Empty Days

Tuesday, March 30, 2004



Some interesting comment I read on BOPnews - as to what's really happening in the american back-country regarding Bush, Iraq etc:
As I'm an ex-urban living in a rural area that qualifies as a "Bushburg" (Greene County, Ohio) I welcome any encouragement. This am going to work, I overheard two typical former Bush voters expressing disgruntled opinions, and I was surprised to hear one say something regarding how "we want world domination" - I had not as yet heard criticism of this aspect of foreign policy from these types of people! He did not say it as a "yeah, go team" type remark, but more as one of our problems as a nation. I would not before now have given such a person credit for speaking the term.

Posted by: francoise at March 29, 2004 10:34 AM
Not bad, hein? I might have to revise my opinions yet. It is pretty hard to figure out what's going on in the larger world when you have to rely on blogosphere + media exclusively. But the previous excerpt from Buzzmachine still stands - and this is a very urban type speaking.

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In other news it appears Afghanistan has been so thoroughly forgotten as a country still in dire need of reconstruction that it's once again threatening to fall apart. I just hope Americans will not let this country down after they finally get the oh-so-symbolic head of Osama on the silver plate. (CBC)

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Big arrests of plotting Pakistani-born terrorists in and around London, England - with explosives attached. (BBC)

Not so big arrest here in Ottawa. The family of the arrested man claim the accusations are misguided. We'll see. After Maher Arar mess-up the accuracy of canadian intelligence efforts is really suspect. (CTV)

Simultaneously, Canadian gov is promising better performance in terrorism-prevention, this being a country wide-open so far. (CTV, CBC)

Simultaneously, in Philippines 4 arrests are made, also with explosives attached. (CTV, CBC)

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Islamist women cornered in a building blow themselves up in Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent; only a day ago other suicide-bombers killed 30 people there in a successful attack. So far it appears these folks were not local. We'll see. (CBC)

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C.Rice + Bush + Cheney are all rushing to appear before the 9/11 Commission. (all newsources)

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As an alternative they're playing the Wizard of Oz movie on one channel and another technicolor movie about witches on another channel. Is this some secret wicca holiday or something?





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