As NevadaDailySteve notes, there’s plenty of support for the proposition that islamists are, whether directly planning particular terrorist acts or using dupes and surrogates to gather general security information, engaging in intentional probes and dry runs. The 9/11 hijackers didn’t just buy MS Flight simulator, they went to flight schools and people, some of them “officials,” just let them. That is willful ignorance, the ostrich approach and not only the ostrich gets killed because of it.
I would not have expected DJ to be ignorant of the significance of the bus, “Furthur.” In a crowd with some knowledge of modern U.S. history, it’s not just a funny pic, it’s a fairly heavy, if ambiguous icon. Anyone who doesn’t know who Neil Cassady, Ken Kesey, Owsley Stanley, and the Merry Pranksters were/are probably also doesn’t know where the Klintoons, Scary Kerry, Angela Davis, the Black Panthers and most of the left’s leadership and ideology come from either (not that they come from the same space–they really don’t–the Pranksters, up front and honestly went far beyond “inhaling” and were far too independent to kow-tow to the demoncrat party line–maybe not rugged, but certainly aggressively hedonistic individualism).
DJ also mistakes my comment for a signal that I’m flinching at terrorist shadows around every corner–it’s not Mork’s silly, “be afraid…”, it’s be angry and vigilant, very angry and vigilant. Any adult of any ethnicity who tries to get on a kids’ school bus is a strong potential threat and it is willfully ignorant, if not downright suicidal as a culture that everyone, particularly bus drivers, don’t immediately know that absolutely can’t be allowed, to the tune of boots in the face, slamming doors, and peeling out, if necessary. If it’s just some crazy or a curious tourist, so what? They can figure out where they went wrong later. A bus full of our childrens’ remains and C4 residue doesn’t allow for do-overs or apologies. Turning Mecca into a glass bowl, no matter how satisfying and ultimately good strategy, won’t bring back an elementary school class.
The islamists know about Breslan. They target schools and children in Israel, Afghanistan, Iraq, Thailand, etc. Don’t we know these things, too, or are we such ostriches that we’ve willfully forgotten? I haven’t and won’t forget or decline to use basic logic to connect the dots.
Do I distrust what the “officials” say about the bus riders, the guy in Dearborn, these guys in South Carolina? Damn straight, I do, ’cause it doesn’t jibe with objective reality, history, and common sense. I keep hoping that those same officials who can’t seem to get a clue in public are secretly tracking these scum when they’re released, but I do not trust the “officials” who, e.g., essentially allow the Muslim Brotherhood to vet islamic chaplains for the military or who continue to leak classified information to the press and our enemies, or who continue to yammer on about the ROP, or who hide behind their security details while telling me I shouldn’t have firepower to defend myself and my family. And that’s true whether they hail from the right or the left.
None of them did squat that was in their power to prevent 9/11 and they’re still hell bent on holding down the lever, ’til this nation goes fully down the toilet. As a thinking, armed, landowning individual and head of household, I have no intention of letting bureaucrats, ostriches, sheep, or useful idiots control what I think or do. Unlike the “officials,” I know I’ll have to take responsibility for my actions, before God if not sooner, so I fully intend to address threats and assess people based on reality, not the ostrich’s view.]]>