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    zing..., 2010-04-06 10:19:51 | Main | chronological order..., 2010-04-14 10:57:31

    well that explains that:

    In a response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the Pentagon claims that "Poodle Blanket" contingency plans from 1961 for a possible confrontation over West Berlin (no longer divided) with the Soviet Union (no longer a country) still need to be secret for fear of damage to current U.S. national security

    Really? Poodle blanket? Was that some sort of weird gift he bought for Marilyn? "Oh! A mink coat! Jack? What did you do to it?" "Nah, it's ah poodle blahnket, that's the way poodle blahnkets are supposed to look."

    [In 1961 the Kennedy Administration developed] plans outlining possible Soviet and East German actions threatening West Berlin.... The plans involved so much paper that some wit called them the "Horse Blanket" and the term stuck on. Such extensive documentation would not be useful to policymakers in the throes of a crisis, so the planners produced a less cumbersome "Pony Blanket" of the most likely actions and counter-actions.

    .... In early October 1961, they developed a "preferred sequence" of actions in a Berlin crisis that ran ... a few pages long so it was given the informal code name "Poodle Blanket," that was routinely used by Berlin planners at the Pentagon, the State Department, and the White House. On 20 October 1961, President Kennedy sent it to Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Lauris Norstad and "Poodle Blanket" became incorporated into the administration's National Security Action Memoranda series as NSAM 109.

    Cute name for the shorter draft of the nuclear armageddon script. I guess.

:: posted by buermann @ 2010-04-07 21:36:17 CST | link


      Terrifically cute, and the poodle blanket harmonizes nicely with the more traditional phallic sanctimony.

      Some day, Dog willing, the great beast that is us people will actually listen when these idiots witter away about their Operation Pulsing Justice and their Punishing Pillows of Liberty and that dear old great beast will conclude, "why they're stark bugfuck nuts, in a disturbingly infantile way!".

    posted by al_schumann @ 2010-04-09 05:27:32 | link

    go ahead, express that vague notion

    your turing test:

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