I’m not the type to get too deep with certain things, if only because I’d rather not look like an uninformed douche nozzle. Plus, everybody isn’t deep per se. I consider this some sort of entertainment to folks, so I’m not going to bog you down with news stories or political issues. There’s other sites who specialize in that sort of thing. I may have a little “Obama” fun every now & then, but that’s mainly to fuck with Mark Dub. You won’t read any health care rabble rousing or Tea Party name-calling here. That’s not how a roll. Word.
That said, that Times Square attempted bombing was a very serious thing. & not serious because of any of the obvious reasons. We, as a country, needed that wake up call, but even more substantial is the fact that the only reason the car didn’t blow up is that Faisal Shahzad didn’t fully understand the instructions on the “How to make a bomb at home” website. If dude had a few less loose screws, people would’ve died. Literally, the only thing that stopped that explosion was Shahzad’s ineptitude in life.
That made me think about Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Or, ‘The Underwear Bomber.’ If I were a stripper, that’s what I’d call myself. Anyway, again, had that young man been a little less “not so bright,” & that would’ve been quite the statement. I’m not sure if I heard about the damage he sustained in that, but hopefully he can’t pro create. No shots. By the way, turning your crotch into a bomb, with the intention of detonation, is the hardbodiest move ever.
Somehow, thinking about his “underwear,” (no homo) reminded me of the whole ‘Shoe Bomber‘ pandemonium, which is only rivaled by the Anthrax scare of 2001. Without brief research, I can’t even recall Richard Reid’s exact story, but I know he had a bomb in his shoe. & only through some luck of the draw did he not kill Americans. Now, thanks to him, there’s X-ray machines that will eventually occupy every major airport worldwide. Some how, constant exposure to radiation seems a bit more dangerous than something that may or may not happen. Especially when the nation has the resources & the tools to prevent this sort of thing. Why we don’t use those resources & tools is beyond me. It’s easy to armchair quarterback.
Point is, this country is going through social & global changes. Reestablishing ourselves in a world where there are no more “super powers,” & don’t think for a second that these terrorist acts won’t increase in frequency. Every time “they” fail, what we perceive as failure is only more motivation for beliefs they’re willing to die for. I’d even go so far as to say we’ve been pretty lucky up to this point. God forbid I’m right, but sooner than later, expect suicide bomb occurring here. It’s just a matter of air & opportunity. Not to play the blame game, but it took a massive fuck up to redirect focus on domestic problems. In fact, that may have been the first wake up-call of many more to come. But I digress.
Props to the police dept., because they caught the guy relatively fast, but his capture is most assuredly gasoline to the fire.