By: Elizabeth Schulte
America's "Murder, Inc."
As Elizabeth Schulte explains, it used to be that
when the United States carried out its imperial assassinations,
it did so in the shadows, covertly using CIA-trained proxies.
NOT ANY MORE! Today, America assassinates its enemies
in the OPEN and celebrates its "hit men" as heroes: all
this indicates the distance down which the United States
has traveled; and more than that, it indicates the degree
to which the American public has been transformed into
MONSTERS in precisely the same way Germans were transformed
into cruel fiends in the 1930s and 1940s.
There can be no question that bin Laden was himself
a monster — and that is precisely the reason
that the United States used to assassinate him.
But when the exception is used to justify the rule,
we risk going down the same path the radical feminists
took to justify abortion. Most people today no longer
remember the "exception" that was used to justify
abortion in 1973 (Roe v Wade): the exception was
the horror of the "Thalidomide Babies." Thalidomide
was a drug used to facilitate fertilization in mothers
who were having difficulty conceiving. It turned
out that the drug caused horrible deformities, but
it was then illegal to abort such babies.
In 1963, Sherri Finkbine, host of Romper Room,
went to Sweden to abort a baby she suspected of
being deformed due to her use of Thalidomide. Sympathy
for Finkbine led to support for the idea of aborting
babies who might have birth defects.
getting off a plane after
her abortion in Sweden.
Finkbine had originally arranged a quiet,
legal abortion to be done in a hospital, but she
decided to go public before the abortion, ostensibly
to warn other women. A BBC article indicates that
Finkbine's baby did indeed have disabilities; he
was missing his legs and one arm. Finkbine, then
30, was shown in BBC coverage smiling radiantly
as she stepped off a plane in London after her abortion.
It's interesting to note that only 20% of the
babies born to mothers who took Thalidomide were
born with birth defects. But this mere 20% chance
of missing or deformed limbs, or other birth defects,
was considered to be enough to justify aborting
the 80% of thalidomide-exposed fetuses who would
not have been affected. This
"exception to the rule" was then expanded to justify
abortions in general.
As I have said so many times before, prophecy is like
a road sign saying: "Slow down, sharp right hand
turn ahead!" But if we fail to heed the sign, if
we fail to slow down before we get to the turn,
it will be too late to brake once we finally get there,
and we will surely slide off the road and crash. Like
a road sign, prophecy tells us things BEFORE they
happen so that we can take action BEFORE events
catch up with us. If we wait until they finally overtake
us, it will be too late to do anything - we will crash!
Watch, therefore, for the "signs of the times,"
and don't wait to take action. You may wait too long!
Listen to me, brothers and sisters: the Bible warns
us that we are in danger of being turned into MONSTERS
in these "last days," (Revelation 9:1-11) and it specifies
what we must do to avoid such an outcome; but if we fail
to take the action that the Bible indicates, that fate
will surely overtake us.
Jesus said, "... When it is evening, ye say,
It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the
morning, it will be foul weather today: for the sky is
red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the
signs in the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of
the times?" (Matt. 16:2-3) And Paul warns us, "But
ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should
overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light,
and the children of the day: we are not of the night,
nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others;
but let us watch and be sober." (I Thess. 5:4-6)
Now note carefully here - both Matthew 16:2-3 and 1 Thess.
5:4-6 require Christians to take action. Nonetheless, despite
the urging of the Scriptures, there is an element extant
in today's Christianity that says we must "wait on
God" before we do anything - meaning, I suppose, that
God must appear PERSONALLY to us. We must have patience
until then - AND SO WE WAIT, AS IF GOD HAS NOT ALREADY CLEARLY
SPOKEN TO US CONCERNING THESE MATTERS IN THE PROPHETIC SCRIPTURES.
This kind of thinking, however, is nothing more than an
excuse for inaction, and while those who imbibe this kind
of thinking would never admit it, what they have done is
to surrender themselves to a kind of pseudo-spirituality
that makes "FATALISM" a virtue and "choice"
a sin - hence to do nothing is "spiritual" (Christians
call it "trusting in the Lord"), and "to
act" betrays a "rashness" that is not only
carnal, but "ungodly" and "untrusting."
