Friday, August 08, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008:
  1. The Globe & Mail reports that the serial-killer look in male models - the Beardo - is finally fashionable. I thought that Charlie Manson has always been fashionable.
  2. The dual-loyalty problem. Luckily, the culprits can be identified without having them wear Stars of David on their lapels.
  3. The FBI remains obsessed with questionable DNA 'science'. Once you scrap all the other evidence against Ivins - which essentially consists in the fact that he was a weirdo - the FBI has only managed to prove that the anthrax attacks were an operation conducted out of Fort Detrick (good and completely unanswered questions raised here). The 'lone nut' hypothesis thus comes down to an explanation which attempts to make the attacks other than an official U. S. government operation against American citizens. I note that a lot of the analysis of the problem from conspiracists tries to tie the attack to the Mossad without any shred of evidence whatsoever, traditional anti-Semitism which has the effect of protecting the U. S. government (btw, have you noticed that the new hotbed of traditional anti-Semitism is the 9/11 'truth' movement?) . What is most unfortunate about this case - and provides further proof that the United States is fucked - is that even left-wing analysts accept the FBI's threadbare case as definitive. American deference to authority, even when the authority is obviously lying, is appalling.