Saturday, February 06, 2010

2 women

Added On February 6, 2010
The wife of the CIA double agent who killed 7 CIA operatives in Afghanistan gives her first sit down interview to CNN.

Added On February 7, 2010
Fmr. GOP V.P. nominee Sarah Palin participates in a question and answer session at the Tea Party Convention.

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At February 07, 2010 5:27 AM, Blogger Mimi said...

The Afghanistan woman, I think, is the face of the world to come. She despises us for our imperialism--and who can argue she doesn't have the right? As for Palin, I simply couldn't watch her for than a few seconds. That grating voice, those empty words, that pandering to the crowd, that vapid attitude, that over-weening belief that emotion counts more thought--. If we eventually put her near--or in--a seat of power, we deserve whatever that Afghanistan widow thinks we do.

At February 07, 2010 9:07 AM, Blogger rob payne said...

Insane people always invoke god. Both women invoked god as part of their line of crap to justify their violence. Amazing.

At February 07, 2010 9:35 AM, Blogger Charles F. Oxtrot said...

The more people discuss Sarah Palin, the more power she gains.

At February 07, 2010 10:11 AM, Blogger Jonathan Versen said...

Hi all,
Mimi, I think both ladies represent the face of the future, and more unnecessary conflict to come.

Rob, I was thinking along the same lines. I don't necessarily think either is crazy, per se, but the Turkish widow relies on a radical interpretation of Islam to inoculate herself from remorse and to bestow meaning on her husband's death-- maybe in the same way many military families who've lost loved ones support our wars of aggression. (I note she suggests he never told her of his plans.)

Of course, the widow also mentions that her husband seems to have been radicalized after he was imprisoned by Jordanian security-- although if she also discussed how the Jordanians may have tortured him(that they did so is pretty likely), I note that it didn't make the final edit. (Of course the presence of the Turkish minder videotaping her may have influenced her to not say anything about that in the first place.)


Just say no.

(Incidentally, I have dragged my feet in linking DH to "pez candy" because you have so many darn internet names I'm not sure what to call you. I was thinking of titling the link "that varmint" and leaving it at that. It would be curiosity-inducing for some, at any rate.)

At February 07, 2010 10:38 AM, Blogger rob payne said...

Jonathan, for sure there is much cause for anger on the woman’s part and that of her dead husband. However I find the human capacity for violence to be rather insane no matter who is doing it or how justifiable it may seem to the violent. Regarding Palin anyone who seeks the kind of power she is after is clearly insane in my opinion, just an opinion I know but it’s what I believe.


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