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This is getting a wee bit scary, folks... several UPS cargo planes have been isolated and detained after "suspicious packages" from Yemen were detected. The terms "manipulated toner" and "negative for explosives" are being tossed around, making me think atomic/biological concerns. The planes are on the ground in Newark, Philadelphia, and England.

Also, in Portland, Maine, a federal building has been evacuated over a "suspicous package."

And the anti-Marine sniper has apparently struck again.

In all our squabbling over our own domestic politics, every now and then we are reminded that there are other issues, bigger issues, that transcend them.


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Gee, almost like the curren... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Gee, almost like the current administration is using "scare tactics" just before an election.

Thats kind of what I though... (Below threshold)
914:

Thats kind of what I thought GarandFan. The timing is shall we say, thought provoking.

Not going there, Garand. I ... (Below threshold)

Not going there, Garand. I simply don't think that's the case here. Technically possible, but I don't think plausible in the least.

J.

I am thinking the attacks o... (Below threshold)
Stan:

I am thinking the attacks on the Marines and other military installations are being done by the radical anti-war groups like Code Pink and others that have a beef against the war in Afghanistan.

The cargo planes are being targeted by the Islamic terrorists. Too soon to tell on both, but all indications are these are designed to distract the media from the massive voter fraud that is taking place all around the country.

I don't think that this tra... (Below threshold)
Brett:

I don't think that this transcends the political situation. Everyone is currently talking economics, but we can never forget that the current crop of elected traitors is responsible for our security and safety, and have been doing a pretty dismal job of it - bowing to terrorist supporters, doing nothing at all about the very serious threats growing rapidly (Iranians fueled their reactor the other day...) around the world.

I disagree that this is could be an October surprise type situation. The very last thing that the current administration needs is a reminder that there are people out there dedicated to killing us. That issue is a dead loser for them.

"but all indications are th... (Below threshold)
914:

"but all indications are these are designed to distract the media from the massive voter fraud that is taking place all around the country."

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

I am thinking the attack... (Below threshold)
galoob:

I am thinking the attacks on the Marines and other military installations are being done by the radical anti-war groups like Code Pink and others that have a beef against the war in Afghanistan.

Ya, it's likely that those old lady lefties wearing pink and wearing sandals are breaking out their rifles and attacking the USMC.

A disgruntled ex-Marine like Charles Whitman or Lee Harvey Oswald is more likely, IMO.

And, when the "suspicious package" in Portland or the "manipulated toner" blows up, let us know.

In New York, the bomb squad responded to a report of a suspected explosive device inside a package aboard a UPS truck, said the deputy police commissioner, Paul Browne. Police later concluded that the truck, at the Metro Tech Center, contained nothing harmful.

It must really suck, living in hysterical fear all of the time.

In New York, th... (Below threshold)
Brett:
In New York, the bomb squad responded to a report of a suspected explosive device inside a package aboard a UPS truck, said the deputy police commissioner, Paul Browne. Police later concluded that the truck, at the Metro Tech Center, contained nothing harmful.

It must really suck, living in hysterical fear all of the time.

Right, all we have to do is pretend that no threat exists, and probably the death toll will be at an "acceptable" level. Are you John Kerry's speechwriter?

Al Queda counts on stupid f*cks like you, Galoob.

Al Queda counts on stupi... (Below threshold)
galoob:

Al Queda counts on stupid f*cks like you, Galoob

No, Brett, Al Qaeda counts on the dumbass fear mongers who spread terror through posts like these and comments like yours.

As Lenin said, "the purpose of terror is to terrify," and it looks like Al Qaeda is doing pretty well keeping you, JT and the rest of the morons terrified in "brown pants," as JT said, without actually doing anything.

galuob-"It ... (Below threshold)
914:

galuob-


"It must really suck, living in hysterical fear all of the time."

You forgot to vote + galoob.

I wonder how many of these ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

I wonder how many of these incidents are created because some idiot "goes by the book". Liberals and incompetents love "the book". You follow "the book" and you can't be held responsible. "The book" tells you want to do. Don't have to use your head and accept RESPONSIBILITY for your actions.

