First time commenter or not, I don’t appreciate being corrected on my use of parentheses. By your response, it’s clear you don’t like being corrected on your choice of punctuation either. A topic best left behind, I’m sure.
The first mention I heard of this story was on a gold and silver investing Web-site. I Googled the keywords: Dr Troian Caltech, and there was practically nothing to be found. One short story in the Pasadena Star News, one on Mondoweiss, one link to another brief article on Facebook, not much really. I wanted to post something supportive of the good doctor, but I could find no major media where I would ordinarily post covering the story. Not surprising for a story that has real potential to give Israel a public relations black eye in the US. The comments section in PSN would not open up for me. So, I decided to subscribe and write here. A quick check on Mondoweiss’ reputation led to a blog by a certain Professor William D. Rubinstein, who does not like what he has learned about M and is currently fishing for more dirt on the same, but that did not deter me.
What I found odd scrolling down the comments was that, seeing how little courage it takes to say something courageous-sounding in a comment thread, there were so many with so little courageous-sounding to say. If our so-called intellectual leaders and administrators at an institution such as Cal Tech are not going to act when a whistle-blower provides evidence of spying by a foreign nation, it’s the least we can do – it seems to me – in our own uncourageous way, to at least try to sound a teensy bit courageous in support of the beleaguered professor.
Which it sounds like you are, more than I gave you credit for in my previous post. For my part, I came here specifically to applaud the good doctor and wish the creeps at CalTech get everything they so richly deserve in court. Hopefully, they come to rue the days they kept harassing her instead of doing their jobs as they were supposed to. Dr Troian, if you are reading this, give them hell in court!