More on the leaning tower of Liuzhou. The tallest building ever brought down by controlled demolition is less than one third the height of the WTC towers, and didn't have the increase in degree of difficulty caused by having a plane crash disrupt all the critical communications. It was difficult enough as it was:
"CDI’s 12 person loading crew took twenty four days to place 4,118 separate charges in 1,100 locations on columns on nine levels of the complex. Over 36,000 ft of detonating cord and 4,512 non-electric delay elements were installed in CDI’s implosion initiation system, some to create the 36 primary implosion sequence and another 216 micro-delays to keep down the detonation overpressure from the 2,728 lb of explosives which would be detonated during the demolition."
"Senior IDF delegation to UK cancelled at last minute for fear of arrests".
What do you call eight dead CIA agents/employees in Afghanistan? A good start:
"The suicide bomber who killed eight people inside a CIA base in eastern Afghanistan last week was a Jordan-born terrorist double agent who claimed to have information targeting Osama bin Laden's second-in-command, a former senior U.S. intelligence official and a foreign government official confirmed Monday."There's a new site on Israel called The Daily Nuisance, with sufficiently vague provenance that it may be a sophisticated hasbara site. We'll see.
Committee for the Safety of the Roads - still terrorists.
Harper's gone into pure dictator mode (some reaction here and here). It emphasizes the tragedy of the Governor-Generals' horrible decision of a year ago - possibly the worst decision in the history of Canadian politics, one made under the completely improper influence of the clerk of the Privy Council (not to mention she got her shoddy constitutional advise from a guy from New Zealand!), and one which gravely damaged the world as a Dion government would have put the oil sands on the table in Copenhagen (and don't think for a moment that the possibility of an environmentalist Prime Minister wasn't the real reason behind the decision) - of a year ago.
The problem of becoming more conservative with age.