[Please see APPENDIX 1]
"Waiting for Godot" – It's what many
Christians mean when they say they are "waiting
on God." Don't become a FATALIST!
[Please see APPENDIX 1]
But this is pure nonsense! FATALISM is nothing
more than AN EXCUSE FOR INACTION, a pathetic reason
for Christians to avoid uncomfortable choices and to put
off hard decisions which might inconveniently impact the
way they live, and cause their friends and loved ones
to disassociate themselves from them. FATALISM
is a dissimulation - a hypocrisy that allows Christians
to CHEAT insofar as their responsibility to God
LET ME BE PERFECTLY CLEAR here: When Christians CHEAT
in this fashion, they give time for Satan to trap them
in the wickedness that America is perpetrating all over
the world — AND SO MUCH SO THAT THEY MUST IN THE
END BECOME PARTICIPANTS IN IT, just as the German people
ultimately became participants in Hitler's wickedness.
If that happens to you, you will not be forgiven —
not in this life, and not in the next. [Please see
our article, "Come
out of Her."]
THE NEW York Times read
more like a Cold War spy novel than the "newspaper of record"
when it came to describing the assassination of Osama bin Laden
on May 1.
Its reporters breathlessly narrated events in the White House
Situation Room--complete with a flurry of acronyms and code
names, including "Geronimo" for bin Laden … According to the
Times, CIA Director Leon Panetta spoke to the room via
video screen, describing Osama bin Laden's killing as it unfolded
in Abbottabad, Pakistan:
"They've reached the target," he said.
"We have a visual on Geronimo," he said.
A few minutes later: "Geronimo EKIA."
Enemy Killed In Action. There was silence in the Situation
Finally, the president spoke up.
"We got him."
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and the rest together
cheered the assassination of bin Laden--and days later, the
congratulatory backslapping hasn't stopped, from the special
nationally televised announcement on Sunday night through the
never-ending media frenzy reporting every gruesome detail of
the death of bin Laden
"This is a good day for America," Obama told reporters
on Monday. Hailing the orgy of patriotic celebrations in the
aftermath of the assassination, he added, "Today, we are
reminded that as a nation there is nothing we can't do."
What Obama meant by "nothing
we can't do" is that the U.S. government can go absolutely
anywhere in the world to assassinate anyone it chooses--or
for that matter, bomb or occupy any country that suits U.S.
foreign policy interests.
The U.S. government is above the law and above reproach,
period--Obama didn't use these words, but that was the crystal
clear message from him and other U.S. leaders in the past few
Actually, the message should be familiar. We heard it 10 years
ago from George W. Bush, who promised that Osama bin Laden would
be taken out, like the "old poster out West that says,
'Wanted: Dead or Alive.'"
But this time, it's not a dimwitted Republican cowboy promising
rough frontier justice. It's a liberal Democrat, and a Nobel
Peace Prize winner to boot.
A MORE clear-headed look at what happened on
May 1 reveals a less heroic and more bloodthirsty story--bin
Laden, the one-man global threat who gave the U.S. government's
"war on terror" its reason for being, wasn't even
armed when a U.S. Navy SEAL shot him dead. Nor was it the
case, as originally reported, that he used his wife as a human
shield. But the SEALs shot her anyway. A quick burial at
sea in the middle of the night, and it's another so-called victory
for U.S. democracy--with no investigation, no trial and no testimony,
just "public enemy number one" dumped in a watery
No risk that bin Laden might say anything
harder to explain later--such as his past ties to the U.S. government,
working with the CIA in the 1980s to build up an ultra-fundamentalist
Islamist presence in Afghanistan to resist the invasion
of the country by the former USSR.
Even former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein had a trial of sorts--a
trumped-up, U.S.-choreographed show trial, though carried out
in the name of "the Iraqi people." But afterward,
there was the leaked video of Saddam's botched execution by
hanging--more Old West-style justice--that inspired even George
W. Bush to comment that he wished Saddam Hussein "had gone
in a more dignified way."
Of course, the difference between these two enemies of the
U.S. is that Saddam Hussein, unlike bin Laden, was an actual
head of state.
