Tuesday, May 04, 2010


So, we have this failed car bomb attack in New York City, what the left believes to be the Center of the Universe, but someplace you couldn’t get me to go at gunpoint. Anyway, if the bomb hadn’t fizzled, there would have of course been numerous casualties in crowded Times Square.

On the first day, Obama Reichsfuhrer Eric “Heinrich” Holder said that it was too early to designate the failed bombing as a “terrorist incident.” What the hell did you think it was, Eric? A fraternity prank? A whoopee cushion? Eventually, after taking their special low-speed, high-drag, deer-in-the-headlights tack when it comes to making actual crucial decisions, even the Obama Dictatorship had to admit it was a “terrorist act”.

Every media outlet was falling over themselves to joyously report information on a “white male” suspect fleeing the area. New Yawk Mayor Michael “Tax Our Base Outta Town” Bloomberg was quick to go on television with Katie “Axis Sally” Couric so they could egg each other on regarding the bomber and his motives. “A home-grown?” Axis Sally prodded, to which Bloomberg responded, “Home-grown, maybe a mentally deranged person or somebody with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something.”

What a big surprise it was to everyone, except those with functional brains, that the bomber, Faisal Shahzad, turned out to be a member of the Religion of Peace! Gee, who’da thunk?

He also turned out to have overseas and international ties, was pulled off a plane headed for Dubai, and the Pakistan Taliban released videos taking credit for the attack. Federal officials were quick to downplay any possible connection to any terrorist organizations, saying that, “other possibilities, such as domestic terrorism or an individual acting alone,” were not being ruled out. Neither did it mean, they said, that international ties automatically constituted a well-formed plot. One federal law enforcement official, for example, said international communications don't necessarily "get you to an international plot, a multi-organizational plot." Sure ain’t like the sound bites they were spewing out in all directions about the Hutaree.

Of course, not long after the Feebs and the talking heads played down the international terrorist angle, two of the shit head’s associates were arrested in Pakistan, and he personally confessed to going to Pakistan to receive explosives training.

With even that template broken, Talking Bimbo Head Contessa Brewer over at PMSNBC (go figure) broke out in wailing, gnashing of teeth, and rending of garments, pissed off and hurt that the perp was a member of the Religion of Peace and not some male WASP she could bash every night for weeks and weeks to come. Like other brainless talking heads, she had to bring the Hutaree into it as well.

“I mean the thing is that- and I get frustrated and there was part of me that was hoping this was not going to be anybody with ties to any kind of Islamic country because there are a lot of people who want to use this terrorist intent to justify writing off people who believe in a certain way or come from certain countries or whose skin color is a certain way. I mean they use it as justification for really outdated bigotry. And so there was part of me was really hoping this would not be the case that here would be somebody who is not the defined. I mean he’s accused, he’s arrested you know I don’t want to convict him before it’s time to do so. He’s the guy authorities say is involved. But that being said, I mean, we know even in recent history you have the Hutaree militia from Michigan who have plans to, let’s face it, create terror. That’s what they were planning to do and they were doing so from far different backgrounds than what this guy is coming from.” Other talking head liberals were debating whether Faisal was a terrorist, or just a criminal.

Well Contessa, you air-headed self-flagellating liberal propagandist, why don’t we compare poor wittle misguided Faisal…who actually built and attempted to detonate a bomb…with those big mean ol’ nasty Hutaree you’re still harping on and sooooo worried about.

There’s a joke going around that “Hutaree” is an old Shawnee word meaning “Stupid White Men”. Which, when it comes right down to it, might just be the only thing they’re actually guilty of.

It turns out that the Feds are having a wee bit of trouble actually prosecuting the Hutaree for committing an actual crime, like, oh, say, building a bomb and trying to blow it up in Times Square. It was sensationalized that one of the Hutaree had a book of Adolph Hitler’s speeches but, when it comes down to it, there’s absolutely nothing illegal about that either. Hell, as a WWII historian and writer, I have a copy of Mein Kampf. I’ve only read parts of it, but it’s scary as hell how a slick-talking demagogue with his own media can take over an entire nation, demonize groups they don’t like, and install a dictatorship complete with its own secret police and show trials. But at least Hitler fixed the German economy, which is more than we can say for the present demagogue. Those who don’t learn from history….

Anyway, after much back and forthing, the Feebs finally decided on criminal charges of “seditious conspiracy, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, teaching the use of explosive materials, and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence,"

In rode Leslie Larsen for the Feebs, the lead FBI Agent in charge of the Hutaree investigation, to “prove” the case. She was put on the stand by the judge over the very strong objections of the Federal Attorney, saying the defendants had no legal right to question her. (Face their accuser?) And no wonder. Her answers sounded like Hillary Clinton during her questioning. “I can’t recall.” “I don’t remember.” “I was…um…baking cookies…for my daughter.”

Actually, she couldn't recall many details of the two-year probe.” She, “hadn't reviewed her notes recently…” She, “couldn't remember specific details of the case.” Defense lawyer William Swor asked if the No. 1 defendant, Hutaree leader David Stone, had ever instructed anyone to make a bomb. "I can't fully answer that question," the agent replied. She also couldn't answer questions because she said she hadn't reviewed investigative reports.

She said that because they were still being examined, she didn't know if weapons seized by investigators last month were illegal. “We’re still fabricating that evidence, your Honor.”

In lieu of evidence, Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald Waterstreet played an audiotape of what he said were Hutaree members talking about killing police. The participants “talked over each other, often laughed and made goofy noises and disparaging remarks about law enforcement”. (I seem to recall more than one rap “musician” talking about and advocating shooting cops, but that’s “art” and “free expression”.) Prosecutors objected to questions about interpreting the secretly recorded conversations, but the judge said they were fair game.

"I share the frustrations of the defense team … that she doesn't know anything," U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts said of the FBI’s absent-minded (or close-lipped) SAC. The judge suggested she didn't hear or read in the transcripts any indication that violence was imminent. "Mere presence where a crime may be planned is not a crime. … How does this add up to seditious conspiracy?"

The judge then ordered all nine of the accused released on bond.

The Federal Attorney is supposed to have responded, “D'oh!”, at which point one of the defense attorneys pointed at him at went, “Ha-Ha!”

“It makes sense in general —but when you’re pressing people to undertake conduct they would have never undertaken without an informant pushing them along, there is a real question if you’re creating crime, not preventing crime.” David Cole

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