This sort of careless shit pisses me off. Marc Thiessen wonders aloud why Al Qaeda haven’t used more traditional methods of terrorism: after all, those schemes would produce more kills and be extremely effective in terrorizing us.
Thiessen is entirely too clever, glib and ghoulish here. I don’t need to read this stuff, and I don’t want to see it. And unless you can make a strong, rational argument that this sort of very visible blogging about the future deaths of Americans serves a valuable purpose for us, the potential victims, I stand by my opinion.
I believe that this medium just isn’t a proper forum for it. Yes, I will speak of such things with friends or with fellow politics junkies and bloggers, but I’ll do it away from the public, and I’ll probably do it in hushed tones. I assume anti-terrorist and homeland security people have discussions like this all the time, and that’s fine, but there are good reasons we haven’t seen those in public either. The people who read Thiessen are far more likely to be regular old Republicans clicking his links to see what Cheney’s buddy thinks of the Tea Party or Sarah Palin, not CIA agents honing their anti-terrorist strategies. And I certainly don’t understand why, given their bogeyman obsessions, a wingnut like Thiessen wouldn’t worry that the terrorists might choose to take the advice from a national security genius like him.
I certainly don’t end up thinking Marc Thiessen is any smarter, I think he’s senseless and coarse.
By Marc Thiessen
May 3, 2010, 2:00 pm
It is still unclear who is responsible for the attempted car bombing in Times Square, but the attack raises an interesting question: Why has al Qaeda failed to carry out scores of car bombings, assassinations, and other smaller-scale attacks in the United States in the years since 9/11?
Yes, interesting. I’m still alive and so are you, I just don’t understand it. I should have been killed by now, something’s up.
Yeah, man, that was awesome.
Jeezus, Marc. Yes, why aren’t we completely terrified, demoralized and hopeless? We’ve had surprisingly few suicides. Why haven’t I buried more of my loved ones? We need to dwell on this at length. Perhaps we could use a week-long symposium on terrorism entitled “The Paltry American Death Rate Quandry .”
MAN. It’s right about here I started thinking “Why has this guy’s personal editing function not kicked in?”
Alright, that’s enough. You can read this garbage here.