Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Weekly Scare Alert

President Obama came out yesterday and declared that the xmas day bomber woulda, shoulda, coulda been stopped. The incident and the immediate aftermath was just one of a series of stories that should probably scare the bejesus out of us.
  1. Last week a CIA operative was apparently a double agent and walked into an Afghanistan compound and blew up eight clandestine agents. The Jordanian man was believed to be a valuable asset and may have lead to top al-Qaeda leadership in the region.

  2. Three embassies in Yemen were closed on Monday after US General David Petraeus met with the Yemeni government after the xmas bombing plot. The Nigerian (alleged) bomber was trained in Yemen by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

  3. Also, Iran is hiding nuclear enrichment plants underground.

  4. And just to let us know, the New York Times Magazine released a lengthy piece online about how the Obama administration was terrified that a terrorist attack would occur at the inauguration last January. They even had a contingency plan that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates would "take over the presidency should the worst happen."
Gates, a holdover from the Bush years, was the only member of Obama's cabinet already confirmed by the Senate, therefore his position as president was "logical."

Kinda make this whole health care debate seem unimportant. It's hard to argue about political minutiae when someone is trying to blow you up.

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