Monthly Archives: May 2003

Iraq update

Just because:

American weapons inspectors have found a bag of sand, a field of lavender, and a few mangy dogs in their search for weapons of mass destruction. Dunno, those dogs might be pretty mean.

Because of this, some senators are asking if maybe the ‘intelligence’ about Iraq wasn’t so accurate. Gee, you think? Could that be the real reason it was never actually presented, just hinted at?

Speaking of intelligence, is it really so intelligent to focus all our al-Qaeda attention on Iran, when the only real attack on the U.S. so far (the WTC/Pentagon attack) was conducted by Saudis with Saudi assistance? Oh, that’s right, that information is being covered up, so you wouldn’t have heard.

In case of confusion…

Found a very well-researched article about the real political considerations of politics surrounding Iraq over the last decade. Note that each move by any nation, presented as working for the interests of the Iraqi people, has been matched by a covert move to secure oil production rights. It’s the kind of policy only a Texas oil man could love.

A Pale Blue Blob

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors, so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light.”

– Carl Sagan
From “Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space,” Random House, 1994