Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Pourtout Roadster’1938. There is a some information about the 38′ Roadster at Wikipedia, but not much. It probably had a top speed in the high seventies. The styling is amazing. That, for me anyway, is the attraction of vintage cars. In reality, the ride would have been uncomfortable by the standards of today’s sport cars that can top a 100 mph without strain, and without spewing the nasty exhaust of the sports/race cars of that era.
Even as the story was unfolding anyone that was paying attention to the news knew that there were CIA personnel at the Benghazi compound. In the past week CNN’s Jake Tapper finds out and reports in breathless tones, oh my god there were CIA at Benghazi, maybe dozens or 21 or whatever. This may seem silly, but CIA stands for Central Intelligence Agency. As most Americans, if not most of the world knows, they are our secret intelligence service. They do things in secret. Which is probably the reason they did not come forward within the first minute of the news breaking from Benghazi. As other news sources have also reported, – in other words the secret operation under taken on behalf of America, and Syrian rebels national security interests, is that the CIA was doing two things at once. Recovering some portable rocket launchers that belonged to Muammar Gaddafi, while also directing said launchers to Syrian rebels who are fighting the totalitarian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Whatever factions that compose the rebels forces, it is a known fact that Bashar al-Assad is a sociopath who sponsors terrorism. So conservatives who have been obsessed with exposing the Bengahzi “conspiracy” have finally succeed in finding out that the CIA would rather everyone not know they had a full blown operation going on in Benghazi and look to have been using the diplomatic mission as cover. It seems that conservatives have done helped the enemies of America and freedom in Syria expose a CIA operation. This new round of Benghazi hysteria and betrayal is odd, or maybe not considering the strange workings of the conservative mindset, in that the first time round they were accusing President Obama of being the one who was not acting in the best interests of national security. I can imagine as Steve does that some people might not approve of giving weapons to anyone. But that is another issue entirely different from conservative Republican politicians, pundits and bloggers acting as proxies of terrorists, against the secret operations of the CIA. Some may remember it was conservatives who outed a CIA NOC agent for political revenge. They seem to be racking up quite the record on undermining U.S. national security.
Jefferson Airplane/Grateful Dead concert poster, 1966, by Wes Wilson and Herb Greene.
One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don’t do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she’s ten feet tall
And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you’re going to fall
White Rabbit by – Jefferson Airplane