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Terrorism

Kevin’s headline tells the whole story —

German terror plot thwarted without David Addington

Three Muslims who allegedly were planning attacks on U.S. facilities in Germany were picked up by German authorities after what appears to have been a police-type investigation. It’s possible these guys are real, undiluted terrorists, as opposed to the watered-down ones the Bushies like to entertain us with from time to time.

Andrew Sullivan:

Some obvious points: these men are educated, two of three are German nationals, all seem to have been trained not in Iraq, Iran or Afghanistan, but in Pakistan, a putative ally. It is hard to see how the Iraq war – whether a failure or a success – would have any impact on this tiny cell’s attempt at mass murder in the name of God. This is simply the religious violence we have to contend with for the indefinite future. All we can do is what the Germans did: keep up surveillance (with protections against abuse), and run as many to ground as we can.

Oh, but that sounds like police work. That will never satisfy the Right, even if it’s effective.

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  1. Swami  •  Sep 5, 2007 @2:48 pm

    Gee, I wonder why they wanted to attack U.S. facilities.? Oh, I forgot…. “they hate us for our freedoms”.™

  2. Harry  •  Sep 5, 2007 @5:09 pm

    The German military doesn’t pursue terrorists INSIDE Germany any more than the US military does inside the US.

    You have NO idea, nor does Andrew Sullivan have any idea how closely our DNI and all of its asssets work with Germany in Counter-terrorism nor what tools (NSA signals-intel) may have been used.

  3. maha  •  Sep 5, 2007 @5:41 pm

    You have NO idea, nor does Andrew Sullivan have any idea how closely our DNI and all of its asssets work with Germany in Counter-terrorism nor what tools (NSA signals-intel) may have been used.

    Well, m’love, neither do you, but I’m sure you have a pure and abiding faith that there’s a connection.

    Speaking of NSA, we have yet to get a straight answer from the Bushies why they’re so allergic to FISA warrants. Any guesses?

  4. k  •  Sep 5, 2007 @10:31 pm

    And listen to this: The Germans are going to put them on trial! Wow imagine that! Who would’ve thought you could do that?

  5. No More Mr. Nice Guy!  •  Sep 5, 2007 @11:21 pm

    Speaking of NSA, we have yet to get a straight answer from the Bushies why they’re so allergic to FISA warrants. Any guesses?

    Obviously (to the sanity-based community), the Bushists don’t want a paper trail for whatever they’re doing. Wholesale data mining, fishing expeditions against Dems and journalists, industrial espionage for private financial gain – who knows?

  6. paradoctor  •  Sep 6, 2007 @1:28 am

    #5: all of the above. Assume ambition, criminality and corruption, and all the rest follows logically.

    maha; you say:
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    I say; _especially_ if it is effective. Crooks hate cops.

  7. paradoctor  •  Sep 6, 2007 @1:31 am

    oops: maha said, “… but that sounds like _police_ work. That will never satisfy the Right, even if it is effective.”



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