Party Time in Times Square
By now, all of you have heard of the Times Square attempted bombing from over the weekend.
Thankfully, it appears that we have some low-level students trying to conduct these latest attacks against us. From what I’ve seen in several places, had the Nissan Pathfinder actually functioned as it was supposed to, it would have been one huge fireball, which would have hurt or killed many people. It appears they missed a few key steps in the detonation process.
This also seems to be the first time that the White House seems willing to use the word “terrorist” in relation to any damn thing. This obviously is an act of terror, regardless of who planned, paid for, ordered, or carried out the mission.
I think this is what we are up against now, for the time being at least: smaller, harder to detect operations that individuals can work on and take their time to put in place. I know that al-Qaeda and their franchises prefer large splashes, but realistically, they have a slim chance of pulling those off.
However, Mr. President, this is now at least the second attempt in the last six months that has gotten all the way to final stage, and there was something wrong with the equipment that prevented catastrophe. I would suggest to you now that you really need to take this seriously, because sooner or later, they will get all the pieces correct. And the results may be very deadly.