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July 7, 2006
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Bush Must Have Come Up with Today's "Aspirational Terrorist Scare," Because the Idea of the Hudson River Flowing UP Into Manhattan Defies the Law of Physics
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
Is it possible that Bush himself brainstormed with Rove about the latest "Terrorist Aspirational Scare"?
The first "reports" coming from the Rovian propaganda machine claimed that a vague group of suspected terrorists were planning to flood lower Manhattan by blowing up the Holland or Lincoln Tunnels.
There was just one major problem with this latest "scare them into voting Republican for a third time" tactic: it defied the laws of gravity and basic physics.
You see, Manhattan is ABOVE sea level. A body of water, such as the Hudson River, won't rise UP without a rather sophisticated plumbing system. In short, bombing the Holland or Lincoln Tunnels could not possibly, according to the law of physics, flood lower Manhattan and "ruin the American economy by destroying Wall Street."
There might be some basement flooding, but that's about it.
It's an idea so contrary to reality and the laws of physics that only Bush himself could have come up with it.
Some first media reports even dutifully noted that government sources told them that the alleged "aspirational" terrorists got their idea of blowing up the tunnels from the Katrina disaster and the flooding of New Orleans. This is a sure sign that the idea came from the man who completely bungled Hurricane Katrina: George W. Bush. Only Bush could fail to realize that New Orleans is situated BELOW sea level, while Manhattan is ABOVE sea level.
How else do you explain the second-in-a-row crack-head scheme (after the Miami clown posse "plot") that is so ludicrous, it couldn't make it past peer review in a class of idiots?
By mid-day, Rove must have realized that he had made a big mistake going with Bush's "brainstorm" contribution to the third cycle of resurrecting the al-Qaeda bogeyman. (Even though, in a horribly cynical move that shows its true hand, the Bush Administration had the CIA close down its unit hunting Osama bin Laden. That's the reality side. On the propaganda side, they planted a recent story that Osama was reconsolidating his power over al-Qaeda, a story clearly aimed at instilling fear in the American public. After all, if the CIA isn't hunting him anymore and Bush says that he's not important, how could he becoming an increasing threat? You can't have it both ways in the real world, unless you are a demagogue.)
Because by the afternoon, we were hearing that really the alleged "aspirational" target was something more vague, like flooding the New York Subway system, which no doubt would send shivers of terror through Manhattanites because of all the rats that would hit the streets.
As for the Democrats, if they don't start denouncing this nonsense pretty soon, the scare headlines are going to drive Bush's poll numbers up, because people out in Topeka believe this stuff. That's particularly true because only the New Media is exposing the truth about Rove's "Terrorist Fear Campaign 3." He's rolling out such a predictable series of fright alerts. All one has to do is look at his frayed "fear the enemy" playbook for the 2002 and 2004 elections.
If the Democrats haven't learned how to counteract this after two election cycles, they don't deserve our financial support.
But the end result is that we will end up with two more years of one-party rule unless the Democrats starting exposing Rove's overused scare tactics, and two more years may give the Busheviks enough time to complete the conversion of America from a Constitutional democracy into a totalitarian state.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
BuzzFlash Note: Was this written tongue and cheek? Yes and no. Anything's possible with cynical, power-hungry demagogues who have hijacked the American government. Everything in this BuzzFlash analysis is accurate. The only uncertainty is whether Bush, Rove or another crew member of the ship of fools came up with the "blowing up the Holland Tunnel and flooding Manhattan idea." Frankly, we doubt any "suspected terrorists" are THAT dumb.
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