Originally posted by Hellmutt
Ask yourself this. Why isn't this story all over the mainstream media?
I'd imagine that the current Administration doesn't want a lot of "dirty bomb" panic floating about quite yet. After all, they are
the Nat. Guard off of the southern border 6 months early, and if a good portion of the population made the connection (that there's known
uranium floating around South America)... there might be quite a bit of a backlash.
The ironic part is that the MSM severely
hyped "dirty bombs" awhile back. It's as if they were trying
to instill an irrational fear,
and panicky reaction to them.
The fact of the matter is that a dirty bomb is not
that much more dangerous than if such a device wasn't "dirty" to begin with. They were
tested, in the past, by many
nations (including the U.S.), and they were universally dismissed as not being 'worth the expense' for that very
reason. Yet the MSM still likes to hype the supposed
'greatest danger', from a dirty bomb, is a "widespread panic" reaction, and I think it's sad that the media seems to want to
insure one whenever they approach the issue.
Edit: I now see that Boymonkey1974 beat me to it.
Nicely said, Boymonkey1974.
I still think that the upcoming 'border gap', and possible backlash, is playing into the low amount of coverage. The MSM has done its job instilling
an irrational fear, yet TPTB don't want to "let it loose" just yet.
[edit on 3/28/08 by redmage]