Now That the Feds Have Cracked Into Farooq’s iPhone…

28 03 2016

Washington, D.C.

Let’s say they find out that everything he did in San Berdoo was planned and funded by some heretofore unknown terror cell or group in Whereverthefuckistan.

Does this mean we’re going to have to invade Whereverthefuckistan in order to bring it duhmocrazy?  Then of course let millions of people from Whereverthefuckistan immigrate here legally as refugees and otherwise.  Because no good invade the world would be complete without a matching invite the world.

That’s been my problem with the FBI/AAPL dustup, that the question of what the Feds should or should not know is moot, because they react improperly to what they do know.





Revealed Preferences

22 03 2016

Brussels

With their mouths, they bitch about Trump’s “bigotry” and “Islamophobia.”

With their actions, they prove him right and his proposals necessary.

“We’ve been fearing this,” “we’ve been preparing for this,” “we’re at war.”  Those are some of the common refrains coming out of Belgian and European public officials today.  They’re another group of people whose actions are incongruent with their rhetoric.





Farook Who?

4 03 2016

San Bernardino, California and Montgomery, Alabama

Jihad Watch on the SPLC’s latest alt-universe antics:

Domestic terrorism like the attack in San Bernardino last year during which 14 people were killed by two Muslim extremists are the propaganda work of anti-Muslim ideologues like Pamela Geller, the most visible and flamboyant person in the anti-Muslim movement, and the injection of hatred against Muslims, Potok said.

Okay, so why aren’t the Feds trying to crack into Pam Gellar’s digital life?

Which leads me to something else, that I wrote last night here in the Detroit debate open thread, but I want to make more obvious.  I don’t see the point in the FBI being able to get AAPL to crack open Fuckrook’s iPhoney, because I know we won’t react to what we might find properly.  Let’s say the Feds win and we find out that Fuckrook was being funded by some new mysterious heretofore unknown Islamic terrorist boogie woogie group in Whereverthefuckistan.  What will we do with that information?  Right, invade Whereverthefuckistan in order to bring it duhmocrazy, then because we tore Whereverthefuckistan to smithereens because democracy, we’ll let hundreds of thousands of Whereverthefuckistanis immigrate here as refugees.





Huh?

4 01 2016

Paris

“Censorship must not win?”  WTF?  Hebdo has not published a single cartoon mocking Islam or Muslims since then.  I know, because out of sympathy and pity, I subscribed for a year; needless to say, I’m not reupping.

The moral of this story is to ignore all the official high and mighty bullshit about how terrorism doesn’t work.





Four Or Five

23 12 2015

Los Angeles

Blow up the 91?  Maybe 10-15 years ago that would be the worst choke point, but now, if you really want to cause grief, you’ll blow up the 14, to cut off traffic between the valley and L.A. and the subprime valley, the high desert.  Resist the temptation to blow up the 405, because doing that and causing that to jam, and that’ll be like every other day.  Nobody will think anything amiss.





ISIS: Built Ford Tough

14 12 2015

Galveston, Texas

Funny that, a ten year old Ford F-250 mysteriously makes its way from the Houston area to ISIS-controlled Syrian territory.

This isn’t the first example of this I’ve seen.

Tell me I’m just being paranoid.





“You Need to Take Notice”

9 12 2015

Lebanon

Ordinarily, yes.  But that’s before noticing became a sin.

H/T Hoft.








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