Thursday, February 09, 2006

Saving us From Sneaker Bombs, Again


WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- President Bush said Thursday an al-Qaida's plot to attack Los Angeles was thwarted in 2002 by multinational cooperation.

Bush, speaking at a National Guard Association event in Washington, said al-Qaida had planned to use Asian operatives who would hijack a commercial airliner and crash it into the then-named Library Towers in Los Angeles.

The attackers, he added, had planned to use shoe-bombs to force entry into locked airline cockpits.

"Their plot was derailed in early 2002, when a Southeast Asian nation arrested a key al-Qaida operative. Subsequent debriefings and other intelligence operations made clear the intended target and how al-Qaida hoped to execute it," Bush said. "This critical intelligence helped other allies capture the ringleaders and other known operatives who had been recruited for this plot."

Al Quieda gets their ideas from either Get Smart or the CIA. like there's a difference, these days.

And you know this is the best they could come up with. They thwarted a shoe bomb plane hijacking. Great. So, what about the real threats? The mushroom cloud over New York? The nerve agent in the milk supply? Ninjas? Anything actually a real credible threat? No. Instead, they're saving us from idiots recycling their own worst ideas from five years ago.

What does it say about an enemy that they are this behind on our own security measures? I think this Onion article was more truthful tan any briefing from the Pentagon.

And really, this is the enemy we face: the unimaginative and the desperate. Al Quieda and the Bush Administration apparently watch the same lame sixties super-spy movies, never realising they were comedies, not cool ideas no one would see coming.


Blogger Van said...

You wrote:
"And really, this is the enemy we face: the unimaginative and the desperate"

Is it a fair assesment to think that using conventional warfare on these criminals is inefficient. Can we win a shadow war by fighting with a conventional Army?

I doubt it, so why did we invade Iraq again?

2/15/2006 3:23 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

Of course we can't. The idiots in charge are still fighting the cold war. They think invasions and lateral tactics still matter and so that's why we'r eloosing.

2/15/2006 6:24 PM  

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