|June 26, 2006|
Home Grown Terrorists? Ann?
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
In reading the various news stories about the "Home Grown Terrorist" group in Miami a few things come to mind. First, I suppose, is to point out that 2 of the 7 were from Haiti;, the remainder were 5 poor U.S. citizens. At the time of their arrest they had no weapons, no explosives, and no money. According to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales they represented "no immediate threat." They had so little money they couldn’t buy their own boots, and in the ring leader’s last meeting with the FBI posing as Al Qaeda, he commented he was having trouble with his group. In the end what they had were words and thoughts. Why, then, all the fanfare?
With elections looming in November, and the reality of failed Republican policy beyond denial, the answer of course was the "Orange Alert" strategy. Prey on 7 poor unorganized pathetic souls and portray them as "Homegrown Terrorists." We all remember the good little soldier Tom Ridge stepping up to the microphone on a weekly basis to elevate the "Terror Alert" to Code Orange. And then like magic after November 2004 the warnings and the codes disappeared. Roll out the "boogeyman."
It’s funny, but I thought one of the Republican Roils was it is better to fight them there so we won’t have to fight them here. Oh, yeah, this terrorist cell had no weapons, explosives, money, boots, vans, and seemed to be voluntarily disbanding. But THEY WERE THINKING BAD THINGS.
So the reason we are engaged in the Folly of Iraq is what again? And we spared the life of Osama Bin Laden for reasons unbeknownst to rational men. The Republican Party made a conscious decision not to protect our ports and borders because?? What they have done is to engage in illegal wire tapping, and it is now revealed that they have looked into our banking transactions, and of course the capturing of 7 poor mouthy black men armed with evil thoughts.
If it is bad thoughts that are the criteria, then let me provide some quotations from Ann Coulter, who should clearly be behind bars.
"My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to The New York Times building." As we all know, Timothy McVeigh was a homegrown terrorist who killed 168 Americans in Oklahoma City. Ann Coulter’s remarks seem to be inspiring others to bomb more buildings and killing Americans that she chooses, perhaps an inspirational leader.
"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity." While George Bush may be inspired by such rhetoric, this may also be the inspirational words of those involved in Global Terror, with whom we are engaged against in our "Global War on Terror."
"God says earth is yours, take it, rape it, it’s yours." Which God is Ann speaking of? This is religious fanaticism, the kind of hate speak that once again inspires those looking to disrupt or terrorize society.
In addition Coulter has spoken of killing a former President and a Supreme Court judge, not to mention liberals in general. If it is thoughts, not deeds, and words, not actions, that define a terrorist, then Ann Coulter is in fact a terrorist who has the money and the MEANS to do harm to society. Like those arrested in Florida she may be more inspirational than actively engaged, and likely presents no immediate threat, but with an election looming in November I say bag her, if only for the headlines.
Beyond that there are plenty of poor disgruntled Americans to prey upon, many of whom may take exception to their fate in life and actually think that things such as racism may hinder their achievements in life. I mean, why would any rational man want to have a purpose in his life if only for a moment?
Personally, I am just thrilled that The Republican Party has protected me from 7 poor people who couldn’t buy their own boots. Another victory in the Global War on Terror. Run for your lives, the poor aren’t happy. Who Knew?
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