Friday, July 23, 2010

Legit threat or set-up for something bad?

In hopefully an excess of paranoia, I present this news story from ABC.

Zachary Chesser, 20, is accused of trying to join Al-Shabaab, a Somali-based Islamist militant group suspected in the recent bombing attacks in Uganda that left 73 dead and dozens more injured as they watched the World Cup final.

Chesser, who just two years ago was a high school football player and crew member in Fairfax, VA, is now one of 34 Americans accused of and charged with having ties to international terrorists in the past 18 months.

Sources say this trend represents an unprecedented spike in homegrown terror and is an emerging threat that has them deeply concerned. What they consider to be most alarming is the fact that many of those charged were radicalized on the Internet, with thousands of Americans reportedly frequenting terror websites that espouse mass murder.

Well now, FBI says kids are getting radicalized into Muslim jihadis by the Internet. How interesting.

Given the recent "off switch" law which allows the president of the USA to shut down the American web backbone in an "emergency", I wonder if we are going to have an "emergency" in November this year?

I'd think that was crazy, but we've seen these clowns doing too much crazy stuff lately.

The Phantom

Shut-update! : CNN talking head wants to shut bloggers down! We know these dorks don't state their own opinions in public (too risky, they might want to watch Limbaugh die of a heart attack) so this would appear to be the opinion Somebody Important told dorkboy to say.

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