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Killing Actual Live People because Other People criticize a Long Dead Person

News item: to preserve the dignity of Islam, a crowd in Libya kills a staffer trying to shield his colleagues from rocket-propelled grenades. Neither the staffer nor his colleagues had anything to do with the making of a movie that criticizes Islam’s prophet Mohammed.

I’m still trying to figure out how that preserves the dignity [...]

7/4/10: Five Hours Left for the Predicted Nuclear Detonation; Messiah Overdue

Over here on the East coast, there are only five hours left before the end of the 4th of July. That’s only five hours for the prediction of a U.S. government’s atomic bomb attack on one of its own cities either to come true or to be established as yet another in the long line [...]

Apparent Terrorist Attack Attempt in Times Square… What Do You Know?

In Times Square last night, an SUV with fireworks, tanks of gas and propane, timers and the wrong license plates was driven up onto and left on the curb of Times Square. The device, described as “amateurish,” smoked but did not break into flame.

On first blush, this would seem to qualify as the attempted [...]

84 Days Down, 97 to Go in Government’s “Certain” Terrorist Attack Time Frame

On February 2, 2010 the top 5 intelligence officials of the Obama administration told the Senate that an “attempted terrorist attack on the U.S. Homeland” within six months was not just a likelihood — it was “certain.” The intelligence officials followed up on this frightening claim with appeals for more money, more power and more [...]

2 Months Since Government Declared Attack in 6 Months to be Certain

It’s been two months and two days since officials from civilian and military intelligence agencies declared unanimously before the Senate that an attempted terrorist attack on the “U.S. Homeland” within six months was “certain.”

There’s been no such attack yet, and the days are ticking down on this event whose occurrence is agreed to be [...]

Certain Terrorist Attack Attempt on the US? Nearly 2 Months in and None Yet.

“Certain” is a very strong word. It doesn’t mean that an attack will “probably” happen. It doesn’t mean that it’s “likely” to happen. An event that is “certain” is destined to happen, 100% likely, absolutely unavoidable and inescapable.

So when five senior government officials tell you an event is “certain” to occur, then they’re [...]

111th Congress Chills Out on Terrorist Talk

Number of references in the Congressional Record to “terrorist attack”, by Congress:

111th Congress of 2009-2010: 47 (251*) 110th Congress of 2007-2008: 433 109th Congress of 2005-2006: 607 108th Congress of 2003-2004: 639 107th Congress of 2001-2002: 771 106th Congress of 1999-2000: 117 105th Congress of 1997-1998: 104

* 47 references to “terrorist attack” as [...]

Yesterday's Terrorist Attack

in the United States didn’t happen.

There wasn’t a terrorist attack in the United States the day before that, or the day before that either.

So is yesterday or September 11, 2001 the default?

Yesterday’s Terrorist Attack

in the United States didn’t happen.

There wasn’t a terrorist attack in the United States the day before that, or the day before that either.

So is yesterday or September 11, 2001 the default?

Juval Aviv Returns to U.S., Again Predicting Imminent Terrorist Attack

In 2005, self-professed “terrorism expert” Juval Aviv appeared on FOX News to issue a dire prediction based on his ironclad sources. A terrorist attack was:

Imminent and around the corner here in the United States. It could happen as soon as tomorrow, or it could happen in the next few months. Ninety days at the [...]

Cynical Politics, Not Military Need, Led to Attack on Syria

Motivated by the belief that a President Barack Obama would not continue the reckless Republican military policy, this attack may be a last-ditch effort to swing the election to McCain. [...]