Thursday, November 1

Something is wrong...

I couldn't find Bill Murray in, which movie was it, Stripes? Saying, "something is WRONG here. Something is SERIOUSLY WRONG here."

Listen to this short news piece aired on NPR this morning. It's about the FBI's investigation of Blackwater in Iraq.

The correspondent is NPR's "resident FBI expert." And part of the problem, for sure, is that she talks to us about FBI investigations like we've never watched a Harrison Ford cop movie, or even an old Bond movie, not to mention a single episode of CSI-Kokomo, ever.

Gee whiz, these FBI agents investigate crimes after they happen. And they use more gee whiz technology that is garnished from surveyors equipment...

Yeah, the part about re-enacting Blackwater's crimes into a computer simulated "video game" in order to investigate gave me the creeps too, 'specially since the killer in this instance is a gang of hired thugs paid for by OUR Defense Department:

But maybe what's really bothering me is that this story makes it seem as though someone is actually doing something about Blackwater when we all know that's bullshit.


  1. It's hard to keep track of all the different Blackwater probes. But the government of Nouri al-Maliki says that its own investigation of the September 16 Nisour Square shootings has concluded, and it found that Blackwater committed "unprovoked and random killings,"

    Adviser Sami al-Askari told CNN al-Maliki has asked the U.S. State Department to "pull Blackwater out of Iraq."

    Al-Askari said the United States is still waiting for the findings of the American investigation, but the Iraqi leader and most Iraqi officials are "completely satisfied" with the findings of their probe and are "insisting" that Blackwater leave the country.

    It was Askari who said over the weekend that the State Department is no longer "insisting on Blackwater staying" in Iraq -- not a U.S. official. We'll see if it actually happens. The Iraqi probe's recommendations include the departure of Blackwater within six months.

    Iraq may be about to experience the limitation of its sovereignty.

    Sadly, we also know that Blackwater can fold today and be restarted next week as 'Darkwhisky' or 'Backwater' or any other name with the same personnel doing the same thing in Iraq, the US and the rest of the world.

    Anybody want to take bets on whether or not Blackwater will be having contracts stateside if the Southeastern water reservoirs go completely dry?

  2. I thought the same thing this morning... like WTF? So they are investigating it in time sequence? I mean really. Idiocy.

    And the computer simulation. It all just feels like a lot of mental masturbation to me.

    I feel ill, I really do.

  3. And the computer simulation. It all just feels like a lot of mental masturbation to me.

    What about FBI porn?

    Despite a growing deficit and considerable budget concerns, the federal government will soon be paying FBI agents to surf the web in search of questionable content, a job that many Arsians would gladly do for free. "I guess this means we've won the war on terror," said one exasperated FBI agent, speaking on the condition of anonymity because poking fun at headquarters is not regarded as career-enhancing. "We must not need any more resources for espionage."

    Vagina, not Osama, is greater FBI threat.

    Oh boy, a baddie working from home, a 30-year-old FBI technician from Woodbridge, Va., was arrested on a child pornography charge last month.

    Sexually explicit material was discovered on Ricardo F. Villanueva’s personal notebook PC at FBI headquarters in Washington, a Justice Department spokesman said.

    I already feel safer!

  4. interpol..... but hey, who's on trial?

    why can't we just look the other way?

  5. I think that the quote is:

    "There's something wrong with us, something very, very wrong with us." Stripes

  6. You're right BG ... it is just BS!


  7. Anonymous12:25 PM

    the federal government will soon be paying FBI agents to surf the web in search of questionable content

    i wept when i read this. do you have to go through the whole training program to get this job? climbing robes, firing guns, disarming an assailant, etc.?

    actually, to tell you the truth, i think about 70-80 percent of the american white collar workforce is paid to surf the web in search of questionable content; it's just that their bosses aren't aware of it.


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