Few surprises - yet - aside from the delightful sensation (kinda tingly, actually) of being proven correct on nearly every matter of un and import.
Tons of quizes about Assange - One of the hottest -"Think creatively. The WikiLeaks document dump is sabotage, however quaint that term may seem. We are at war - a hot war in Afghanistan where six Americans were killed just this past Monday, and a shadowy world war where enemies from Yemen to Portland, Ore., are planning holy terror. Franklin Roosevelt had German saboteurs tried by military tribunal and executed. Assange has done more damage to the United States than all six of those Germans combined."
At least Great Satan's Cyber Command seems to be on the case - the Wiki Leaks site has been chased around the world - last word being hosted in the minaret free zone of Swizzylanders.
Outrageous actually - to imagine in the attorney heavy Age of Stuxnet, Wiki Leaks is alive and well, while over 3 score illicit musical downloader sites (that never betrayed or killed anyone) are shut down.
Teufel Hunden Verboten! Leatherneckers banned from scoping out Assange's audacious gossip airing fest
Censorship? "Fact is, if you want to read the leaked stuff, you can- for the rest of your damn life. But no one is obliged to make it any easier."
Sazeman-e Hefazate Ettela'at! Iran's internal security cats -a Revo Guard org natch - has been worried too much about soft targets like Barbie and Road Runner (meep meep!) to actually do their real gig - protecting high ranking members of the Regime's nuclear chicanery drive.
Oh Snap! Fergie Ferg gets felt up at LA X - maybe professional laffy taffy is a security threat?
Little and Great Satan share quite a bit in common in city fighting (a new improved bloody Aachen style) with the same MO and results - yet totally diff response in the internat'l community:
New York Times reported that in Afghanistan’s Kandahar region, “American forces are encountering empty homes and farm buildings left so heavily booby-trapped by Taliban insurgents that the Americans have been systematically destroying hundreds of them” in order “to reduce civilian and military casualties.” They even destroyed houses that weren’t booby-trapped because “searching empty houses was often too dangerous.” And as an Afghan official correctly noted, “It’s the insurgents and the enemy of the country that are to blame for this destruction, because they have planted mines in civilian houses and main roads everywhere.”
This is precisely what Little Satan did in Cast Lead, for the same reason: Finding tons of booby-trapped houses, schools, even a zoo. Goldstone, totally dissed that idea, accusing Little Satan of gleefully wrecking the innocent civilian rich joint, in a deliberate effort to target innocent civilians. Far from blaming Hamas for booby-trapping houses, they blamed Little Satan for destroying the traps. No word yet if Goldstone plans to indict Great Satan.
Those cats in the Strip and the Stan were lucky! Coulda gone "Grozny" on 'em!
Dr Col Nagl put steel on target about Iraq. In it to win it - is still powerful meds - regardless of where the action is in CENTCOM's gap. Isolationists - rejoice! World Politics Review broke out predictions and ideas for the free world to down size their militaries, ease tensions (not!) at the same incredible instant they cut and run on security commitments
DPRK continued to hang on in the news this week - in spite of Wiki Leaks - and thanks to China totally queering the mix. "It is unacceptable to 'condemn' or even 'express concern' over North Korea. Security Council talks have come to a standstill."
Ex CIA spy guy and academe au courant Dr Priller indulges in some exceptionally inappropriate hand wringing and Great Satan hating. Embarrassing really - warning about the dangers - not of NoKo, Iran or genocidal Sudan - but of American Exceptionalism.
Persian and Arabs don't get along much but Shibley Telhami explains Arab street loves a new clear Persia!
No surprise - poor Arab League has been led by the nose for eons by peripheral powers - like Great Britain, the Ottomans, Persia, Little and Great Satan
Don't blame Wiki Leaks - it's the Foreign Policy! Scary stuff that will require heavy petting ala hyper puissance to repair.
DADTDC - Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Care
And the President/CiC visits troops in Afghanistan.
Created with Starbuck from Wings Over Iraq