[OPE-L] Homecoming

From: Philip Dunn (pscumnud@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Date: Sun Aug 07 2005 - 16:52:32 EDT

I don't know why but I post this poem by Robert Lowell:

by Robert Lowell

What was is . . . since 1930;

the boys in my old gang

are senior partners.  They start up

bald like baby birds

to embrace retirement.

At the altar of surrender,

I met you

in the hour of credulity.

How your misfortune came out clearly

to us at twenty.

At the gingerbread casino,

how innocent the nights we made it

on our Vesuvio martinis

with no vermouth but vodka

to sweeten the dry gin--

the lash across my face

that night we adored . . .

soon every night and all,

when your sweet, amorous 

repetition changed.

Fertility is not to the forward,

or beauty to the precipitous--

things gone wrong

clothe summer

with gold leaf.


I catch my mind

circling for you with glazed eye--

my lost love hunting

your lost face.

Summer to summer,

the poplars sere

in the glare--

it's a town for the young,

they break themselves against the surf.

No dog knows my smell.

Suspect arrives in UK from Zambia
From correspondents in London
August 08, 2005
From: Agence France-Presse

HAROON Aswat, a Briton arrested in Zambia two weeks ago reportedly wanted in
connection with last month's deadly bomb attacks in London, arrived in Britain
on Sunday after being deported from Lusaka, a Foreign Office official said.
"I can confirm that he has arrived in Britain, but it's now a matter for the
Home Office," said the official.

According to the BBC, Aswat arrived at a Royal Air Force base in Northolt, west
of London.

Aswat, 31, has been named in US and British media reports as the alleged
mastermind behind the July 7 blasts that killed 56 people including four
suicide bombers, but British police have not confirmed that he is wanted in
connection with the attacks.

Aswat was deported from Zambia early on Sunday, leaving Lusaka international
airport on a chartered plane to Britain.

US authorities have also reportedly sought to question Aswat over alleged
attempts to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon.

US media said on July 22, the day after four abortive attacks on London's
transport system, that US police and intelligence agencies were taking part in
the hunt for Aswat.

They said that the four suicide bombers behind the July 7 attacks had made about
20 calls to him on his mobile telephone.

Aswat, who spent time in South Africa and Botswana before entering Zambia on
July 6, had been on a watch list of Western intelligence agencies who tipped
off Zambian authorities.

Quoting Philip Dunn <pscumnud@DIRCON.CO.UK>:

> 7/7
> Still no-one is held in connection with this.  Closed off almost completely.
> There is, of course, "mastermind" Haroon Rashid Aswat, at the moment
> tarrying
> in Zambia, his world tour of the UK, Pakistan, South Africa and other
> countries
> having been interrupted.  It is said that the Zambians will send him to the
> UK
> where he is not wanted, rather than the USA where he has been indicted for
> planning a terrorist training camp in Oregon.  I thought that that was the
> main
> industry in Oregon. It is said that he is one of ours.
> http://www.iraqwar.mirror-world.ru/article/58858
> 21/7
> In contrast there are plenty (17 currently, the releases are rarely
> publicised)
> of arrests and six charged. The charges are failing to disclose the
> whereabouts
> of a terrorist. The terrorist in question being Hussain Osman (Somali)/
> Hamdi
> Isacc/Issac (Ethiopian). Hmadi managed to leave the country, passing through
> British and French passport checks on 26/7 at Waterloo International.  On
> his
> pilgrimage to Rome he compromised many others, leading to arrests. He
> remains
> safely out of the way in Rome. Another one of ours?
> He was well known to the police, having moved from Finsbury Park Mosque to
> Stockwell Mosque and attempted a takover there.
> There is a massive disturbance in the Consprirosphere.
> http://wagnews.blogspot.com/
> But http://www.kurtnimmo.com/blog/ passes my test, i.e. he says what I want
> to
> hear.
> As far as I am aware there are as yet no charges in the UK against the
> four/five
> "failed suicide bombers".
> 22/7 Military involvement with the execution of Jean Charles de Menezes will
> not
> go away. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Charles_de_Menezes
> It looked like an SAS hit.
> Phil

Philip Dunn

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