I have never seen so many lies, BS, misinformation, hysteria, over an event caused by two idiots with Walmart pressure cookers.
Can anyone imagine what just 20 unsophisticated people could do with a half baked plan, in several major cities in the U.S.?
Based on what happened in Boston, they could literally shut down this entire country...
It boggles the mind, doesn't it? They had 10's of thousands of LEO's of all various stripes and flavors marching around Boston...driving around in armoured carriers, with the population completely locked down like a bunch of frightened sheep while they searched for a 19 year old punk!
They just proved that the vast majority of Americans will accept any level of government repression as long as they're told it's for their own good. We also told wannbe terrorists that it's pretty damned easy to shut down a major American city and cause chaos. It all makes me sick.
Just before, and in the early day of WWII, Germany put together a very sophisticated Civil Defense plan, that monitored night time raids by British bombers, alerted the civilian population to take shelter, and let the civilian population know when it was all clear, and it could exit the bomb shelters.
Only the Brits quickly found out that by sending a couple of bombers to Berlin, they could get the Germans to activate their civil defense system, interrupting night time business, and depriving millions of war workers of a night's sleep. The loss of productivity alone made the raid a success, even if the bombers never dropped a bomb within 10 miles of a target.