Foiled bombings in Chicago and Brooklyn. Virginia man arrested for casing Metro for terrorist action. Have we emboldened terrorism by our soft international stance, i.e. “negotiating” with the Taliban; Obama’s infamous, and pedestrian, speech reaching out to the Muslim world as a religion of peace. (As two teen girls are executed by Islamists in Somalia.) Or is this the build up of years of planning by Al Queda and the like and pure coincidence that it all comes tumbling down now? Or is it radical Islam doesn’t want to see Stewart and Colbert take the stage tomorrow? I put it to those more expert than I here at Ricochet.
Personally, I’ve always felt another successful terrorist attempt was inevitable in a society as free, and freely hated by our enemies, as ours. Living in Los Angeles you see the simplicity of a suicide bomber walking into a mall and detonating him/herself.
I propose one anti-conspiracy conspiracy theory…the closeness of this to the election cannot be favorable for the Dems. And Al Queda doesn’t want to lose such an international softy as Obama. Or do they? On the other hand, at least the MSM can’t say it’s all a set up by Baby Bush to help Republicans on Tuesday. (Which it will.)