Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fabled Enemas

Here's what Jason and Korey have been working on this year:

First error? At 11 seconds in:

It's Springmann, who, by the way, was the guy who rubber-stamped the visas for 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9-11. But he's a hero. Correction: Several commenters have stated that Springmann was not in Jeddah in 2000-2001, that his service in Jeddah ended in the late 1980s. I got my impression from Springmann himself, who writes:

After airplanes flew into the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon, The Los Angeles Times reported that 15 of the 19 alleged hijackers got their U.S. visas from the American Consulate General at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a consulate where I had served as chief of the Visa Section.

But here Springmann clarifies:

My experience as Chief of the Visa Section in Jeddah (1987-88) persuaded me that until all CIA personnel have been removed from diplomatic cover, the State Department will be incapable of fulfilling its responsibilities.

So Springmann's related experience ended 13 years before 9-11? Heheh, well Robin Horden's ended 20 years earlier, so by comparison Springmann is right up to date.

Substantively, this looks like stuff that the Troofers were talking about in 2003. Tim Osman? Seriously?