Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Very different coverage from past episodes...

Authorities say skinhead plot wasn't fully formed
By WOODY BAIRD and ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press Writers Woody Baird And Andrew Demillo, Associated Press Writers
28 Oct 2008
BELLS, Tenn. – Two white supremacists charged with plotting to behead blacks across the country and assassinate Barack Obama while wearing white top hats and tuxes were likely too disorganized to carry out the plot, authorities said, and their planning was riddled with blunders.

Where was this judicious, cautious skepticism when pathetic human-being Jose Padilla was arrested for plotting a radioactive "dirty bomb" attack? No - Padilla was a clear & present danger, and had to be locked away - without trial, without recourse to judicial review.

Are neo-Nazi skinheads less of a threat than pseudo-Islamists?

Where was this skepticism when this story broke?:
4 Men Accused of Plot to Blow Up Kennedy Airport Terminals and Fuel Lines
This one was all over the cable networks, all day long. My 90-year-old mother was terrified!... This was in June, 2007 - presumably well after the post-9/11 national hysteria had subsided.

Will the next high-profile arrest of a domestic terror cell involving Arabs and/or Muslims be accompanied by such qualifying, disarming considerations - you know, admissions & caveats that the folks in question just might not have the capability to really do anything?

Or is this simply a convenient double-standard? (Heck, if we lock up the skinheads, what happens to the Republican base?... Okay - that remark was out of line, but why this sudden caution on the part of the Government when confronted with domestic terrorists???)

Recall, the folks who really did blow up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995 were native-born, white Americans!!!

Have a nice day.

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