Okay, I’m glad these guys are off the street. But doesn’t it strike you that the terror plots hatched in the U.S. since 9/11 have all been pretty lame?
The government officials at the media show at JFK this afternoon are painting the intercepted plot as “chilling” and “terrifying”. But the would-be terrorists we’ve bagged all seem to be guys with grand ideas and little planning skill. What? They obtained satellite photos of the airport for planning purposes?
What did that take, about two minutes with Google Maps?
From a terrorist’s perspective, wouldn’t it be a lot more effective and practical to just plant a few IEDs in the middle of the night along interstate highways in some of our big cities? How stupid are these guys, anyway?