Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Another Sleepy Cell?

These initial announcements have always turned out to be far more dramatic than the facts. Remember the Miami "cell" that was going to blow up the Sears Towers? The jihadists that couldn't afford boots or bus tickets to Chicago?

I'm thinking the FBI has learned a lesson or two, considering so far it sounds like a pizza boy and his buddies are religious nuts who fantasize about taking a military base in the name of God, but never got beyond the paintball stage.

This incident in particular doesn't sound ominous, but I do worry it's a sign of the future. That future being we have created an atmosphere of persecution and hate towards Muslims that will begin to create blowback.

So on one side, you'll eventually have the unstable McVeigh types plotting criminal acts, and on the other side righteous nuts working at the strip mall will want to be the next "hero" exposing terrorist plots.

Seems to me if the FBI went after Montana militiamen with the same vigor as brown people, half the members would be locked up. I've personally heard a dozen such people talk about blowing up the feds or fighting the U.S. military with their .30-.06 in hand.

Honestly, change Serdar Tatar to Ricky Bobby -- and Allah to Gawd -- are you Repugs still pissing in fear?

"It doesn't matter to me whether I get locked up, arrested or get taken away," another defendant, Ricky Bobby, was alleged to have said. "Or I die, it doesn't matter. I'm doing it in the name of Gawd."

They are equivalent in my book.

6 men charged in plot to attack Fort Dix - Yahoo! News
"The men trained by playing paintball in the woods in New Jersey and taking target practice at a firing range in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, where they had rented a house, authorities said."

1 comment:

shrimplate said...

Actually the Florida misfits didn't even really know about the "Sears Tower" in Chicago. They were after this little thing in Miami.

It's so pathetic being a fall guy in the global war on terriers.