What makes me nervous is the use of propane. Remember that London bombing plot three years ago, in which jihadis tried — and failed — to set off a bunch of car bombs around the city?...I tell you what makes me nervous, that we keep getting lucky. I don't want to live in a police state but I also don't want to rely on luck. Both 9/11 and the Oklahoma City bombings are prime examples of what happens when luck runs out.
Fuel-air bombs are hugely destructive, as this harrowing Danger Room article published after the London plot broke made all too clear. A fuel-air bomb properly detonated in Times Square on a Saturday night likely would have killed hundreds of people. If that’s what this was — and the feds evidently aren’t sure yet, despite reports of “fireworks” going on in the back seat and someone running away from the vehicle — then there’s a seriously dangerous individual running around NYC right now. Stay tuned. While we wait, check out this PowerPoint presentation generated by the NYPD after the London plot was foiled. The last slide is the one you’re interested in.
I expect law enforcement to be smarter than the average dumb ass terrorist and I am willing to support law enforcement and give them the tools they need to do their jobs. If they have to "profile" to do their jobs, well, it's better than sending in the SWAT team to hassle little old ladies singing God Bless America.
Janet Napolitano, and the president she serves, need to pull their collective heads out of their tailpipes, quit worrying about law abiding Tea Partiers and get about the business of securing our borders and keeping track of who is coming in and who is going out.
A second bomb has been found at the site of a marathon being run in Pennsylvania. If anyone thinks that is a coincidence I've got some real sweet waterfront property for you. The current Administration is all about control-controlling the air we breath, the food we eat, the roof over our heads. How about they cut the crap and exercise an ounce of control over our national security. I read somewhere that that is their job.
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