I read in the latest number of The National Catholic Reporter (a more complete story on line at Counterpunch) that the Department of Homeland Security agents at Chicago's O'Hare Airport--our safety from dangerous agents of the worldwide terrorist plot always uppermost in their minds--refused entry to Mr. Damien Moran on April 7 and sent him back to Poland from whence he had come. It appears that Mr. Moran's dangerous to all of us because he conducted a peace protest in Dublin in 2003 in which a US war plane parked in the airport there was damaged. Brought to trial for this, he and four others were acquitted on charges that arose from the protest. (Moran's account of the O'Hare incident is here.) Moran was on his way to visit his brother in Virginia and then on to Nebraska to speak at a conference sponsored by the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. (This is another group of dangerous radicals who have a problem with Stratcom, the arm of the US military that exists soley to deliver nuclear weapons on the heads of whatever the enemy de jour is "in case deterrence fails." This is a truly dangerous organization with worldwide tentacles and terrifying powers, but that's another whole entry. )
All I really want to say here is that I feel so much safer now that an advocate for peace has been removed from our midst. The American people have no frigging clue of what's going on in their name and what it's costing. This sort of thing is commonplace. God help us all.