My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Just In Case You Were Relaxing 

The AP is reporting that airports have been warned to look out for terrorists probing our defenses.

Airport security officers around the nation have been alerted by federal officials to look out for terrorists practicing to carry explosive components onto aircraft, based on four curious seizures at airports since last September. . . .

The seizures at airports in San Diego, Milwaukee, Houston and Baltimore included "wires, switches, pipes or tubes, cell phone components and dense clay-like substances," including block cheese, the bulletin said. "The unusual nature and increase in number of these improvised items raise concern."

This seems to work pretty well in conjunction with the great reporting the guys over at Powerline have been doing on the case of the "Flying Imams." (here, here, and here, among others). Remember the salient details of the Imams?

--a group of Muslims were seen in the terminal prior to boarding making meeting and then praying loudly and somewhat oddly
--this group of Muslims then all got onto the same flight, and took seats in a loose 2-2-2 formation similar to the one the 9-11 hijackers used
--some of this group asked for seat belt extensions which they clearly did not need for themselves, and then just left them on the floor in front of them
--they were seen making eye contact and communicating in a suspicious way during the flight, which prompted some passengers to ask for them to be removed.

Sounds a bit like a probe, doesn't it?

There was also that odd incident with the Syrians who were all part of a band (?!?!). For those unfamiliar with the anatomy of musical instruments, I remind you that guitars and all similar instruments come equipped with at least 6 metallic chords, not at all dissimilar from piano wire, which was once the tool of choice for assassins looking to garotte their quarry.

So, there you go . . . Feel better about that cross-country flight you're taking next week?

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