June 06, 2007

Kos said it best: "War on Terror" is B.S.

Excuse me for posting this from DailyKos in its entirety but the recent plot to blow up the JFK airport in New York proves what we (the reasonable folks) have been saying all along:

Poor wingnuts. The aborted (and laughably unrealistic) effort to attack JFK is a stark reminder that every line they've fed us about this war on terror is horse crap.

1. The attackers had no ties to Iraq. Nor the Middle East. Nor Al Qaida.

2. It was homegrown terrorism. (Of course, the perpetrators were brown, so this merits a lot more hand-wringing than white domestic terrorists, especially the ones bombing abortion clinics.)

3. No illegal wiretaps or torture were necessary to crack the case.

4. It was thwarted by good ol' police work -- an informant inside the cell, working with a joint FBI/NYPD task force.

5. Whatever happened to "fighting them over there, so we don't have to fight them over here"?

6. War in Iraq and elsewhere isn't ending terrorism. In fact, it's fueling it.


Now the usual suspects praying for more terrorist attacks to justify their apocalyptic world view seem to be pouncing on this case as some sort of validation. In reality, everything about this plot rejects their views on handling terrorism.

And this isn't an isolated case -- the morons who were going to take down the Brooklyn Bridge with a blowtorch and the "Fort Dix Six" were taken down by traditional law enforcement activities. While terrorism is bound to be a low-grade threat to our nation for pretty much ever, this is all proof that bombing them over there isn't doing anything to stop that that threat over here and that law enforcement can handle the task without surrendering our Constitutional liberties to authoritarian fear-mongers.


Your crazy Republican dumb-fucks who foam at the mouth for Big Government to spy on us for the sake of "protection" have no grounds for calling ANYONE unpatriotic. Read the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence again... we founded this republic for the sake of preserving liberty above everything else.

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At 6/09/2007 6:39 PM, Blogger ROBERT said...

On some news show they said that since the suspects were from Caribbean countries, this was a new type of terror-"Caribbean based terror".

My wife, who is Jamaican, just rolled her eyes and sucked her teeth. Too funny.

 

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