Dec 22 2010
Tis the season for the bizarre and disturbing it seems. First, the head of our national security efforts demonstrates how Dianne Sawyer would be better at his job:
As if that is not disturbing enough, a terrorism unit in Tennessee has its sites on the ACLU and an event meant to promote inclusion during the holiday season.
The Fusion Center’s Internet map is part of a national map maintained by globalincendentmap.com. Information is provided by agencies across the U.S. It includes various blinking icons. The map’s label originally was titled Terrorism Events and Other Suspicious Activity.
Near Nashville, a blinking hexagon-shaped symbol with an exclamation point read “ACLU cautions TN schools about ‘observing one religious holiday.'” The hexagon symbol, when clicked on, originally stated “suspicious activity.” But it later was changed to say “general nonincident terrorism news” after inquiries by reporters.
The map’s label also was changed. It now says Open Source News Reports. An icon near Chattanooga features a symbol of a person along with a question mark.
All the while, there are serious threats afoot. Like the attempt in Atlanta to smuggle unauthorized men into an airport’s restricted areas near the planes:
Agencies conducting a counter-terrorism sweep at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport may have made their most significant find so far.
Agents did not find any explosives but said they did find several suspicious men in the back of a truck who would have had inside access to a cargo area at the airport. The area is not connected to passenger terminals.
Undocumented workers or a terrorist unit? And then there is this disturbing new angle of attack – our food source:
According to a recent CBS News report, a key intelligence source has confirmed the threat is credible.
This latest Al Qaeda terror strategy is being called “Operation Hemorrhage”. It’s designed to attack the enemy with many smaller, yet effective acts, essentially bleeding us to death.
The CBS News report says terrorist now plan to spread cyanide on food at buffets. So, CBS 21 News came to the largest buffet in our area to see how they are keeping you safe.
I have been expecting the more subtle forms of attacks for years now. I recall a trip to Disney World we took a few years back where I kept noticing the various threat options (let’s just say water is an interesting transmission agent). I realized then large numbers of us our exposed every day and hour of the week.
While we are patting down our grandparents due to the benefits of modern medicine (and hip replacements), we seem to be distracted and forgetting why there is airport security. The process has become such a mindless bureaucracy that guns are getting on airplanes. The myth of global warming and CO2 as a poison is given the same priority on Napalitano’s and Brenner’s agenda as suicide bombers (follow the links).
We clearly don’t have America’s best or brightest on the job here. Instead of monitoring the internet for threats against America, this gang is trying to tilt the internet traffic to benefit a political party or view. Simply insane