Initially, I was completely skeptical of this latest so called terrorist act by a 23 year old Nigerian. The whole thing smells like a local mushroom farm during springtime. The incident shook the entire western world with an immediate increase in airport security. Blame games started immediately between the Republicans and Democrats. The Republicans took the offensive and left many wondering why the democrats weren’t fighting back. There are even calls to attack Yemen, because that’s where he supposedly learned how to do the dirty deed.
Somewhat belatedly, the democrats and the administration are fighting back. Obama is taking a low key approach so as not to create fear in the public like Bush did. Calm, cool, and collected. Good thing to, because I’m tired of attaching a video of “Duck and Cover” in my essays.
From the Whitehouse Blog:
“To put it simply: this President is not interested in bellicose rhetoric, he is focused on action. Seven years of bellicose rhetoric failed to reduce the threat from al Qaeda and succeeded in dividing this country. And it seems strangely off-key now, at a time when our country is under attack, for the architect of those policies to be attacking the President.
There are numerous other such public statements that explicitly state we are at war. The difference is this: President Obama doesn’t need to beat his chest to prove it, and – unlike the last Administration – we are not at war with a tactic (“terrorism”), we at war with something that is tangible: al Qaeda and its violent extremist allies. And we will prosecute that war as long as the American people are endangered.”
Hear that? OUR COUNTRY IS UNDER ATTACK! WE ARE AT WAR! WE WILL PROSECUTE THAT WAR AS LONG AS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE ENDANGERED! That’s a low key approach for ya.
The party faithful are very pleased with that. Take that Republicans! Leave the terror fighting to Obama! Eric Massa is a new hero for taking on Darth Vader. It’s the republicans fault dammit, because they didn’t do it right! Shit Dick, you wouldn’t know a terrorist from a hole in the ground.
I just don’t know. I’ve typed the word IMPERIALISM so many times in the last year that those letters are getting especially worn on my keyboard. I’ve talked about the oil and natural gas pipelines, heroin psyops and off the book money for the CIA and banks, permanent bases to achieve Full Spectrum Dominance, the uncanny ability of terrorists to be located right where the resources are.
I’ve said too many times to count: THE WAR ON TERROR IS BULLSHIT! To be clear, not because there aren’t any terrorists. Sure, there are terrorists, most created because of our own foreign policies of death and destruction. But that is not why we’re spending one trillion dollars per year on “national security”. It is not why we have 1000 military bases covering the entire planet. The terrorists are in the way of our imperialist mission.
People need to WAKE UP!
Now we have a back and forth between our political parties on who is the best terrorism fighter. Who is best at keeping the American people safe. An opening for the Nobel Peace Prize winner to show the world just what he said he would do. It undoubtedly delays any major public dissent against the military industrial complex for some time. Then we’ll do it again. And his supporters are eating it up, while who knows how many of them are worrying about paying rent.
So, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, at first I refused to acknowledge you as a terrorist. But by the mere act of trying to light your balls on fire, you’ve done more than most. So I’ll give you some credit, and call you The Accidental Terrorist. You belong in the Pantheon.