Totally different...or is it? The fact of the matter is that
the U.S. government has a long and
sordid history of carrying out political murders that no other
country could dream of--liquidating the leaders of other countries,
including former allies, when they got in the way of U.S. interests.
You can call it "regime change" or assassination
or something else. It amounts to the same thing--in the name
of upholding the empire, the U.S. government has never been
afraid to use trained killers whose actions would shock the
Mafia's Murder, Inc.
Gunmen working for Al Capone took out
rival members of the Moran gang in the St. Valentine's
Day Massacre in 1929.
There was another example of a political hit that was overshadowed
by bin Laden's a day later--Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi
was targeted for assassination. NATO missiles struck Qaddafi's
home in Tripoli on April 30, killing his youngest son and three
grandchildren under the age of 12.
U.S. officials wouldn't officially comment on the NATO bombing,
but stood by the claim that the house was a "legitimate
military target." How that could be the case when the U.S.-led
air assault on Libya was justified as a "humanitarian"
measure to save civilian lives from Qaddafi's forces was never
struck Qaddafi's home in Tripoli on April 30, killing
his youngest son and three grandchildren under the age
This isn't the first time that the Libyan leader has been
a target of a U.S. hit job. Between 1980 and 1986, the U.S.
attempted to assassinate Qaddafi on several occasions. In 1986,
a U.S. air strike against Qaddafi resulted in the deaths of
between 40 and 100 Libyan civilians, among them the Libyan president's
More recently, Qaddafi had become a dictator the U.S. could
tolerate and do business with. But now he's a target once again.
QADDAFI ISN'T the only example of someone who
went from guest list to hit list.
The U.S. helped anti-communist Ngo Dinh Diem become president
of the Republic of Vietnam in 1955. Once in power, Diem presided
over a corrupt and brutal regime, which the U.S. portrayed
as a fierce bulwark against the communist threat in Vietnam.
Diem served well as a loyal puppet,
working hand in glove with the CIA to terrorize any and all
But this came to an end in 1963 when Diem, proving incapable
of defeating rebellions in the South, outlived his usefulness
to the U.S. He and his brother Nhu, the head of the secret police,
were assassinated in a coup orchestrated by the CIA and
U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam Henry Cabot Lodge.
But if the U.S. government is ruthless against former allies,
it reserves special brutality for forces that undermine its
influence around the globe.
Eisenhower with Ngo Dinh Diem in better times;
Diem’s body after the CIA “hit” him.
Patrice Lumumba immediately drew the attention of the U.S.
when he became the first prime minister of the newly independent
Congo in Africa in 1960. At Independence Day ceremonies, Lumumba
"Our lot was 80 years of colonial rule...We have known tiring
labor exacted in exchange for salary which did not allow us
to satisfy our hunger...We have known ironies, insults, blows
which we had to endure morning, noon and night because we
"We have known that the law was never the same depending
on whether it concerned a white or a Negro...We have known
the atrocious sufferings of those banished for political opinions
or religious beliefs...We have known that there were magnificent
houses for the whites in the cities and tumble-down straw
huts for the Negroes."
The U.S. government was determined not to let this stand. Attempts
on Lumumba's life included importing a lethal virus that was
supposed to produce a fatal disease indigenous to the Congo.
[Please see our article, "The
Drug Epidemic, Viruses, Ebola and AIDS — It's Not What
As left-wing author William Blum wrote in his book Killing
Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Intervention Since World War Two:
"In 1975, the Church committee went on record with the conclusion
that [CIA Director] Allen Dulles had ordered Lumumba's assassination
as "an urgent and prime objective" (Dulles's words).
After hearing the testimony of several officials who believed
that the order to kill the African leader had emanated originally
from President Eisenhower, the committee decided that there
was a "reasonable inference" that this was indeed
the case." [Please see our articles, "MK-Ultra
and the Search for the Manchurian Candidate," "The
Men Who Gathered Themselves together at the Dallas Home of
Clint Murchison Forty-Five Years Ago" and "Now
Is the Time to Do Something; It May Be too Late Tomorrow."]
PATRICE LUMUMBA SHORTLY BEFORE HE
WAS MURDERED BY OPERATIVES OF THE CIA
prime minister of newly independent Congo, was the second
of five leaders of independence movements in African
countries to be assassinated in the 1960s by the CIA.
