Monday, June 20, 2005

The Price Of Free Speech

The Central Intelligence Agency has a spy in Afghanastan and needs to get a message to him. They call in another spy and instruct him to go to Afghanastan. They tell the spy that the man he needs to meet up with is named "Abduhl". He lives on the fourth floor of an apt. building.  They encrypt the message on a piece of paper and instruct the spy to mention a secret password before handing over the message. The password...."Birds song fills the sky".

   The spy flies into Afghanstan, and finds the building. He checks the names on the mailboxes, and to his surprise...on the fourth floor....are two "Abduhls"!

The spy decides to try the "Abduhl" whose apt. is closer to the stairway. A man opens the door...The spy whispers.....
"Birds song fills the sky"......The man looks puzzled, then his eyebrows raise with understanding...and he says....."Oh! You must want Abduhl the American spy....he lives at the end of this hall!"

---------------------------------------------------------------------    This morning's news the announcer boasted...."Sources inside State Dept say they know the whereabouts of Bin Laden, but are not sure how they are going to capture him"

      When more than two people are aware of a secret...its no longer a secret!  I would prefer being kept in the dark a little longer...and have all this "knowledge" revealed at the time of his capture!    I am unsettled with this feeling that Justice must wait, till free speech has all of its say.

Peace ...in these uncertain times....Marc

5 comments:

sistercdr said...

You and me both.

jen73169 said...

I must agree.
Jennifer

jtuwliens said...

You're on to something here, Marc.  I question how "free" free speech really is, or should be.  Such uncertain times we live in...
Judith
http://journals.aol.com/jtuwliens/MirrorMirrorontheWall

jouell3935 said...

I am with you on this!!!!!!!!!!

vaultofsecrets said...

I often think that the media plants seeds that have given to them for what ever reasoning.
That announcement may have been made to get Ben on the move again...
we lost a very special young man two years ago, April 8th in Iraq. Up until that date he had been working under cover chasing Ben. To see him in his cover you would have sworn he was a man of Afghanstan. They played cat and mouse for two years and NEVER once did they get close enough to get him to crawl out of his hole. What they did though was keep him on the run...here is a link if you would like to read about Scott.

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/sdsather.htm

Wishing you health, happiness and laughter.
TJ~

http://journals.aol.com/vaultofsecrets/MoonDancer/