Battlepanda: Connecting the dots


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Connecting the dots

Yes, yes. I know nobody watches MSNBC, but it's still nice to hear (via Republic of T) of Keith Obermann's recent spunkiness.
Last Thursday on Countdown, I referred to the latest terror threat - the
reported bomb plot against the New York City subway system - in terms of its
timing. President Bush’s speech about the war on terror had come earlier the
same day, as had the breaking news of the possible indictment of Karl Rove in
the CIA leak investigation.
I suggested that in the last three years there
had been about 13 similar coincidences - a political downturn for the
administration, followed by a “terror event” - a change in alert status, an
arrest, a warning.
We figured we’d better put that list of coincidences on
the public record. We did so this evening on the television program, with ten of
these examples. The other three are listed at the end of the main list, out of
chronological order. The contraction was made purely for the sake of television
timing considerations, and permitted us to get the live reaction of the former
Undersecretary of Homeland Security, Asa Hutchinson.