The Original American Malcontent

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005


Talabani denies Iraq role in US talks with rebels

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani denied that Iraq had a role in US talks with insurgent leaders, insisting they were strictly a US affair despite Washington's claims it was acting only as a facilitator.

U.S. Has Plans to Again Make Own Plutonium

The Bush administration is planning the government's first production of plutonium 238 since the cold war, stirring debate over the risks and benefits of the deadly material. The substance, valued as a power source, is so radioactive that a speck can cause cancer.

In Italy, Anger at U.S. Tactics Colors Spy Case
The Italian warrants - requested by Milanese prosecutors after two years of investigations - accuse 13 people identified as American C.I.A. officers and operatives of illegally abducting Mr. Nasr from a Milan street and flying him to Egypt for questioning. The whereabouts of the 13 are unknown, but the charges are criminal. If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 10 years and 8 months in prison.
Hmmm – we don’t have any clue where the 13 spooks are? Really? We can find a dingleberry on a rabbits ass with satellites and we don’t know where 13 operatives are – isn’t that a threat? What if they went rogue? Which they probably did – plausable deniability right? – too bad that never works in court – ignorance of the law I’m often told is not an excuse for breaking it.

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