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Apple Talk / Re: So. Walter White, etc.
« on: August 11, 2021, 03:28:03 am »
What's really depressing is the people who don't realise this and keep insisting that someone (usually Walter) is the "hero". No, he's the protagonist, which is a very different thing altogether.

Apple Talk / Re: Plague Diary
« on: August 05, 2021, 06:54:56 pm »
Look Dok, we've only been dealing with this for 17 months now. You can't just, like, expect people to learn overnight.

Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: August 04, 2021, 05:44:01 pm »
How do you think they got to Elvis?

RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: July 27, 2021, 04:05:45 am »
No, my computer died for a bit, so I'm trying to finish my Mass Effect trilogy vanguard playthrough (which isn't too far off) and grinding hard in ESO when I'm not (Elsweyr celebration = double drops on dragons = get rich quick scheme). But once Mass Effect is finished I'll either sit down and play that or Pathfinder: Kingmaker.

Apple Talk / Re: post in this thread for a chance to win
« on: July 26, 2021, 02:58:56 pm »
*rolls a d20*

I got a 16. Wait, do I have advantage?

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: July 13, 2021, 08:08:45 am »
If people want to check out the other links before I get to them:

Authorities on Monday announced the arrest of a suspect who they say orchestrated the assassination. Haitian-born Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, entered the country on a private jet in June, Police Chief Leon Charles said at a news conference.

Haitian authorities say that Sanon hired the Florida-based company CTU Security, which they alleged recruited men initially to provide security for Sanon, though their mission appears to have changed thereafter.

"He came to Haiti accompanied by a few people in the beginning of June, these people were supposed to ensure his security and his business," said Charles at the news conference. "He came with the intention to take over as President of the Republic."

Two Colombian suspects who were killed in Haiti by police also had links to CTU Security, which is owned by a Venezuelan national, said Colombian police on Monday. They have requested assistance from the US Interpol office to investigate the company's data.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: July 13, 2021, 08:06:50 am »
It is perhaps especially ironic that I've recently been reading about the DEA's peripheral role in the Lockerbie bombing recently (Cypriot-based DEA cell was piggybacked by the DIA using sloppy tradecraft, targeted PFLP-GC linked traffickers and so on).

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: July 13, 2021, 08:05:05 am »
So, this is just slightly suspicious.

Several of the men involved in the assassination of Haiti's President previously worked as US law enforcement informants, according to people briefed on the matter, as US investigators grapple with an increasing number of Florida links to the alleged hit squad.

Haitian President Jovenel Moise was killed last Wednesday in an operation that Haitian authorities say involved at least 28 people, many of them Colombian mercenaries hired through a Florida-based security company.

At least one of the men arrested in connection to the assassination by Haitian authorities previously worked as an informant for the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the DEA said in a statement in response to CNN.

As is this:

"Following the assassination of President Moise, the suspect reached out to his contacts at the DEA. A DEA official assigned to Haiti urged the suspect to surrender to local authorities and, along with a US State Department official, provided information to the Haitian government that assisted in the surrender and arrest of the suspect and one other individual," the DEA said.

The DEA said it is aware of reports that some assassins yelled "DEA" at the time of their attack. The DEA said in its statement that none of the attackers were operating on behalf of the agency.

Other suspects also had US ties, including working as informants for the FBI, the people briefed on the matter said. The FBI said in response to CNN's reporting that it doesn't comment on informants, except to say that it uses "lawful sources to collect intelligence" as part of its investigations.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: July 12, 2021, 02:03:55 pm »
Yeah, Haiti in particular has basically been crapped on by everyone, repreatedly.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: July 11, 2021, 04:52:31 pm »
I also do think it's plausible that the "inside job" theory being floated by the opposition has some merit. It's not impossible that the Colombian team had a guy on the inside to help bring them in, disable the alarms or whatever, it's not like the two theories are *entirely* incompatible.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: July 11, 2021, 04:51:02 pm »
Yeah, that wouldn't surprise me. Drug traffickers would have the connections and the money to afford this kind of hit...Colombian mercs are "cheap", but we're speaking comparatively here, so it's not like they're within everyone's means. If that's right, then we'll have to see who the traffickers are affiliated with, internationally or otherwise.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: July 10, 2021, 10:46:53 pm »
Hey Cain, what's the deal with the Haitian assassination? Big bag of fun?

Well that the hitters are from Columbia is quite telling.

Columbians are cheap, and usually well-trained. By Americans. My guess is that most of them went through an American-sponsored counter-terrorism or counterinsurgency training program at some point. We know one of them certainly did, Manuel Antonio Grosso. Army, urban counter-terrorism outfit. Likely several of the others also. Two US-citizens of Haitian descent were also arrested alongside them.

However, the opposition in Haiti are claiming that Moses own Presidential guard did it. There's also some time discrepancies on the Colombian hitters story, video reportedly does show them least an hour later then initial reports have said.

Working theory? Mose was whacked by a team put together by the Americans for this kind of work in the central Americas. Now whether the Americans were explicitly on the trigger on this it's harder to wouldn't surprise me, but at the same time it doesn't take a genius to hire a bunch of paramilitaries for an assassination, and if the CIA can do it, then Haitian oligarchs also certainly can. We also know the Americans have been a bit trigger-happy with their cut-outs in that region of late, so it's possible the DIA or CIA or someone is making their own foreign policy.

Beyond that, I'll have to look into who Mose has been pissing off lately, and who's most likely to step into his shoes.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: July 09, 2021, 06:44:56 pm »

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: July 09, 2021, 06:08:50 pm »
Whee, new computer is fast and stuff.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: July 05, 2021, 01:57:11 pm »
It's still like barely hitting 20C in the UK right now.

Also my desktop died, so while I'll still be around, lurking, it may take me longer to get around to fixing things on this crappy laptop. Fortunately it's only for a week.

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