Saturday, December 26, 2009

BBC: More plane terror plots 'likely'

From the BBC:

Al-Qaeda is likely to try again to use aircraft to attack the West, Whitehall officials have told the BBC.

Security correspondent Frank Gardner said they believed the airline bomb plot was part of al-Qaeda's "obsession" with using commercial airliners.

Arab culture has always been obsessed with flight. There is the Magic Carpet Ride, Mohammed's Hejira, and 9/11.

For all their obsession with flight, however, no Arab nations build their own planes, and of course, it was left to us Infidels to invent them.

Pathetic civilization they have going over there.

Quite frankly, the fact that they continue to try to use planes in their terror plots is a demonstration that to these Arab Jihadis, flight is still magical.

We here in Western Civilization have moved on and invented things like the internet, software, biotechnology, etc.

And hell, we don't even think any of that stuff is magical.

To be obsessed with flight as some sort of amazing technology is like being obsessed with the Sewing Machine.

That's a really, really pathetic civilization.


Anonymous said...

National Geographic video Air Crash Investigation Bomb on Board Part 1

Anonymous said...

National Geographic Air crash TWA flight 800 part 1

Anonymous said...

No Passport? Welcome aboard?

[these three anon comments pasted from HotAir]

revereridesagain said...

As Anonymous points out by referring to the Bomb on Board videos, bombings can be employed as "test runs" and are not always attempted with a certainty of bringing down the plane. If they were trying to test whether a drug-zonked 23-year-old would-be shaheed could handle the timing on this sort of device, the answer, thank goodness, is no.

revereridesagain said...

I've been reading Cashill and Sanders book "First Strike" which challenges the theory in the National Geographic report. Theirs involves a terrorist in a light plane getting under TWA 800 and a missle fired by the Navy taking out both (Not accidentally. The Navy allegedly observed the small plane fly dangerously close to a DC-9 in the area, then head straight towards the 747.) As in the Oklahoma City case there's a lot of eyewitness testimony and political rationale for finding another explanation, but as with all conspiracy theories it's only one side of the story.

On the other hand, neither case involves the bizarre misrepresentations of physical reality that the troofers apply to 9/11. The theories are within the realm of the possible, it's mainly a question of whether anyone is overemphasizing some evidence and who is telling the truth.