Wednesday, November 22, 2006

One Time is Weird, Three Times is a Pattern

There are three stories last night I read before I called it a day. Each one on their own is interesting and weird, but together forms a much darker picture. I am used to the Drudge Report being the bearer of bad news, but he has taken the cake last night. You will see the picture I am speaking of after you see the events.

Our first stop is in Waikiki, Hawaii and President Bush’s entourage. The acting director of the White House Travel Office was mugged outside a club there yesterday morning. His wallet, passport and cellphone were stolen and he was beaten. This is a strange event, right? Don't answer yet.

Next we come to Argentina for our next two tales and the pattern will become clear. First Jenna Bush’s purse was stolen yesterday from a restaurant. Her wallet and cellphone were taken in the robbery. Notice anything standing out? Also a secret service agent, in an unrelated incident, was beaten after an attempted mugging. I see a pattern for certain.

There are two levels to this pattern and it only gets worse the deeper you go. The first pattern is a complete lack of respect for Americans in the world today. This goes to a hatred of Bush in the global view and not just simple robbery. This should tell everyone that now is not the time for travel overseas no matter the country. Of course, this is only the upper rosy layer. Shall we dig deeper?

What seems like random crimes in places far apart I believe were not random at all. The items stolen and the timing of the robberies are too close; the items stolen too specific and valuable for nefarious purposes. Imagine the numbers the Travel Office director's cellphone would have stored in it, the text messages; or Jenna’s phone for that matter. This amounts to more than just a petty robbery or a mugging- this is a national security problem now.

The gut reaction for many is to mock this story for the inept job the Secret Service did in protecting their charges, but that is just the sarcastic blogger in me's reflex. The truth is that this could amount to a major threat. THink about everything we keep in our cellphones and now compound that with national security. I hope this is me being paranoid.

6 comments:

Variant E said...

Interesting observation. Sounds sort of like the Pelican Brief. Watch out Kanrei, somebody might now be after you! Also, it doesn't bode well on the fact that I'll be in Argentina in 2 weeks.

RexZeitgiest said...

Kan, read the response from the Bush haters on ABC news.....man, the hatred and venom directed towards Jenna and Barbara is unreal....I thank good Ol' Sheehog for making hating the Bush twins chic.....

RexZeitgiest said...

Hey, how come Kan doens't post at his own blog anymore?

Kanrei said...

Because he was at his parent's house tonight. His sister is in town and he has been there. Don't worry though, I love and read you all still.

Kanrei said...

I imagined there would be. My instinct was the same to be honest, but you know my curse of reading more. As I saw the two other tales I noticed it was not her fault. If anyone is to blame that she got robbed its the agent incharge who let the thief get that close.

Serena Joy said...

Geez, that doesn't reflect very well on the Secret Service, does it? Maybe David Baldacci's and Brad Meltzer's fiction isn't so far off the mark.