Monthly Archives: October 2005

“Who loveth best..”

Seeking a moment of relief from the intensity of the storm system surrounding the Washington Beltway, I offer this short story by Alan Farrell which reaches levels of Kafkaesque "insight" unseen for some time. Pat Lang Download who_loveth_best.pdf

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Update/Leak indictments

An hour ago I was contacted by a U.S. government official close to the Fitzgerald case. This person told me that there WILL be indictments announced later this afternoon, and the Special Prosecutor will hold a press conference tomorrow. Richard … Continue reading

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The Niger Forgeries

THE NIGER FORGERIES How Did Allegations from Discredited Documents End Up in a State of the Union Speech? By Richard Sale, Intelligence Correspondent DOUG FEITH’S BACKCHANNEL In December 2001, there was a secret meeting in Rome attended by Michael Ledeen, … Continue reading

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Aides To Be Indicted, Probe to Continue

Aides To Be Indicted, Probe to Continue By Richard Sale, long-time Intelligence Correspondent Two top White House aides are expected to be indicted today on various charges related to the probe of CIA operative Valerie Plame whose classified identity was … Continue reading

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“The Life Aquatic” – Movie Review

I am a Bill Murray fan and I missed this one in the theaters but am still hoping to see it on the tube.  For those who share this hope we have here Alan Farrell’s broodings on the film. Pat … Continue reading

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Patrick Fitzgerald, A Pious Man?”

" Fitzgerald is an Irish doorman’s son who attended a Jesuit high school, then Amherst College — where he was a Phi Beta Kappa mathematics and economics major — and Harvard. He registered to vote in New York as an … Continue reading

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Syria as “Low Hanging Fruit”

Walid Moallim, the former Syrian ambassador in Washington says that he did not "threaten" Rafik Hariri a couple of weeks before Hariri was killed.  He says that he had known and "worked with" Hariri for many years and thought of … Continue reading

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Dubai, Then and Now

For those who have not been to the princely state of Dubai in the Gulf country of the United Arab Emirates, we have here two photographs of the same street in Dubai.  The first was taken in 1991 and the … Continue reading

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Syria and the Stone Wall

“Bush said he called Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice earlier in the day and instructed her to call upon the United Nations to convene a session "as quickly as possible to deal with this very serious matter." Bush was not … Continue reading

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Movie Review – “The 40 Year Old Virgin”

"Well, then, natch, we run Andy through  a series of mis-matches with implausible young women.  Predictable bits turning on contraceptive devices, toilet sex, personal hygiene, clumsiness, humiliation, despair… you know, all the real laughs in a fella’s life.  Happily, though, … Continue reading

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