Monday, May 10, 2010

'Severe consequences' for Pakistan over terror plots:US

The State Department tries to tell us the Times Square bombing attempt was in retaliation for drone strikes against Pakistan, and woe to them for partaking in such impudence. OK, well, let's look at that before moving on. What if it was? You put these yahoos who can't fly a real plane behind an XBox controller and have them slaughter imaginary targets which are actually real, and one out of every three people killed turns out to be an innocent civilian. So let me get this straight...you're actually outraged over this? How dare they terrorize our citizens while we terrorize theirs! If we have to use force, it is because we are America; we are the indispensable nation. We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future. Only we respond to terror with terror.

Irregardless of this absurdity, there is no credible evidence this bomber had outside help. They will say his family has ties to Pakistani Taliban, but I would imagine that describes a large percentage of Pakistanis, particularly as Obama continues to escalate the carnage in that country. By all accounts, if he is indeed the bomber and not some patsy, he was another Joe Stack, a victim of a criminally debauched financial system which ruins lives by design. Does that excuse him for what he did? No. But a terrorist he is not. He is you, he is me, he is a lot of Americans by the time this crisis runs its course, and that will not be for many years. Some of us will respond with violence; others, we hope, will not. But we will all have our lives ruined in one fashion or another.