Clair Pellar may have gone to that big Wendy's hamburger
joint in the sky, but the question that brought her 15 minutes of fame is more
relevant today with each "terror" scare: Where's the beef?
The latest "terror plot" is the most preposterous
of all. Yet, the corporate media have taken to it like flies to honey while the
sheeple are dumping all their liquids and gels into airport trash bins for the
"privilege" of boarding an airliner, after waiting in interminable
queues to be grotesquely searched and groped by perverse airport security
Imagine, we're being told that "terrorists" were
plotting to blow up airliners by mixing liquid chemicals in the planes'
bathroom cubicles, then detonating them, therefore, travelers will not be allowed
to bring any liquids -- with a few exceptions and at the discretion of the
perverse security personnel -- gels or toothpaste aboard the planes.
Instead, the potentially explosive stuff must be dumped in
trash bins right in the airport terminals. Got it? You are to dump and pour
your liquids and gels into trash bins, allowing the possibly deadly stuff to
mix and go BOOM right in the terminal. It's for your own safety. Right? Perhaps
you should consider that in the Bush-Blair-neocons' bizarro world it is less
messy to blow you and the terminal up, rather than have all this debris raining
down from the sky. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, however, plans to
give 11 boxes of unopened, potentially explosive, items to the city's homeless
shelters. Homeless population control?
You would think this would have raised some suspicions among
passengers-in-waiting and the corporate media. But no. Not a peep. Certainly
not by the media and the passengers they chose to quote or put on the air.
Okay, there haven't been any explosions in the terminals.
But George W. and Poodle Blair must be laughing themselves silly over the
stupidity of the "keep us safe at any price" crowd. You can visualize
Saturday Night Live Bush impersonator Will Ferrell
gleefully saying, "Terra, terra, terra!"
This latest absurdity, allegedly hatched by Blair and his
cohorts, would have us believe that a bunch of guys (the number of which keep
changing), none of whom had airline tickets, some of whom had no passports and
none of whom had whatever substances to make their bombs, were going to blow up
10 airliners. Despite that, according to the Brits, the Bushies conveniently
messed them up by insisting the would-be perpetrators be grabbed now, despite
the absence of hard evidence, making it nigh on to impossible under UK courts' evidentiary
rules to convict the alleged wannabe "terrorists."
But does any of this bother the corporate media that regurgitates
ad nauseum whatever "officials" (unnamed, of course) tell them? Have
they all been lobotomized so that they are incapable of asking, "Where's
Of course, it wouldn't occur to them that these
"terror" alerts are trotted out whenever Bush and Blair need to
divert attention from their current evil or their evil yet to come. Skepticism
requires critical thinking and the ability to connect the dots -- none of which
the corporate media mavens, most of whom also have erased the word alleged from
their vocabularies, are capable of doing.
So to pile on, knowing there will be no questions asked by
the media regurgitators, Blair and his home secretary, John Reid, have flipped
out another fear card -- just in case the current one blows up, so to speak, in
their faces. Why there are 24 more "conspiracy plots" under
surveillance in the UK. Does this mean that Bush, who has vowed to preemptively
strike "terr'ists" wherever they are, is going to have to do a
"shock & awe" number on the British Isles?
Imagine what would have happened if they had thought of the
"terrorist-terrorism" angle some 60 years ago, instead of the
"godless Communist" one that vaporized with the fall of the Soviet
Union. By now, every nation that didn't bow down to the fascist powers would be
for any real terrorists who may be out there, they don't have to blow up
anything. All they have to do is gather in Internet chat rooms, shoot off their
mouths, then sit back and enjoy watching us lose more freedom in the name of
"security." Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff is already
salivating for more police state powers. And we get to pay the bill for our