“... people go missing ...”
The news about David Kelly, a former UN weapons inspector, being mysteriously killed has shell-shocked Britain. The main reason this one murder is such a news event is that Kelly reportedly dimed out Blair to the BBC that his administration "sexed-up" the nuclear Niger claim which Bush used to rush both nations to war.
The incident swept across the American media yesterday morning like wildfire and as I was watching the coverage yesterday morning, all I could think about were the spooks. People don't like to talk about this kind of stuff because it is difficult to fathom. But there are spooks all around us. If the government wants you gone, you will be gone. This kind of stuff happens all the time. Look at Danny Casolaro. Look at Vince Foster [see post below].
Sure, most regular, ordinary people are doing nothing that would warrant a “disappearing.” But, it happens. It happens to government officials; it happens to reporters; it happens to whores; it happens to innocent people who stumble on to strange happenings.
In the film “Repo Man,” there is a spaced-out guy named Miller, played by character actor Tracey Walter, who talks about strange occurrences in the world. Granted, the guy is a bit out there. But his lines are some of the best written in the movie:
"Take South America for example: South America, thousands of people go missing every year. Nobody knows where they go: they just like disappear."
Every time I hear about this kind of stuff happening, I immediately think of Miller.
It seems as though somebody wanted Kelly eliminated. Are we really surprised about this? You aren’t being paranoid if you worry about these things; you are just being aware. There is a big difference.
As an aside, “Repo Man” is coming up on 20 years next year. While I haven’t seen it in awhile, from memory, it seems even more relevant today than it did in 1984. I guess I will have to go pick it up on DVD sometime soon.
Vince Foster incident reemerges
World Net Daily released a story earlier this week about a lead investigator in the Vince Foster “suicide” case, coming forward saying that the whole thing was a sham: [“Tape of U.S. attorney: Foster probe a fraud Investigator says FBI warned 'back down,' White House knew before 9-1-1 call made”]. Most people have forgotten about Vince Foster, but anyone who looks at the evidence in the case knows that the guy was murdered and his body was dumped in the park.
The Niger stuff
It is truly too bad that the American people are asleep at the wheel. These what-seem-like false claims about Saddam Hussein trying to get uranium from Niger should be bigger than Watergate but it only seems to interest the political class. The latest, from Bill Gertz, is that the FBI is looking into whether anti-Saddam Iraqi interest groups here in the United States forged documents: [“FBI probing forged papers on Niger uranium”].
Cheney energy task force eyed Iraq
As if we needed any more evidence. Thanks to Dan Kennedy for posting this on his Media Blog at the Boston Phoenix Web site [bostonphoenix.com, but unfortunately like the Manchester Union-Leader, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times, you must register to get it]. Judicial Watch - the same group that dogged Bill Clinton for most of his two terms - is now going after Bush, Cheney, Inc. with the same ferociousness. They sued to have these documents released: [“Cheney energy task force documents feature map of Iraqi oilfields”]. Please note that Cheney was looking at this before Sept. 11. They may have been eyeing an invasion as early as March 2001. Also note that the documents show possible companies who could take over the oil operations in Iraq. Absolutely amazing. Great job Larry Klayman and team!