This guy really gets it.
From: Dr. Bill (a renowned, retired orthopedic surgeon) Date: 12/29/2009 3:31:30 PM Subject: A Real Christmas Miracle
Nothing like listening and watching the news to get your mind off your own, more immediate troubles. Since this most recent terrorist attack, the news services have been buzzing with new developments and the reactions of the pundits and politicians on this subject.
I refer, of course, to NWA flight 253, from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan, where one Umar Farouk Abdulmutollah set off an incendiary device, in an effort to kill everyone on board, over American soil, using specially prepared underware, laced with powdered explosives.
The terrorist is a 23 year old Nigerian man, whose own father, a prominent businessman, warned our embassy that his son was a radicalized Muslim, bent on jihad. Hmmmm...young Muslim man attempts to blow up a plane arriving on U.S. Soil, on Christmas Day (second holiest day of the year for Christians, not the first, as erroneously reported by some—that would be Easter). Nice. Think that might indicate a religious motive, I.e.., an act of jihad inspired terrorism and a direct affront to Christians? Naaah!
According to our eminent Secretary for Homeland Security, this past Sunday, "the system worked." Really? (Where DOES he get these idiots to serve in his cabinet?) Next day, a 180 degree about face, with words to the effect that the system DIDN'T work, after all. Dammit Janet! (inside joke—Rocky Horror reference)
The TSA response? Now, no one can go to the bathroom for the last hour of the flight (good luck if you're pregnant, diabetic, on diuretics, have prostate enlargement, etc) AND you can't have a paperback book, or blanket on your lap. You just have to be bored for an hour. Then, after the outcry at this stupidity, they modified the policy, so now the captain of the plane can decide.
Idiocy. All of it. This does NOTHING to insure our safety. Where are the trained dogs, to sniff out explosives? Where is the rational profiling of potential terrorists? Are we all to die, for fear of offending our enemies?
This guy should have been on terror watch lists. He paid for a one-way ticket, with cash and no luggage. He lacked a passport, yet was allowed to get on board the plane. WHAT "system?"
Then, the President, after delaying 72 hours, y'know, just to be sure he's got all the info correct, came in off the golf course in Hawaii, long enough to mention the pro forma phrases expected about the "alleged" "suspect."
Alleged? Suspect? Legalistic terms, which reveal Obama's legalistic frame of reference. It is KNOWN that this guy actually detonated his igniter. Luckily, he's not too swift and his bomb assembly in the bathroom of the plane was faulty. Otherwise, we'd have had a real massacre in the air, with nearly 300 dead.
Thanks to a Dutch guy, with some balls, who grabbed this moron, subdued him and said moron's own ineptitude in bomb assembly, he wasn't successful. But he DID set off his device--we were just lucky that it failed to detonate. This was NOT a crime, like holding up a liquor store, or mugging an old lady. This WAS a terrorist attack. Not attempted either--completed, but fortunately unsuccessful.
This was a real Christmas miracle.
This was also an ACT OF WAR by people who hate us and want to KILL US. Somebody clue-in the Commander-in-Chief.
Then he said something that should send chills down your spine: He said that this was "an isolated incident."
We know this guy was radicalized, per his own father. We know he was trained by Al Qaeda in Yemen. Al Quaeda has taken credit for the attack, publicly. "Isolated incident?" Are you friggin' kidding me?
Our President STILL can't bring himself to realize or admit that we're in a WAR with maniacs, religious fanatics, who think that killing innocent civilians is doing Allah's will. (As if an all powerful, omniscient, transcendant Deity, who created all the world and all of us, believers and infidels alike, needs the likes of these unwashed mongrels to do His will. Well, one cannot expect logic from a fundamentally non-rational construct. But I digress...)
Look, I hope I'm wrong, but I think these guys, all of them, in this Administration, are rank amateurs, if not complete fools. And I think they will continue to do incredibly stupid things, and keep their collective head in the sand, until one day, there are 10,000 dead Americans in the streets (or in the air). Then, there'll be hand wringing aplenty. And commentators will ask, in great seriousness, "What went wrong?" and "Were there warning signs?"
I don't expect genius, especially from this crowd. But I do expect common sense. And there seems to be a real dearth of that commodity in Washington, these days.
As more and more details of this case come out, one's incredulity grows apace. But now, with the "suspect" having lawyered up, he cannot now be questioned by the CIA or FBI. His "rights" would be violated. WHAT rights? So now, we can't learn about future planned attacks. That's the legacy of a "criminal" approach.
The terrorist (which is what he is) has reportedly gotten third degree burns from his little stunt, according to his lawyer. Are we supposed to feel bad for this guy? Screw waterboarding. I'm for tying this guy on an ant hill.
AAAARRRGGHH! I can't stand it any more! There are still people out there who support this Administration, despite all this massive incompetence, the spineless supination, despite the clear and present danger they represent for our republic and our safety. What will it take to convince them they were WRONG about this guy and his minions. I wish I were wrong... but I know I'm not.
Ah well, I just had to vent my spleen, one more time, for the end of the old year.
Well, up and at 'em. Talk to you soon, my friend. ’Til next time, be well.