Stupid Terrorist Files - Chapter One
Well, as you can see, we are having trouble with the site today. Let me repost what was just now deleted twice by accident. For those of you who had commented on the “Homegrown Terrorist” post, I’ll try to reconstruct it again.
I’m having a little trouble with the story today of how the FBI cracked a ring of “homegrown terrorists”, although it is expected that Alberto would be all over the airwaves to take credit for this. But what we really have here is a case where these “homegrown terrorists”, in essence disgruntled Bin Laden wannabes, were led to believe they were working with Al Qaeda. But how smart is a ringleader who asks someone he barely knows for “boots, uniforms, machine guns, radios, and vehicles,” as well as $50,000 in cash, to help him build an “Islamic Army to wage jihad.” Is this level of intelligence something that poses a major threat to this nation? Well, maybe in Hollywood and the rightwing blogosphere . . .
By the way, where is that anthrax terrorist Abu?
The administration will benefit from this because they will get days of breathless coverage and bedwetting from the likes of Rita, Nancy, Greta, Scarborough, Hannity, O’Reilly, Tweety, and Timmeh, and from the rest of the enabling clowns at Fox, CNN, MSNBC, and the National Enquirer.
But this leaves several issues/questions:
1. If we really face a threat from homegrown terrorists like these dupes, then doesn’t this blow a hole in the “we need to fight them over there so that we don’t have to fight them over here” defense? I mean, why keep 130,000 troops in Iraq as targets when we could bring the Guard home to fend off these Bin Laden wannabes?
2. If this really is the threat we face, then instead of spending billions on the Department of Homeland Security to botch security screening and hurricanes, why didn’t we just flood the streets with thousands of folks wearing shirts that say “Ask Me About Al Qaeda”?
3. After hearing that the earlier “threat” the Bush Administration dealt with involved “terrorists” who wanted to take apart the Brooklyn Bridge with blowtorches (or something like that), and now we see these rocket scientists, why do our homegrown terrorists seem so dumb as compared to the real deal of 9/11?
4. I guess Alberto thinks that by taking credit for this today, Al Qaeda will think twice before using that “let’s approach some angry black people” angle again, huh?