Thursday, October 19, 2006

Throwing the Flag on NFL Dirty Bomb Plot

The Jawa Report tracked down the origination of the rumor of the so-called NFL dirty bomb plot whereby a number of NFL football games would be targeted by trucks carrying dirty bombs.

It appears that the origination of the story is someone who believes that the US would be behind the attacks, and will place the blame for the attacks on al Qaeda, who would willingly take the credit for the attacks.

Did I mention that this guy was a 9/11 conspiracy freak?

Did I also mention that this guy is now being questioned by the FBI?
The FBI was interviewing a Milwaukee resident Thursday believed to be responsible for posting threats on a Web site about radiological dirty bombs being delivered to seven NFL football stadiums this weekend.
The person, described only as a young adult, did not appear to have any ties to terrorist groups, according to a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.
And, if the Jawa Report's information is accurate, and I believe that it is, the person behind the threat has no ties to reality. However, he will be introduced to the harsh reality of making terroristic threats - if criminal charges are forthcoming.

This guy would have been better off splitting atoms with his mind (hey, works for Ace).

The Jawa Report has additional updates, including that javness, the chap from Wisconsin currently being questioned by the FBI, is not the first to repeat this rumored attack. Check back for more.

The wiseass known thus far as javness claimed it was all a hoax. No one is laughing. Not at the FBI. Not at the NFL.

And speaking of the NFL, MSNBC notes the following about security at NFL games:
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said stadiums are well protected through “comprehensive security procedures” that include bag searches and pat-downs.
Those comprehensive security procedures aren't nearly as comprehensive because of lawsuits by the ACLU that have limited security procedures at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa among others.

Not only was this a hoax, but part of a contest to come up with the scariest scenario possible.

Sorry, but he's still the big loser. The Islamic terrorists, led by Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, Osama bin Laden, Mohammad Atta, and the gang at al Qaeda came up with the scariest scenario possible. They came up with 9/11 - a bolt from the blue that hit with such a crashing thud of reality that it should have shaken people to the reality of the dangers the West faces from Islamists, but hasn't.

There was Operation Bojinka, which would have crashed 10 jetliners in a singular operation but was thwarted by law enforcement.

Or the massacre at Beslan School Number One.

Or the Moscow Theater siege.

Or, if you want to keep things fictional, try reading some of Tom Clancy's best works - Debt of Honor, The Sum of All Fears, Rainbow Six. Heck, I even came up with an idea for a book and had been working on it before 9/11. I gave up writing it because the reality of 9/11 was so much worse than I could have envisioned in my writing (it involved terrorism, the President being targeted, building collapses, and mass casualties).

Heck, all this guy was doing was riffing on the theme from Black Sunday.

Others blogging: Wretchard and No More Mister Nice Blog (who originally thought this was a Rove/Bush plot, but retracted that when it turned out to be a prank - nice). How come so many people on the Left come out and question the timing of every terror threat and plot that is discovered.

No comments: