After the recent Muslim mass murder at Fort Hood, General George Casey put things in perspective:
“Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”
Casey is in charge of the US Army. A lot of people ridiculed Casey for making such a deeply stupid statement. I think that was wrong. The statement deserves to be taken seriously. The latest Muslim attack on America, the Christmas Day Crotch Bomber, makes this obvious.
The Christmas attack happened because American officials in charge of security really do prefer more terrorist attacks to less “respect for diversity.”
Janet Napolitano, Obama’s head of Homeland Security created her own “Heckuva job, Brownie!” moment yesterday when she claimed on CNN, repeatedly, that her “system worked.” Today, she’s backing off after being subjected to universal jeering.
The TSA has already issued new asinine regulations for international flights: In the final hour of a flight, no more going pee-pee, no pillows or blankets, no getting out of your seat, no getting anything out of your purse. Laptop use will be banned for the whole flight; no more GPS display of where the flight is, no more live TV and airlines are now supposed to actually somehow enforce that cell phones are off for the whole flight.
The UK had denied the Crotch Bomber a visa to return to England. His dad reported him to the US Embassy in Nigeria as possibly radicalized a couple of months ago. He was in a watch database. He paid for his ticket with cash.
As with the Fort Hood murderer, there was obvious, ample evidence that was ignored by multiple officials and investigators that led directly to the tragedy. General Casey waved Major Hasan through and Janet Napolitano said, “Have a nice flight!”
In the wake of the Hasan murders, what do you think the army has done to identify other Muslim radicals in the ranks?
In the wake of the Crotch Rocket Radical, Napolitano has already taken decisive action — against you and me when we travel. We are to accept more stupid restrictions to make up for their incompetence.
I’m starting to think that the real purpose of TSA rules is to see how much crap we’re willing to put up with. Each silly new rule in response to yesterday’s threat is just another rectal thermometer stuck up the public’s butt to take its docility temperature.