Am I allowed to laugh?
Laugh at all the crazy people in the media who tossed the words “possible terrorist attacks” around on the most recent go of 9/11? Seems to me that a whole lotta nothing went on. Doesn’t mean the people who actually NEEDED to know this stuff didn’t have reason to be on alert and on guard, they did, it’s their jobs to be on alert for this stuff. But… look… I don’t mean to trivialize potential terrorist activity. Nasty shit happens all over the world, but… ya know… it gets old, this “little boy who cried wolf” bullshit the media and government agencies pulled this weekend.
If the people who need to know this stuff, the police and those with police powers (too damn many for my liking but that is another article) then why am I hearing about this? I cannot see that the media attention does anything at all for anyone. Except maybe give Ray Kelly a reason to get more beat cops out on the street to get a few hours of overtime. Not against OT, but do I need a press conference to alert me of it?
But maybe I should point a finger of shame at myself here. I don’t know that the simple act of alerting the world they know someone may be coming didn’t scare them off…
Wait… These people want to die as martyrs, and want us to die with them, or at the very least want to kill us. That is something of an attention getter, and these people want attention for their causes, for their beliefs. No organization with a media arm, and Al-Qaeda has one, can be said to be in any other business than that of getting attention.
Doesn’t fit the terrorist M.O. that they’d be scared off by a little attention, when attention seems to be exactly what they crave. People don’t strap bombs to their asses to avoid attention. This coverage, this press attention on the “potential terrorist attack” should have brought any of these nuts that want to die and/or want us dead out of the woodwork. Fact that nothing happened should stand as mute testimony to the lack of any seriousness to the “little boy who cried wolf” bullshit that was pulled on us this weekend.
Viddy of the day: Potential 9/11 anniversary terror plot details
Man is the only Patriot. He sets himself apart in his own country, under his own flag, and sneers at the other nations, and keeps multitudinous uniformed assassins on hand at heavy expense to grab slices of other people’s countries, and keep them from grabbing slices of his. And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for “the universal brotherhood of man” — with his mouth.
Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth, “The Damned Human Race,” v: The Lowest Animal.
And while I’m giggling mirthlessly at those jackasses and their terror alerts, can I laugh just a little at the people who lost their tiny little minds over the whole ” ZOMG THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE BATHROOM ON MY AIRPLANE” freakout? Now, again I understand. It was 9/11. You Americans are an easily scared people. If you weren’t you would not have reacted this way to events that in any other time in history would be considered normal.
One person who got ill, and a couple making out had the U.S. military breaking out fighter escorts.
The people who freaked out, and got the military involved here should be made to pay for fuel and take off and landing and any other costs of scrambling those jets for no readily apparent reason.
“But Mike!!! It was 9/11!!! We were scared!!!”
Good for you. Now pay up. Next time, knock on the bathroom door, talk to the people who are pissing like racehorses and find out what’s going yourself, instead of getting fighter pilots in fighter jets involved.
Have we become a nation of pussies? WTF?
I’m clearly in a good mood today. 🙂
Srsly I am, but this kind of stuff just drives me nuts.
That’s it from here, America. Have a good one.