Thursday, October 2, 2008

9779: politics

So I just stumbled on this article, and have a few things I want to get off my chest.

First of all, what is up with the fear-mongering? People are still afraid of Al-Qaida?

The fact that these "ex-FBI" agents string off these crack-pot theories on how Al-Qaida is going to strike after the election and then spouting about how the terrorists would "prefer" Obama is bullshit.

You can see how the American government is using fear tactics to sway the vote. (isn't that in itself terrorism?)

"But Kevin R. Brock, a former FBI agent who was principal deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center, disagrees with the theories. Although speculation about attacks timed to the election may seem logical and rational, Brock says, “Al-Qaida is neither, and so far has not followed such dependable, predictive patterns. Could it happen? Sure. But my sense is that any such prediction would be based more on luck than hard intelligence"

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