Nine years after 9/11, can anyone doubt that Al Qaeda is simply not that deadly a threat? Since that gruesome day in 2001, once governments everywhere began serious countermeasures, Osama bin Laden’s terror network has been unable to launch a single major attack on high-value targets in the United States and Europe. While it has inspired a few much smaller attacks by local jihadis, it has been unable to execute a single one itself. Today, Al Qaeda’s best hope is to find a troubled young man who has been radicalized over the Internet, and teach him to stuff his underwear with explosives.
NewsweekI do not minimize Al Qaeda’s intentions, which are barbaric. I question its capabilities. In every recent conflict, the United States has been right about the evil intentions of its adversaries but massively exaggerated their strength. In the 1980s, we thought the Soviet Union was expanding its power and influence when it was on the verge of economic and political bankruptcy. In the 1990s, we were certain that Saddam Hussein had a nuclear arsenal. In fact, his factories could barely make soap.
Of course predictably, the fascist corners of the blogosphere is apoplectic. It seems their tender sensibilities are offended when something is opined that differs from the standard fare of the Hanni-bots and ditto-heads. So I comment on one such blog, because the obscenity laden intellectually retarded screed was such that, out of curiosity, I simply had to ascertain if any logic resided in the authors brain housing unit. His work of art [which I won't link to here] was essentially an excuse for every invasion and occupation that the United States has committed. The apparent rationale being...well, we're America, so suck it! [cue Team America theme song and requisite chest thumping and background vocals of the chant USA!, USA!]
Of course, he didn't actually refute anything that Zakaria had stated, that would require a grasp of truth and knowledge....but he does know how to type all of his curse words. Good job little guy!
I was perplexed at how somebody so oxygen deprived could operate his own blog.
I commented to him: Al Qaeda isn’t in Afghanistan. Mission Accomplished!
We now expend billions of dollars and American lives, while Al Qaeda laughs at us in Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, etc..
Amusing screed however…..
His mentally stunted response was : Any other time, I would not give this reply the light of day. But, I want it to be here; just so real Americans who read this blog, can see just much of a stupid fucking moron you are.
(Oh, and by the way, I removed your URL…. go pimp that lame ass Liberal shit blog somewhere else!)
Golly......I'm not sure if I should be proud or offended that the same style of intellectual dwarfism was used towards me, as was used in his original rant. I suppose people have to use what they've got. So, anyway, apparently I'm not a 'real American' and I'm now a 'liberal' to boot. Strange that he then informed me that I had violated his site rules, though they clearly state otherwise, and deleted my next comment. No worries, I was merely killing time and have little energy for proto-fascists who hide their ignorance and jingoism behind the paper shield of patriotism.
I just find it amazing that so many of my fellow countrymen are so utterly stupid. They believe if you're not an US, your a THEM. If you don't call yourself a Republican, then you have to be a Democrat. If you acknowledge what the rest of humanity knows of our hypocritical and damaging foreign policies, you're a not a 'real American'. I suppose 'real Americans' think in a linear, two dimensional, stunted paradigm.
According to the closing of his tirade when he states "on the behalf of all the Soldiers" [given my background of military service], he's either speaking on behalf of me or to me, when he says 'shut the hell up'. Apparently, I just may be a terrorist appeasing, asshole, liberal retard. I'm so confused....
Anyway.....there's your daily dose of crazy. Don't expect it daily, or I'd never get anything else done.