Day: February 28, 2007

The Day The Bull Market Died


NASDAQ Update: 4:20 AM NYC time, February 28th: Just a quick note to mark an important day, the end of an era, the death of an old bull market. Indeed, yesterday marked, with a grand finale that nobody could miss, the end of the 1,599-day (4.37-year), 1,423-point (128%) rally in the NASDAQ. A fine rally it has been, enriching many a needy investor, speculator, investment banker and trader. Alas…


Article: New Light Shed on CIA’s ‘Black Site’ Prisons


NOTE: Of course I’m in favor of a more peaceful and terrorism-free world, but illegal wars, torture, profiteering etc. is not the way to get there. In fact, Bush’s methods do the opposite: They inspire, motivate and help recruit terrorists, making another major terrorist strike all the more likely. Thanks, Dubya, you’re doing a heckuva job! Now on to the article:

From the front page of the February 28, 2007, Washington Post:

New Light Shed on CIA’s ‘Black Site’ Prisons

By Dafna Linzer and Julie Tate
Washington Post Staff Writers

On his last day in CIA custody, Marwan Jabour, an accused al-Qaeda paymaster, was stripped naked, seated in a chair and videotaped by agency officers. Afterward, he was shackled and blindfolded, headphones were put over his ears, and he was given an injection that made him groggy. Jabour, 30, was laid down in the back of a van, driven to an airstrip and put on a plane with at least one other prisoner.