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Someone should care, maybe not you....

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40+ year old former teacher, linguist, interrogator, soldier, and lastly convict. We all do stupid things every once and awhile. I am an economic conservative and a firm believer in civil rights. Starting a new life now and frankly not sure what I am going to be doing.

14 August 2009


I checked the email associated with this blog the other day and found something that surprised me. I had two emails from twitter telling me that people had expressed an interest in following me and inviting me to set up an account and start tweeting. I am flattered to think that someone out there thinks I may have something to say all the time that they would find interesting. But seriously, tweeting???? I mean, unless yu are somewhere where there is a riot, a rebellion, or something happening that NEEDS immediate updating I really see no use for twitter. It really seems a bit narcissistic to me to believe that people really care what you are doing at any and every moment. Especially when there really isn’t that much going on. Now I suppose that I could use it to comment on things I read in the news or hear on the BBC or NPR or whatever that I never get around to putting on here. But since I am usually listening to those at work I doubt my boss would appreciate me grabbing the computer to tweet my feelings to the world. So thanks for the invite guys but I don’t think I will be Tweeting any time soon.

Note: the Russians only have about a day left to start their offensive against Georgia and prove the Chechens right. Of course if it never happens the Chechens can claim that it was canceled because they spilled the beans. And who knows, maybe they would be right.

09 August 2009

Rumors from Chechnya

I was recently reading an old site that I picked up while I was still in the army. It was one of my "Know Your Enemies" sites. In this case the website is the PR front for the Chechen "Freedom Fighters". (Which can also be read as "Psycho Terrorist Loons")

On Aug 5 the posted an article announcing that their agents had uncovered a Russian Plan to crush Georgia. It would involve huge rocket attack intended to kill Saakashvili and most of the other government leaders followed by the installation of a pro Russian government. The whole thing was to be set off by the Russians arranging the "liquidation" of Eduard Kokoity, the head of the South Ossetian government. His death would be blamed on Georgia and used as the pretext for the Russian attack.

Is it going to happen? Probably not. But it certainly is a plausible scenario. What would the West do? Probably "sternly scold" Moscow again like they did last time. Would anyone help Georgia? Well, the Chechens would. Other than that, probably not. the only folks who might, and this would get real interesting, would be Ukraine, which has a vested interest in not allowing Russia to re assert itself in the area. And that is a scenario to give military planners in the west real nightmares. (Even more so if Ukraine got backed up by someone like Poland which also has a vested interest in not seeing a return of the Russian empire.)

Incidentally, this whole thing is supposed to kick off between the 12 and 15 of August. Watch the news.....