Americans are recovering from their gastronomical avian orgies and shopping till they drop, and the carnage in the real world continues.
The Iraqi's are in a competition to see which sect can off the most at one time of the other sect, while American troops are holed up in the Green zone eating turkey and hoping a bomb doesn't get smuggled in the stuffing. Those that venture outside into the madness to perform whatever it is they are tasked to perform, which is getting more and more puzzling to us back home, are more and more often returning with less men than went out.
The Soviet.....oh, I'm sorry, make that Russian, government is returning to it's old tried and often true methods of censorship, i.e. simply getting rid of the opposition. An ex-KGB/FSB agent who dared blow the whistle on Putin's orders to illuminate some troublesome citizens is now dead in a London hospital after being poisoned. This is on the heels of a prominent and effective journalist who was irritating the Kremlin being assassinated. Read the story HERE.
Now, you really have to wonder about the Russians' methods. There are two ways to approach this......they are either incredibly stupid and bumbling when it comes to killing critics, or incredibly diabolical. If you go with the first, they really need to come up with a method of poisoning that doesn't give the victim so much time to tell all, make you look so obviously guilty of the crime, and points towards those who may have done the dirty work. If you go with the second, then you have to admire how blatantly they are warning anyone else who dares to try and expose the truth. This regime operates so similar to a mafia you have to wonder when Dubya's gonna wake up one morning with a horse head in bed with him......
Then there's Lebanon, where another prominent politician was assassinated, one step closer to fomenting another civil war. Hezbollah has thrown down the gauntlet, making it clear to all the other factions that make up the Lebanese government that they wish to take down the secular coalition and create one more Islamic state where you either worship Allah, hate Israel and America, and donate your sons and daughters to the suicide squads, or you die. I truly feel for the Lebanese, who had somehow managed to crawl out of the civil war-induced stone age and almost return Beirut to the jewel amongst the cesspool it once was. Take a glance at THIS.
It's almost the year (of our Lord, as we like to say) 2007, and this is the state of the world. We are getting ready to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace. Ironic, isn't it?
Addendum: This was just released and I'm adding it. I wonder what exactly Dubya saw when he looked into the eyes of a man with no soul.......
Text of the statement dictated by former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko before he died and released by his friends on Friday:
I would like to thank many people. My doctors, nurses and hospital staff who are doing all they can for me; the British police who are pursuing my case with vigor and professionalism and are watching over me and my family. I would like to thank the British government for taking me under their care. I am honored to be a British citizen.
I would like to thank the British public for their messages of support and for the interest they have shown in my plight.
I thank my wife, Marina, who has stood by me. My love for her and our son knows no bounds.
But as I lie here, I can distinctly hear the beating of wings of the angel of death. I may be able to give him the slip but I have to say my legs do not run as fast as I would like. I think, therefore, that this may be the time to say one or two things to the person responsible for my present condition.
You may succeed in silencing me but that silence comes at a price. You have shown yourself to be as barbaric and ruthless as your most hostile critics have claimed.
You have shown yourself to have no respect for life, liberty or any civilized value.
You have shown yourself to be unworthy of your office, to be unworthy of the trust of civilized men and women.
You may succeed in silencing one man but the howl of protest from around the world will reverberate, Mr. Putin, in your ears for the rest of your life. May God forgive you for what you have done, not only to me but to beloved Russia and its people.