Tuesday on Taking Aim (WBAI), it was an old radio friend: Joan Mellen. I really love it when I hear her on the radio. She has been a guest of Bonnie Faulkner's (Guns & Butter) and a guest of Michal Ratner, Michael Smith and Heidi Boghosian (Law & Order). She has written the powerful book Farewell To Justice about the assassination of J.F.K.
E-mails pour in of, "Ruth, Ruth, why didn't you tell us what all she said?" Because I knew a number of you would stream -- I am not the only one in the community who loves Ms. Mellen. And I did not want to be accused of "spoilers."
Candice e-mailed to complain that the broadcast was not up at the program's website in the archives. Alright, fair enough, I have no idea when (during the week) they do their file transfers. But you could click on "WBAI" and then go to archives to hear the show. But if that is one click too many, just click here on "archives" and scroll down to Tuesday to hear the broadcast. (Good for only 87 more days and then it is gone from the WBAI online archives.)
Candice added, "Ruth, don't you dare say a word about it until I get to listen."
Okay, Candice, I will not go into Ms. Mellen explaining why R.F.K. did not help Jim Garrison pursue J.F.K.'s killers. I will note that Ms. Mellen is working on a new book and I bet I am not the only one dying to read that.
Ms. Mellen always connects the dots. The Iraq War continues and today Alsumaria TV reported: "An official source in North Oil Iraqi company who spoke under condition of anonymity said that oil pumping from northern oil fields towards Ceyhan Turkish port were resumed after a 4 days halt because of a blast against an essential pipeline South of Nineveh." So to connect the dots, we should pair that news with Cindy Sheehan's "Deja Vu All Over Again" (Peace of the Action):
We'll leave Iraq when the last drop of oil and the last nickle is squeezed out of that most unfortunate of countries with some of the richest natural resources–not a second sooner.
Exactly. This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: