So, today there seems to be some interesting stuff going on in the news.Thank goodness because Jon and Kate were on last night and I’m getting tired of the ‘pity party’ and “I’m not a celebrity” stuff (even though I’m on TV, in the tabloids and collecting all kinds of cash for being so).
How much is missing?
$30,000 disappeared after special forces snipers shot and killed three pirates, ending the multi-day siege and freeing the captain, who had been held hostage. Here is an idea. Look around…anyone sporting a new Rolex or taking a nice vacation?
Reporter Lisa Ling’s sister is being held in North Korea.
First of all, it is no secret to anyone that his nation needs to wake up, modernize and think about feeding it’s people before they waste money on nuclear stuff to destroy the world.Not a fan.
However, getting back to the story, the families of two U.S. journalists detained in North Korea made public pleas for their release. The women, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, are to go on trial Thursday on spying charges.
Lisa Ling, Laura’s sister, was on CNN’s “Larry King Live” on last night.
Lisa said this
“I mean tensions are so heated,” “and the girls are essentially in the midst of this nuclear standoff.”
“We just felt like it was time for us to talk publicly and try and encourage our two governments to try to communicate, to try and bring our situation to a resolution on humanitarian grounds — to separate the issues,” said Ling, who is a special correspondent with CNN.
So what were the ladies doing in North Korea anyway?
The pair was reporting on the plight of North Korean defectors living along the border of China and North Korea when they were taken into custody on March 17.
North Korea said the reporters had entered the country illegally. The women were accused of “hostile acts” and charged with spying.
Lastly, according to the website the National Priorities Project , to date, $657.3 billion dollars have been allocated to the war in Iraq since 2003. In addition, we estimate that $52.7 billion dollars of the recent supplemental will be used to further fund the war in Iraq for a total of $710 billion dollars. Over 4000 US soldiers have been killed in combat and countless others are suffering through traumas as a result of the war. So why am I bringing this up?
Because former VP Dick Cheney said Monday that he does not believe Saddam Hussein was involved in the planning or execution of the September 11, 2001, attacks. You know, the reason why we entered into Iraq in an attempt to do way with terrorism.
Chaney strongly defends the Bush administration’s decision to invade Iraq, however, arguing that Hussein’s previous support for known terrorists was a serious danger after 9/11. No doubt, like many other dictators, he was evil.
“I do not believe and have never seen any evidence to confirm that [Hussein] was involved in 9/11. We had that reporting for a while, [but] eventually it turned out not to be true,” Cheney conceded.
But Hussein was “somebody who provided sanctuary and safe harbor and resources to terrorists. … [It] is, without question, a fact.”
Cheney restated his claim that “there was a relationship between al Qaeda and Iraq that stretched back 10 years. It’s not something I made up. … We know for a fact that Saddam Hussein was a sponsor — a state sponsor — of terror. It’s not my judgment. That was the judgment of our [intelligence community] and State Department.”
As a mother of a 20 year old male, who had to register for the draft by law, this is not good nor is it something that I want to hear.