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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 01:48 AM
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15. Hmmm....autorank is thinking...
Well Paul Rodriguez and George Archibald are the authors of the story and they're still walking around. They probably know the entire story but since I don't run in their crowd, I'll have to speculate.

The date on the story in June 29, 1989. This is before the Gulf War but after the Tienanmen Square uprising. Bush made some remarks encouraging the uprising and may have considered a policy to really rock the boat in China. This would not please those who wanted predictable government policies and sweat shops. In this scenario, the story, run for just a week, was a warning shot, a message to cool down. It came from the one source that could be controlled completely, a source with an inside cover (your comment about de Borchgrave and the CIA). That's just a possible scenario. "Management" wanted to make a point to Bush and company, don't fuck around or this is what you get. This does make sense. Some very large organizations do quite well hiring functionaries who are somewhat capable but posses one or two major flaws, usually of the scandalous kind.

Since the Wash Times is a "house organ" and totally controlled, the fact that this was even investigated, let alone featured, had a very specific and meaningful point for the subjects of the story, the Bush White House.

Intriguing. Someday, hopefully soon, we'll find out.
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