Friday, December 22, 2006

Testing, Testing, One-Two...Is This Thing On?

I'm trying something a little different. Different because it involved picking up some minimal HTML tricks; since I don't have any and never aspired to, this is a very dicey proposition. However, sometimes stuff out there deserves or absolutely needs passing on, and this is one of those times. Here goes. Hope a.k.a. SwimDeep over at Deep Confusion, one of the first blogs I linked to, inspired me to finally learn a new trick or two. She has been following Amy Goodman's Democracy Now for the past few days like a blood-hound on the hottest trail in the county, which it probably is. Turns out Sy Hersh and Scott Ritter got together in a safe house in New York for a little public chat. This is kinda like Doktor Van Helsing interviewing Jonathon Harker after he makes it back from Transylvania; Ritter has, as usual, some very honest and hair-raising things to say about what's going to happen. I highly recommend listening to the interview and reading the transcript, it's meta-intelligence, the kind you don't get by blowing $100 billion a year on a bunch of spooks. I would also recommend regular visits to Hope's blog. She packs big whallops into tight spaces, her ethics are tip-top, and she's smart as hell. Her loved one is also in harm's way.

Fire In The Hole

Amy Goodman is on fire this week. I don't generally (ever?) link to any single site 3 times in one week but the level of discussion, discernment and insightful truth being spoken through Democracy Now! has been exemplary. This is the best synopsis of the dynamics-created-for-war discussion I have heard.

Today Amy Goodman hosts the discussion
between Scott Ritter, the former UN weapons inspector, and Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist for The New Yorker magazine. They spoke before an audience at the New York Society for Ethical Culture on the topic of "White House Plans for Regime Change in the Middle East". Compelling. If you have wanted a consise, easy to understand, spin-free lesson on neo-con political ideology but were afraid to ask, this is your chance. A+

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