Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Benazir Bhutto: Osama Bin Laden is dead

Listen carefully to the video below. At some point (around min. 2:14) Benazir Bhutto says "Omar Sheikh, the man who murdered Osama Bin Laden". What's amazing is the reporter who took the interview did not ask her anything about the remark. Not "What did you just say?" not "When?" not "Sure you meant Daniel Pearl?" (Omar Sheikh is known to be responsible for that). Moreover, no major news agency spoke about this up until now, and no politician or intelligence service representative have confirmed or denied the claim.

Another thing to note is that she lists the people who in her opinion will try to assassinate her, and there is *no* mention of Osama Bin Laden. Instead, she mentions his son, Hamza Bin Laden. In light of this, I think she did not misspoke, and in fact meant what she said.

Saturday, January 12, 2008


"What do trees have to talk about, hmm... except the consistency of squirrel droppings?" (Gimli)

I notice that both right and left candidates in the US presidential race are making supreme effort to convince us that their views did not change over time, while accusing each other of changing views. If a candidate is found to contradict himself in another interview the fact is immediately on TV, and the candidate is convincing us that he/she actually meant something else - something he/she is saying now.

But wait a second. Since when never changing your opinion is a good thing? Person that never changes his opinion never learns. He is never inconvenienced by reality, his views are frozen in time and space, forever undisturbed by the entropy of expanding universe. He must be a God, or a cartoon character, or an idiot. And whatever is the case, and whoever wins, he is also the next president of the United States.