I am glad we have the tough... (Below threshold)
howcome:

I am glad we have the toughest guys like Galoob to tell us not to be afraid. Sitting behind his computer he knows AQ is no threat and as long as BO is the Prez AQ would never try to attack us. All of the news stories about attacks that have failed are just figments of our imagination. Thank you Galoob for keeping us safe and making sure we understand AQ is not a threat.

From Barry's friends at the... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

From Barry's friends at the AP:

The package in England, discovered aboard a plane in East Midlands about two hours north of London, contained a toner cartridge with attached wires and powder.....

"The president directed U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies, and the Department of Homeland Security, to take steps to ensure the safety and security of the American people, and to determine whether these threats are a part of any additional terrorist plotting," the White House said in a statement.

So I'm guessing that Homeland Security would have done NOTHING until Barry "directed" them?
Glad to see that Barry is on top of things.

Why does any airline contin... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Why does any airline continue to serve Yemen, Pakistan, etc.? Why do civilized countries allow them to land?

Let the barbarians walk.

"It must really suck, li... (Below threshold)
Woody:

"It must really suck, living in hysterical fear all of the time."

Fox News has cultivated a conservative nation of bedwetters. They're largely caucasian momma's boys and girls who cower in fear if they see a brown skinned man or a burka or turban.

Bush knew how to manipulate their fearful asses and turn them into votes but so far its' only Palin and Gingrich who even try anymore, and since Palin is an idiot and Gingrich is a egotisitcal maniac the GOP just can't seem to traction fear into votes any more.

But the results of Fox News fearmongering still remains. A conservative nation of bedwetters...

Woody,I just check... (Below threshold)
howcome:

Woody,

I just checked MSNBC and CNN and it was the lead story on both. I bet you I could go to any news site and it would be the lead. But that Fox news is just getting whitey all riled up.

Al Quaeda terrorist's plot... (Below threshold)
914:

Al Quaeda terrorist's plotting to help the dems mid terms? No, its just unthinkable.


As Jim says.

Year after year this crap is escalating and the barbarians are not becoming progressive as the libs like to say. Why are they allowed to fly around from country to country? Let them walk or ride a camel, an easier target for droning.

Woody,You should s... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Woody,

You should see if you can get something going with Maureen Dowd. She's desperate for a guy and like yourself enjoys making broad but baseless generalizations about groups of people. She'd also be impressed by your name, I'm sure.

JT, the event may have happ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

JT, the event may have happened but the drama by this administration is being used for political gain. Must I remind you "NEVER let a crisis go to waste"? ww

Fox News has cultivated ... (Below threshold)
Clay:

Fox News has cultivated a conservative nation of bedwetters.

Now Woody, that's just damned funny. I spewed coffee all over my keyboard. Great satire. I'm voting you up there buddy.

Next time you may want to use the ol' cliche Faux News, instead of Fox News. Yeah. That's a classic.

Great talent here tonight.

If enough prepared citizens... (Below threshold)
BlueNight:

If enough prepared citizens are in place, we can hold elections even after they are ordered postponed...

But that Fox news is just g... (Below threshold)
CZ:

But that Fox news is just getting whitey all riled up.

16. Posted by howcome

Partially correct, FOXNews is all wee-weed up. Oblahblah said so.

And EVERYONE knows that Obl... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

And EVERYONE knows that Oblahblah always speaks the truth. Just ask him about "shovel ready jobs". And "no lobbyists in my administration". And "if you like you medical coverage you can keep your medical coverage". And ..........................

Wow, that right-wing, Islam... (Below threshold)
Walter Cronanty:

Wow, that right-wing, Islamophobic, knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing, raaaacist, fear-mongering McHaliburtonBushitler is using his right-wing mouth piece, FOX, to whip up a frenzy of fear right before the election. Devious bastard! --- Oh, ... wait ... it's Obama and NBC. Well then, I guess that makes it a real threat: "WASHINGTON -- Calling it a "credible terrorist threat," President Barack Obama said apparent explosive material was found on two U.S.-bound packages from Yemen, triggering searches of flights with other packages from Yemen and an investigation into whether al-Qaida was behind a new terror plot."

