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Ghastly New York Times Article on Rumsfeld’s Personal Security

SCO’s Legal Wrangles Take an Odd, Personal Turn,” by Steven Vaughan-Nichols, eWeek, 10 March 2005, http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1814683,00.asp.

Is it any surprise…,” by Dan tdaxp, ZenPundit, 24 June 2006, http://zenpundit.blogspot.com/2006/06/new-york-times-as-al-qaidas.html#115124511267407687.

,” by Peter Kilborn, New York Times, 30 June 2006, http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/06/30/travel/escapes/30michaels.html (from Drudge Report).

A year ago, a hack writer endangered the life of a popular blogger by publishing details of her home security. Maureen O’Gara, a publishing world thug, not only

published photographs of Jones’ home and published the addresses, phone numbers and e-mail contacts not only for Jones, but for her mother and her son as well.

but also the make of the lock to O’Gara apartment.

The New York Times, in a stunning display of vindictiveness for White House criticism over a possibly illegal news story, has now published identifying descriptions of the homes of administration officials, including the location of a hidden camera.

Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld is not some middling public celebrity who we might wish to write a letter to, and do not otherwise know the address. The publishing of this information is beyond pointless — it is hostile.

I am sickened by the New York Times‘ invitation to assassination. At a time when we are at war with al Qaeda, the Times is choosing the wrong side.

Liberal Bias and Mental Blindness

“War,” World Book Encyclopedia: Volume 21, 1988, pg 24.

I was browsing through an old encyclopedia in my home today, and found this under “War”

Modern warfare has moved away from the days when soldiers with rifles were the most important part of an army. War has been mechanized until it is in large part a contest in producing machinery. In Thomas Jefferson’s day, it made sense to protect “the right to keep and bear arms,” so that people could overthrow a tyrannical government. Today, the private citizen cannot keep the kinds of weapons that would serve this purpose.

The Uzbekistani rebels would disagree.

More seriously, it’s interesting to see an encylopedia written just 13 years after the fall of Saigon state that warfare must be mechanized to defeat a government. Part of it is just mental blindness, but the tome’s liberal bias compounded it.

To think of it in OODA (Observe-Orient-Decide-Act) terms, the orientations (“war is mechanized,” “for safety people must be disarmed) implicitly guided the observations (“small arms cannot defeat a government”).