Monday, July 11, 2005

The Sword In The Stone?

Icepick Used to Kill Trotsky Resurfaces

Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 50 minutes ago

MEXICO CITY - One of history's most infamous murder weapons, the icepick police believe was used to kill Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky, has resurfaced just weeks before the 65th anniversary of his assassination.

Tests to authenticate the weapon have been delayed by a dispute between the current owner, who may hope to sell it, and Trotsky's grandson, who wants it for his museum — evidence of the ongoing struggle between socialist ideals and capitalism.



Seymour Hersh: Iraq "Moving Towards Open Civil War"

Interviewer: Amy Goodman
Democracy Now!

Bush is truly a Trotskyite, a believer in permanent revolution. We have never had one as a president before. He wouldn't understand that, but Wolfowitz would. He truly is. And he's doing it - what he thinks he has to do, the revolutions he has to create, without any information, without any - without an ability to absorb information that's counter to what he wants to hear. And so, I don't know where you are when you have a man with as much power as he controls and as much ability to do something. I don't know how we can get at him.