A Bomb in the Rose Garden
The New York City car bomb may have failed to explode yet it could herald a new beginning for the ongoing overt wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. What’s new is the Taliban may now be over here thanks to Obama’s surge in drone attacks in Pakistan which was supposed to make Americans safer. We note that all of the domestic spying begun with Bush II and continued under Obama didn’t stop the attack in NYC. And I think we should understand that the government cannot really protect us from all terrorist attacks. They might be able to stop some but not all. The fact is the government doesn’t really care that much about your safety for they have figured how many civilian American deaths are acceptable a long time ago. I don’t know if this is really the beginning of a new phase but if it is, the war has finally come to these shores as was predicted by saner people than those in the White House.
What I really fear is not the terrorists but the government’s reaction to a series of bombings accomplished by the Taliban. We have seen time and again that when something like this occurs the federal government uses it to grab more power. It’s a lose/lose situation for us peons and we’re screwed either way so I wonder what god-awful legislation shall be the progeny of terrorist attacks on American soil.
Except for the attack of 9/11 you would be hard put to tell that this nation is conducting several wars simultaneously. There are no battlefields, no warplanes roaring overhead dropping their death, no tanks, no explosions, no gunshots, no dead bodies, no screams, no sign of war at all, until now that is. Recently the government has been trying to scare us with mean and scary Mexicans, what a joke that is. They are using the illegal immigrants as a scapegoat for the lousy economy. The Mexicans didn’t wreck our economy, our freaking dumb-ass government wrecked the economy so they blame the Mexicans to get the heat off their back and now they have the Taliban trying to give them a hot foot. LOL.
Still, you have to wonder how terrorist acts on American soil will affect the popularity of the Peace Prize President’s (he’s a real prize alright) escalation of the wars in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Not that it would stop the wars for what we think or care about really doesn’t matter.