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10/14/08

Breaking: Spooks After Bolivian Peace Corps Mutineers

So here's the screenpaste of an interesting visit I had this evening. At 7:11pm EST some outfit called the "Central Intelligence Agency" from a place called 'Fairfax, VA' came a-visiting. Well that's very nice of them (please call again, or maybe take out an RSS feed, guys), but the interesting bit is where they came from.

If you notice the referral link below, it says "peacecorpssarah at blogspot dot com" which is the blog of that Peace Corps worker who quit the service to protest the way she was pulled out of Bolivia by her country and was then interviewed by AP. Here's the post on it I wrote yesterday with the link to her blog, just in case you need a reminder.

Domain Name
(Unknown)
IP Address
198.81.129.# (Central Intelligence Agency)
ISP
ANS Communications
Location
Continent : North America
Country : United States (Facts)
State : Virginia
City : Fairfax
Lat/Long : 38.849, -77.3165 (Map)
Distance : 3,849 miles
Language
English (U.S.)
en-us
Operating System
Microsoft WinXP
Browser
Internet Explorer 6.0
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)
Javascript
version 1.3
Monitor
Resolution : 1024 x 768
Color Depth : 32 bits
Time of Visit
Oct 14 2008 6:11:22 pm
Last Page View
Oct 14 2008 6:11:22 pm
Visit Length
0 seconds
Page Views
1
Referring URL
http://peacecorpssarah.blogspot.com/
Visit Entry Page
http://incakolanews....ce-corps-munity.html
Visit Exit Page
http://incakolanews....ce-corps-munity.html
Out Click

Time Zone
UTC-5:00
Visitor's Time
Oct 14 2008 7:11:22 pm

Now it could just be me, but it does seem a little strange to suddenly get The Man snooping round a young Peace Corps worker's blog just days after she kicks up a fuss and makes it into the public forum via Associated Press. So Sarah, if you start seeing a lot of dudes hanging around your house wearing dark glasses and fedoras you know what the story is, yeah? They're just making sure....you're....errrr......protected.

Like............ errrrrr.......... safe............... y'know?

As for Bolivia, it's kinda strange that the CIA should be so interested, no? I mean, it probably has nothing to do with the secret meetings between opposition leaders and the US Embassy in August that were immediately followed by uprisings that tried to destabilize the Morales gov't by fascist autonomists and a successful massacre of indigenous people in the area.

Just a coincidence, you know.......move along now......nothing to see here.


UPDATE
Wednesday AM: MGrace at Bolivian blog 'Down South' has had the spooky visitors, too