Monday, January 16, 2006

Agent Bauer Saving L.A. Sans Patriot Act


























When it comes to espionage thrillers, I prefer George Smiley over James Bond, but I'm still a fan of the FOX 24 hit series which kicked off its fifth season this week. And Kiefer Sutherland is back as Jack Bauer, a crack but controversial US federal agent working for something called CTU (Counter-Terrorism Unit) which for some reason is based in L.A. Over the last four years — one day at a time, Agent Bauer has saved humanity (located mostly on the West Coast) from Serbian and Middle Eastern terrorists as well as drug dealers and nasty guys who usually speak in bad British or German accents. I know. I know. He also beats confessions out of suspects, shooting them in their kneecaps, shocking them, breaking fingers, one by one, without institing on getting in advance the legal protection from the government, emphasizing that he is willing to be punished if and when his bosses conclude that there wasn't any compelling reason for Bauer's brutality, say, a nuclear bomb ticking away, ready to kill millions or a deadly or a canister of an unstoppable virus about to be opened. In fact, Jack Bauer's lack of respect for civil rights has been the subject of many of many serious commentaries, including one that coined the term the Jack Bauer Syndrome. Hey, I just like this television show. And in case you didn't know, this is the only popular television drama that elvated a foreign policy wonk into a sex symbol of sorts. I'm referring to the character Nina Myers, played by the lovely Sarah Clarke (in the first three seasons), in the role of a CTU operator, ex-lover of Jack as well as a mole and a murderer (ouch!). According to a "character profile" and an attached "resume" of "Nina Myers," provided by Fox, she has a Bachelor of Arts, (double major) in Middle Eastern Sutdies and History from Harvard University, graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, served as research analyst at the Rand Corporation, and she even had written a "policy report" for the -- get this -- Cato Insitute, titled, "The Rogue State Doctrine and National Security" as well as another paper for the Brookings Institution. Let's just say that there aren't many female foreign policy wonks in Washington and that the few that exist don't look at all like Nina Myers-Sarah Clark... At least, no one that I've noticed. And in any case, Agent Bauer tortured and killed her in the third season.







Hey, Nina, I didn't see you at that breakfast with Chalabi at AEI


















But I did see you, Meyrav (Wurmser, Director, Center for Middle East Policy at the Hudson Institute)

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"Anger is a gift" is a motto of a leading G8 protest organizer. To me the idea of a "protest" is an absurd waste of law enforcement resources babysitting egos, First a "Protest" is merely a staged media event, if the media has other or antithetical mandates from those who control the media a protest, which relies upon the media is a waste of time as a gathering sheep. The only effective way to bring change is to form ones own media a fourth branch which works to influence the other three, this is “Democracy” as we know it.
Like wise, if a government cracked down or oppressed a “group” that grope rather then gathering “proxy forces such as protestors against government “proxy’s” Law enforcement. It is far more effective to specifically and directly target the very individuals in government and most important those behind them, which are of course, are and will always be the “High Value” targets. I could care less about for instance those Trotskyites in elephant suits the so called “Neocons” Rather, I would follow Richard Perle to Devo and simply target the man whose house Perle vacations at. Bam, case closed and the correct message of change is received by the correct recipient regardless of the caprice of protestors or the agenda of the Media. In fact I would not dispatch a man like Perle because he’s like a pointer dog! “There over here!” PS, is the term, “corporate media” a euphemism for something else? Certainly reasoned federalist style essays should be created to provide choices, not adolescent pigs with lipstick crap so that they can make reasoned choices. Fro example, almost all American politicians media etc. Are totally aligned with Israel but few here know that almost all their Israeli counterparts are allied with the Russian nomeklatura, their allegiance lies there in spite of the charade of Putin and his battle with the oligarchs.

(Please note that all material on this site is a fictional parody, not to be taken seriously) (All characters are fictional and any resemblance to actual persons is a complete coincidence)

The correct resolution of the situation, that being the greatest threat to this nation’s liberty will be to use law enforcement at home and fight terrorism abroad, I would even speculate that as before Islamic nations could and will provide tremendous allies in achieving these objectives. You fight "terrorism" by effectively neutralizing its core, namely those who would benefit from facilitating terrorist attacks. By removing these entities and all peripheral entities that have a relationship with them I believe we can keep liberty safe and spread it abroad as we did in the past, by example, not a gun barrel, those are for expedient removal to obstacles along the way.

SWORDFISH said...

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"Anger is a gift" is a motto of a leading G8 protest organizer. To me the idea of a "protest" is an absurd waste of law enforcement resources babysitting egos, First a "Protest" is merely a staged media event, if the media has other or antithetical mandates from those who control the media a protest, which relies upon the media is a waste of time as a gathering sheep. The only effective way to bring change is to form ones own media a fourth branch which works to influence the other three, this is “Democracy” as we know it.
Like wise, if a government cracked down or oppressed a “group” that grope rather then gathering “proxy forces such as protestors against government “proxy’s” Law enforcement. It is far more effective to specifically and directly target the very individuals in government and most important those behind them, which are of course, are and will always be the “High Value” targets. I could care less about for instance those Trotskyites in elephant suits the so called “Neocons” Rather, I would follow Richard Perle to Devo and simply target the man whose house Perle vacations at. Bam, case closed and the correct message of change is received by the correct recipient regardless of the caprice of protestors or the agenda of the Media. In fact I would not dispatch a man like Perle because he’s like a pointer dog! “There over here!” PS, is the term, “corporate media” a euphemism for something else? Certainly reasoned federalist style essays should be created to provide choices, not adolescent pigs with lipstick crap so that they can make reasoned choices. Fro example, almost all American politicians media etc. Are totally aligned with Israel but few here know that almost all their Israeli counterparts are allied with the Russian nomeklatura, their allegiance lies there in spite of the charade of Putin and his battle with the oligarchs.

(Please note that all material on this site is a fictional parody, not to be taken seriously) (All characters are fictional and any resemblance to actual persons is a complete coincidence)

The correct resolution of the situation, that being the greatest threat to this nation’s liberty will be to use law enforcement at home and fight terrorism abroad, I would even speculate that as before Islamic nations could and will provide tremendous allies in achieving these objectives. You fight "terrorism" by effectively neutralizing its core, namely those who would benefit from facilitating terrorist attacks. By removing these entities and all peripheral entities that have a relationship with them I believe we can keep liberty safe and spread it abroad as we did in the past, by example, not a gun barrel, those are for expedient removal to obstacles along the way.