Do you think the FBI agent on the street doesn’t notice? Ah, let this Tamerlan guy go argue with his imam. It’s lunch time. Legal Sea Foods, anyone?
Well, to employ another cliche that has overtones of its own, the chicken has come home to roost.We are going to have to take these matters seriously from now on because what happened in Boston is arguably scarier than September 11, 2001, not in its headcount, obviously, but in its implications.
The attack on the World Trade Center may have been a one-off. Hijacking 747s is not easy to do, less so now. But blowing up folks at an event, or even a non-event like an average day at an average shopping mall, is much simpler and vastly more difficult to defend in a country the size of the USA. Even two or three incidents would change the character of our daily lives forever and lay waste to our already precarious economy, probably take the world economy along with it.
Is this going to happen? That depends on what’s hiding out there in our fair land. Who knows how many Tamerlans and Dzhokhars lurk in the cities and suburbs of our country, waiting to explode? Not the FBI, evidently. And I doubt anybody else.
Meanwhile, we have the worst possible president to deal with the situation. And even after an event as heinous as Boston, he is supported by a media desperate to preserve his narrative at all costs. It’s already started. On Saturday the Boston Globe published an article titled — I kid you not — “Islam might have a secondary role in Boston attacks.” (Don’t look for what might have the primary role. You won’t find it.) That stupefying essay is a harbinger of what’s to come as soon as the atmosphere dies down, perhaps as soon as next week.
Keep the truth alive. And your eyes open. Your life — or that of someone you love — may depend on it.