I know this is serious business - This terrorist who had a mind to set off his whitey tighties and take out another Jet here in America. And I have tried my damnedest to take it so very seriously as the terror alert aficionados would have me take it. But I am sorry, this picture of shorts packed to explode but didn't is funny. And I feel guilty about it too. What if they had exploded? Would I feel or even know the comedy that laid in wait inside this guys britches? No I most likely would be pissed off and angry all over again at an enemy that has no reason to exist than to destroy the life I have.
So as I work through this war of emotions inside, I noticed on Fox Spews this morning (Yes, I am guilty of tuning into Fox Spews on occasion. Just to be fair and balanced you know) Anyway, so I am watching the vacuous cast of Fox & Friends take on this aborted terrorist attack in the skies over Detroit. Well, they were all over it like stink on shit. In their Fair & Balanced way of course, they brought on the one expert who would offer the most objective take on this issue based on the question, "Is Al Qaeda stepping up attacks because we have a new president?" This former CIA clown immediately tee-d off on "the new president", squarely placing the blame for this attack and the recent shootings at Ft Hood on Obama Man's shoulders. According to him Obama has muzzled the worldwide efforts of the terrorist hunters. If this is the case, then why has Al Qaeda apparently moved to Yemen?
Hmm. Seems to me whatever network we have working in the background, no matter how flawed, must be doing something right if these guys are resorting to wearing bombs inside their shorts. And was not the response on the plane exactly what we would have hoped for? Passengers did not sit idle and allow this clown to complete his mission. Several jumped him.
What struck me though was during the Q&A of this talking head, Yemen was an obvious talking point that popped up. How Yemen may now be the new Al Qaeda central. Lost in, or was it just brushed over, was the fact that two of the primary Al Qaeda leaders that have emerged in Yemen were once detained at Gitmo. Their release in 2007 happened during Dubya's reign was not given more than a cursory mention. That their release to Saudi Arabia for "rehabilitation" was mentioned and focused on some but not condemned outright was interesting also. Obama is the man we should blame. Believe it.
Damn, I just love the irony of Fox Spews and their "fair and balanced" take on things.
What fries my ass about the crap surrounding current terrorist madness is this country's insistence on wasting time trying to place blame on one side of the aisle or the other. Al Qaeda does not care what party we belong to. Al Qaeda does not even care if their efforts fail. They care about terror, creating internal divisiveness and making us afraid. They are the enemy. Not the Democrats. Not the Republicans. They are. Any blame for a rise in their terrorist activities is on them and their backers. Anyone who considers Obama "soft" on terrorism should be ashamed of themselves for playing into Al Qaeda's hands so easily.