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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Lawlessness and Chaos : 'Policy'

ACLU calls Pentagon hacker's extradition 'tragic'
( Apparently stupidity and incompetence must be rewarded...or at least put in charge. This guy effectively performed a 'whistleblower' function : but because it was unsolicited and free, unimaginative grunts want to waste his talents in 'durance vile'. This must be so no one dares carry a message about incompetence run rampant. Heads should roll all right. How about intelligent appraisal here ?
Then again...that's not allowed; as the following article illustrates. )

Israel has Iran in its sights
if Israel decides that Iranian nuclear weapons are an existential threat, it will be deaf to entreaties from U.S. officials to refrain from using military force. Soon after the operation, Washington will express concern to Tel Aviv publicly and privately. The long-standing U.S.-Israeli relationship will remain as strong as ever with continued close diplomatic, economic, intelligence and military cooperation.

Should Tehran prove unwilling to meet the September deadline and bargain away its growing and latent nuclear weapon capability, we can expect an Israeli attack that does not require U.S. permission, or even a warning.

Micah Zenko is a fellow in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations.
( 'Decides' in this case refers to a propaganda program point. Reality is 'what they say it is'. Iran is being handled in classic logical fallacy fashion : Poisoning the Well. Nothing it can say or do will stem the cascade of lies, innuendo and well-established media tirades of absolute unmitigated bullshit. The nuclear rogue state { Israel } even ignores Russia's blunt threat of reprisals if Iran is attacked. So much for the 'existential threat' of Iran being candidly assessed.

'Foreign Relations'. So that's what the buzzword for mass production murder is these days! )

Chechnya and Its Neighbors Suffer a Relapse
Explosions and shootings have been a daily occurrence in the region all summer. Between June and August, 436 people have been killed, compared with 150 during the same months in 2008. And the number of attacks jumped to 452 from 265, according to statistics compiled by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a private research group based in Washington.

The numbers do not fully capture what has happened. High-ranking officials have been strafed with machine-gun fire, targeted by snipers as they strolled out of restaurants or rammed with cars packed with explosives. A prominent human rights worker was snatched outside her apartment, killed and left on a roadside.

And suicide bombings, ominously, have returned to Chechnya after a pause of several years. Two militants blew themselves up Friday morning to escape capture, making it a total of three suicide bombings in the region in just the past week.

South L.A. shooting leads to an unexpected bond
Trained in first aid for an assignment in Iraq, a Los Angeles Times reporter winds up helping a drive-by shooting victim right here in the Southland.

The Good Enough Revolution: When Cheap and Simple Is Just Fine
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The military example is most illustrative of what's really going on, I think. It's not so much that the products are cheaper, less-effective versions of existing solutions, so much as that cheaper and easier tools enable us to do things that were eit...

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