Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thanks Andy!

You're a real help:
Norway Terror Attacks
July 22, 2011 5:11 P.M.
By Andrew C. McCarthy

Obviously, it is important to be cautious in drawing conclusions when the attacks just happened and facts are still coming in. But at the Standard, FDD’s Tom Joscelyn, as usual, provides some essential context. A year ago, an al Qaeda cell embedded in Oslo, under the direction of superiors in Pakistan, was thwarted in an attempted bombing. (Thwarted by aggressive intelligence collection, it should be added, including the penetration of email communications — the sort of thing frowned on by European and American critics of Bush counterterrorism.)

[snip of more essential context]
Equally helpful here:
So, we should profile when it helps Muslims?
July 22, 2011 6:57 P.M.
By Andrew C. McCarthy

[...]

In point of fact, if one of what appears to be several conspirators is neither a Muslim nor from an Islamic country, that does cut against the likelihood that this is another episode of Islamic terrorism. On the other hand, there are facts and circumstances that cut in the other direction – including that a jihadist organization has already claimed responsibility; that most terrorism is carried out by Islamists; that al Qaeda and other jihadist groups have for years been seeking European and American recruits (precisely because such operatives would defy the profile, drawing less suspicion); that al Qaeda tried to attack Oslo last year; and that Mullah Krekar recently appeared to threaten attacks if legal action were taken against him, and now legal action has been taken against him.
You may find that, in revising these efforts, the way may be smoothed by a few good stiff shots of well-aged premium Drano.

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I am taken by surprise. Could the slaughterer be a crazy right-wing blogger? IMPRISON ANDY MCCARTHY NOW.
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Gates of Vienna sez no. But it DOES NOT PRECLUDE ADDITIONAL CRAZY RIGHT-WING BLOGGING! IMPRISON ANDY MCCARTHY NOW!

10 comments:

Substance McGravitas said...

Well. You can schedule posts backwards in time.

vacuumslayer said...

Maybe it's just that you've ripped a hole in the time-space continuum with your exemplary blogging.


You don't have to be so gleeful.

M. Bouffant said...

Don't type at him about RIPPING HOLES!!!

Another Kiwi said...

Secular leftists and Islamists are both of this world. Christians may be traveling through, but we are most definitely not of the world. In fact, Christ commands us to throw off our ties to this world

Eric is a fucking lunatic. I hope CNN enjoys his fucking lunacy
Incidentally my spellchecker says that he has spelled travelling incorrectly

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

In fact, Christ commands us to throw off our ties to this world

Good, don't run for office.

Another Kiwi said...

What if I don't wear a tie!?!?!?!?

Substance McGravitas said...

I think you can use an appropriate substitute. You know, a tie-thing.

Another Kiwi said...

Earwretch's gig on CNN might be considered an earthly tie if people wanted to be mean about it.
Also: if Smut offers to show his unearthly ties, walk away.

mikey said...

I don't own a tie.

Would a stretched out old pair of pantyhose be a reasonable equivalent?

fish said...

No mikey, a tie adds legitimacy to the banditry.