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Monday, May 03, 2010

Oh, shit...! Major bummer...! [UPDATE: be VEWY AFWAID]

just what we need... another terrorist scare to keep us all cowering in our barcaloungers while we hand over more of our freedoms to our courageous leaders whose only desire is to keep us safe... yeah, right... what a load of bollocks...
The failed car bombing in Times Square increasingly appears to have been coordinated by several people in a plot with international links, Obama administration officials said Tuesday.

The disclosure, while tentative, came as the White House intensified its focus on the Saturday incident in New York City, in which explosives inside a Nissan Pathfinder were set ablaze but failed to detonate at the tourist-crowded corner of Broadway and 45th Street.

Emerging from a series of briefings, several officials said it was premature to rule out any motive but said the sweeping, multi-state investigation was turning up new clues.

Separately, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs also characterized the incident for the first time as an attempted act of terrorism. "I would say that was intended to terrorize, and I would say that whomever did that would be categorized as a terrorist," Gibbs said, sharpening the administration's tone.

Another U.S. official, recounting a conversation with intelligence officials, said, "Don't be surprised if you find a foreign nexus. . . . They're looking at some tell-tale signs and they're saying it's pointing in that direction."

i was in chicago yesterday doing something that i've been wanting to do for a long time - giving a talk on afghanistan... there's nothing i think is more worthwhile than taking the fear and mystery out of that country and getting people to think a little more deeply about all the propagandized bullshit we're fed constantly through our so-called "news" outlets... by sharing my personal experiences and highlighting some of the wonderful afghan friends i've made, if i succeeded in removing just a teeny bit of people's fear, i will consider my time well spent...

but it seems our government is hell-bent on keeping us groveling in fear... without any degree of certainty, our leaders are already hinting that dark, evil, foreign terrorist forces are now at work in our midst and we must be afraid, very, very afraid... why can't they just keep their fucking mouths shut until they have incontrovertible proof rather than dribbling out all this shit about "appears to have been coordinated," "attempted acts," "turning up new clues," "intended to terrorize," and "pointing in that direction"... what they're really saying is that, at this point, it's all conjecture... maybe they have some solid clues and maybe they don't but, ferchrissake, stop dangling that shit out there... the only purpose it serves is to feed our society's sick, voyeuristic need to collectively gasp, shudder, remain glued to our tv sets and sit back while those who have the most to gain from such a situation continue to "do what's best for us"...


ooooooooo... more tewwowism...
An FBI-led terrorism task force has taken over the investigation of the failed car bombing in Times Square because of indications it was connected to international terrorism, a senior law enforcement source said Monday.

i don't mean to make light of this but, fercryinoutloud, stop hypin' it, will ya, at least until the facts are in...

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