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Monday, November 1st, 2004


My series on Dr. Barnett’s Deleted Scene on System Perturbations will be finished relatively soon with my goal being to get out Part V, Part VI and The Conclusion by the end of this week.

Some of this would have been posted sooner but I have been delayed by having a new floor put into my house. Thanks to an idiot and most likely, crooked, subcontractor, to the inconvenience of moving furniture and packing up a few thousand books, the jerk stretched a day and a half job into a week of pure, home project, hell. Ultimately, the jerk was replaced by a new contractor, Henri of Lithuania, who did it in about seven hours.

For those who have just wandered in with an interest in PNM Theory – here are the posts on System Perturbation:

From reviewing The Pentagon’s New Map:

Part I. Wings of a Butterfly

Part II. Greater than Sum of the Parts – Proposed Rules

From reviewing Dr. Barnett’s Deleted Scene:

Part I. Horizontal and Vertical Scenarios

Part II. Who’s Really in Charge During a System Perturbation ? Rules# 1-3

Part III. What’s really at Risk in a System Perturbation Rules # 4-6

Part IV. Boundaries of System Perturbation Rules # 7-9

More to follow as I get my rear in gear.

Monday, November 1st, 2004


In a little noticed story, Newsweek revealed that the U.S. Department of State under President Clinton ended up funding al Qaida to the tune of $ 4 million plus through direct grants to an Islamist ” charity ” that were apparently passed on to Osama bin Laden. Such grants continued even after the charity was in the sights of the FBI and in all probability the CIA and NSA. The gravy train was only terminated in 1999 upon the insistance of counterterror czar Richard Clarke, three years after the FBI began investigating. No wonder we are reluctant to lean on the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates to squeeze those who give money to terrorists – the USG could be a top twenty donor to al Qaida !

Combined with the infamous ” Visa Express” program- which Clinton-era bureaucrat Mary Ryan fought to preserve tooth and nail – it may be argued that the State Department not only brought some of the 19 highjackers stateside – it paid for the 9/11 operation as well.

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