Sunday, October 2, 2011

They're Not "More" Mad

Oh, look! It's my favorite ridiculous statement that comes out after the U.S. has killed a high profile terrorist-y type of guy. This time, it comes on the heels of the killing of a one Anwar Al-Awlaki, an American born Islamic extremist who found himself getting droned to death the other day. (I'll say one thing about President Barry: He is a President who is fond of the drone. He uses those things all the time and for everything. And I don't have a problem with it, I'm just sayin'. He's really drone-y.) See, according to CNN, "U.S. officials are warning the killing of American-born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, the face of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, could spark retaliatory attacks". I see. Also according to the statement, this guy's death "...could provide motivation for homeland attacks" by "homegrown violent extremists," the type the two men allegedly tried to recruit or inspire."

I don't know that it would only take the death of this particular weird beard to "provide motivation" for attacks on the United States (aka, the aforementioned homeland). I mean, isn't their hatred of the US and our Western culture in general the basis for their attacks in the first place? Can we really do anything else to piss them off even more? I find it hard to believe that's possible. They're willing to take us out over absolutely nothing. I'd be surprised if they feel that they need more reasons to hate us and want to kill us. ("He's dead? They killed him? Well, I might have been on the fence before, but this changes everything! Quick! Get on Craigslist and find me a car to blow up in a densely populated area of a city.") I'm just not seeing it.

I'm not quite sure why they issue these types of warnings. Didn't we get something similar to this when we shot bin Laden in the eye and then dumped him off of a ship in the middle of the ocean so that he could go and live in a pineapple under the sea? Didn't we hear something to the effect of there may be retaliatory attacks for that as well? Yeah, so let me get this straight. NOW we should be worried that we've ANGERED these nutjobs and NOW they're going to try to kill us? Aren't they already trying to kill us? Are they really any more angry because we took out one of their Islamic extremist poster children? I can't imagine that they are. They don't seem to really need much of a reason to want to and/or try to kill innocent people. Their own hate and anger seem to fuel that fire all on its own.

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