• Meanwhile, al-Qaeda’s ugly head, in the guise of its #2 lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has poked itself out from underneath a dungheap in an undisclosed location and declared that “The al Qaeda organization will not stay silent regarding what the Muslims in Palestine and Lebanon are facing . . .,” and it kind of sounds like a threat to me.
  • And, finally, Indonesia’s governor at OPEC, Maizar Rahman, confirms that OPEC has no control over rising oil prices — something many of us have suspected for quite some time.