posted on Jun, 28 2006 @ 02:34 AM
I'm not one to make predictions (at least not without getting paid Big Bucks for them first!), but I must say that this purported Florida-based
"Terror Cell" the gov't alleges to have cracked gives me puase.
Not because I believe the suspects were in fact up to nefarious schemes; I've had Swiss cheese with fewer holes than the gov't's story on this one!
No, it's something else here. There is too much hype over a story with too little substance. It is blatant "fear-mongering", being pandered in far
too obvious a fashion.
It's almost an act of PR sleight-of-hand. A feint, employed by the officials to....
What, I wonder?
The gov't rounds up a pathetic group of relatively harmless urban commandos who, even the officials in charge admit, have neither the skill nor the
means to excercise thier grand plot. Touting them as "American AQ's", well at least at first, but then , OK, maybe not really, so uh, maybe they
just didn't immediately turn in our operative, who was only pretending to be an AQ agent, yadda, yadda, yadda.
One more cry of "Wolf!" from the authorities. We chuckle and tsk, tsk, and think we are safe. Not a "Red Flag OP".
Just the gov't's way of primming the fear-pump in preparation for the Real Thing.
Anyone catch the reports of .50 cal sniper rifles being sold to Iran this past week?
Anyone catch the report from NASA that the Shuttle has aprox a 1-in-100 chance of blowing up if the Main Fuel Tank foam fails? Or that the Shuttle's
Safety engineer is not happy with the "rush to launch" the next mission this Saturday, July 01?
If the STS's main fuel tank were to blow up (or be blown up) just after engine start, but before lift-off, it would detonate with a force
approaching that of a small nuclear device; sans the radiation, of course.
Could a bullet from a .50 cal Austrian sniper rifle, as known to be available to the Iranian military, and therefore, certainly!
available to AQ operatives in Florida! damage the fragile foam of our glorious Shuttle?
Oh, the Humanity! Oh, the Calamity!
Oh, the PR Opportunity!