Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dispatches from our foreign desks...

Our foreign desks...

Coulda, shoulda, woulda – at least one person in the administration is admitting there were failures.

Portrait of the terrorist as a young man...

There were signs.

They’re “shocked! Shocked, I tell you. Shocked.”

Oh, and the Saudis are pretty shocked, too.

So stop me if you heard this one before…an al Qaeda operative goes up to a guy at the airport and asks, “How do I blow up an airliner?” The guy at the ticket counter says, “Practice, practice, practice.”

The tools of his trade - the Crotch Bomber's undies...(photo: guardian.co.uk)

Thanks to the Crotch Bomber, it looks like those plans to empty out Gitmo just got a whole lot tougher.

“Hundreds of al-Qaeda militants are planning terror attacks from Yemen, the country’s Foreign Minister said today.” Oh, joy. (h/t: The Times Online)

Speaking of Yemen (and I was), it probably doesn’t have much longer.

Is the time of the Mullahs coming to an end? I’m glad to see the president finally said something about it.

This is what democracy looks like...

Talkin’ ‘bout a revolution? Let’s hope so.

Just in case anyone was wondering: yes, Iran is still looking to unload some raw U.

According to U.S. intelligence sources, “Time is running out in Afghanistan.”

The drug war in Mexico – it’s getting worse.

The body count in Mexico continues to climb...

Thank goodness we have Hugo Chavez to set us straight.

For those of you with Bliss Index™ secret decoder rings, here’s your bonus message: I had an exchange with an intelligence expert this evening regarding Yemen. His special bit of information – “Wait till the news comes out that Obama's White House was dragging its feet on authorizing action by [Joint Special Operations Command] in Yemen.” As he notes, “Should be fun.”

Yemen - the next rathole...

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