Within hours of Mayor Emanual's statement that the Big Onion was ready for NATO and G-8 meetings this Sring, President Obama moved the G-8 to Camp David. The weak spin was the "intimacy" of the venue. Somebody lied.
As Occupy gatherings faded away last winter, an opinion grew out of the intelligence community that the protests had been infiltrated by sleeper terrorist cells. Conversations with Chicago security teams showed a high sensitivity to the futures exchange. The timing of the announcement left the acerbic Mayor noticeably isolated from his former boss.
The NATO confab is still on the docket for Chi-town. Last Spring showed how quickly hate can be incubated in the era of social media. This year's uprising could start in our backyard.