The first section of this column by Cockburn is the single most addled thing I've ever read by him. Senility? I'm serious.
Stooges need to read from the same page: "First flight from Baghdad to London in 20 years ends in farce with plane impounded"
"Noah’s Ark PaleoBabble Update"
"What Happened in Unit 701?" (also here and here and here):
"Other details in the apartment paint a curious if difficult to interpret portrait of Alexik. Inlaid on the floor was a handmade tile mosaic replica of the Central Intelligence Agency seal; it was about five feet in diameter. Hovering over the CIA emblem was a large, framed portrait of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez."Alexik is from New Jersey, and described as 'Russian'. Russian + New Jersey = I wonder if he owns a moving company?