Skip to comments.The layered panic in the streets
Posted on 05/13/2005 11:08:51 AM PDT by JZelle
Well, maybe the terrorists have won. They've demonstrated that they can shut down the government without actually doing anything. Who needs an Islamist air ace in a hijacked Boeing to scare the pants off Washington politicians when a student pilot in a little Cessna can do it without meaning to? There was Dick Cheney taken to the famous "undisclosed destination." Cops of every size, hue and jurisdiction scrambled through the streets with guns drawn, looking for someone to shoot at. The speaker of the House tried to outrun his bodyguards to get out of the Capitol first, and Nancy Pelosi, looking like anything but a leader of trembling Democrats, ruined a perfectly good pair of pantyhose, having been lifted bodily out of her shoes by her minders, running barefooted through the throng behind hysterical guards.
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You've messed up the links totally. Pull this thread and repost - it looks interesting. ;^)
Sometimes "hind sight" is exactly what it sounds like.
Pull this thread! Links bad.
"...pilot in a little Cesna....".
Sounds a bit too arrogantly dismissively non-chalant. You don't know what's going to happen, so we take no chances.
If nothing else it was a good evacuation drill. Heck, maybe it was a drill.
The paranoia of the pretentiously pedantic perfumed political princes is certainly an indication that they are purchased puppets and are only willing to profit from their acting careers as long as they can profit from their sins against the American people without suffering the inevitable consequences of their treachery.
Doesn't sound like it. Sounds like what little plan there is, is futile. Two minutes before anybody moved?
The suspicion grows this morning that all those frightened congressmen and denizens of the White House know something about security, and what to be afraid of when one little Cessna crosses the Anacostia River bearing down on the capital, that they don't want to tell us.
Congress spent $4.5 billion on spy cameras and screening machines to monitor and harass everything that moves and now we learn that most of it is junk. The radiation monitors don't know enough to tell the difference between nuclear radiation and the natural radiation from kitty litter. Machines to monitor poisonous gases or chemicals in the air can't produce results until long after most of us would be dead. The Department of Homeland Security (the name of the bureaucracy is something discarded by George Orwell) concedes the defense against terrorism ain't much but not to worry: It's "a layered defense." A customs officer in charge of ports and border security tells the New York Times: "It is not the ultimate capacity, but it reduces risk." Pulling the covers over your head is not the ultimate defense, either, but it reduces risk. Use two blankets and you've got a "layered defense."
"Doesn't sound like it. Sounds like what little plan there is, is futile. Two minutes before anybody moved?" You must be one of those glass half empty people? No doubt this event has provided useful info to the planners.
Doesn't matter who I am. Having everybody run out of the building just as the WMD arrives overhead is perfect.
Your upset about this. I feel your pain.
The al queda planners?
Their profuse paranoia simply demonstarates that nothing they do, even for themselves, has any substance or any base in reality and they are just profiting as much as possible until the fit hits the shan when they will run and hide.
I laugh at the fleeing turds.
I wouldn't miss any of them.
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