Self-Terrorism at Work

ISIS may be evil and deranged, and they may lack any sort of capability of striking in the U.S., but I fear they have our number.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas — and warned of more attacks to come.

In a broadcast on its official radio channel Tuesday, the group said two Al Khilafa soldiers opened fire outside the event in Garland, a Dallas suburb. Al Khilafa is how ISIS refers to its soldiers.  …

…While ISIS claimed responsibility two days after the attack, there was no immediate indication that the terror group in Iraq and Syria had contact with Simpson or Soofi, who both lived in Phoenix.

Odds are the gunmen were wannabees with borderline personality disorder who had as much contact with ISIS as they had with Santa Claus, although the gunmen and ISIS operatives appeared to be following each other on Twitter. But we’re living in a country in which Wal-Mart has to refute rumors that the feds are building tunnels under closed stores to facilitate a military takeover of Texas. ISIS doesn’t have to lift a finger to scare Americans; we are champs at terrorizing ourselves. Claiming responsibility for the Texas shooting was actually brilliant on their part. The baggers will believe it and reach new heights of irrational paranoia.

Reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode where the townsfolk panic over rumors of space aliens and start shooting each other. The actual space aliens observe this and decide the easiest way to conquer Earth is to let the paranoid humans destroy themselves.

13 thoughts on “Self-Terrorism at Work

  1. The Monsters Are Due on Main Street, one of the all-time great episodes. Serling’s closing narration:

    The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices — to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill — and suspicion can destroy — and a thoughtless frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own — for the children — and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is — that these things cannot be confined — to the Twilight Zone.

  2. Shades of the period of time after 9/11, where the people in NYC, DC, and PA cleaned-up after the terrorist attacks, while the rest of the nations quaked with fear, and wrapped their homes in plastic to keep out the anthrax.

    I lived in a nice apartment complex which was surrounded by private homes, in Chapel Hill, NC, and I used used to laugh at the idiot’s wrapping their homes.
    Those idiot’s weren’t going to die from anthrax!
    HELL NO!!!!!

    No, instead, if they did too good a job, they were going to suffocate themselves and their families.

  3. I actually believe most Americans could not get themselves out of a wet paper bag. and that is just the 1%.

  4. It was a struggle for me the other day (in view of the Holmes trial and all) to explain to my middle schooler how ISIL was different from the NRA. Different propaganda, mostly.

  5. “Odds are the gunmen were wannabees with borderline personality disorder”

    So they are just like the event’s organizer Pam (atlas shrugged) Gellar except they actually carried their own weapons, unlike Gellar who used taxpayer funded employee’s with guns (cops) to defend her little hate fest. That woman is an attention whore and our media is giving her everything she wanted, we’ll have to see how many more people she gets shot before they finally start ignoring her?

  6. I was always glad that Walt Whitman didn’t live to see 9/11. He would have written “I Hear America Clucking”. Wow, are we chickenshit, though that’s probably an insult to poultry and fecal matter.

  7. One of the most disappointing aspects of the gyro/security hearings was the attitude of the chairman who demanded to know why DC police didn’t open fire after I landed. The Chief of Police emphasized that he backed how the officers responded and how they followed guidelines. He didn’t have the heart to tell Congress that his cops don’t do executions. They did not perceive an immediate threat and they acted with restraint.

    There is no authority in the law to execute someone for an act of defiance if/when you know that person is not violent and does not constitute a threat. There’s a gray area – what’s a legitimate response when you aren’t certain of the threat level – but the chairman seemed certain that my right to life is unimportant compared to any possible perceived threat to his authority and/or safety.

    ISIS can push that guys buttons with ease from the far side of the globe.

  8. I thought we were at war and that the country was crawling with jihadis waiting to kill us. But then it turns out the nearest jihadis were in Phoenix and had to travel all that way to Dallas to carry out their nefarious deed. Weren’t there any in the next block?

  9. I’ve been away from the news and was struck by the very idea of a “Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest”. Seriously, this is what people do in wingnut country?

  10. Doug,
    Thank the FSM, God, goodness, whatever…. that you’re ok!

    Our politicians, on top of being meat-heads, are a cowardly bunch.

    The police dealt with you – at least from what you’ve told us – reasonably, and with caution.
    These DC political moron’s want to blast everything in sight!
    Even a single mailman delivering mail in a gyro.

  11. Btw, Doug, continued “KUDO’S” on your act of civil disobedience!!!

    Now, in retrospect, with the [email protected]$$ cowardly meat-head’s in our Congress, what you did took more courage than anyone else could muster – present company (ME!)included…..

  12. Doug,

    “ISIS can push that guys buttons with ease from the far side of the globe.”

    Isn’t that the case. So many so-called “americans” lighting their hair on fire, on command from overseas. Heck, in November of 2001, even bin Laden admitted surprise that the Bush II admin. complied with 5 of his 6 demands (dinner meeting at supporter’s abode)

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