Friday, November 10, 2006

I can't believe these guys learned how to fly planes

So now al Qaida threatens to blow up the White House? Hello! I'm guessing it's the most heavily guarded building in the world. Are we supposed to be scared by this?

OK, I realize that their propaganda is probably directed at their sympathizers in the Arab world, but come on. They act like villians in a cartoon. (Remember the "South Park" episode when Cartman was Bugs Bunny to Osama bin Laden's Yosemite Sam?) Next thing you know they'll be trying to tie America's girlfriend to a railroad track.


Blogger Sean McDaniel said...

well, until the world trade centers actually collapsed, i think everyone thought it would take a while to repair the damage. the mastermind of the first world trade center attack said after he was captured that if he had had enough time and money, he would have succeeded. and that was before 9-11.

maybe you think it's improbable to blow up the white house, but whenever i'm in new york and visit the world trade center site, i still can comprehend it.

about the only point i ever agreed on with Don Rumsfeld was that the terrorist only have to be successful once.

i hope i'm not around to see that "once"— again.

9:14 PM

Blogger EdHeath said...

The tapes are translated and colloquialisms of one language do not necessarily translate well into other languages. That said, it wouldn’t surprise me if the translators were paid by the screen actors guild. After all, virtually every Hollywood movie involving terrorists does have goofy villain dialogue in it. You can't write this stuff...

11:00 PM

Blogger Sean McDaniel said...

well, someone is writing it. and if not for hollywood movies, we're do you think those guys are learning how to pen scary dialogue?

all the same, i remember that before the iraq invasion, bin laden urged the holy warriors to the only way to destroy the americans was to fight them from the trenches. and a lot of people wrote it off as typical, rhetorical bravado. doesn't sound like such a bluff these days.

11:42 PM


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