A sixth, Kwame
of Ghana, was ousted in a western-backed coup in 1966,
and a seventh, Amilcar
Cabral, leader of the west African
liberation movement against Portugal of the African
Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde,
(Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo
Verde or PAIGC) in Guinea Bissau
and Cape Verde, was assassinated in 1973.
Lumumba's death in 1961 followed on from that of the
opposition leader of Cameroon, Felix
Moumie, poisoned in 1960. Sylvanus
Olympio, leader of Togo was killed in
1963. Mehdi Ben Barka,
leader of the Moroccan opposition movement was kidnapped
in 1965 and his body never found. Eduardo
Mondlane, leader of Mozambique's Frelimo,
fighting for independence from the Portuguese, died
from a parcel bomb in 1969.
The loss 50 years ago of this group of leaders, who all knew each other, and had a common political project based on national dignity, crippled each of their countries, and the African continent. The effects are still evident today.
In the end, the CIA helped Mobutu Sese Seko capture Lumumba
and turn him over to his opponent, Moise Tshombe. Lumumba was
assassinated on December 1, 1961. Mobutu took power in 1965,
ruling with an iron fist until 1997.
Covert plots by the CIA to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro
are fairly well known--including attempts to poison Castro's
food, procure a mob hit man and hide explosives in sea shells
on the beach.
The list of world leaders that have become the target of the
U.S. government and its Murder, Inc., is long and includes:
Iran's Mohammad Mosaddegh, Chile's Salvador Allende, Indonesia's
Sukarno, Cuba's Che Guevara, India's Jawaharlal Nehru and Panama's
Manuel Noriega (who has endured a fate worse than death locked
away first of all in a prison in the US, and later in France).
FROM TOP LEFT TO LOWER RIGHT: Iran's
Mohammad Mosaddegh, Chile's Salvador Allende, Indonesia's
Sukarno, Cuba's Che Guevara, India's Jawaharlal Nehru
and Panama's Manuel Noriega.
While the CIA's sordid history may make it seems as if it's
an agency out of control, the people at the top know precisely
what they're doing. Former CIA agent Philip Agee explained the
CIA's role in his 1975 exposé Inside the Company: CIA Diary:
"[W]hat counter-insurgency really comes down to is the protection
of the capitalists back in America, their property and their
privileges. U.S. national security, as preached by U.S. leaders,
is the security of the capitalist class in the U.S., not the
security of the rest of the people."
Lately, the U.S. government's covert assassins haven't been
so covert, as the government goes boldly over the globe to attack
targets in the "war on terror." In all this, the White
House can count on the backing of Obama's liberal supporters.
Consider the New York Times, which until recently condemned
the Bush administration's justification of torture and its "extraordinary
rendition" program in the interrogation of "war on
Not any more, to judge from this front-page story:
"For an intelligence community that had endured searing criticism
for a string of intelligence failures over the past decade,
Bin Laden's killing brought a measure of redemption...
"The raid was the culmination of years of painstaking intelligence
work, including the interrogation of CIA detainees in secret
prisons in Eastern Europe, where sometimes what was not said
was as useful as what was." [Please see our article, "I
Was in Prison and Ye Visited Me Not" and "Remembering
Dachau while Pondering the Fate of the CIS's Prisoners."]
But while the administration bathes in the glory of its recent
assassination, there are others who, though they oppose bin
Laden's views, are appalled by the carnival of patriotism and
hate whipped up after his murder. Many more say they feel no
more safe today after bin Laden's death than they did a few
days ago--the latest New York Times/CBS News poll found only
16 percent felt more safe.
With its recent assassination success,
the government aims to prop up and extend--not end--its worldwide
war on terror. Which means more assassinations and more wars
God bless you all!
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WAITING FOR GODOT
Waiting for Godot (GOD-oh) is an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett,
in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly
and in vain for someone named Godot to arrive.
Waiting for Godot follows two days in the lives of a pair of
men who divert themselves while they wait expectantly and in
vain for someone named Godot to arrive. They claim him as an
acquaintance but in fact hardly know him, admitting that they
would not recognize him were they to see him. To occupy themselves,
they eat, sleep, converse, argue, sing, play games, exercise,
swap hats, and contemplate suicide — anything "to hold
the terrible silence at bay".
