Right Wing News Over at the Daily Kos, there's a recommended diary at krazypuppy, that explains that the terrorist ring down in Miami was busted -- get ready for this -- in order to distract people from John Kerry's attempts to cut'n'run in Iraq. No, REALLY! He believes this and worse yet, so many Kossacks agree with him that they turned this into a recommended diary. Just take a look
Chicago's Sears Tower is a beautiful building & Chicago is a great town. I know. I lived there for a short time & fell in love the Windy City. The people are goregous and friendly and it's good hard-working BLUE city. So when crazy people talk about blowing the Sears Tower up, I take it personally. Shit, I've got friends working there right now! So the story of the Miami group of black militants that converted to Islam and want to blow up the Sears Tower really hits home with me. A mission "just as good or greater than 9/11?" They ran their group like "a military boot camp?" "Kill all the devils we can??" & worse of all: They're black and Muslim! Perfect! I mean, errr, well, keep reading. Did I mention 9/11? These are pretty serious charges and in a post-9/11 world, we need to take seriously militant forces who go beyond talk & threaten our security. But this stood out to me about the story:
There is no imminent threat to Miami or any other area because of these operations," said Richard Kolko, spokesman for FBI headquarters in Washington. He declined further comment.Wait. Stop. There was NO imminent threat? Then why did you bust them now??
Because it is safer to take them out, once you have enough evidence to bust them, than to wait until they had a truck full of explosives prepared that would blow something up, even if not their objective.Here's why: TO SHUT YOU UP AGAIN. In the same week that two Democratic resolutions forced the Bush and the GOP into the defensive by focusing attention on their incompetent management of the Iraq war, can we at least not be skeptical that this isn't an attempt by the Bush Administration to to change the focus away from Iraq?....
You mean changing the focus away from the Demcrats embarrasing Kerry with their vote against his proposal. That would have been something to milk for all it was worth.Yeah, I know the group got video camera equipment from an FBI agent posing as an Al Qaeda member and that they guarded their warehouse. And yes, they swore an "oath of loyalty to Al Qaeda." So what? So they are a bunch of angry nuts who did a secret handshake and have a tree house. Sounds like a fraternity so far!
A pretty dangerous fraternity.Big friggin deal! No Bling Bling But wait. They "attempted" to buy items like, um, guns and ammonium nitrate which can be used in explosives.
One source said the suspects had been trying to buy weapons and other things needed to carry out attacks. Ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer compound that can also be used as an explosive, was reportedly among the items."Attempt?" How can you "attempt" to buy guns? You can go down to the pawn shop and get guns - even machine guns.
Not if you don't have identification, and if you are willing to wait for the police to check you out.And do you know what ammonium nitrate is? It's fertilizer - in other words SHIT. You can get that SHIT at most landscaping and rock companies
Fecal matter is used for fertilizer, but it is not ammonium nitrate, and you are not going to get the quantities needed to take down a building like the Sears tower at a landscaping and rock company.The mind just reels. There are so many bizarre assertions in this post, that it's hard to know where to start. To begin with, arresting terrorists has now been reduced to some sort of political trick? Why? Because the threat wasn't "imminent." Does that mean that the FBI should have waited until they were driving a truck bomb towards the Sears Tower and screaming, "Jihad! Jihad! Jihad!," out the windows to react? In the minds of Kossacks, I guess so. And the point of this "distraction" is supposed to be to keep people from noticing that John Kerry is self-immolating in the Senate by offering a politically motivated proposal to cut and run from Iraq?