So they found a car bomb in London. It was packed with ‘petrol, nails, and gas’. Start panicking.
Where do I start? First of all, petrol and gas are the same damn thing. So now the car has gasoline and nails. Reports I read indicated that there was about 50 gallons of gas in individual containers, all around some sort of igniting device. Puh-lease!
This goes in a long line of vaguely threatening plots that are thought up by completely inept people. Add to that a local authority saying something like “The devastation that would be caused had this plot succeeded is just unthinkable” or, “It is obvious that if the device had detonated there could have been significant injury or loss of life,” and you get something greater, much greater than the sum of its parts. In fact, I have begun to wonder just how much ‘terror’ these ‘terrorists’ actually have to foment in order for the world media to pick up these stories and cause more terror than 1000 Bin Ladens. As with the shoe bomber , the liquid terror , the Liberty City 7, the Fort Dix six, and even more laughably, the Blowtorch Guy , this is just another example of plots that qualify as terror only because the media pays any attention at all to these ass clowns.
Basically, Al Queda needs to do nothing. It seems that all you need is a suspected terror cell, add a drug addled FBI informant, have said informant suggest all manner of cockamamie schemes, mix in some surveillance footage, cook until politically expedient, and Voila’! Terror Plot a la mode!
Sad, really. Really sad.
Also, I have been reading that the US is sending another carrier group to the Persian Gulf. I think that gives us about 1800 cruise missiles (we shot something like 300in the first Iraq war) to rain down on the innocent civilians. Interestingly, Defense News was reporting back in April that the Enterprise carrier group was to be sent to the Persian gulf to replace the Eisenhower group, but it now appears that they will both remain there.
And oh, yeah. Impeach Cheney!