The play opens with the character Estragon struggling to remove
his boot from his foot. Estragon eventually gives up, muttering,
"Nothing to be done." His friend Vladimir takes up
the thought and muses on it, the implication being that nothing
is a thing that has to be done and this pair is going to have
to spend the rest of the play doing it. When Estragon finally
succeeds in removing his boot, he looks and feels inside but
finds nothing. Just prior to this, Vladimir peers into his hat.
The motif recurs throughout the play.
The pair discuss repentance, particularly in relation to the
two thieves crucified alongside Jesus, and that only one of
the Four Evangelists mentions that one of them was saved. This
is the first of numerous Biblical references in the play, which
may be linked to its putative central theme of the search for
and reconciliation with God, as well as salvation: "We're
saved!" they cry on more than one occasion when they feel
that Godot may be near.
Presently, Vladimir expresses his frustration with Estragon's
limited conversational skills: "Come on, Gogo, return the
ball, can't you, once in a while?" Estragon struggles in
this regard throughout the play, and Vladimir generally takes
the lead in their dialogue and encounters with others. Vladimir
is at times hostile towards his companion, but in general they
are close, frequently embracing and supporting one another.
Estragon peers out into the audience and comments on the bleakness
of his surroundings. He wants to depart but is told that they
cannot because they must wait for Godot. The pair cannot agree,
however, on whether or not they are in the right place or that
this is the arranged day for their meeting with Godot; indeed,
they are not even sure what day it is. Throughout the play,
experienced time is attenuated, fractured or eerily non-existent.
The only thing that they are fairly sure about is that they
are to meet at a tree: there is one nearby.
Estragon dozes off, but Vladimir is not interested in hearing
about his dream after rousing him. Estragon wants to hear an
old joke about a brothel, which Vladimir starts but cannot finish,
as he is suddenly compelled to rush off and urinate. He does
not finish the story when he returns, asking Estragon instead
what else they might do to pass the time. Estragon suggests
that they hang themselves, but they quickly abandon the idea
when it seems that they might not both die: this would leave
one of them alone, an intolerable notion. They decide to do
nothing: "It's safer," explains Estragon, before asking
what Godot is going to do for them when he arrives. For once
it is Vladimir who struggles to remember: "Oh ... nothing
very definite," is the best that he can manage.
When Estragon declares that he is hungry, Vladimir provides
a carrot, most of which, and without much relish, the former
eats. The diversion ends as it began, Estragon announcing that
they still have nothing to do.
Lucky and Pozzo
Their waiting is interrupted by the passing through of Pozzo
and his heavily-laden slave Lucky. "A terrible cry"
from the wings heralds the initial entrance of Lucky, who has
a rope tied around his neck. He crosses half the stage before
his master appears holding the other end. Pozzo barks orders
at his slave and frequently calls him a "pig", but
is civil towards the other two. They mistake him at first for
Godot and clearly do not recognize him for the self-proclaimed
personage he is. This irks him, but, while maintaining that
the land that they are on is his, he acknowledges that "the
road is free to all".
Deciding to rest for a while, Pozzo enjoys a pre-packed meal
of chicken and wine. Finished, he casts the bones aside, and
Estragon jumps at the chance to ask for them, much to Vladimir's
embarrassment, but is told that they belong to the carrier.
He must first, therefore, ask Lucky if he wants them. Estragon
tries, but Lucky only hangs his head, refusing to answer. Taking
this as a "no", Estragon claims the bones.
Vladimir takes Pozzo to task regarding his mistreatment of
his slave, but his protestations are ignored. When the original
pairing tries to find out why Lucky does not put down his load
(at least not unless his master is prevailing on him to do something
else), Pozzo explains that Lucky is attempting to mollify him
to prevent him from selling him. At this, Lucky begins to cry.
Pozzo provides a handkerchief, but, when Estragon tries to wipe
his tears away, Lucky kicks him in the shins.
Before he leaves, Pozzo asks if he can do anything for the
pair in exchange for the company they have provided him during
his rest. Estragon tries to ask for some money, but Vladimir
cuts him short, explaining that they are not beggars. They nevertheless
accept an offer to have Lucky dance and think.
