"Once is happenstance. Twice is circumstance. The third time is enemy action." --007 author Ian Fleming (through the character Auric Goldfinger. Also sometimes attributed to the Chicago underworld during the time of Al Capone's Outfit.
"These are times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. " --Thomas Paine, 1776, from the pamphlet, "Common Sense."
Boston, Massachusetts--Surprised that Mitt Romney's campaign offices were burglarized? Authorities in Boston are being mum over when it occurred exactly, but the break-in happened during this last weekend. What was stolen? A television...and "several laptops" (eight-in-all).This is getting ridiculous, and as usual, the press is being strangely credulous over the assertion that this is nothing.
There is a political war going-on (primarily within the GOP), and being executed by-or-for the presidential campaign of Fred Thompson. It's all benefiting him.
Why do I believe this? Because he's the one who will stand to gain the most from it, that's why. This is likely the reason why Arlen Specter has come to the aid of humiliated Idaho Sen. Larry E. Craig--he understands this, he gets it. I'm beginning to agree with old Arlen: something stinks here, and the former prosecutor knows the smell of this kind of corruption.
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) has been advising Craig on what his next move should be, which is very big of him. Regardless of what one thinks about the GOP and Craig, there is a potential motive in the downing of the Idaho Senator: paving-the-way for the campaign of Fred Thompson. How is this connected to the upcoming elections in 2008? Think back to when the scandal broke:
On Monday, Craig quit Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, shortly after the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call revealed the plea and arrest details. "Sen. Craig has stepped down from his role with the campaign. He did not want to be a distraction and we accept his decision," Matt Rhoades, communications director for the Romney campaign, said. Craig has been one of Romney's top Senate supporters, serving as a Senate liaison for the campaign since February. (AP/Fox, 08.28.2007)
In addition, there is Louisiana Senator David Vitter, caught-up in the web of "Hookergate," who was going to help run Giuliani's Southern campaign--that's the one story this writer feels assured isn't part of the smearing and compromising of various presidential aspirants, primarily Republican (there could be others that don't fit a pattern).
Any takers on the contention that Deborah Jeane Palfrey is a GOP operative or a government agent? I didn't think so, because there's absolutely no proof of it, and she wouldn't be on trial if she were. What's going on then? Are these folks just being "railroaded," as a minority within the GOP currently asserts? Yes and no.
Some other flunky is running the show now at Justice, and another will be found for the public face side-of-things whom the Senate will also approve, just as they did the last two. Revolving-door is right. The point is, someone with enormous power and wealth wants Fred Thompson to be president, not the rest of the GOP contenders, and they're allowing the exposure of individuals within and close to the McCain, Romney, and Giuliani campaigns to damage said campaigns. [Ed., 08.28.2008--Now it could be safely assumed that Rove and Co. are throwing-in their lot with McCain.]
Today's story is just another sad and unsettling chapter in what could end-up being the dirtiest campaign in American history, namely the elections of 2008. None of this bodes well for a fair and legal election, and while nobody will do it, there should be a nationwide call for international observers during the elections next year. Again, it would also help if we had a functioing Justice Department to investigate these crimes, bot no-such-luck. But it's not just the GOP anymore--the Democrats are starting to get hit, though so far only through break-ins:
The incident is the third of its kind recently involving a presidential contender.
Last month a man was arrested and charged with breaking into a Hartford, Conn., office belonging to Sen. Chris Dodd, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. The accused lived in a city shelter and had a lengthy arrest record, and a city police official said that crime likely was prompted to support a drug habit. In July, the Davenport, Iowa, campaign headquarters for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was burglarized. Two laptop computers and campaign literature were reported stolen. (AP, 09.10.2007)
The groupings of these break-ins are very tight, and elicit reasonable doubt as to the veracity of the the "conventional wisdom" that there's no connection between any of them. In February of this same year, the New Hampshire offices of the Democratic Party were also burglarized. This was in Concord, part of the battleground where the American Revolution began on April 19th, 1775.
The British continued the 6 miles to Concord and the Americans retreated to the North Bridge just outside the town. While the main body of soldiers accomplished their mission of seizing the gunpowder, a small contingent of British troops skirmished again with the colonists, now numbering several hundred. 3 British soldiers and 2 Americans were killed in this battle. As they returned to Boston, the British were under constant assault from Massachusetts militiamen, who inflicted 273 casualties. (www.americanrevolution.com)Have we all come full-circle? Are there individuals in the shadows sending us a message? Who's behind all of this? This writer's bets are all on the whoever is backing the bulk of the Thompson campaign. This is a time of scoundrels. It's high-time to get to the bottom of all of this criminality and nonsense, and rescue our rights from the jaws of what could be an encroaching tyranny, a kind of crypto-fascism. The Redcoats are coming.