It is a fundamental mistake to see the enemy as a set of targets. The enemy in war is a group of people. Some of them will have to be killed. Others will have to be captured or driven into hiding. The overwhelming majority, however, have to be persuaded. — Frederick Kagan
Lest you wonder why we harp on 9/11, the myth is invoked on daily basis, no matter what they day’s headlines may be. Do a good job creating a rock solid myth and you can use it forever.
In defending the NSA’s sweeping collection of Americans’ phone call records, Obama administration officials have repeatedly pointed out how it could have helped thwart the 9/11 attacks: If only the surveillance program been in place before Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. authorities would have been able to identify one of the future hijackers who was living in San Diego.
One of the reasons I bailed out of college was economics. I knew I was learning nonsense, and I could not stay awake.
Here’s the latest fed mumbo-jumbo card dealing nonsense statements. Does anyone really believe they have a clue what they are doing?
This passage is full of magic/occult numbers.
The survey of 54 economists followed Bernanke’s press conference yesterday, in which he mapped out a timetable for an end to one of the most aggressive easing strategies in Fed history. His remarks prompted economists to predict a faster reduction in purchases: in a June 4-5 survey, only 27 percent of economists forecast tapering would start in September.