Some curious - if not unsurprising - news

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A two-fer. First: from Russian Times:
Leaked: Bin Laden not buried at sea, body moved on CIA plane to US
The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks.

Stratfor�s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was �bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane� and then �onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],� an email says.

The official version is that the body of Al-Qaeda�s top man, who was killed by a US raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, was buried at an undisclosed location at sea in a proper Muslim ceremony.

"If body dumped at sea, which I doubt, the touch is very Adolph Eichman like. The Tribe did the same thing with the Nazi's ashes," Burton commented in another email. Eichman was one of the masterminds of the Holocaust by Nazi Germany. He was captured by Mossad agents in Argentina and, tried in Israel, found guilty and executed in 1962. His body was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea over the Mediterranean.
The burial at sea struck me as a bit odd. Still... Second: from the National Iraqi News Agency:
MOI: arresting red mercury smuggling gang
Baghdad (NINA) � Karkh police command arrested a gang smuggling red mercury between Baghdad and Dohuk.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Interior mentioned that forces from the Karkh police command and in cooperation with the inspector general�s office of the MOI managed to arrest the gang.

It added that the gang had 500grams of the red mercury prepared for smuggling.
Red Mercury is one of those stupid urban myths that refuse to die. B.T.W. -- I have several kilograms hidden near to my farm if anyone is interested in purchasing it. Sight unseen. Price is a mere $2,000,000 in small unmarked bills. Guaranteed the real stuff...

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