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07 November 2011

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highlander

What's with the three headed chicken crest? Italian army special ops?

I know,not politically correct, but the Fuhrer did once say, for every Italian divsion,"El Duce" provided him. It was like the allies got two extra. They do make sexy cars and women however...no doubt about it!

turcopolier

highlander

Jesus College, cambridge. pl

highlander

Oh yea, I forgot. All the commie,poofters in MI-5 went to Cambridge. Must have been something in the water.

crf

I think this film should have been made and shown at least 3 years ago. Now, its arguments seem, unfortunately, quaint or sheepish.

What do you think about this argument: For a time, government lawyers said it was ok to torture, therefore such behaviour was legal at that time. The consequences of torture to such a government would be no more than public embarrassment, rather than legal.

That's the Truth promulgated by, for example, Mukasey, the NYTimes, and both parties. It's a convenient idea, but do you think it is true?

See, for example: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/10/us/politics/10johnsen.html

"Ms. Johnsen’s nomination had been closely watched because the Office of Legal Counsel has the power to tell the president and other executive officials whether actions would be lawful. Officials who rely on its secret opinions are essentially safe from prosecution — even if the office’s legal pronouncements are later deemed to be incorrect. "

turcopolier

crf

I was interested in it as literature. pl

turcopolier

highlander

My old man, "Walter laine" in "The Dancing carabao" encouraged me to go to the Institute and then said that his ancestors would smite him for what I had become. pl

alnval

Col. Lang:

Page Eight: A welcomed oasis in a parched desert. Just got to it last night. Reminded me of the John le Carre’ stories with Alec Guinness; great acting, script, and production values.

I also wondered whether the numerous fictional accounts of MI5 operations by its former Director General Dame Stella Rimington might also have influenced how the Page Eight story was allowed to unfold. Any thoughts?

turcopolier

alnval

i was alays a "circus" guy rather than CI. i knew them a lot better. my impression was that he MI-5 people were disguised bourgeois. heh. Heh. pl

highlander

What is your impression of the CIA and FBI types social categories?

Lee

My two word review; 'nothing happens.'

I thought it was a very slow opening episode of a series...but I was mistaken.

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