#9 "As Lenin said..."... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

#9 "As Lenin said..."

Owing, no doubt, to intimate familiarity with and admiration for the man's words. LoL.

Seems like a bunch of pre-v... (Below threshold)
914:

Seems like a bunch of pre-vote fraud distraction to me.


Too clever by half.

galoob: "As Lenin said, "th... (Below threshold)
Drago:

galoob: "As Lenin said, "the purpose of terror is to terrify," and it looks like Al Qaeda is doing pretty well keeping you, JT and the rest of the morons terrified in "brown pants," as JT said, without actually doing anything."

"..without actually doing anything."

Hmmmmm.

obambi (10/29/2010): With Americans prepared to vote in congressional elections on Tuesday, Obama said authorities had uncovered a "credible terrorist threat" against the United States in the discovery of two breadbox-sized packages in Dubai and Britain that apparently contained explosive material.

Hmmmmmmm, lets recap, shall we?

galoob: "No, Brett, Al Qaeda counts on the dumbass fear mongers who spread terror through posts like these and comments like yours."

obambi: "..credible terrorist threat.."

Unavoidable question: Galoob, why do you think obambi is such a dumbass?

From now on, in order to av... (Below threshold)
Drago:

From now on, in order to avoid alienating galoob and to show that on some level I agree with him, I'm going to have to refer to obambi as "President Dumbass", since, according to galoob's rock-solid logic, that's what the pres is, a dumbass, for his overblown rhetoric regarding "non-existent" terrorist threats.

Thanks galoob.

I hope you appreciate how I'm meeting you halfway on this.

Though I'm not sure President Dumbass will appreciate how you characterize his reaction to this latest incident.

Look AQ is doing homage to ... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

Look AQ is doing homage to a Liberal Professor. They are now mailing BOMBs. I guess they are running out of Homicide Bomber or the number of Virgins promised is no longer attracting recruits.

What really confuse me is that I thought we were all good with the Terrorist.
1. We giving them civilian trails
2. We changed the rules of engagement to favor them
3. We have provided them with a timeline for troop withdrawals
4. We turn the NASA into a Muslim self-esteem organization
5. I guess there upset because we called started to use the T word instead of calling it Man caused Disasters.


With President Obama in off... (Below threshold)
Woody:

With President Obama in office the attack was thwarted.

How many would have died if George Bush was still in the White House? 50? 100? 3,000?

Make sure y'all watch the R... (Below threshold)
galoob:

Make sure y'all watch the Rally to Restore Fear:

http://www.comedycentral.com/dcrallylive/

I'm not going freak out just because the Chicken Littles hype some hapless scheme to mail bombs somewhere. If that is what it was, the government/media complex have exaggerated a thousand "suspicious packages" in the past.

This low-level terror stuff is going to be around for a long time, no reason to be wearing "brown pants"

Also, the FBI agrees more w... (Below threshold)
galoob:

Also, the FBI agrees more with me, that the sniper shooting at USMC facilities is more likely a disgrunted former Marine, than you who think the sniper is a lady from Code Pink:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/crime-scene/paul-duggan/more-shots-possible-at-usmc-mu.html

"Make sure y'all watch t... (Below threshold)
914:

"Make sure y'all watch the Rally to Restore Fear:"

Its a rally to restore Barry and Stewarts lousy ratings galoob, but thanks for the heads up.

Its saturday galoob! Barney... (Below threshold)
914:

Its saturday galoob! Barney says clean your room or else no hanky panky tonight.

galoob: "I'm not going frea... (Below threshold)
Drago:

galoob: "I'm not going freak out just because the Chicken Littles hype some hapless scheme to mail bombs somewhere."

Wow.

In just a few posts, galoob has called obama a dumbass AND a chicken little.

wow.

Hey galoob, how can you support a politician who, by your li'l own rules, is a dumbass and a chicken little?

"Chicken Littles?"... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

"Chicken Littles?"

