Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Unintended consequences: the deep ironies of Eliot Spitzer

Eliot Spitzer was well on his way to becoming the first Jewish President of the United States. Bibi Netanyahu is a jerk from Israel whose think tanks concocted something called the 'war on terror' to create hatred of Muslims to allow Israel to continue to build its Middle Eastern Empire. The 'war on terror' focuses on preventing something called 'terrorism', and has created a hyper-vigilance amongst American law enforcement authorities with respect to cash transactions, it being assumed that Muslims are shifting chunks of cash around to fund the next September 11 attack. Spitzer was paranoid about his escapades being discovered. No paper trail: no credit cards, no wire transfers. Just cash, delivered. The 'war on terror' has caused relatvely small cash transactions to attract the attention of the Feds, who actually thought Spitzer might have been up to something entirely different, like tax evasion or corruption. It was the cash, Spitzer's attempt at being careful, that led to the investigation.

The ironies:
  1. Holier-than-thou Spitzer is laid low by a hooker scandal.
  2. Spitzer's care in not being discovered was just the thing that led to his downfall, not to mention the unraveling of the whole (Israeli) pimping ring.
  3. Bibi's 'war on terror' has directly destroyed the career of the most promising Jewish-American politician.

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