AP report that Maj. Gen. William Caldwell told reporters that the investigations into the crashes of three Army and one private helicopters since Jan. 20 are incomplete but "it does appear they were all the result of some kind of anti-Iraqi ground fire that did bring those helicopters down."
U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said the massive truck bomb that it was "an example of what the forces of evil will do to intimidate the Iraqi people."
Gee those forces of evil at work again, those must be the forces of evil that Paul Bremer used to write about.
Remember that B/W movie with the beautiful Janet Leigh, craggy Charlton Heston and the 42 year old Awesome Welles ? "A touch of Evil" ?
Hard nosed Mexican-American narcotics investigator Vargas (Charlton Heston) and his beautiful and inoccent wife (Janet Leigh) witness a murder caused by a car bomb. The fillum opens with a famous 3 minute tracking shot which follows the bomb-laden (not Bin Laden !) car as it crosses the border, passes Heston and Leigh, fades into the distance and explodes.
Vargas investigates. He runs foul of the local police authority/ Quinlan (Welles - who wrote the screenplay) - an immense – and immensely corrupt – ex-alcoholic . Convinced that Quinlan is planting evidence to frame an innocent man, Vargas begins probing the big man's own shadowy past and methodology. In the end, Quinlan's hunches prove right while his means to solving the crime are left suspended in murky moral limbo made confusing by very idiosyncratic editing – long takes, grotesque (very) close-ups, overlapping sound and steep angles , which emphasise Welles' corpulance – verging on deep craziness.
Marlene Dietrich plays a cigar-smoking, gypsy, brothel owner, Zsa Zsa Gabor a strip club owner and Dennis Weaver (“McCloud,” ) as a wonderfully crazy hotel night clerk.
Henry Mancini provided a remarkable Mexican / rock musical score.
Evil - bad karma , pal.
PS. Dennis Weaver (dcsd) and wife Gerry founded L.I.F.E (Love Is Feeding Everyone), which fed 180,000 people in Los Angeles each week. President Reagan awarded him the “Presidential End Hunger Award” in 1986.
In 1993, Dennis and Gerry founded the non-profit Institute of “Ecolonomics” - a word Dennis coined to illustrate the necessary synergy between a healthy ecology and a vibrant economy in order to create a sustainable future. In 2003 the Institute embarked on the “Drive to Survive,” where Dennis led a fleet of alternative-fueled vehicles on a cross-country whistle-stop tour toWashington,D.C., with the aim of increasing awareness of the need to reduce the US 's dependence on oil.
More recently, he and singer Willie Nelson joined forces to promote the development and use of farmer-grown biodiesel as a viable alternative fuel.Good karma.