At first glance you wouldn't think that the most famous U-2 pilot and the Ponzi
scheming, twice failing to appear Clinton 'bundler
' had anything in common. Ah, but you would be wrong. The late Mr. Powers, who, by the way, grew up near my little hometown of Norton, VA, got a whopping big extra pay check (like $10,000, but that was a lot in the 50s) to take the sodium cyanide pill and avoid live capture. Powers didn't take his (nor was he able to engage the circuits which would destroy the secret stuff onboard
) and when his spy plane was shot down
by a lucky SAM shot, he was paraded before the news cameras and we had to exchange a big catch, KGB Colonel Vilyam Genrikhovich
Fisher, to get him back. It was the first time I remember the US Government was caught lying to us. Not his, or our, finest hour.
Likewise, the creepy little bagmen
for the Clinton's getting around the campaign finance laws have an understanding, I believe, that they won't be taken 'alive.' They usually escape to another country
which won't extradite or just refuse to say a word, but Hsu
at least went through the motions of suicide
. Or at least that's what it looks like to me. He failed and was captured. What tales will he tell? Doesn't matter, it seems; the world seems less than shocked or interested that the Democrats broke campaign finance laws. Are we really so jaded that we expect them to cheat?
Labels: Clinton Bagmen; Cold War U-2 spy planes