It dawns on me again that one should follow up on the initial reaction to things. Take, for example, the Free Tibet Revolt.
When the coverage of China's brutality in Tibet began, my first thought was:
"this seemed to blow up out of nowhere."The second thought was:
"what great publicity they're getting, and which rock star is going to emulate George Harrison for this cause?"The third thought was:
"what in the wide world of sports could the Chinese be thinking of?"And then I moved on to other news.
But I trip across an article on Global Research which details the CIA's long involvement with Free Tibet and the Dalai Lama. With chatter from the Europeans about boycotting the Beijing Olympics, universal condemnation (including us - ha! - about human rights!), China's business partners and allies (in S. America, Africa) will need to tread carefully.
Hugo Chavez is probably berating Wen Jiabao right now for getting suckered.
Now, what do you think?