Tuesday, February 24, 2009


More Fear-Mongering

This from the Washington Post:
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III today warned that extremists "with large agendas and little money can use rudimentary weapons" to sow terror, raising the specter that recent attacks in Mumbai that killed 170 people last year could embolden terrorists seeking to attack U.S. cities.
I won’t force you to read the rest of this drivel, but you can guess how it continues. This is fear-mongering at its best. Raise the color-code alert! Put on your helmets and hunker down!

The question we ought to be asking here is: Why haven’t we had lots of Mumbai-style attacks in the US already? The United States of America is one huge soft target, just begging for terrorist attacks. The neocons themselves (whom I assume are hated by “Islamic radicals”) are a group of soft targets. For all the show and talk, there is really very little defense against terrorist attack anywhere in the world, including the US. If terrorists wanted to mount attacks with little money and rudimentary weapons, it would not be hard at all. So the obvious conclusion here is that there is no real terrorist threat. It is just unconscionable fear-mongering.

What about 9/11? That was of course an inside job.

So relax. If terrorists were out to get you, they would have done it already.

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