Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hey pal, got a light?

It is quite a coincidence that Abdulmutallab the self emolliating terrorist claims that he obtained his bomb materials from an al Qaida member in Yemen since it was so recently in the news that the U.S. had backed an air raid by the Yemen government against al Qaida. But you have to ask – Is this the same al Qaida that wrought 9/11 with military precision? There really is a world of difference between how the attacks of 9/11 were carried out and this sad sack Abdulmutallab who only succeeded in harming himself. That is not to say that this is a joke because it is the policy of interfering in the lives of people in other nations, the same policy expanded by Bush II and now expanded by Obama, perhaps now even into Yemen, that is at the root of terrorist attacks whether they fail or succeed. Keep in mind that Obama and crew have little to fear from a terrorist attack if these attacks continue to be aimed at civilians rather than our national leaders. So as long as they aren’t being blown to smithereens what do they care? Besides, you’re going to have that wonderful health care plan produced by the same people who produced the terrorists which should make you feel comfy.

All manner of connections are being made between Abdulmutallab and Yemen such as the Fort Hood shootings which surely are the harbingers of invasion whether the connections are true or not. Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, and now Yemen, quite a track record for the peace prez. The news is also yapping about how the “authorities” (a taxi driver, dentist, your mother’s uncle?) knew about Abdulmutallab but I note that it wasn’t because of the unconstitutional phone tapping done under the Obama administration but was from a tip from the suspect’s own father. So the important points are that Obama’s foreign policy is causing more terrorism, and that if the “authorities” knew about Abdul it wasn’t due to phone tapping, the strange disparity between 9/11 and this present incident, and finally it looks as if the commando in chief may be on the verge of invading Yemen or if not we at least don’t mind forcing them to bomb themselves rather than we kindly do it for them. Such a deal, an offer they couldn’t refuse, no doubt. Who’s a bully?

Of course I suspect most of the attention will be directed at how our magnificent home defense team is falling on their face which isn’t a huge surprise since the whole thing is a sad and unfunny joke. I mean this home defense nonsense was covered years ago with tales of expensive detection devices turned off because of too many false alarms and other such stuff. Eventually even events like 9/11 are turned into profit making events by imaginative capitalists who design and build things like detection devices so as we see 9/11 created a whole new industry with new and exciting ways to screw the public. That’s America, a beautiful place filled with beautiful people. It’s why we want to spread capitalism everywhere so everyone can be just like us. It’ll be a beautiful world I’m sure.

4 Comments:

At December 27, 2009 9:15 AM, Blogger Jonathan Versen said...

I'm glad you wrote about this, even though I wanted a break from thinking about nasty ole politics for a few days. I note that the regulatory response has been pretty rapid. Do you remember who coined the term "security theater?"

I don't know to what degree it applies here, as far as the actual intentions of the suspect, but as far as the response, it seems pretty apt.

 
At December 27, 2009 10:24 AM, Blogger Bob In Pacifica said...

The regulatory response makes no sense. The alleged malefactor WAS in his seat at the time he was trying to ignite the bomb attached to his leg. The Dutch fellow who intervened had to GET OUT OF HIS SEAT. So if the regulations had been in place the bombing would have had a BETTER chance at success.

However, even if staying in your seat had had anything to do with this, should we expect terrorists to follow that rule?

And why only stay in your seats for the last hour of any flight? Is there a new rule that terrorists can only do terrorist thingies during the last hour of a flight? If the rule actually made any sense then wouldn't it apply to the whole flight? And wouldn't wouldn't flight attendants have to supply urine bags and catheters for cross-country flights?

Dumb. I expect King or Lieberman to scold America because we haven't been frightened enough lately.

 
At December 27, 2009 4:56 PM, Blogger rob payne said...

Jonathan,

Yeah, we could all use a break from politics and it’s not like anything will change if you take time off from the lunacy. I’m pretty fed up with it all. LOL, theatre, that’s a great word for it.

Bob,

…catheters for cross-country flights?

Well I can see I won’t be flying back east soon. Seriously though I agree the regulatory response makes no sense in a nation with borders as open as ours. I think we both know what the real answer to stopping terrorism is.

 
At December 29, 2009 3:40 PM, Anonymous some guy said...

My dim memory tells me it was Greg Palast(spelling?) who came up with "security theater" or "security state theater", but I'm not sure.

 

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