Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Continual Embarrassment 

One would think by now the FBI would give up its hunt for Jimmy Hoffa's remains.  The agency has spent decades on the search and follows up every spurious tip.  It has proven a continual embarrassment for the Bureau since Hoffa's disappearance in 1975.  It is clear that his murder was a professional job and pros are careful with how they dispose of remains.  Instead, agents scour one place after another and look inept as fantasists come forward with stories.  Eventually the agency will have to give up because everyone associated with Hoffa will have died.  Meanwhile, from the point of view of the public, the agency looks dumb with its futile chase after clues.  What does it hope to prove by finding the bones of the long gone union official?  It strikes one as foolhardy as the constant search for Amelia Earhart's plane in the South Seas.  Some people cannot accept unknowns.


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