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The terrorists have won

2009-12-29 15:51:29.004448+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Okay, all of the TSA idiocy in response to this moron who claimed to be a terrorist on Christmas day (best quote, and I don't remember where I got this, was something on the order of "well he claims to be Al Qaeda, but his pants were literally on fire") is really pissing me off: None of the suggestions offered up in response will actually do anything to mitigate the sort of threat he presented. The TSA bozos failed, and they're responding with scattershot panic rather than actual success.

They're helping the freakin' terrorists.

And somehow we're electing and re-electing politicians who seem intent on maintaining this bureaucracy that's helping the terrorists.

But I supposed I shouldn't be surprised: Instant Karma: New US War Target Gets Its Own Terror Icon:

Wow, that didn't take long at all. Scant days after the American war machine took the cloaking device off its direct military involvement in Yemen, we have an alleged attempted terrorist attack by an alleged attempted terrorist who, just scant hours after his capture, has allegedly confessed to getting his alleged attempted terrorist material from ... wait for it ... Yemen!

Kung Fu Monkey re-runs "Wait, Arent You Scared?" from August 2006:

Errr, no. And if you are, you frankly should be a little goddam embarrassed.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-30 16:29:07.321569+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

Dave, much more plausible is that if the name "Iraq Yemen" appears in the media enough times close to a terror attack, it'll be tied in the minds of potential voters to violence whether or not there's any actual connection there.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-12-30 13:23:21.823374+00 by: DaveP [edit history]

Oh, that darned Dick Cheney, masterminding the whole Yemen thing from his secret, underground...

What's that you say?

Oh. Never mind.

More seriously, this is why I don't think the particular people in charge are the problem. We've got a system that's rotten through at this point.