Date: Sunday, April 30, 2006
Dateline: The Netherlands
Less hunkered down in a hotel with a bottle I wrote that the last bastion of defense for the
regime (if civil war spreads from Iraq to the U.S.) is the White House unless the regime is
bunkered down in Kansas in which unlikely case, aircraft will be limited to proscribed space.
Preventing bloodshed would be a prerogative and a 50-man team of well trained commandos
could easily occupy the premises with a minium of casualties. Detainees would immidetley be
transferred (extraordinary rendition) to new accommodations in Abu Ghraib, Camp Nama,
and the open air Guantanamo Bay barbed wire fence facilities in Cuba. By the way,
extraordinary rendition and coercive interrogation are sinister euphemisms adopted by the
U.S. Government for torturing prisoners in 14 undisclosed prisons around the world. The
prisoners have no rights at all and in violation of international law they are tortured. Shades of
Hitler and Stalin come to mind. When you hear the words, ĎWe will export death and
violence to the four corners of the earth in defense of our great nation.í Chilling. Words
spoken do by George Bush the younger.
Another scenario sees the White House surrounded by military troops. The presumption here
is that the National Guard, indeed most of the troops, will be on the side of the people
clamoring at the door for justice. The military would remember how their president treated
Incidently, G. Gordon Liddyís wife has a license for 27 hand guns that are sewn into the
mattress of the coupleís bed. Gordon wants to come to Europe to lecture skin heads but
convicted of a felony over the Watergate break-in during the Nixon Administration (69-74)
he is not eligible for a passport unless the Bush Administration excuses his past crimes.
Gordon also is forbidden to have a weapon in his possession. Oh well, he was always
Donít forget to clean your chops and tell the police about Gordon. If you go to bed with
weapons, you wake up with weapons. P.G.
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2006
Den Hague is boring they all go to bed around midnight on the weekends. I doubt if anyone
there knows the cost of a gram of Afghanistani hash. In Amsterdam it is seven euros or more
but not much less for a gram. Thatís expensive, my hotel in the Dutch capital was reasonable.
In a bar I met a Dutch helicopter pilot, on leave who operated an Apache out of Kabul. Boris
was his name and his job in Afghanistan was to track U.S. truck convoys delivering supplies
to the northern provinces. In the north, he told me, they have Burger King restaurants but
none in Kabul. So the pilots would load the Apache with burgers in the north before returning
to Kabul. Just before Boris went on leave, two of his fellow pilots crashed on the way back
from the north. The copter went straight down, nose diving at tremendous speed.
Miraculously both pilots survived the crash but one had his legs busted up. The terrain was
too rocky for the rescue copter to land close by so the healthy pilot carried his friend out on
his back just before the copter caught fire. A few days later, when the salvage team came in
they discovered the pilot had carried his colleague through a mine field. The crash went down
as a mechanical malfunction but Boris just shrugged when I asked if the Apache was
overloaded with hashish in Whopper boxes.
Had I been to Afghanistan, Boris wanted to know. It was on my itinerary and Boris confirmed
what Kenneth Sangar had told me, you could see the aurora borealis from the northern
mountains but Boris had never flown that high. He also mentioned that he didnít smoke
because they drug tested pilots.
A few days later I caught another flight and on board a eureka e-mail arrived. The boys in the
oasis near Baghdad had cracked the freezer problem. Using a series of linked carbon dioxide
misters they had hit -220C. The magnetic field was spinning.
|Fossil fuels and religion || |
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Dateline: Washington D.C., U.S.
Oil, Jews, and evangelicals. Thatís what we are up against and this is a statement of intent. If
you are into oil and Jews and your parents are devout Christian Catholics, read on:
To be Orthodox, that just turns me around. Itís like listening to the old saw, I canít stand the
news on TV when there is no news. There are 70 million Israelis and they have 200 nuclear
Given that true democracy is as pure as anarchism would you incur the wrath of authority for
shouting More? To say that neocons had Ďgood intentionsí--would that make you Japanese?
Enough questions to yes. An engine that didnít pollute the atmosphere, a bug that likes to eat
radiation, a nation that didnít build a wall and shared its drinking water, that would guarantee
more centuries of survival on this planet.
What we get is a new generation of nuclear weapons, a collaboration between the Americans
and the English that will probably terminate existing treaties and are not effective unless
those governments plan to destroy the planet. Really, you donít need fuel and religion if the
final scenario is fossils.
Have you ever heard a dentist say, ĎStop drilling?í Nor have I. Satirical works are forecast to
show up in these pages in the future. Unlike segregated or monitored libraries, the satires will
present writers from all ethnic persuasions. A brush up on blasphemy is promised for those
who stay tuned. Wipe out Vulture Fund vultures! P. G.
NOTE: To preserve the intergrity of the story, blog entries are in chronological order. First post first, last post last.