Thursday, October 12, 2006

ISLAMABAD ADAM

For the first time since Tokyo Rose & others like her during "the World War II era," the United States government is bringing treason charges against one of its citizens.

Sit down, stop cheering! It's not Bush.

Instead, our government is charging 28 year-old Adam Gadhan with this most serious of Constititional crimes. I'll admit it -- I too was unaware this most dangerous man was walking the earth, free to bring down America with his . . . through his nefarious . . . umm, what'd he do again? He "appeared in five videos broadcast between October 2004 and September 11, 2006."

Appeared in videos. In fact, according to the article, Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty told reporters that, "Gadahn appeared to be involved only in propaganda for [Al Qaeda], not in planning any attacks."

Oh.

Now I'll admit, I don't care what happens to this jackass. He can rot in hell as far as I care. If he thinks his life is better living under sharia in some shithole in the hills of Pakistan, he's more than entitled to do so. And should a bomb or bullet -- originating from West or East -- find his heart, well that wouldn't cause me to lose a wink of sleep.

That said, who the hell are we kidding here? The kid's been out of the country for years. He clearly doesn't see himself as an American anymore. He's not a traitor, he emigrated! And now he's on "the other side." Who cares about him? Nonetheless, "the FBI added him on Wednesday to its list of the most wanted terrorists and a U.S. State Department program offered up to a $1 million reward for information leading to his arrest."

As always, your federal tax dollars hard at work.

And if I may say so, ain't there another guy in the mountains of Pakistan we should be a little more hyped on finding? Good grief.

10 Comments:

Blogger Weaseldog said...

At least this makes it look like they are doing something.

I sat down at my usual seat on the train today, but at an earlier time. Across from me sat a Sheriff with lot's of impressive tags and badges, a gun, and other toys.

His shirt had an ID that said Sheriff on one lapel, and embroidered on the other, it said, 'Fugitive'.

I asked, "You're a Sheriff and a fugitive?"

He kind of laughed, and joked that lately he sometimes wishes he worked for the other side.

He looked like one of the most stressed and unhappy people I've seen in a while.

I was curious about what he'd been going through, but his look and tone told me he wasn't in the mood for conversation.

God knows what our law enforcement officials are going through, as our nation goes from a pretend to Democracy, to an openly fascist state.

The best of these men and women, became law enforcement officers because of a sense of integrity and the desire to make a difference in promoting the good in our communities, while protecting us from the evil.

In Bush's new world, ethics are unclear and morality is defined by party affiliations.

The infinite supply of money from homeland security and the choke on money for traditional law enforcement makes for strange accomodations in local law enforcement. It also makes for opportunities for skimming and crime in local government offices.

In our area, Dallas police officers are in the lower pay bracket. That probably explains why I see them on the train, going to Dallas from their homes in other cities. In order to get them more money, Dallas came up with a deal to raise their overtime pay. Dallas cops can make decent money if they're willing to work long hours. On regular pay, they don't so well.

So while we worry about making people living in other countries, Enemy #1 and spend money celebrating the fact, locally we're screwing around and letting our gaurd down by shafting the people we depend on to protect us from the bad guys living in our own neighborhoods.

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Damn, Weas! You can't set up a story like that & then leave us hanging. I want to know what's up with the shirt.

Does the Dallas PD have some sort of special "Fugitives Brigade"?

To chase down fugitives? Made up entirely of fugitives? Big fans of Tommy Lee Jones films (or 60's era TV shows)?

12:29 PM  
Blogger Thrillhous said...

I, for one, will sleep better knowing that the government has filed some paperwork on someone they can't find. Another great victory for the war on terra.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Weaseldog said...

I did a quick search and found their web page.

http://www.usmarshals.gov/falcon/index.html

12:39 PM  
Blogger Weaseldog said...

Trying again...

http://www.usmarshals.gov/falcon/

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Thrill-

Exactly. If they can't find a damn person they're looking for, at least they're justifying the budget with the top notch filing efforts.

Weas-

There you go. But I'm still amazed they put the word "Fugitive" on their shirts. Do ATF guys have the word "Drugs" on their lapels?

Do our "intelligence" guys in the Mideast & South Asia have "Osama" stitched above the pockets?

If Mort's around, I can see this little game out of hand real fast!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Weaseldog said...

Doesn't Bush has 'Terraist' embroidered on his lapel?

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

No.

It says Nukular Terraist.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Weaseldog said...

Oh, I thought that first word was a smudge from hugging Foley.

My bad.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Alan P. said...

Do our "intelligence" guys in the Mideast & South Asia have "Osama" stitched above the pockets?

No, they have stitches over the surgical opening from their lobotomy.

11:54 PM  

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