The operations, which either were thwarted by authorities or were canceled for one reason or another, included efforts to assassinate Vice President Al Gore with anti-tank missiles during a trip to Saudi Arabia, release cyanide in the New York subway system and procure weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, from Pakistani nuclear scientists.
Archive for April, 2007
From The Sunday TimesApril 29, 2007
Climate change hits Mars
Mars is being hit by rapid climate change and it is happening so fast that the red planet could lose its southern ice cap, writes Jonathan Leake.
Scientists from Nasa say that Mars has warmed by about 0.5C since the 1970s. This is similar to the warming experienced on Earth over approximately the same period.
The current debate about global warming is
“completely irrational,” and people need to
start taking a different approach, say two
Carleton University science professor Tim
Patterson said global warming will not bring
about the downfall of life on the planet.
Patterson said much of the up-to-date
research indicates that “changes in the
brightness of the sun” are almost certainly the
primary cause of the warming trend since the
end of the “Little Ice Age” in the late 19th
century. Human emissions of carbon dioxide
(CO2), the gas of concern in most plans to
curb climate change, appear to have little
effect on global climate, he said.
I received an E-Mail from a friend recently. He was all in a huff about the latest “US Government UFO cover up.
Just a note from an Air Force vet. The alien bit is a big hoax. The cia promoted it to redirect interest away from top secret research being done and still being done in that area. There are no ufo aliens. There is no captured flying saucer. When someone says the government has working flying saucers and uses them just ask, “Why are they still using rockets to go to space?” Its all a sham. Don’t believe it.
Now even a second grader should be able to determine which one of these things is not like the other – which one of these things doesn’t belong:
Bush: “A successful strategy for Iraq goes beyond military operations.”
Petraeus: “With respect, again, to the — you know, the idea of the reconcilables and the irreconcilables, this is something in which the Iraqi government obviously has the lead. It is something that they have sought to — in some cases, to reach out. And I think, again, that any student of history recognizes that there is no military solution to a problem like that in Iraq, to the insurgency of Iraq. Military action is necessary to help improve security, for all the reasons that I stated in my remarks, but it is not sufficient.”
Reid: “This war is lost.”
You, sir, are not any average, private citizen. You are a Senator of the United States of America, and whatever your political views or allegiances may be, you must first show loyalty to and serve with honor your country. Yet, you do not do so, and you have disgraced whatever nobility or honor you might have earned serving your constituency.
You embolden our enemies, you discourage our allies, you demoralize the troops who serve, and you denigrate those Iraqis who have turned to the US as their hope for freedom, after decades of living under the tyranny and violence of a war criminal and a brutal oppression.
You are a disgrace. Made worse by the fact that you’re wrong.
It is undeniable that Mr Baldwin was wrong. But all he did was to leave a message on a tape recorder. If his small child heard the message it was not the doing of Mr. Baldwin. Someone, an adult, had to release the recording to the public. That would insure that the child certainly heard it. With all the hull-a-baloo against Mr Baldwin, I think it is even more wrong to be gtiving a complete pass to the “wife and mother” who released the recording thereby insuring the child would hear it. I would go to great pains to shield my child from hearing anything like that.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may well have committed a felony in traveling to Damascus this week, against the wishes of the president, to communicate on foreign-policy issues with Syrian President Bashar Assad. The administration isn’t going to want to touch this political hot potato, nor should it become a partisan issue. Maybe special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, whose aggressive prosecution of Lewis Libby establishes his independence from White House influence, should be called back.
We have come to the conclusion that the crisis Michigan faces is not a shortage of revenue, but an excess of idiocy. Facing a budget deficit that has passed the $1 billion mark, House Democrats Thursday offered a spending plan that would buy a MP3 player or iPod for every school child in Michigan.
* We were blindfolded and subjected to interrogation
* We were told we faced seven years in prison if we did not ‘confess’
* Iranians entered Iraqi waters deliberately to detain us. Fighting back was not an option
* We were 1.7 nautical miles away from Iranian waters
* We were under psychological pressure and mind games
* Faye Turney was isolated in a cell away from the rest of the crew