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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Quid Pro Quo


But here, cleverly disguised
as a bomb, is a bomb

--The Bullwinkle Show
(1961)

I like to watch

--Chance the Gardener,

Being There
(1979)
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Eric Holder's announcement of the foiled Times Square would-be bomber's ties to Pakistan was hailed as an intelligence victory, despite the rather large hint that Mr. Faisal Shahzad boarded a plane to that country after his would-be firework show fizzled.

Forgetting the suspicious fact for the moment that the car was left parked illegally at one of the busiest intersections in the country, as one source close to the investigation told AOL news today, why are we seeing a small cottage industry among these Bombers Manque, Inc.? The source noted:

"The Nissan Pathfinder carrying fireworks, nonexplosive fertilizer, gasoline tanks, propane and alarm clocks was left Saturday in a turn-only lane -- lights and flashers on and motor running -- in one of the busiest intersections in the world, this person noted to AOL News (Times Square Bomb: "It Doesn't Make any Sense.)"

On the same page as the original 5/5 story (
Catching Bomb Suspect was rare Moment for Holder to Celebrate) was an article stating that a U.S. missile strike killed six (last Sunday, 10 more were killed, and today, 14 --"U.S. Drone Strikes Kill 14.") And the would-be Times Square bomber has ties to Pakistan ... imagine that? As Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. would say, GOL-LY!

This isn't rocket science. The U.S. is killing Pakis and Talibs, and of course, they will respond.
Stimulus - Response, a physical reaction. Does the U.S. imagine they will sit on their thumbs forever in the face of such provocation?

Why does the U.S. not consider ceasing aggressive killings in Pakistan, thereby defusing their need to reactively target the U.S. homeland?


If killing Pakistanis in Pakistan is o.k., then why isn't it o.k. for Pakis to kill Americans in America? Why is one o.k. and the other is not?

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a little something to go with this.
http://atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/LE12Df01.html
US govt only goal is to keep scarying the people if they can.
jo6pac

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 10:41:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Perfect tie-in, jo.

"covert drone wars are bound to spawn - spin or no spin - a terrible, absurd and deadly string of blowback."

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 11:02:00 PM GMT-5  

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