Nobody sent us any articles about the incident, but I’ve been reading news stories about the horny cheapskate Secret Service agent who brought disgrace upon his entire unit in Colombia and caused them to be sent home before President Obama even arrived. It’s a thoroughly sleazy affair, and now several members of the U.S. military have also been caught up in the Cartagena hooker scandal. What moniker will be attached to it by the media? “Doxygate”, maybe?
Across the pond, fifty-seven bags containing more than fourteen million Reichsmarks have been found in a bank vault in Greece. The money was left behind after the Nazi occupation during the war, and the Greek government is debating what to do with it. It was discovered more than a year ago, but now that there is talk in Greece of claiming reparations from Germany, the existence of the Nazi loot has assumed a new significance.
In other news, in an interview with a Dutch newspaper, President Abdullah Gül of Turkey called Geert Wilders an “Islamophobe”.
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