plain and simple?"
Should they hide behind tanks or get out on the street protecting Iraqis from criminal gangs?
Afganis said about the Taliban, 'at least they brought order.' This is surely what Iraqis will need. Then, maybe they'll come over to the US's side and help against the insurgents.
Survey 20 years ago found 32% of voters thought public spending should be increased - now figure is 63%
And left and right are moving closer on the welfare state. Interesting how people are now seeing, 'you get what you pay for.' For example: Every patient to have electronic health records by 2010
"...The WMD have been hidden at secret locations by the Fedayeen and are still in Iraq. "Only when Saddam is caught will people talk about these weapons," he said."
Such a big country, and only a very small number of people would need to know their exact location. These are the weapons that scare the shit out of me. Imagine what they could do in the middle of London.
The Saudi Connection: The CIA's Illicit Transactions Group isn't listed in any phone book. There are no entries for it on any news database or Internet site...
There's ten pages in this report, haven't the time to read it all now, but it looks well worth the read this evening.
"Gordon Brown has given an upbeat assessment of the economy in a preview of this week's pre-Budget report."
I dig that the global economy is growing (though CeBit is very small this year because of "economic downturn in Europe"), and that we've been growing for some time, so I see his point, but I worry that an al-Qaeda attack could change that in the blink of an eye. Also, a house price recession is surely just around the corner, and with record breaking consumer debt and increasing, albeit slowly, interest rates...
I ain't confident Gordon, not confident at all.
An al Qaeda video, which appeared this week on an al Qaeda-affiliated Web site, shows the September 11, 2001, attack on New York's World Trade Center as filmed from an angle sources in Washington said they had not seen before.
Also more chatter in 'the channels.' Let's be careful out there, people.
From the makers of Right Wing News (Conservative News and Views)
I'd forgotten that there were so many warblogs.
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|I just found this in my archives. |
Lest we forget, eh?
Take a close look at those people.
Wondering what happened to them?
|"Radical Simplicity by Jim Merkel is a personal story followed by a
detailed prescription. Merkel was a military engineer with a major
defense contractor, but couldn't reconcile his job and lifetyle with
his personal convictions. So he quit his job and systematically
transformed his life to free himself and his family from the
possessions that owned him, and the seductive tyranny of wage slavery."|
I love this 'How to save the world' site. Always has hard to live with articles.