Blood Simple

August 10, 2007

Columnist Stu Bykofsky can’t wait for another big terrorist strike in America. He thinks it would be good for us to see the incineration of another 3,000 Americans — hell, maybe even more:

Turn back to 9/11.

Remember the community of outrage and national resolve? America had not been so united since the first Day of Infamy – 12/7/41.

We knew who the enemy was then.

We knew who the enemy was shortly after 9/11.

Because we have mislaid 9/11, we have endless sideshow squabbles about whether the surge is working, if we are “safer” now, whether the FBI should listen in on foreign phone calls, whether cops should detain odd-acting “flying imams,” whether those plotting alleged attacks on Fort Dix or Kennedy airport are serious threats or amateur bumblers. We bicker over the trees while the forest is ablaze.

America’s fabric is pulling apart like a cheap sweater.

What would sew us back together?

Another 9/11 attack.

The Golden Gate Bridge. Mount Rushmore. Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The Philadelphia subway system. The U.S. is a target-rich environment for al Qaeda.

Is there any doubt they are planning to hit us again?

If it is to be, then let it be. It will take another attack on the homeland to quell the chattering of chipmunks and to restore America’s righteous rage and singular purpose to prevail.

Yeah, Stu, I remember the sense of unity that followed 9/11. We were all hoping our pretend president, thrust into office by the Supreme Court, would rise to the occasion and become a true leader. All that rose was the tonnage of lies tumbling out of the White House. The necessary and justifiable invasion of Afghanistan, which could have led to concrete benefits for the Middle East and the rest of the world, was followed by the insane hubris of the attack on Iraq, and the ongoing degradation of America by a pack of ideological grifters and corporate bandits.

Yeah, Stu, we knew who the enemy was back then. He’s still out there. George II isn’t interested in getting him — he’s told us that. He’s only interested in using Osama bin Laden as a hand puppet to wave at the TV cameras and yell ooga-booga whenever the poll numbers dip too low, or the stories of rampant corruption in the Bush administration get too bothersome. Bush doesn’t want to fight any war on terror. He just wants another tax cut.

I’ll give Bykofsky points for honesty. He falls woefully short on every other measure of decency, but he does at least lay bare the blood-simple character of the war whores. The majority of thinking Americans know they’ve been lied to for the past six years. They’re no longer frightened by clown shows like the pizza jihadis of Fort Dix, or the collection of mental parients and crack addicts that supposedly wanted to blow up Kennedy Airport with a Bic lighter. So the Bykofskys of the world start daydreaming about a nice big bloodbath that could be used to shut down the workings of democracy — what Bykofsky calles the chattering of chipmuncks — and let them get back to pretending that the Iraq disaster is just a John Wayne movie that’s running on a little long.

What a bunch of contemptible creeps.

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3 Responses to “Blood Simple”

  1. Scott Stiefel Says:

    The hapless Miami ghettoites who told that FBI informant that they were going to go blow up the Sears Tower right after al-Qaeda gave them the funds to buy shoes are still my favorite among the poll-bump domestic terror scares.

  2. Rix Says:

    Now we can probably add the homemade fireworks college boys nabbed in South Carolina last weekend, which CNN initially reported as a car “packed with explosives.” We have to fear even a serious failed terrorist plot, should one be uncovered, for the repressive measures it would surely bring about.


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