The thickheadedness of some knows no bounds. So far we've been told by leftist "progressives," variously:

Population explosion: We'll all die of mass starvation unless everyone stops having children or starts getting abortions quick, before it's too late!

Global Warming: We're all gonna die if we don't start doing exactly what the Statists say, quick, before it's too late! Al Gore = Noah! Get in the ark!

Stimulous/TARP: Must pass now or face sure economic ruin! Quick, before it's too late! Never mind that it has had precisely the opposite of the touted effect.

Too big to fail! Must take over every industry that cannot stand on its own feet. Especially those in which unions have a big stake! Quick, before it's too late!

Christians must go! They want to institute a theocracy! Tear down the crosses! Build mosques! Quick, before it's too late!

Rethuglikins want to starve old people and children! Dirty air! Dirty water!

Frankenfoods! GE Foods! We're all gonna die!

McDonald's is giving toys to children! Horror! Ronald McDonald is a killer! Ban him! Ban him now!

The list goes on...

Meanwhile, we've actually been attacked by Muslim terrorists more times than one can count. Said attacks are likely to continue. Pointing that out somehow qualifies as "scare tactics." What a morally deficient rube.

All these authors here and ... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

All these authors here and nothing posted since noon Friday?

Next article, please.

Where's Mr Drummond been? Is Mr Mallow still unwell? Rick? Anybody?

Bruce, you remind me of the... (Below threshold)

Bruce, you remind me of the classic whiner in a restaurant: "the food is terrible, and the portions so small!"

I don't recall you EVER saying something nice about an article, so you oughta be overjoyed we hit a slight slump. Instead, you're bitching.

Feel free to fuck off and die at your leisure.

J.

Hey, I was just trying to s... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Hey, I was just trying to see if someone had one in the queue and reminding them to, you know, go ahead and post if they were ready.

I didn't mean nothin'.

And I didn't know it was a requirement to comment favorably. I read ALL the articles here, and look forward to new ones, even though I don't comment on every one of them. I comment for a variety of reasons. Sometimes I don't respond to the articles directly, but to one or another of the commenters. It's true mine is almost always a contrary view, but I'm disappointed that you seem to take it so personally. I've always apologised if I've gone too far. To tell me to "fuck off and die" seems a little harsh. Why so testy?

Hey galoob, how can you ... (Below threshold)
galoob:

Hey galoob, how can you support a politician who, by your li'l own rules, is a dumbass and a chicken little?

Who said I was a big supporter of Obama? He's following the same path as Bush in a lot of ways, and he let the Wall Street fraudsters get away with the massive pyramid scheme that collapsed the financial system.

Anti-war folks wouldnt send... (Below threshold)
Kill Bill:

Anti-war folks wouldnt send packages from a foreign land as these things start military operations..not end them, IMB.

Feel free to fuck off and d... (Below threshold)
Kill Bill:

Feel free to fuck off and die at your leisure. -=Jt

Dunno what that means even though it was not referenced to me it seems a bit unwarranted.

We all die. Whether we have sex before that is moot. May as well say 'have all the sex you can cause your gonna die!!'

Yes. Snarky.

WoodyFT Hood Shoot... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

Woody

FT Hood Shooting American Soldiers died
Underwear Bomber Lucky that it dod not go off
Time Square Lucky the The Bomb did not go off.

Well Fourth time is the charm. When you target Chi-ton the President takes a personal interest.

"All these authors here ... (Below threshold)
914:

"All these authors here and nothing posted since noon Friday?"

The sun will still rise tomorrow..

galoob-"Who... (Below threshold)
914:

galoob-

"Who said I was a big supporter of Obama? He's following the same path as Bush in a lot of ways, and he let the Wall Street fraudsters get away with the massive pyramid scheme that collapsed the financial system."


Barry seems to have made out alright so, maybe you owe him some respect? No, he is not following the same path as Bush, so what, not every pres knows how to grow an economy and create jobs. Dont fault Barry for this. Dont sell him short. Give him your fruits and labor and he'll give you the stars.




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