US President-elect Donald Trump has made a fresh assault on America's intelligence community. He said on Twitter that an intelligence briefing he was due to receive on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election - which is said to have benefited Mr Trump - had been delayed. "Perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!" he wrote.= = = = = BBC in 2003:
Doubts have been widely cast on the existence of the mobile labs, not least by the former US chief weapons inspector in Iraq, David Kay, who now says does not know whether Iraq ever had a mobile weapons programme. No evidence of weapons of mass destruction has emerged in Iraq since the end of the war. Mr Powell said the US intelligence officers "indicated to me" that the information about the mobile labs was reliable, and "I made sure it was multi-sourced".= = = = = CIA has been 100% wrong about 100% of events for the last 50 years. This perfect record of perfect negative knowledge and perfect falsehood is perfectly well known. If you really trust their assessment this time, you need to SHOW YOUR FUCKING WORK. Show ABSOLUTELY EVERY DETAIL of the evidence, every byte of code, every digital packet, every physical wire connecting Putin's office to Wikileaks. If you show EVERYTHING, we may believe that Russia was involved in JOURNALISM. You will then have to EXPLAIN why JOURNALISM is now defined as meddling or hacking or interference. Of course BBC wasn't really 'attacking' CIA in 2003 and they're not really defending CIA now. Logic plays no role in [**]. They're just infinitely evil infinitely monstrous superbigots. Anything that threatens the infinite evil and infinite power of Soros must be smashed. [**] I will not profane any innocent English word, nor sully the keys of my keyboard, nor besmirch the ASCII or Unicode characters needed to encode the last part of the above sentence.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.