Friday, October 29, 2010

The Terrible Cartridge Bomb of Death

In today's news, the UK police discovered what appeared, on first glance, to be a bomb. Only, it probably wasn't. Or it was. Whatever. You know, it amazes me how al Qaeda always manages to pick plots that can be so easily encapsulated in little two-word catch phrases. "Underwear Bomber". "Times Square Bomber". "The Cartridge Bomb". So easy for dumb Americans to remember and chant.

On top of that, there's the idiocy of current al Qaeda operatives. We had Abdulmutallab, whose bomb wouldn't have taken out more than this own seat. We have the Times Square Bomber (whose name escapes me now that I think of it) whose bomb wouldn't have done...well, much of anything, actually, seeing as it wasn't really a bomb to begin with. Now we have The Infamous Terrible Cartridge Bomb of Death that...

Was so obvious officials could spy it as suspicious from the outside of the packaging because it had white powder and wires. On the outside. The only thing that was missing was the ominous ticking of a Time Bomb. (BTW- don't click that link unless you want to spend many hours of your life on a website that is epic in its ability to suck you in...and because it's just sheer awesome, but anyway.)

It's hard to be shiveringly fearful of an organization that consistently manages to (once again) prove just how idiotically inept and impotent it really is. Dear al Qaeda people- please make all this government control in my life worth it and prove that you really can pose a threat to us. Please.

4 comments:

Charlene said...

So you guess that these inept attempts are really the secret US government attempts to keep us cowering in faux fear?

Liberty said...

Charlene- I wouldn't go that far. I'm not an Infowars person, LOL. I do think the government will take advantage of this new wave of paranoia (as they alreaday have) to "tighten up security" and impose ever more stringent guidelines as to how we can travel, etc.

The Golden Eagle said...

You would have to have awfully loose security to manage to miss a box with white powder and wires--especially if it's coming in the mail. Still, even if the government IS going to try to strike some more fear into the heart of America, at least they aren't inept enough to miss white boxes with powder and wires, as this episode shows. At least, for once.

Christopher said...

So very true. We Americans need our current events to have an easy-to-remember name. It's also preferable to have a jingle or rhyme that accompanies it.