Thursday, December 20, 2007
Is Washington burning?
December 20, 2007 - 7:13am.
What did Cheney know and when did he burn the evidence?
By DOUG THOMPSON
The mysterious fire in the Old Executive Office Building on the White House grounds sent conspiracy theorists into overdrive Thursday. What, they wondered, went up in smoke in Vice President Dick Cheney's suite of offices in the OEOB?
Hey, we love a good conspiracy theory here at Capitol Hill Blue and we learned long ago that anything is possible from the Bush boys and girls at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue so we're happy to join in the latest guessing game of what did they know and when did they burn it?
Since the fire erupted in Cheney's offices, speculation deepens. Cheney is, after all, the Darth Vader of BushCo, the Black Knight most often accused of being behind all the nefarious actions of what many consider to be the most corrupt Presidential administration in American history.
So what did the fire reduce to ashes just as federal judges, Congress and even Bush's own Attorney General launches probes into the various high crimes and misdemeanors ?
If evidence was destroyed, the most obvious would be any memos relating to that meeting of White House lawyers, Cheney and God-knows-who-else to discuss what to do about those pesky CIA tapes that showed torture of detainees.
Or maybe, as some have speculated, those White House visitor logs that show just which holy rollers came to Chateau Bush to help the Prez commune with God and seek new justifications for killing people in Iraq.
The list continues @ Capitol Hill Blue
Funny stuff for sure, the fire actually started in a 'man size' safe.
Speaking of destroying stuff: Administration officials refuse to shed light on whether White House lawyers talked to the CIA about whether to destroy interrogation videotapes of two terrorism suspects but bristle at questions into the affair and complain about news coverage. That puts the White House in an awkward position. The very vision of White House officials sitting around a table talking about such an inflammatory course of action evokes echoes of Nixon and Watergate. Also @CHB
Th fun just keeps coming for the insane clown posse in the WH. Once emboldened with arrogance and ego they let go with some real doozies. I knew sooner or later they would shoot themselves in the ass. Now the question remains, how bad do they want to retain power and what will they do to make it so.
Should I build a fallout shelter yet?
Oh and there is this:
After the fire on February 28, 1933, president Hindenburg and Hitler invoked Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution, which permitted the suspension of civil liberties during national emergencies. Some examples of this Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of the People and State abrogated the following constitutional protections: Freedom of the press, free expression of opinion, individual property rights, right of assembly and association, right to privacy of postal and electronic communications, states´ rights of self-government, and protection against unlawful searches and seizures. This Decree enabled the Nazis to suppress the opposition in the elections on March 5. In addition, federal police agencies, the SS (Special Security) and SA (Storm Troops), were created. This enabled the Nazis to suppress all opponents. Consequently, communists were arrested although the communist party was not banned until after the elections, so that the left vote would remain split.
Well I guess the fire was not that big, yet.