The dance is clumsy and shuffling, and everyone is disappointed.
Lucky's "think", induced by Vladimir's putting his
hat on his head, is a lengthy and disjointed verbal stream of
consciousness. The soliloquy begins relatively coherently but
quickly dissolves into logorrhea and only ends when Vladimir
rips off Lucky's hat.
Once Lucky has been revived, Pozzo has him pack up his things
and, together, they leave. At the end of the act (and its successor),
a boy arrives, purporting to be a messenger sent from Godot,
to advise the pair that he will not be coming that "evening
but surely tomorrow." During Vladimir's interrogation of
the boy, he asks if he came the day before, making it apparent
that the two men have been waiting for an indefinite period
and will likely continue to wait ad infinitum. After the boy
departs, they decide to leave but make no attempt to do so,
an action repeated in Act II, as the curtain is drawn.
Act II opens with Vladimir singing a recursive round about
a dog which serves to illustrate the cyclical nature of the
play's universe, and also points toward the play's debt to the
carnivalesque, music hall traditions, and vaudeville comedy
(this is only one of a number of canine references and allusions
in the play). There is a bit of realization on Vladimir's part
that the world they are trapped in evinces convoluted progression
(or lack thereof) of time. He begins to see that although there
is notional evidence of linear progression, basically he is
living the same day over and over. Eugene Webb writes of Vladimir's
song that "Time in the song is not a linear sequence, but
an endlessly reiterated moment, the content of which is only
one eternal event: death."
Once again Estragon maintains he spent the night in a ditch
and was beaten — by "ten of them" this time
— though once again he shows no sign of injury. Vladimir
tries to talk to him about what appears to be a seasonal change
in the tree and the proceedings of the day before, but he has
only a vague recollection. Vladimir tries to get Estragon to
remember Pozzo and Lucky but all he can call to mind are the
bones and getting kicked. Vladimir realizes here an opportunity
to produce tangible evidence of the previous day's events. With
some difficulty he gets Estragon to show him his leg. There
is a wound which is beginning to fester. Only then Vladimir
notices that Estragon is not wearing any boots.
He discovers the pair of boots, which Estragon insists are
not his but nevertheless fit when he tries them on. With no
carrots left, Vladimir offers Estragon the choice between a
turnip and a radish. He opts for the radish but it is black
and he hands it back. He decides to try and sleep again and
adopts the same fetal position as the previous day. Vladimir
sings him a lullaby.
Vladimir notices Lucky's hat, and he decides to try it on.
This leads to a frenetic hat swapping scene. They play at imitating
Pozzo and Lucky, but Estragon can barely remember having met
them and simply does what Vladimir asks. They fire insults at
each other and then make up. After that, they attempt some physical
jerks which do not work out well, and even attempt a single
yoga position, which fails miserably.
Pozzo and Lucky arrive, with Pozzo now blind and insisting
that Lucky is dumb. The rope is now much shorter, and Lucky
— who has acquired a new hat — leads Pozzo, rather
than being driven by him. Pozzo has lost all notion of time,
and assures them he cannot remember meeting them the day before,
and does not expect to remember the current day's events when
they are over.
They fall in a heap at one point. Estragon sees an opportunity
to extort more food or to exact revenge on Lucky for kicking
him. The issue is debated at length. Pozzo offers them money
but Vladimir sees more worth in their entertainment value since
they are compelled to wait to see if Godot arrives anyway. Eventually
though, they all find their way onto their feet.
Whereas the Pozzo in Act I is a windbag, he now (as a blind
man) appears to have gained some insight. His parting words
— which Vladimir expands upon later — eloquently
encapsulate the brevity of human existence: "They give
birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then
it's night once more."
Lucky and Pozzo depart. The same boy returns to inform them
not to expect Godot today, but promises he will arrive the next
day. The two again consider suicide but their rope, Estragon's
belt, breaks in two when they tug on it. Estragon's trousers
fall down, but he does not notice until Vladimir tells him to
pull them up. They resolve to bring a more suitable piece and
hang themselves the next day, if Godot fails to arrive.
Again, they agree to leave but neither
of them makes any move to go.
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